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An Introduction to E-Textiles For Beginners

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  • All you need to know to introduce basic e–textiles components into your schemes of work at KS3, KS4 (& possibly KS5)
  • This course is ideal for beginners or those who are a little nervous about using e-textiles. No previous experience needed. 
  • This course looks in detail at how to use non programmable e-textiles components and a range of samples will be produced. 
  • Easy e-textiles - using off the shelf modules that require no making or knowledge of electronics
  • Understanding basic electronics used as part of the curriculum at KS3 and for the core content of the GCSE.
  • Creating your own e-textiles circuits using conductive thread, LEDs & power sources. You will produce a range samples to take away with you consisting of basic & more complex circuits e.g. using different LEDs & power sources, adding switches
  • Project ideas for teaching e-textiles
  • Tips & strategies on teaching e-textiles
  • A short demonstration of programmable e-textiles to help you understand the wider context of e-textiles and electronics in the KS3 and 4 curriculum. This will also help you plan where you want to take e-textiles in your school in the longer term. Note this is a short demonstration of using micro controllers in textiles and delegates will not learn how to programme a microcontroller in the time available. 
  • The course will include a free teaching and learning resources pack to take away with you as well as a range of e-textiles components
  • Click here to find out what makes our courses different to those of other trainers, along with tips on persuading your school to release you
  • For more information about this course email julie@julieboyd.co.uk 

What delegates say about this course: 

Fabulous - really enjoyed it and well worth the journey

Very worthwhile – good pace and range of support materials. Excellent resources generated for use.

The best course I have ever been on, I have learnt so much, thank you

The course was fantastic. Very professional, clear & informative. I have had a great day. 

Fantastic - it filled me with confidence to deliver e-textiles in school. 

The course was absolutely fantastic and I learnt A LOT of skills and gained a wider understanding of how I can use e-textiles at KS3 and KS4

The course exceeded my expectations and I learnt so much. It really helped my confidence with e-textiles. Very interactive. Absolutely brilliant!

Loved the links food and science as well as the comments regarding GCSE questions. 

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