MHETA - No Frills: KISS (Keep It Simple Social-Distance)

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Manitoba Home Economics Teachers' Association (MHETA)

Conference Title: No Frills; KISS (Keep It Simple Social-Distance) Professional Development Conference Day

Location: École John Henderson School, 930 Brazier St., Winnipeg, MB

Date: October 23, 2020

Create with your hands, practice social distancing and discover local teaching advocates of Human Ecology topics!

Workshop presentations to inspire Human Ecology / Home Economics curriculum outcomes and discover NEW projects and products to use in your community, your classroom, your students and in YOURSELF during these very unusual times!

Program
08:30 - 08:50 - Registration
08:50 - 09:00 - Opening Remarks
09:00 - 11:30 - AM Morning Workshop Sessions
10:15 - 10:30 - Body Break
11:45 - 12:45 - CATERED ‘Brown Bag’ style LUNCH
01:00 - 03:15 - PM Morning Workshop Sessions

CATERED ‘Brown Bag’ style LUNCH
Delicious Catered Lunch by Roxy’s On the Red Uptown Café from Selkirk, Manitoba
Cranberry grilled chicken feta salad (full size)
Cauliflower flatbread
Delicious Cookie! (house made, grain free-gluten free, dairy free)
Utensils and napkins included in each lunch bag

Please note there will be no onsite VENDOR DISPLAYS or SILENT AUCTION ITEMS this year.

Fees
Membership Fee only: $40
Student Membership Fee only: $20
Conference Fee only: $95
Membership + Conference Fee: $85
Student Membership + Conference Fee: $65

*Registration is NON-REFUNDABLE.

LUNCH included with Conference registration.
LAB Fees / Supplies included with Conference registration.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
c/o MHETA Conference Registrar
Jeff Laurin
or
c/o MHETA Conference Co-Chairs
Maxine Chamish / Carmen Sichewski

Email: jjlaurin@shaw.ca
Text: 204.229.0363

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

Sessions - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

AM1 - Loom Knitting (3 spots remaining)

THIS IS A HALF DAY SESSION REPEATED IN BOTH AM & PM





Hats! And Winter Accessories
Come learn how to loom knit.
Easy on the hands, loom knitting is the fiber textile technique of using a loom instead of needles to create beautiful knitted fabric, which can be transformed into sublime homeware, fashions and cozy Winnipeg winter accessories. While using a loom might look like fiddly business, loom knitting is surprisingly easy to do when you know how and is great for students too!

In this beginner’s loom knitting session you will be introduced to the wonderful world of knitting looms, give you a tour of some essential stitches and even get you started on your first pattern (and hopefully finish a GREAT final product!)
You will have the opportunity to make a selection of the following: cupcake-shaped baby hats, striped tuques, neck warmers and ear bands.
Unlock the joys of going needleless!

Presenters: Monica Friesen

Location: Ecole John Henderson School, 930 Brazier St., Winnipeg, MB

Participant Max: 10

Lab Fees: $10 Lab Fee for project supplies INCLUDED with Registration


FULL - AM3 - Chain Maille

THIS IS A HALF DAY SESSION REPEATED IN BOTH AM & PM


Chain maille is a fascinating technique using weaving and pattern making principles. The rhythmic soothing nature of opening, linking, and closing jump rings creates the same effect a good hand weaving, stitching or sewing project. The ancient art of chain maille was regarded as a technological advance in the art of war when it was used to create thick layers of a metal ringed flexible ‘knit’ like fabric to protect soldiers in battle.

In this hands-on session you will create two bracelet designs using the medieval art of creating chain maille. In addition, you learn traditional European and Byzantine pattern designs. Familiarity with chain maille develops skills that can be transferred to other styles of jewelry making and repair. Come meet the ancient art of creating a ‘fabric’ through the linking of metal jump rings in chain maille patterns!

Presenters: Julia Hamm

Location: Ecole John Henderson School, 930 Brazier St., Winnipeg, MB

Participant Max: 10

Lab Fees: $10 Lab Fee for project supplies INCLUDED with Registration


AM4 - Cooking with Manitoba Chicken (8 spots remaining)

THIS IS A HALF DAY SESSION REPEATED IN BOTH AM & PM

Taste and Learn Lab

In this hands-on lab, dietitian Gina Sunderland, Manitoba Chicken Producers’ Food & Consumer Relations Specialist, will provide Human Ecology, Foods and Nutrition Teachers with the opportunity to prepare a student-friendly recipe; Bruschetta Chicken. Food safety tips will be shared during this healthy recipe demonstration, including how to properly use a meat thermometer. In addition, this session will provide accurate chicken farming information and bust some commonly perceived myths related to the Canadian poultry industry. All participants will receive our new Manitoba Chicken Producers Youth Education booklet containing a variety of student-friendly recipes, food safety tips and fact-based chicken farming information.

To facilitate this lab, all recipe ingredients will be provided, and teachers will be given their own meat thermometer, dishwasher-safe cutting board and other helpful kitchen tools. Gina is looking forward to facilitating this tasty, hands-on foods lab.

Note: Think green and bring 3 empty containers to take food home.

Presenters: Gina Sunderland

Location: Ecole John Henderson School, 930 Brazier St., Winnipeg, MB

Participant Max: 10

Lab Fees: $10 Lab Fee for project supplies INCLUDED with Registration


AM6 - Knot Knowing (8 spots remaining)

THIS IS A HALF DAY SESSION REPEATED IN BOTH AM & PM



Create your own macramé plant hangers with Textiles / Human Ecology teacher Melanie Noble. Macramé is a form of textile produced using knotting (rather than weaving or knitting) techniques.
In this session, you will learn a brief history of macramé, followed by a hands-on workshop lesson in making macramé plant hangers. This session will focus on the primary knot – the square (reef) knot and its many variations. Create your own unique design, or follow along with an established pattern to fashion a very organic, very bohemian textile product!

All materials will be provided.

Presenters: Melanie Noble

Location: Ecole John Henderson School, 930 Brazier St., Winnipeg, MB

Participant Max: 10

Lab Fees: $10 Lab Fee for project supplies INCLUDED with Registration


Sessions - 9:00 AM-11:30 PM

AM2 - Sew..Hand Made

THIS IS A HALF DAY SESSION REPEATED IN BOTH AM & PM


Are you wanting to learn, or brush up on your hand-sewing skills? Are you looking for some small hand-sewing projects for your students? Hand stitching is perfect for keeping stress and anxiety at bay while getting that creative energy flowing. Plus small projects are portable! During this session, we will be going over some basic hand-sewing stitches, as well as looking at different hand-sewing projects you can use in your classes. We will be making emoji keychains that you can use as starter examples / demos to show your students. So, whether you consider yourself an expert or a novice at sewing by hand, this session will have something for you!

Presenters: Jen Issac

Location: Ecole John Henderson School, 930 Brazier St., Winnipeg, MB

Participant Max: 10

Lab Fees: $10 Lab Fee for project supplies INCLUDED with Registration


Sessions - 12:45 PM-3:15 PM

PM1 - Loom Knitting (7 spots remaining)

THIS IS A HALF DAY SESSION REPEATED IN BOTH AM & PM





Hats! And Winter Accessories
Come learn how to loom knit.
Easy on the hands, loom knitting is the fiber textile technique of using a loom instead of needles to create beautiful knitted fabric, which can be transformed into sublime homeware, fashions and cozy Winnipeg winter accessories. While using a loom might look like fiddly business, loom knitting is surprisingly easy to do when you know how and is great for students too!

In this beginner’s loom knitting session you will be introduced to the wonderful world of knitting looms, give you a tour of some essential stitches and even get you started on your first pattern (and hopefully finish a GREAT final product!)
You will have the opportunity to make a selection of the following: cupcake-shaped baby hats, striped tuques, neck warmers and ear bands.
Unlock the joys of going needleless!

Presenters: Monica Friesen

Location: Ecole John Henderson School, 930 Brazier St., Winnipeg, MB

Participant Max: 10

Lab Fees: $10 Lab Fee for project supplies INCLUDED with Registration


PM2 - Sew..Hand Made (4 spots remaining)

THIS IS A HALF DAY SESSION REPEATED IN BOTH AM & PM


Are you wanting to learn, or brush up on your hand-sewing skills? Are you looking for some small hand-sewing projects for your students? Hand stitching is perfect for keeping stress and anxiety at bay while getting that creative energy flowing. Plus small projects are portable! During this session, we will be going over some basic hand-sewing stitches, as well as looking at different hand-sewing projects you can use in your classes. We will be making emoji keychains that you can use as starter examples / demos to show your students. So, whether you consider yourself an expert or a novice at sewing by hand, this session will have something for you!

Presenters: Jen Issac

Location: Ecole John Henderson School, 930 Brazier St., Winnipeg, MB

Participant Max: 10

Lab Fees: $10 Lab Fee for project supplies INCLUDED with Registration


PM3 - Chain Maille (8 spots remaining)

THIS IS A HALF DAY SESSION REPEATED IN BOTH AM & PM


Chain maille is a fascinating technique using weaving and pattern making principles. The rhythmic soothing nature of opening, linking, and closing jump rings creates the same effect a good hand weaving, stitching or sewing project. The ancient art of chain maille was regarded as a technological advance in the art of war when it was used to create thick layers of a metal ringed flexible ‘knit’ like fabric to protect soldiers in battle.

In this hands-on session you will create two bracelet designs using the medieval art of creating chain maille. In addition, you learn traditional European and Byzantine pattern designs. Familiarity with chain maille develops skills that can be transferred to other styles of jewelry making and repair. Come meet the ancient art of creating a ‘fabric’ through the linking of metal jump rings in chain maille patterns!

Presenters: Julia Hamm

Location: Ecole John Henderson School, 930 Brazier St., Winnipeg, MB

Participant Max: 10

Lab Fees: $10 Lab Fee for project supplies INCLUDED with Registration


PM4 - Cooking with Manitoba Chicken (8 spots remaining)

THIS IS A HALF DAY SESSION REPEATED IN BOTH AM & PM

Taste and Learn Lab

In this hands-on lab, dietitian Gina Sunderland, Manitoba Chicken Producers’ Food & Consumer Relations Specialist, will provide Human Ecology, Foods and Nutrition Teachers with the opportunity to prepare a student-friendly recipe; Bruschetta Chicken. Food safety tips will be shared during this healthy recipe demonstration, including how to properly use a meat thermometer. In addition, this session will provide accurate chicken farming information and bust some commonly perceived myths related to the Canadian poultry industry. All participants will receive our new Manitoba Chicken Producers Youth Education booklet containing a variety of student-friendly recipes, food safety tips and fact-based chicken farming information.

To facilitate this lab, all recipe ingredients will be provided, and teachers will be given their own meat thermometer, dishwasher-safe cutting board and other helpful kitchen tools. Gina is looking forward to facilitating this tasty, hands-on foods lab.

Note: Think green and bring 3 empty containers to take food home.

Presenters: Gina Sunderland

Location: Ecole John Henderson School, 930 Brazier St., Winnipeg, MB

Participant Max: 10

Lab Fees: $10 Lab Fee for project supplies INCLUDED with Registration


PM6 - Knot Knowing (3 spots remaining)

THIS IS A HALF DAY SESSION REPEATED IN BOTH AM & PM



Create your own macramé plant hangers with Textiles / Human Ecology teacher Melanie Noble. Macramé is a form of textile produced using knotting (rather than weaving or knitting) techniques.
In this session, you will learn a brief history of macramé, followed by a hands-on workshop lesson in making macramé plant hangers. This session will focus on the primary knot – the square (reef) knot and its many variations. Create your own unique design, or follow along with an established pattern to fashion a very organic, very bohemian textile product!

All materials will be provided.

Presenters: Melanie Noble

Location: Ecole John Henderson School, 930 Brazier St., Winnipeg, MB

Participant Max: 10

Lab Fees: $10 Lab Fee for project supplies INCLUDED with Registration