PTC NSW Events



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.

Program highlights

  • The NSW Food Authority will deliver an interactive “Practical Risk Assessment” session. This activity will focus on learning how to identify high risk foods and to increase understanding of food safety implications during food preparation to mitigate foodborne illness.
  • In the NSW DPI Schools Programs session, we will introduce and guide you through the use of three new resources developed for the 2019 Technology Mandatory syllabus. During this session, we will also introduce you to the NESA program builder and guide you to develop your own Technology Mandatory Program for next year (see following page for available resources).
  • Enhance your teaching with insights and explanations from industry expert food technologists:

    • Industrial food preparation – types of processing
    • Physical and nutritive effects of processing at home and at industrial scale
    • Food additives

Professional Teachers’ Council NSW is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient, Highly Accomplished, and Lead levels. Completing the Agriculture and Food Technologies – from paddock to plate, on Tuesday 30 October 2018 will contribute 5 Hours and 30 Minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2; 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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Semester 1: Tuesday 26 February, Tuesday 26 March and Wednesday 17 April

Semester 2: Tuesday 30 July, Tuesday 20 August and Thursday 12 September

Venue: PTC NSW Training Rooms, Ground Floor, Community First CU Building, Corner Hall and Percy Sts, Auburn

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.

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