Attention secondary educators of years 9 and 10

May 16, 2023

This year, the Crawford Fund NextGen program has been holding workshops and webinars for teachers in order to build awareness and use of our high school teaching materials. If you’ve missed any in the past, we have another coming up!

Join us for a webinar on Thursday 8 June, from 4pm – 4.45pm. This webinar will provide the resources and tools to embed scientifically based Asia Pacific Food and Nutrition case studies through geographical inquiry into Years 9 & 10.

The Crawford Fund has created our seven free educational resources for students in Years 9 and 10. The goal is to motivate the next generation to pursue studies and careers that will enhance food and nutrition security.

If you haven’t already done so in the past, you can register here to download the free materials. And to register for the webinar, which will be hosted on Microsoft Teams, please visit our registration page. Even if you can’t attend on the day, all those who register will receive a recording of the webinar after the event. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

The development of these resources involved Heather MacDonald, a curriculum specialist from Education Partnerships, who will be presenting at the webinar.  Heather has delivered innovative programs and resources for organisations such as the Australian and the International Olympic Committees, FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022, Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium, Ed Tech companies and UNICEF Australia. 

To make their use easier for busy teachers, rubrics/assessment tools are in each module to support educators in interpreting students’ work against criteria and standards outlined in the Australian National Curriculum and NSW syllabus. The culminating activities provide an insight into the student’s achievement against the Geography curriculum for Years 9 and 10.

“We’ve had a really positive response from a variety of teacher associations and when we speak to educators at our workshops about the materials, and we’ve had hundreds of teachers register to download the free modules, but hope we can connect with teachers who have used or will be using them, and encourage them to enter our school competition,” said Cathy Reade, the Fund’s Director of Outreach and NextGen program.

The materials include examples of real work underway on the ground under a range of topics including:

  • Climate Change, Food and Nutrition Security
  • Climate-Smart Technologies
  • Covid-19 and Food and Nutrition Security, and
  • Australia – A Powerhouse for Agricultural Research
  • Gender dimensions in agriculture
  • Genebanks – more than saving seeds
  • Food loss & waste

In using the materials, students are encouraged to review case studies from the Asia Pacific region and are challenged to let their creativity shine by developing innovative solutions to some of the most vexing challenges facing their generation.

We are really looking forward to seeing what the students develop and profile their work nationally and possibly globally. As an added bonus their school could be in the running to win a $1000 prize. Details of the competition are available here.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to empower your students with real-world examples and solutions for sustainable food and nutrition security. Register now and join us for The Crawford Fund Webinar on June 8th!