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2018 webinars

Upcoming webinar

Refresh.ED food and nutrition resource for the classroom


The importance of nutrition education is documented in the Australian Curriculum, with recommendations for integrated teaching across learning areas. This webinar will explore 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 will be presented by Margaret Miller, Edith Cowan University, Perth, who was part of the team that developed the Refresh.ED resource.


Date: Tuesday 24 July 2018

Time: 4pm - 5pm AEST. This means 2pm - 4pm in WA and 3.30pm - 4.30pm in SA and NT.


Register here


This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, which will be documented on individual attendance certificates.

 Domains of teaching
 Standards  Focus area
 Professional knowledge
 2. Know the content and how to teach it
 2.6 Information and communication technology
 Professional practice
 3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
 3.4 Select and use resources

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

Past webinars

Wool4School Student Design Competition

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.


For a recording of the Wool4School webinar please visit:


 HEIA/McCormick Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge

The HEIA and McCormick Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge is a real-life design challenge that addresses the Home Economics curriculum. This year, on Tuesday 8 May, 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 the Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge webinar please visit:


The presentation slides are available here.

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