This inaugural Professional Learning day, presented by FoodEdu includes in-depth and interactive sessions from the NSW Food Authority (NSWFA), and the Department of Primary Industries (DPI). It will be held in conjunction with the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW and member teaching organisations: the Technology Educators’ Association (TEA) and the Home Economics Institute of Australia (HEIA NSW).
Participants will receive the latest information for teachers presented by food science and technology experts. The program will include real world insights into the food industry, innovation in food technology and of food safety, supported by experiments, and case-studies that can be used to inspire students.
Participants will explore the Six Styles of Leadership, identify their particular style and unpack their strengths and weaknesses against their style. Group activities are designed to identify the key behaviours of a participant’s individual Leadership style and then plan how best to apply these behaviours in their school context. This course explores leadership style; wellness; change implementation, management and establishing collaborative effective teams within schools.
Participants will be reviewing particular areas of research and how the implementation of the research can lead to becoming a more effective leader. Practical elements of each workshop will enable participants to unpack concepts, role play, reflect and refine practice before trialling back in real situations. Each participant will identify one key area of change they have selected to make back in their respective schools. The spacing of the course will provide participants time to implement some of the strategies from the practical elements of the course and then report back to the group for a debrief of what worked and what didn’t.