At Hot Tin Roof Communications we are passionate about educating consumers and future generations about where their food, fibre, fuel and pharmaceuticals come from.
Cat and her team have been working with national research and development corporations for more than 25 years to tell the story of agriculture to students and teachers from early primary through to the secondary years.
Initially working as part of Kondinin Group’s award-winning WORKBOOT SERIES team, Cat has continued her involvement in the educational resources sector, working alongside Australian Wool Innovation to develop their LEARN ABOUT WOOL initiative, contributed to tertiary resources through AWI’s Woolmark Learning Centre and worked closely with schools and universities across Tasmania to promote and explore the diverse range of exciting careers on offer in agriculture.
LEARN ABOUT WOOL
The LEARN ABOUT WOOL collection of resources provides teachers with ready-to-use lesson plans and activities across key learning areas, which have been linked to the Australian Curriculum.
These activities are supported by a range of hard copy and online resources, which include supporting factsheets and publications, posters, fibre and fabric samples and videos to support a flexible, inquiry-based approach to learning.
Whether investigating wool as a material for a fashion project, exploring the rich history of one of Australia’s oldest and most economically-important agricultural industries, or investigating the way modern wool producers undertake sustainable food and fibre production; the LEARN ABOUT WOOL resources contain plenty of material to engage and excite students of all ages and abilities.
For more information go to: www.learnaboutwool.com
Woolmark Learning Centre
Cat works closely with subject matter experts around the world to develop engaging and educational programs for tertiary students across textile design and innovation, fashion and design and agriculture. These freely-available programs are delivered through The Woolmark Company’s innovative online learning platform.
Check out the Woolmark Learning Centre for more information about the platform and the world of wool.
Tasmanian Agricultural Education Network (TAEN)
Cat is a member of the Tasmanian Agricultural Education network and during 2017–18 was part of the committee organising the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) biennial conference held in Launceston Tasmania.
Check out the TAEN website for more information about the conference and the network (Cat helped set up the website and continues to manage the content for TAEN).