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About the workshops

Workshop 1: Textiles and Fashion – Building capacity and creativity in Years 10, 11 and 12

Presenter: Jill Shehab, All Saints Anglican School
Time: 2.5 hours
Hours of professional development: 2.5 hours

Session overview
The benefits of creative activities, including sewing and embroidery, are gaining traction in the latest waves of educational research. Building capacity and creativity in the classroom through practical activities is an important part of our programs. This ideas exchange will include:

• how to create a virtual teacher
• how to develop and make printed fabrics through digital fabric designs and hand printing techniques
• how to build skill and confidence in students’ ability to express design ideas through fashion illustration by hand, Photoshop and Apps.
• options for displaying student work
• writing design challenges that engage learners and respond to trends and sustainability.

The workshop will include hands-on activities.

Note: This is an extension of the 60-minute extremely successful session that Jill ran at the HEIA(Q) 2018 state conference in August 2018.

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 6 Engage in professional learning
Standard 7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community.


Workshop 2: Delving into Design

Presenter: Rosemarie Sciacca, John Paul College
Time: 2.5 hours
Hours of professional development: 2.5 hours

Session overview
Design thinking and the design process are essential for effective and engaging learning within the Technologies curriculum and are explicitly explored in the newly introduced Senior Design syllabus. A focus on the process of design rather than the product empowers students to solve problems related to human needs through the application of key General Capabilities and 21st Century skills such as critical and creative thinking. To facilitate successful outcomes, it is imperative that learning and assessment experiences throughout Years 7 – 12 equip students with understanding, skills and resilient mindsets required to embrace the design process.

In this workshop, participants will delve into design thinking and the design process to unpack key elements to be embedded into curriculum, assessment and pedagogy. Curriculum design in Years 7 – 10 will be a key focus, with the strong connections to Senior Design emphasised throughout. The session will explore teaching practices that cultivate a design culture where divergent thinking, collaboration, failure and feedback are embraced not feared. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and engage with a range of learning experiences, assessments and other resources that can be implemented across the Technologies curriculum to improve student engagement and experiences in design thinking and learning.

Note: This workshop has been designed to complement not duplicate Workshop 3, which is also about Design.

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 6 Engage in professional learning
Standard 7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community.


Workshop 3: A fresh approach to Design Technologies and Food

Presenter: Michelle Harris, San Sisto College
Time: 2.5 hours
Hours of professional development: 2.5 hours

Session overview
As senior schooling moves further towards generating and developing authentic and viable design solutions, our ability to empower students to approach challenges in creative ways with confidence, independence and excitement is paramount to the successful learning outcomes of students from Years 7 – 12. This workshop will allow participants to view the design process specifically through the lens of food and nutrition, but with many clear opportunities for use in design, textiles and even philosophy classes in Years 7 – 10. It will highlight links to Years 11/12 Food & Nutrition and to years 11/12 Design syllabi to further support those offering these new subjects.

Participants will explore and engage in activities that develop divergent and higher-order thinking skills. Through investigation and sensory profiling, they will also explore the construction and use of high-level success criteria that can be easily adapted across the year levels. Resources to support ‘safe’ feedback practices will be unpacked and approaches to student-led problem-based learning demonstrated. At the end of this workshop, participants should feel well-equipped with practical, useful resources that are easily adaptable to a variety of teaching contexts, and be inspired to shut down the ‘Princess Perfect’ syndrome that can hinder creative solutions and re-awaken the power of childhood-curiosity for our future designers and problem-solvers.

Note: This workshop has been designed to complement not duplicate Workshop 2, which is also about Design.

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 6 Engage in professional learning
Standard 7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


Workshop 3: Developing Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Yrs 7 – 10 MACKAY ONLY

Presenter: Margaret Duncan, Loreto College
Time: 2.5 hours
Hours of professional development: 2.5 hours

Session overview
This workshop will focus on foundation teaching and learning for the Australian Curriculum to develop valuable knowledge and skills to prepare our students for the variety of pathways in Years 11 and 12. Topics covered in this workshop include understanding Marzano and Kendall’s Taxonomy of Learning; Marzano and Hattie’s strategies for effective teaching by incorporating cognitive verbs into teaching, learning and assessment; how to develop learning goals and success criteria; effective design of assessment; and problem-based learning. Samples of learning activities, assessment and other resources will be included in this workshop to improve teaching practice and to help maximise students’ engagement in their own learning.

What to bring
• USB drive on which to save resources made available by the presenter

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


Jill Shehab

2018 was my 40-year anniversary as an educator and I continue to see myself as a apprentice facilitator. There is always something new to learn and strategies to implement in supporting students through the problems they must solve in an ever changing world. Most of my working life has been in state education teaching at Springwood SHS, Keebra Park SHS, Yarrabah Secondary Department, Miami SHS and finally All Saints Anglican School for the past 15 years. I have enjoyed teaching all areas of Home Economics. Teaching textiles from a fashion, cultural and sustainable perspectives get me excited. I have lead Home Economics student tours to New Zealand and Japan, supported student involvement in Wool for School, Apex Teenage Fashion Competition and Fleece to Fashion. I am a passionate hoarder (is that another word for collector?) of vintage sewing patterns and love writing design challenges for practical tasks.

 

Rosemarie Sciacca

Rosie Sciacca is an enthusiastic Home Economics teacher whose passion is cultivating engaging and aligned curriculum, assessment and pedagogy. Throughout her teaching career, Rosie has taught in a number of schools, giving her a vast range of experiences in educational settings. For the past nine years she has been part of the Design Technologies team at John Paul College, Daisy Hill. Rosie has been a member of the HEIA(Q) Committee of Management for over a decade and is currently its Vice-President and Treasurer in addition to the Queensland Panel Chair for the King and Amy O’Malley Scholarship.

 

 

Michelle Harris

Michelle Harris is passionate about forging a strong community of practice within the realm of Home Economics – however that presents itself and continues to evolve, and strives to engage and empower staff and students alike to tackle new challenges with a sense of creativity and excitement. She loves robust conversation about the challenges that face our communities (life and learning), and finding ways to connect with those working in more regional and unique circumstances. In her quest to learn more, and contribute, Michelle has found herself on the HEIA(Q) conference committee, the panel for the King and Amy O’Malley Scholarship, and writing teams for the current Hospitality Practices SAS and Food & Nutrition syllabi, the DRPC for Townsville and a member of the State Review Panel.

 

 

Margaret Duncan

Margaret Duncan has over 30 years teaching experience with 15 years as a Curriculum Leader of Home Economics and Technologies: Food and Textiles departments at Loreto College in Brisbane. She has been the Home Economics District Panel Chair for Brisbane East since 2000 and is the author of the junior Home Economics text ‘Eating for Life’ (2009). Margaret has a Master of Health Science and has lectured in Home Economics curriculum at QUT. She is a member of HEIA (Q) conference committee and is once again very proud to be a part of the HEIA (Q)’s professional development team for 2019.