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About the Workshops

Workshop 1: The new Senior Food and Nutrition syllabus and an introduction to the new Senior Design and Health syllabi

Presenter: Penny Braithwaite, Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA)
Time: 2.5 hours
Hours of professional development: 2.5 hours

Session overview
In this workshop, participants will become aware of the senior assessment and tertiary entrance system and what it will mean for teachers to work with high definition syllabus documents. They will then be introduced to the new Senior Health and Senior Design Syllabus documents. The focus of the rest of the session will be the new Senior Food and Nutrition syllabus. Participants will work through the problem-based learning framework that forms the basis for pedagogy in this syllabus. They will also become familiar with the format of units, how to develop a teaching program, possible assessment items and the format of the external assessment.

It is also recommended that participants do the online syllabus orientation for teachers, which is found on the QCAA school portal under the professional development tab.

What to bring:
• Pen and paper

Professional standards
The workshop will focus on the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
Standard 3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Standard 5 Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
Standard 6 Engage in professional learning
Standard 7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

About Penny Braithwaite

Penny Braithwaite web Penny has worked as a Home Economics educator and Head of Department for over thirty years in the Queensland state Education system. She has been involved in professional associations being president of QAHET and Vice President of HEIA(Q). She was involved in the development and implementation of Hospitality Studies and performed the role of State Panel Chair for 20 years. In her current role at the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA), Penny is the Principal Education Officer in the Review and Transition unit and responsible for the development of the new Food & Nutrition Syllabus.

 

 


Workshop 2: Food science in Years 11/12

Presenter: Paula Starr, Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA)
Time: 2.5 hours
Hours of professional development: 2.5 hours

Session overview
The new Senior Food & Nutrition Syllabus uses the problem-based learning framework that requires students to learn through four interconnected and iterative phases: exploring; developing; generating and evaluating. In this workshop participants, will explore through experimenting with protein’s chemical and functional properties and discover how these properties can contribute to food formulation. They will experience how students will build knowledge and skills to develop innovative prototypes using the Food & Nutrition problem-solving model.

What to bring:
• Covered shoes
• Apron/lab coat

Professional standards
The workshop will focus on the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
Standard 2 Know the content and how to teach it
Standard 3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Standard 6 Engage in professional learning
Standard 7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

About Paula Starr

Paula Star webPaula has worked as a home economics educator for over 20 years in the Queensland state education system. In her current role at the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA), Paula is the Senior Education Officer in the Quality Assurance Unit for Home Economics, Hospitality Studies, Hospitality Practices and Fashion.

 

 

 


Workshop 3: Aligning assessment: Do you have the evidence?

Presenter: Kay York
Time: 2.5 hours
Hours of professional development: 2.5 hours

Session overview
The introduction of the Australian Curriculum at Years 7–10, along with the introduction of external assessment in the new Year 11/12 syllabi, flags the importance of gathering evidence to support standards. it is important that teaching aligns with the curriculum and assessment reflects the achievement standards. NAPLAN is now aligned to the Australian Curriculum and if our programs of learning and assessment are not aligned, our students will not achieve positive outcomes. In this workshop participants will explore the principles of assessment and how to write effective assessment tasks. They will review a range of assessment tasks and learn how to write assessment that gathers evidence to support standards in the syllabus documents.

What to bring:
• Year 7 or 8 assessment task and related unit plan
• Year 9 or 10 assessment task and related unit plan
• Lap top
• Syllabus documents

Professional standards
The workshop will focus on the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
Standard 3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Standard 5 Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
Standard 6 Engage in professional learning
Standard 7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

About Kay York

Kay York webKay is currently at Park Ridge State High School as Head of Department Home Economics. Kay spent three years at Curriculum in the Classroom working on curriculum materials and assessment for the HPE Australian Curriculum and has driven the implementation of this curriculum across the state. Last year she worked with Dr Janet Reynolds to deliver professional development across the state. During this time she identified that we do not really know how to assess to the standard and to the assessment criteria and has worked to provide professional development to bridge this gap for teachers. She has been president of HEIAQ for the past four years taking on the Presidency of National over the last year. It is a rewarding space to be involved and she looks forward to moving the organisation into the 21st Century with online membership, benefits for members and much more.


Workshop 4: Refashioning

Presenter: Jane Milburn
Time: 2.5 hours
Hours of professional development: 2.5 hours

Session overview
Based on a lifetime of upcycling, Jane Milburn shares insights and ideas to inspire creative ways to reuse existing resources – including garments we retain even though we aren’t wearing them in their current form. They may be dated in style, too big, too small, or damaged. If you have garments like this in your wardrobe, please bring them along. We put on our thinking caps, turn the garments inside-out, upside down or sideways, and envisage how we can transform old into new by making simple changes.

Whilst the workshop is stand-alone for all interested in refashioning as a means of contributing to sustainable environments, it will also provide loads of ideas for exploring the topic of sustainable textiles with high school students. The discussion surrounding the practical work will explore issues related to sustainability as it relates to textiles and fashion. The practical component will necessitate some basic sewing skills.

Workshop format:
• Discussion of current clothing culture and why it needs to change (15 min)
• ‘Show and tell’ of a range of upcycling techniques (15 min)
• Discussion about options for upcycling garments brought along by participants (15 min)
• Practical upcycling and demonstration of T-shirt upcycling projects for students (remaining time)

What to bring:
• Basic sewing kit (scissors, needle and thread, pins, safety pins etc.)
• Materials for the desired options from those shown below—for example, garments you may want to upcycle and any discarded t-shirts to hand.

Note: scissors, hand-stitching and machine-sewing equipment will be provided by the host school but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Professional standards
The workshop will focus on the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
Standard 2 Know the content and how to teach it
Standard 6 Engage in professional learning
Standard 7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community.

About Jane Milburn

Jane grew up on a sheep farm and transformed her love of natural fibres into a consuming passion by creating Textile Beat as a social enterprise in 2013. She has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and postgraduate leadership qualifications along with decades of experience in rural journalism and communications. She believes our clothing story runs parallel to our food story, because every day we eat and dress to survive and thrive. Jane now leads The Slow Clothing Project as a conversation about ways of dressing that are good for ourselves, society and planet. Through presentations and workshops, Jane’s goal is to inspire a more sustainable clothing culture. She is a member of Fashion Revolution Australia. More at textilebeat.com