Join hundreds of other Teachers and enrol in the Online Technology Mandatory – Agriculture and Food Technologies course and start using the resources today!
Enjoy the experience of being at the course from the comfort of your own home or workplace. You’ll have access to 5-hours of video guiding you through teaching Agriculture and Food Technologies, along with all the resources you need to teach the syllabus in an engaging way.
This online course provides you with the resources and a break down of a potential scope and sequence to meet the indicative hours as well as an investigation of the new objectives for the TECHNOLOGY MANDATORY YEARS 7–8 SYLLABUS (2017).
The focus of this course is entirely based on Agriculture and Food Technologies and planning to incorporate the general capabilities.
We will also guide you through the cross-curriculum perspectives and other areas identified as important learning for all students. Topics such as food and fibre production, nutritional needs, sustainable production of food, sensory properties of foods and safe and ethical work practices will be covered to assist teachers to present this content in a fun and contemporary way.
With Carly’s experience as a university lecturer and experienced teacher, she will provide you with tips and strategies to engage your students in studying the syllabus.
Resources you will receive:
- Annotated Syllabus
- Unpack It – 40-page Teacher handbook
- 79-page PowerPoint presentation of the course
Year 7 – Grow & Thrive – Agriculture Unit
- Year 7 Grow and Thrive unit of work
- Grow and Thrive – 27-page student workbook
- Year 7 assessment task and marking criteria
- Grow & Thrive Design Brief
- Grow & Thrive Design Folio
Year 8 – Fantastic Food
- Year 8 Fantastic Food unit of work
- Fantastic Food – 22-page student workbook
- Fantastic Food – 17-page recipe workbook
- Fantastic Food assessment task and marking criteria
This course is fantastic for teachers who are teaching Stage 4 TECHNOLOGY MANDATORY YEARS 7–8 SYLLABUS (2017) who wish to enhance their strategies, content knowledge and resources.
Online – Once you’re enrolled, you have 24/7 access to fit around your busy schedule!
Session 1 – Unpack It
- Assessing the suggested placement of syllabus outcomes and dot points
- Examine the general capabilities and how they can be included
- Deconstruct the requirements of the key terms used in the syllabus
Session 2 – Grow and Thrive (meeting the following outcomes)
- Importance of food and fibre production to Australia’s food security and economy including imports and exports from Asia
- Evaluate environments that have been designed in consultation with community groups
- Select, justify and use a range of appropriate tools and techniques in an agricultural project and/or food preparation
- Investigate how food and fibre production is managed in environments as a system and how sustainability can be improved
- Research legal and ethical requirements associated with agricultural production
Session 2 – Fantastic Food
- Identify and apply safe and ethical work practices
- Explore the nutritional needs of a group of people
- Investigate and communicate how a recipe can be improved to enhance nutritional value, and justify the recipe adjustment
- Investigate the characteristics and properties of a variety of nutritious foods
- Explains how people in technology related professions contribute to society now and into the future
Please be advised: This is a live recording of the course, we have taken precautions to try and provide quality audio and video. However, please be mindful there may be areas of this course where the audio needs to be adjusted.
Completing Technology Mandatory – Agriculture and Food Technologies will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.1.2 and 6.2.2, from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
6.2.2 Proficient Level – Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.