OFSHEEA How to Run a Food Lab and How to Run a Fashion Lab Workshops
Join Jennifer Hill and Isabel Marques-Kontos on Saturday April 25 from 10am - 3 pm at Bramalea Secondary School, 510 Balmoral Drive, Brampton, ON to learn how to run effective labs in Food and Fashion. These workshops are being offered free of charge to attendess thanks to an OSSTF grant but are limited to 20 particpants per workshop.
Registration will open at 7am on April 1, 2015. If you are interested in attending please send an email to
after 7am on April 1, 2015. Use the title of the workshop you are wishing to register for in the subject line. The first 20 to register for each workshop will be accepted with a confirmation email. If you have further questions please email Jennifer at
Market Gallery Nutrition Program for Ontario High School Students at St. Lawrence Market in Toronto
There are two programs currently offered for teachers and their students. The first program has a direct connection to expectations around Food Production and Distribution. There is no fee for this program and students will get to explore the Market, speak with merchants, conduct a presentation and ultimately walk away with knowledge on the impact of global food pressures on our local food supply. This program can take place all day or be adapted to be 2 hours in length.
The second program offered has a fee of $12/student which covers $4 fee for the nutrition education program with the remaining balance going towards the hands on cooking activity with Market Kitchen staff. During this program, students attend a nutrition education program. The group is then split into 2 in order to participate in a hands-on cooking session in the Market Kitchen as well as an exploration activity of the market (great opportunity to do a scavenger hunt of ingredients for example). The two smaller groups would then reverse the activities.
Item 2: Remind. Com
This is a brilliant communication piece for teachers to use to remind their students to bring items to class such as textbooks and fieldtrip forms. It can also be used to remind students about very important due dates and upcoming events. It is a one-way communication system that is completely safe; the students cannot text you back and it keeps a record of all your messages sent. You can set it up for each class and even extra-curricular activities. If students do not have a data plan, the messages can be sent to their emails as well. The best part is that this texting system is completely free! I have used it for 2 years and love it as do my students! If you do sign up, tell them that Jenn Marr sent you!