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Technology Mandatory – Material Technologies – Textiles Focus Sydney 22 Nov 2019

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Technology Mandatory – Material Technologies – Textiles Focus Sydney 22 Nov 2019

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This course has been designed to provide some potential planning resources and inspiration for the introduction of the Material Technologies context area with a textiles focus.This course may be interesting to those teachers who wish to develop student’s practical skills to produce textile items with traditional and contemporary production processes. The course will include project ideas, units of work and proposed work samples. Teachers will gain a clear understanding of how surface preparation techniques can enhance textile items and they will uncover a range of creative design approaches. Teachers who are interested in inspiring and engaging their students for future Textiles study in Stage 5 and Stage 6 may be interested in this course.As a university lecturer and experienced teacher, I can provide you with some tips and strategies to engage your students in studying the new syllabus in the following sessions:

  • Meeting new syllabus outcomes
  • Communicate the development of design ideas
  • Solutions to design brief suggestions
  • Assessing textiles projects with differentiation strategies

Walk away with

  •  Units of work for Year 7 and Year 8
  • Assessment ideas
  • Student work booklets
  • Project ideas
  • Teaching strategies

All to teach Material Technologies- Textiles for the Stage 4 New Technology Mandatory Syllabus.


This course is fantastic for teachers who are preparing for teaching Technology Mandatory from the new syllabus in 2019 who wish to enhance their strategies, content knowledge and resources.

Delivery Format

Face to Face – Individual



9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.


$359 + GST (Includes morning tea, lunch, tea and coffee.)

Completing Technology Mandatory – Material Technologies – Textiles Focus 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.

Teaching Standards

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.

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  • Scope and Sequence changes
  • Incorporating general capabilities into units of work.
  • Programming with a future focus for Textiles engagement.


  • Introduction to a possible design brief idea and sharing resources and ideas that support this.
  • Assisting students to show their design ideas with the use of appropriate technical terms and metalanguage through worksheets and scaffolds.
  • Supporting students to show their design thinking skills in the production of a textile project.


  • Supporting the investigation of products for the individual/community considering ethical and social factors.
  • Discover production processes in a variety of textile projects.
  • Explore design project samples and consider the use of these solutions in your own school.


  • Aiding students to understand the characteristics and properties of textiles materials.
  • Group assessment of designed solutions.
  • Understanding the marking criteria for the textiles solutions and supporting students to succeed.

Carly Saunders – The Happiness Mission

Carly and Tresne, founders and directors of The Happiness Mission and Teacher Professional Development. Carly is a lecturer and tutor at University of Newcastle in the School of Education. She has also been a secondary Food Technology teacher for 12 years and trained over 1,000 teachers in Teacher Professional Development throughout Australia since 2016. Carly thrives to educate dynamic, passionate teachers who endeavour to pass their knowledge on to students to make a difference.

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