2022 Issue 2
Well, it has certainly been a while. Our last newsletter was in 2020, and that was the only issue for that whole year. As you would all know, at the beginning of 2020 COVID-19 took over many aspects of our lives, including adopting social distancing. This, along with the need for teachers to prepare home-schooling lessons meant that many of HEIA(Q)’s activities had to be put on hold. Teachers were unable to attend events and/or their time and energy were absorbed with coping with the impact of COVID-19, both personally and professionally.
But we are back! While we’re not quite in full swing, in 2022 HEIA(Q) held its first state conference since 2019 and ran two professional-development workshops.
This edition of InForm brings to the fore what has been happening in the Queensland home economics professional community, including HEIA(Q) events, and other events in our schools and communities. This newsletter also reports on awards made to four HEIA(Q) members. Congratulations to each and every one of you. Please enjoy!
2020 Issue 2
This is our second newsletter in the COVID-19 era and our second digital newsletter. We hope that you enjoyed the first digital issue and continue to enjoy the digital medium. This edition of the newsletter continues to reflect that COVID-19 is still very much a part of our lives. If the COVID-19 pandemic had not gatecrashed our personal and professional lives, we would by now be getting very excited about the (now postponed) national conference and indeed would be planning the HEIA(Q) 2021 conference (also postponed).
This issue of inForm reports on how HEIA(Q) professional development has a new look for 2020 and on how some of our teachers have transformed their teaching in these COVID-19 times. But COVID-19 hasn’t had a win on every front. We have a new HEIA(Q) website, our digital newsletter has gone ahead, the HEIA(Q) retirees went ahead with their high tea, and the latest edition of HEIA’s national text book Nutrition—The inside story (3rd edition) is about to go to press. Plus, the dates for HEIA(Q)’s 2022 conference are locked in. Read about all this and more in the pages that follow!
2020 Issue 1
Typically, the first issue of inForm each year brings news about the HEIA(Q) Annual General Meeting and World Home Economics Day celebrations, along with details of the much-anticipated upcoming HEIA(Q) or national conference and regional professional development opportunities. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a whole range of different articles and reports—noting that six months ago we had never even heard of COVID-19. Among those reports and articles are several that relate to online learning, including supporting resources and contributions. We are also pleased to announce that the 2020 Teacher Excellence Awards program will go ahead. In an exciting piece of news, COVID-19 has not delayed HEIA(Q)’s plans to bring this issue to you as a digital newsletter as well as the regular hard copy. We hope that you enjoy both the news and the new delivery mode.
All past printed issues
Take a look at past issues for an old article or simply take a trip down memory lane. There is a lot of good reading here.