Home Economics Institute of Australia Inc.

Events

Upcoming webinar

Final tips for the 2019 HEIA/McCormick Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge - Wednesday 11 September 2019
The HEIA and McCormick Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge is a real-life design challenge that addresses the Home Economics curriculum. This webinar is for schools that are currently participating, or looking to participate, in the 2019 Challenge. It will be a chance to ask questions to members of the judging panel, and learn from other teacher’s around Australia as to what is working well, and what parts of the competition are more challenging.

You’ll hear some helpful tips to ensure your submission meets the criteria and we will remind teachers of what the judges are looking for when it comes to a ‘Very High’ entry.

While there will be a chance to ask questions on the night, we also encourage you to email through any queries prior to the webinar to Neredith Comrie: neredith@marketmaker.com.au, which will help us provide a fully informed response on the night.

All resources for the 2019 HEIA/Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge can be found here.

One webinar will be offered on Wednesday 11 September at 8pm AEST (which means 6pm in Western Australia).

Register now to reserve your place. Before the webinar, please check with your IT department (if logging in at your workplace) that the GoToWebinar system is enabled.

Queries about the webinar can be sent to Peta Craig: webconference@heia.com.au.

Past webinars

Update on nutrition in Australia - Wednesday 31 July 2019
A recording of the webinar is available here.

The presentation slides are available here.

One aspect of the home economics profession is the enhancement of population wellbeing and quality of life through improving nutritional health. This could be through advocacy work, helping to enhance the food and nutrition environment, or through education and skill development in schools and the wider population.

This webinar pieced together and provided an update of the various components of food and nutrition in Australia. It provided participants with:
  • an overview of the current food and nutrition guidance in Australia
  • information (data) on the current food, nutrition, physical activity and overweight and obesity situation in Australia
  • a framework on the determinants driving what we eat and our health outcomes
  • an overview of the past, present and future activities to enhance nutritional health in Australia, which includes government and non-government action
  • information on what could be done to enhance nutritional health in Australia.
This webinar was presented by Peta Craig, Registered Nutritionist and HEIA member. Peta has particular knowledge and expertise in food regulation, public health nutrition, and population health monitoring. This webinar wass for teachers, students and health professionals.
HEIA/McCormick Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge - 7 May 2019
A recording of the webinar is available here (note that it is the 'featured video' on the page).

The presentation slides are available here.

Three videos were played during the webinar and they are available to view separately:

The HEIA and McCormick Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge is a real-life design challenge that addresses the Home Economics curriculum. HEIA and McCormick again offered a free webinar to provide some additional hints and tips for a successful submission.

Throughout the webinar, participants heard from HEIA(V) Committee member and Head of Food & Nutrition at Mentone Girl’s Grammar School, Dr Sandra Fordyce-Voorham, who is planning and embarking on the Challenge in 2019. Sandy outlined how she will schedule her lesson plans around the challenge, and shared her top tips on engaging students in this design challenge. Participants also heard what judges are looking for in the entries received from Leanne Compton (Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority), who also highlighted the curriculum links. Michelle Zammit, McCormick Culinary Manager, outlined the Flavour Forecast trends.
ICT in the home economics classroom - 27 March 2019
A recording of the webinar is available here.

Rachel's presentation slides are available here.
Leanne's presentation slides are available here.

This webinar provided teachers with a range of ideas for using ICT in the classroom. The session began with a presentation on the ICT tools available for use, followed by an in-depth focus and demonstration of a selection of these tools. Participants were provided with ideas for simple and easy-to-use resources for the home economics classroom such as apps, software or web 2.0 tools, with specific links to teaching and learning activities for home economics. The webinar was designed for teachers to take ideas away to use in their own classrooms.

This webinar was presented by Leanne Compton, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and Rachel Crellin, Department of Education, Victoria.

ICT in the home economics classroom - 22 October 2018
This webinar provided teachers with a range of ideas for using ICT in the classroom. The session focused on ways to use Excel spreadsheets to gather data for a range of sensory evaluation activities. In addition, participants were provided with other ideas for simple and easy-to-use resources for the home economics classroom such as apps, software or web 2.0 tools, with specific links to teaching and learning activities for home economics. The webinar was designed for teachers to take ideas away to use in their own classrooms.

This webinar was presented by Leanne Compton, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and Rachel Crellin, Department of Education, Victoria.

To view a recording of the webinar please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8483671585509177096

Rachel's presentation slide are available here.
Leanne's presentation slides are available here.

Additional links:
DigiPubs 
iPads for Learning
Food Specialisation
Refresh.ED food and nutrition resource for the classroom - 24 July 2018
The importance of nutrition education is documented in the Australian Curriculum, with recommendations for integrated teaching across learning areas. This webinar explored opportunities to integrate teaching nutrition in Home Economics with teaching in other learning areas, using examples from Refresh.ED online food and nutrition curriculum materials.

This webinar was presented by Margaret Miller, Edith Cowan University, Perth, who was part of the team that developed the Refresh.ED resource.

To view a recording of the Refresh.ED webinar please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8601078534644985863
Wool4School Student Design Competition - 14 March 2018
This webinar was held on Wednesday 14 March 2018. Katrina Wheaton-Penniall provided an overview of the exciting Wool4School design competition, and provided an insight into how to implement it into the classroom easily. She also provided valuable information on how to get started, what resources are available, an overview of the four lesson plans, along with direct links to the Australian Curriculum.

To view a recording of the Wool4School webinar please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/717226976849929190768499291907
HEIA/McCormick Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge - 8 May 2018
The HEIA and McCormick Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge is a real-life design challenge that addresses the Home Economics curriculum. This year we offered a free webinar to provide some additional hints and tips for a successful submission.

Throughout the webinar, participants heard from a teacher who has successfully entered and engaged their Year 9 and Year 10 students in the challenge: the planning involved; scheduling lessons around the challenge; top 5 tips for a successful entry. Participants also heard what judges are looking for in the entries received, and a representative from McCormick briefly outlined the Flavour Forecast trends.

To view a recording of the Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge webinar please visit:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7172269768499291907

The presentation slides are available here.



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