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Tech School - TAFE Gippsland - Morwell Campus

Monash Way

Morwell, VIC 3840

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Explore technology that is changing the way Australians farm with 3 interactive workshops that can sit across multiple curriculum areas

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This professional development opportunity will allow you to participate in 3 workshops that each look at the way the food and fibre industry in Australia is increasingly using data and technology to improve practices. Across the day we'll be engaging in conversations around how to use these activities in the classroom (with the resources provided!), how to pitch these for different learning needs and knowledge levels, and how to get authentic assessment out of each activity.

First, you'll get your hands sticky by looking at invasive and non-invasive ways farmers can test when fruit is ready to be harvested. You'll get to dive into a series of fruits and substances to test the total soluble sugars and solids each contains, and understand what this means for food-producing farmers.Next, you'll then jump onto your computer and look at the latest in digital farm mapping and satellite imagery. You will develop an understanding of how satellite imagery is used by farmers for a range of purposes including working out how much green feed is available in the paddock to feed livestock. Finally, we'll be joined by a panel of local industry experts who will share their career pathway in the food and fibre industry. Learn about the opportunities available to your students and the STEM and technology skills the sector is looking for. You will have time to ask the panel questions to give you a a better understanding of the future employment prospects in Gippsland for the next generation.Morning tea and lunch will be provided, and you'll be welcome to join our larger conversation around other technologies that are changing the way we farm.This event will work towards PD towards the following AITSL Standards: 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 4.2, 4.5, 6.2, 6.4, 7.4

Please note: For this workshop you will require a laptop for 1 or more of the sessions. If you are interested in attending but do not have a laptop, don't let it deter you! Let us know and we will help organise a suitable device.

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