|PIEFA welcomes more new members
PIEFA is very pleased to have two new Research and Development Corporations join for the 2017/18 financial year. Australian Eggs
and Dairy Australia
have become part of PIEFAs activities for the forthcoming year. They join the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC
), a new member announced last month. These three industries bring to PIEFA greater coverage of Australia’s rural industries sector not to mention a significant amount of information related to the use of science and technology in the primary industries sector in Australia. We welcome them and along with our existing members look forward to showcasing their industries in future resources and at our forthcoming educator conferences.
STEM Careers and Industry Forum (QLD)
PIEFA participated in the Queensland Department of Education and Training’s second annual STEM Careers and Industry Forum breakfast. It was an opportunity to collaborate with industry and university stakeholders to develop advice and resources to promote STEM engagement. Three outcomes of this initiative are ensuring STEM skills align with evolving industries, embedding authentic contexts for STEM learning and building the capability of teachers to engage with industry partners. The forum contributes to a suite of programs that support the Schools of the Future
L-R Bradley Abraham, Executive Producer and General Manager, Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus), Dianne Farmer, Member for Bulimia and Michael Taylor, National Policy and Projects Manager, Australian Industry Group at the STEM Forum
Associate Membership category launched
has become PIEFA’s first Gold Associate member this month. Associate membership is available to those organisations and individuals who wish to provide a contribution towards improving food and fibre literacy among the next generation. Associate memberships are available as Individual ($100), Silver (Not for profit groups-$500), Gold ($1000) and Platinum ($5000). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to make an inquiry.
CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR GROWING LIST OF SUPPORTERS!
2018 PIEFA Conference
The next PIEFA conference will be held between 30 April – 2 May 2018. Held once again at The Hotel Realm in Barton ACT, next years conference has a focus on STEM in food and fibre education. Hear from the best STEM speakers from Australia and overseas in addition to learning from teachers across Australia. Once again industry will be strongly represented through our trade displays and industry speakers. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities and/or trade displays please contact email@example.com to secure your spot today. Call for additional presenters will open in August 2017 with registrations to open in September 2017.
NEW! Additional worksheets developed for PIEFA videos
There are now 17 new worksheets developed to support the PIEFA videos. These worksheets have been developed to help provide a context around each of the previously created videos. Use one video and worksheet today in your lesson to launch your class into food and fibre education!
PIEFA will be attending and presenting at 3 conferences over the next 2 months.
CANASTA – July 9-12, Hobart (National Science teachers)
AAMT – July 11-13, Canberra (Australian Association Maths Teachers)
HEIA(Q) – August 12, Brisbane (Home Economics teachers)
GTAV – August 27-29, Melbourne (Geography teachers)
PIEFA is excited to be presenting about our resources, along with our member resources. Primezone is the key web portal (www.primezone.edu.au) we talk to teachers about, to find the over 400 resources on food and fibre education. If you are attending any of these conferences or our workshops, please come and say hello!