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About the workshops

Workshop 1: Fabric designing—Safe, simple and sustainable techniques and ideas for the classroom

Presenter: Anne Mitchell, Genesis Creations
Time: 2.5 hours
Hours of professional development: 2.5 hours

Session overview
Suitable for any Year level and ability, this hands-on workshop will give participants skills immediately transferrable to the classroom. Using non-toxic colours, we will create a range of stunning fabrics, exploring a wide range of techniques to prepare one-colour and multi-colour samples to inspire your students’ individuality – heliography, air exclusion, resists, marbles, and poles to name just a few. We will discuss classroom set-up, and simple equipment that your students can bring from home. A handbook of support notes will be provided.
Please note that this is an extension of a similar workshop offered at the HEIA(Q) 2017 state conference.

What to bring:

  • Notebook and pen
  • Old hand towel
  • Piece of strong cardboard – approx 30 x 40 cms – to help carry your creations home (side of a carton is ok)

Please wear:

  • comfortable dark-coloured or black clothing, preferably ‘not your best’. Or bring a large old t-shirt or apron to wear over your clothing.
  • comfy shoes or joggers.

FREE extension workshops
For those attending Workshop 1, there will be FREE extension workshops at the presenter’s accommodation to explore more ideas and techniques. A $20 materials fee will apply. You will learn heaps during the planned workshop, but there is a lot more to inspire you too and it’s impossible to fit everything into our 2.5-hour program! Let’s make the most of her time while Anne is in town. The extension workshops are only available to those who attend the regular scheduled regional workshop.

The extension workshops for Toowoomba, Mackay, Townsville and Rockhampton can be booked and paid for online when booking into the regular workshops. Dates are as follows:
Toowoomba: Sunday 13 May (9am – 12 noon) at Anne’s home Studio in Centenary Heights
Mackay: Tuesday 5 June (3:45 – 6:15pm)
Townsville: Saturday 30 June (9am – 12 noon)
Rockhampton: Saturday 4 August (9am – 12 noon)

Dates and venues for extension workshops for SE Queensland participants are yet to be determined; participants will be asked at the regular scheduled workshop to indicate their preferred dates and venues.

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.


Workshop 2: Food product development

Presenter: Dr Nidhi Bansal, The University of Queensland
Time: 2.5 hours
Hours of professional development: 2.5 hours

Session overview
Develop your understanding of various stages of food product development from idea generation to lab-scale prototype manufacture in this 2.5-hour laboratory-based workshop. You will explore the fundamental stages involved in developing a new food product while applying these techniques to develop a satay sauce through guided formulation. The session will include formulation of a product using selected ingredients, lab equipment and testing equipment and sensory analysis and cost formulation on the product.
Please note that this a repeat of a similar HEIA(Q) workshop offered at the University of Queensland in November 2017.

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.


Workshop 3: Developing excellence in teaching and learning for Yrs 7–10

Presenter: Margaret Duncan, Loreto College, Coorparoo
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 for the development of valuable knowledge and skills to prepare our students for the variety of pathways in Years 11 & 12. Topics covered in this workshop include understanding Marzano and Kendall’s Taxonomy of Learning, the strategies for effective teaching by Marzano and Hattie, incorporating cognitive verbs in your teaching, learning and assessment, how to develop learning goals and success criteria, effective assessment design and problem-based learning. Samples of learning activities, assessment and other resources will be included in this workshop to improve teaching practice and maximise your students’ engagement in their own learning.

What to bring:

  • USB to copy 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


Workshop 4: Food science in the Years 11/12 classroom

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 and 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 and 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 the presenters

Nidhi Bansal 4x3 croppedDr Nidhi Bansal
Dr Nidhi Bansal is a senior lecturer in Food Science and Technology at The University of Queensland. Dr Bansal completed her PhD degree in Food and Nutritional Sciences in December 2007 from University College Cork, Ireland. After finishing her PhD, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Dairy Products Technology Centre, California Polytechnic State University. In 2010 Nidhi joined UQ, where she teaches courses such as principles of food preservation, food science and food product development. She leads a research group in the areas of texture and flavour modification, non-thermal processing and shelf-life extension of dairy products.

 

Marg Duncan 4x3 croppedMargaret 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 the HEIA(Q) conference committee and is very proud to be a part of the HEIA(Q)’s professional development team for 2018.

 

Anne Mitchell 4x3 croppedAnne Mitchell
Anne is the owner and operator of Genesis Creations and has been teaching fabric and silk painting in Australia for over 40 years. Genesis Creations is a direct sales business based in Toowoomba, Queensland. A former High School teacher, Anne also held teaching and management positions with Hobbytex before starting her own business in 1999. Anne has travelled extensively throughout Australia hosting fabric painting workshops and product demonstrations.

 

 

Paula Starr 4x3 croppedPaula Starr
Paula has over 20 years’ experience teaching home economics related curriculum in regional and urban Queensland state schools. At a systemic level she has assisted teachers across Queensland to develop curriculum and assessment. Paula is passionate about developing knowledge and skills in food science and uses practical experimental experiences related to food to develop an understanding of the physical and chemical properties of food for food formulations.