Webinars

Past webinars

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 was for schools that were participating, or looking to participate, in the 2019 Challenge. It was a chance to ask questions to members of the judging panel, and learn from other teacher’s around Australia as to what worked well, and what parts of the competition are more challenging.

Some helpful tips were shared to ensure submission met the criteria and reminderd to teachers of what the judges were looking for when it comes to a ‘Very High’ entry.

While there was a chance to ask questions on the night, participants were encouraged to email through any queries prior to the webinar to Neredith Comrie: neredith@marketmaker.com.au, which helped provide a fully informed response on the night.

Queries on the information please email webconference@heia.com.au

Update on nutrition in Australia – Wednesday 31 July 2019

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 was 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).

Three videos were played during the webinar and they are available to view separately using the links on the HEIA/McCormick Recipe Challenge page on this website:

•    Video 1: The need for seed
•    Video 2: Mexicana vegana, at home
•    Video 3: Mexicana vegana, street food

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.

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