We are delighted that a number of colleagues, with whom we have had the pleasure of working over the years, have agreed to be listed as associates who may work with us on some projects and whose talents we can draw on to support work we are doing.
I am a passionate 21st century teacher who believes in the power of learning through designing and making. An Apple Distinguished Educator (class of 2013) and the DATA Outstanding Newcomer to Design and Technology Award winner (2008), a particular focus of my work is to exemplify the notion that innovative and appropriate use of technology can redefine the traditional teacher-learner relationship and transform educational designing and making experiences. My vision is to inspire and empower students to make the things they imagine.
Digital Designer and Partner at Gilbert13.
I am an Industrial and Product Designer specializing in CAD/CAM, haptics and digital manufacturing particularly 3D printing and laser cutting. As well as being a practising designer, I work developing and teaching CAD/CAM workshops to schools and other groups.
I have long experience in D&T ITE, and Secondary ITE in general. My specialisms are in D&T in particular in Systems & Control, and ‘Resistant’ Materials, with a slight Engineering bias in both cases. I am also Interested in sustainable product life-cycles.
VTLE Lead Teacher/Teacher of D&T at The Radclyffe School, Oldham and Director at Attainment in Education (Attained)
I am interested in developing creativity and the use of modern technologies in ECT. I am also leading in the use and development of new technologies to enhance learning and teaching across the whole school curriculum. I am a specialist in Electronics and Systems and Control but have over 10 years experience of teaching across the whole D&T material range. I am a former SSAT Lead Practitioner and member of D&TA JDF Innovation Group, as well as the 2012 winner of the IET Digital D&T Award. I enjoy supporting both experienced colleagues and those new to the profession through my work alongside Torben as joint coordinator of the Greater Manchester Digital D&T Support Centre. Outside of school I am interested in developing and making available high quality resources to support outstanding learning, teaching and achievement in D&T through my company Attainment in Education (Attained). We are currently developing a wide range of content which can be accessed via our website.
Head of Design & Technology and Lead teacher for TEL at Saint Olave’s Grammar School, Kent.
I have seven years teaching experience and expertise in CAD/CAM, Product Design and Innovative teaching strategies. I am an Audi Foundation Creativity in Teaching Award Winner and my qualifications include: BA (Hons) Degree in Industrial Design & Technology (Loughborough), PGCE Design & Technology Education (Goldsmiths) and MA Design & Technology Education (Sheffield Hallam).
I have experience in all areas of Design and Technology with particular interest in curriculum design, teaching and learning in D&T, emerging technologies and industry design strategies including the Circular Economy. I am a James Dyson Foundation Teacher of the Year and my qualifications include: BSc (Hons) Design & Technology Education (Nottingham Trent), PGCE Engineering (Nottingham Trent) and MA Design & Technology Education (Sheffield Hallam). In 2013 I co-founded Teach Design with the aim of raising the profile, improving the quality and modernising Design and Technology and Engineering.
The main foci of my work are education and training towards a circular economy, Design & Technology education, STEM, initial teacher training and continuing professional development and systems thinking.
Degree educated, I have over 10 years’ experience as a project manager within D&T education working with primary and secondary teachers, and lecturers in Higher Education as well as industry representatives. Experience in developing and writing proposals; organising and coordinating events and meetings; setting and working within budgets; maintaining databases and websites and report writing.
Malcolm Welch trained as a handicraft teacher with a specialty in furniture design at Shoreditch College of Education, University of London. Following 22 years as a secondary teacher in a variety of schools in both England and Canada, he completed an MEd and PhD at McGill University. He taught at the University of Toronto before moving to the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University in 1994. He conducted research in the field of design and technology education, with a particular focus on design education, 2D and 3D modelling as educative experiences, using portfolios as a teaching, learning and assessment tool, and how research findings can inform classroom practice. As a result of this research, he gave the 2007 John Eggleston Memorial Lecturer at Loughborough University. He worked on major curriculum projects in England, America and Canada, and has co-authored eight textbooks, one of which is the most widely used of its type in the USA. Between 1999-2004 he directed the Elementary Science and Technology Project, which developed exemplary curriculum materials and a model of teacher professional development. Both his extensive school experience and his research underpin his approaches to teaching graduate courses in research methods and curriculum design and undergraduate courses in teaching methods, curriculum and instruction. Visit his website (http://post.queensu.ca/~welchm/tl_curriculum_materials.html ) for a complete list of Malcolm’s published research, textbooks, and curriculum materials.