V&A Innovate: teacher CPD

We offer a range of online events helping teachers to inspire the next generation of designers, makers and innovators.

Upcoming events

V&A Innovate Talks

Join these free, online webinars to hear from designers, makers, and innovators about their practice. Also gain insights from teachers who have taken part in the National Schools Challenge, and come away with inspiration for the classroom.

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Bespoke sessions

Would you like to introduce V&A Innovate to your school, multi-academy trust, or ITE cohort? We offer free, bespoke online and in-person introductions to the programme. Please email innovate@vam.ac.uk to find out more and organise a session to help you start delivering V&A Innovate.

Each year we visit the V&A to introduce trainees to understand more about how museums can support and enhance learning for D&T. Trainees are introduced to V&A Innovate and they work in groups to respond to the brief, with their ideas presented back to museum colleagues a few weeks later. This is an excellent way for trainees to engage their own design skills, learn from each other and think about how they can design relevant and engaging learning activities in school.

Alice Hellard, Lecturer, Design Education and Programme Lead, PGCE Design & Technology at Goldsmiths, University of London

V&A Innovate talks recordings

Head to our YouTube playlist to hear from leading educational specialists, designers, D&T teachers, artists and makers from our online V&A Innovate Talks series. Speakers include:

D&T Teachers on how to deliver V&A Innovate
RESOLVE on community co-design
Dame Professor Alison Peacock
on learning without limits
Dr Dori Tunstall
on respectful design
Silo Studio and the Wealdstone Youth Workshop
on public spaces
Gayle Chong Kwan
on multidisciplinary creative practice

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