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Economics and Business Educators 2018 Events Calendar

Click here to see the Economics and Business Educators 2018 Events Calendar (as at 16 July 2018).

Economics and Business Educators NSW 2018 NESA Draft Commerce Syllabus Consultation Meeting

Date: Monday 27 August 2018
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Venue: Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, 67 – 73  St. Hilliers Road, Auburn NSW 2144 (Parking available)

The current Commerce syllabus was last revised in 2003. The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has released a draft Commerce syllabus. The 2018 NESA Draft Commerce Syllabus Consultation Meeting will give you an opportunity to explore the draft Commerce syllabus and have your say. EBE NSW will use this consultation meeting to prepare their submission to NESA with regards to the draft NESA Commerce syllabus.

Refreshments will be provided.

* Teachers from outside the Sydney area can join this meeting online.

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EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Teaching the HSC Course (Year 12) in Business Studies for the First Time?

Date: Thursday 20 September 2018
Time: 8.30am - 3.00pm
Venue: Professional Teachers’ Council NSW 67 – 73 St. Hilliers Road, Auburn NSW 2144

This NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) endorsed course has been designed for beginning teachers and experienced teachers who are teaching the Year 12 HSC Business Studies course for the first time in Term 4 2017/2018. It will also be beneficial for teachers who have already taught this course in the past but are in need of a refresher course or, teachers who intend to teach this course in the near future. 

This course will look at effective teaching and learning strategies designed to engage students, based on the current NESA HSC Business Studies syllabus. It will also cover programming ideas, assessment procedures and techniques. Useful teaching and learning resources will be available for each participant.

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EBE NSW Professional Development Event - 2018 EBE NSW Legal Update Conference

Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018
Time: 8.30am - 3.30pm
Venue: NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney

Update and deepen your knowledge in relation to the legal concepts, terms and issues in the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Legal Studies and Commerce syllabuses by hearing from experts in the legal world and legal educators.

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EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Revamping and Resourcing Commerce

Date: Wednesday 5 December 2018
Time:  4.15pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, 67 – 73  St. Hilliers Road, Auburn NSW 2144

Does your Commerce program need revamping in order to engage more of your students in the 21st century classroom? Do you need activity based resources which will save you time and inspire your students? Then come along to “Revamping and Resourcing Commerce”.  Participants will gain fresh insights into the Commerce syllabus and will be able to reflect on and improve their Commerce teaching strategies. The course will provide participants with opportunities for collegial discussions and the sharing of ideas and resources.

Participants are asked to email a Commerce learning task or assessment task with marking criteria to admin@ebe.nsw.edu.au by 30 November 2018. These resources  will be collated and  distributed to each participant.

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Business Educators Australasia 2018 Biennial Conference

The 2018 Business Educators Australasia Biennial Conference  will be held in Canberra from Wednesday 3 October to Friday 5 October 2018 and is for Accounting, Business, Economics, Legal, and Civics and Citizenship educators.

With over 30 presentations and workshops, there will be many opportunities to learn new classroom strategies, hear from expert speakers, update your knowledge and skills in business education, visit unique Canberra institutions, and network with colleagues.

Conference theme and focus
The theme of this year's conference is'The Capital Connection: a journey of discovery'.

An extensive range of sessions will be offered to inform the teaching and learning of business education including a focus on:

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Financial Literacy
  • Economics
  • Law-related education
  • Civics and Citizenship education
  • Digital teaching and learning
  • Best practice pedagogy.

Conference speakers

Hear from inspirational educational, business and government leaders. The keynote speakers this year are:

  • Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM
    President, Australian Human Rights Commission
    'The Role of the Human Rights Commission as Australia’s national human rights’ institution'
  • Alex Heath
    Head of Economics Analysis Department, Reserve Bank of Australia
    'Who does What and Why? Trends in the Australian Labour Market'

Other highlights of the program include a masterclass conducted by ANU on Wednesday 3 October 2018 and tailored curriculum visits to Parliament House, High Court of Australia, Museum of Australian Democracy, National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia. 
There will also be opportunities for family and friends to attend the networking events and visits with an Accompanying Person Registration, available for a limited time. Canberra is a great place to bring the whole family for a holiday break in October with award-winning restaurants, iconic national attractions and scenic outdoor adventures.

To view the conference program and to register, visit the conference website.

NESAEBE NSW through the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW- NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) as the endorsed provider of QTC Registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Proficient, Highly Accomplished, and Lead levels.

Completing the Business Educators Australasia 2018 Biennial Conference, 3 - 5 October 2018 will contribute 13 Hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2; 6.4.2; 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Professional Learning Grants for the Business Educators Australasia 2018 Biennial Conference

Two professional learning grants are available for the Business Educators Australasia 2018 Biennial Conference (see item above).

Applications close on 22 June 2018.

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Economics, Business Studies and Legal Studies: A teacher professional learning tour of East Coast USA

Dates: 8th – 18th January, 2020 

Academy Travel is delighted to present this outstanding study tour designed specifically for Australian teachers of Economics, Business Studies and Legal Studies. The program has been developed in conjunction with Economics and Business Educators NSW to reflect current teaching content and practice, in line with the relevant syllabuses. The itinerary begins in Washington DC, where teachers will tour key government organisations and significant landmarks. Continuing to New York City, participants will explore the Financial District, international law and order, and the world of commerce. There will of course be free time to enjoy the sights of each city at leisure.

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