Professional development archive: 2019


Economics and Business Educators 2019 Events Calendar

Click here to see the Economics and Business Educators 2019 Events Calendar (as at 11 November 2019).

2019 EBE NSW Annual conference - Educating the next wave of entrepreneurs by unlocking economics, business and legal minds

Date: Friday 28 June 2019
Venue: Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, University of Technology Sydney

Economics and Business Educators NSW invites you to the 2019 EBE NSW Annual Conference, which will be held at the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, at the University of Technology Sydney.

For many years now, this annual event has been the premier conference for teachers of Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Commerce in NSW and from Australian International Schools overseas. The conference provides a unique opportunity for teachers in our subject areas to gather as a community to strengthen professional knowledge, skills and practice.

Our theme this year is "Educating the next wave of entrepreneurs by unlocking economics, business and legal minds” with our keynote entrepreneur speaker, Ms Anni Brownjohn, Founder and Manager of Ozganics, a fast growing manufacturing and development food company that specializes in food products which meet consumers' need for low allergy and good taste. The conference program for 2019 provides a variety of workshop opportunities on areas including 2018 NESA HSC examination feedback , effective teaching and learning strategies for Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Commerce, and content areas for Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Commerce. There will also be a workshop focusing on the new NESA Commerce Syllabus (2019).

The conference will provide teachers with valuable networking opportunities with other teachers beyond their own school. There will also be a range of exhibitors at the conference providing delegates with an opportunity to obtain information about the latest teaching and learning resources available for Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Commerce.

EBE NSW is offering two professional learning grants for rural EBE NSW members and I encourage our rural members to apply for these grants.

The 2019 EBE NSW Annual Conference will provide a diverse range of professional learning opportunities for all participants. I look forward to welcoming you to our conference in Sydney on 28 June 2019. 

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Revamping and Resourcing Commerce for the New Syllabus

Date: Friday 6 December 2019
Time: 8.30am - 3.00pm
Venue: Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, 67 – 73 St. Hilliers Road, Auburn NSW 2144
NESA registered?: Yes

In 2019 the NSW Education and Standards Authority (NESA) released the Years 7 - 10 Commerce Elective Syllabus (2019). Schools will need to implement the new syllabus from Term 1, 2020. This professional development course will build teacher capacity and support Commerce educators to design effective and engaging teaching and learning programs based on the new Commerce syllabus. Please bring a copy of the new Commerce syllabus to the course. 

>> Further details
>> Register here

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Field Trip – Law Day Out for Legal Studies and Commerce Teachers

Date: Wednesday 27 November 2019
Time: 8.40am - 3.10pm
Venue: Sydney Central Business District Courts (Local, District and Supreme) and Hyde Park Forum (271 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW) for Workshop
NESA registered?: Yes

Australian law lives in the courts where legislation is interpreted on a daily basis. Legal Studies and Commerce teachers require a deep understanding of how courts work and how they affect the lives of offenders, victims and people in society, as well as strategies to incorporate what happens in the courts into their lessons.

Economics and Business Educators NSW, in association with the Rule of Law Institute of Australia (www.ruleoflaw.org.au), is conducting a field trip for teachers based on experiential learning specifically designed for teachers of the NSW Education and Standards Authority (NESA) Legal Studies and Commerce syllabuses. The course will be facilitated by Jackie Charles, Education Coordinator, at Rule of Law Institute of Australia. Participants will: 

  • deepen their understanding of the subject matter in the NESA Legal Studies and Commerce (“Law in Society” and “Law in Action” topics) syllabuses and teaching and learning strategies.
  • learn from key legal personnel who will address teachers and answer questions.
  • visit courts (Local, District and Supreme) and observe court cases, engaging in professional discussions about the cases.
  • access a range of legal resources and learn how to use these with their students.
  • network with other Legal Studies and Commerce teachers.

>> Further details
>> Register here

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - 2019 EBE NSW Legal Update Conference

Date: Thursday 24 October 2019
Time: 8.30am - 3.45pm
Venue: NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
NESA registered: Yes

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.

Sessions

  • How the Australian Constitution does and does not protect rights - Dr Gabrielle Appleby - Professor, University of NSW Law
  • NCAT – What is it all about? - Theresa Simon - Senior Member, New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)
  • Law related subject matter in the new NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Commerce Years 7 – 10 Syllabus (2019) : What has changed and what is the same and some teaching and learning resources - Joe Alvaro - President – EBE NSW
  • The Other Question Time - Daniela Giorgi - Senior Education Officer, NSW Parliament House * Watch Question Time in the Legislative Council live *
  • Does NSW have a strip search problem? - Samantha Lee - Solicitor, Redfern Legal Centre
  • From the classroom to the coalface: Sparking their interest - His Honour Richard Cogswell SC - Recently retired NSW District Court judge

Assessment Tasks Resource Bank
Participants are asked to email a Legal Studies or Commerce (based on law related subject matter) assessment task with marking criteria to admin@ebe.nsw.edu.au when registering for the conference. These assessment tasks will be collated and distributed to each participant. Student teachers attending the conference are not required to email an assessment task.

Rural Professional Learning Grant
EBE NSW will be offering a professional learning grant for one teacher who is an EBE NSW member in rural NSW for the 2019 EBE NSW Legal Update Conference. The successful applicant will receive complimentary entry to the conference, and can claim up to $750 travel and accommodation expenses.

>> Further details
>> Register here

Reserve Bank of Australia Topical Talk - Wage Setting in Australia

Date: Friday 27 September 2019
Time: 9.45 am – Registration
10.00 am – Talk
11.00 am – Light refreshments and networking
Venue: Reserve Bank of Australia, 65 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000

Registrations are now open for the next Reserve Bank of Australia Topical Talk - Wage Setting in Australia.

Senior Research Economist James Bishop will give an overview of the different methods of setting employee pay in Australia. It will also discuss some of the factors that influence wages growth in each of these pay-setting methods, including labour market conditions, minimum wages and unionisation. 

>> Register here

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

Date: Friday 20 September 2019
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 2019/2020. 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. 

>> Further details
>> Register here

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner Supporting Digital Wellbeing Professional Learning Program for Teachers 

 The Office of the eSafety Commissioner Supporting Digital Wellbeing professional learning program for teachers  includes three hours of free professional learning through live webinar participation and the completion of a quiz.

The three NESA registered modules include:

  • Digital CPR
  • Empowering families and communities
  • Inclusion and digital wellbeing

>> More information and registration details here

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

Date: Wednesday 4 September 2019
Time: 4.15pm - 7.45pm
Venue: Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, 67 – 73 St. Hilliers Road, Auburn NSW 2144

This course has been designed specifically for:

  • beginning teachers and experienced teachers who are teaching the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) HSC Course (Year 12) in Economics or Legal Studies for the first time.
  • teachers who may have already taught one of these courses in the past but who need a refresher course.
  • teachers who intend to teach one of these courses in the near future.

Each subject session (attendees choose either the Economics subject session or the Legal Studies subject session) will look at :

  • effective teaching and learning strategies designed to motivate and engage students, based on the current NESA syllabus.
  • assessment procedures and techniques.
  • useful teaching and learning resources.

Each subject session will be presented by an experienced teacher who will share their own experiences during their challenging early years of teaching and how they coped.

>> Further details
>> Register here

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - 2019 EBE NSW Economics Update Conference

Date: Friday 30 August 2019
Time: 8:30am - 3.30pm
Venue: CPA Australia, 3/111 Harrington St, Sydney NSW 2000

EBE NSW is excited to be running its annual Economics Update Conference on Friday 30 August 2019. Sponsored by CPA Australia, this course will provide Economics teachers with  up to date information and statistics. Each session has been specifically linked to syllabus content.

This event will be hosted at CPA Australia’s Sydney office in Harrington St, Sydney (5 minute walk from Circular Quay Railway Station). 

Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided. There are discounts for EBE NSW members. Rural EBE NSW members are invited to apply for a professional learning grant - more information is available on the conference program.

>> Further details
>> Register here

Economics and Business Educators 2019 Events Calendar

Click here to see the Economics and Business Educators 2019 Events Calendar (as at 9 June 2019).

Registrations now open for the 2019 EBE NSW Annual Conference

Date: Friday 28 June 2019
Time: 8.30am – 4pm
Venue: University of Technology Sydney, Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, 14-28 Ultimo Road, Ultimo
NESA endorsed: Yes

Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, Business School of the University of Technology, Sydney
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, Business School of the University of Technology, Sydney

Katerina KimmorelyThe 2019 EBE NSW Annual Conference is to be held at the University of Technology Sydney on Friday 28 June 2019. The theme of the conference is “Educating the next wave of entrepreneurs by unlocking economics, business and legal minds”. The keynote speaker is Anni Brownjohn - Founder and Managing Director of Ozganics.

Other key features of the conference include:

  • reviews of the 2018 NESA HSC Examinations for Economics, Business Studies and Legal Studies by experienced markers, with a consideration of implications for teaching and learning;
  • syllabus-linked workshops for Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Commerce
  • leadership workshops 
  • opportunities to network with colleagues; and
  • exhibitor displays showcasing the latest educational resources.

>> Visit the 2019 EBE NSW Annual Conference website for further information and registration details

Save the date - 2019 EBE NSW Annual Conference - Friday 28 June 2019

Educating the next wave of entrepreneurs by unlocking economics, business and legal minds.

Date:
Friday 28 June 2019
Time: 8.30am – 4.00pm

Venue:
UTS Business School Dr Chau Chak Wing Building 8
14-28 Ultimo Road, Ultimo NSW 2007

Registration:
Opens April 15 2019
Early Bird – Register & pay by 30 April 2019
$230 for EBE member
$349 for non members
$100 for concession

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EBE NSW Professional Development Event - 2019 EBE NSW Economics Update Conference

Date: Friday 30 August 2019
Time: 8:30am - 3.30pm
Venue: CPA Australia, 3/111 Harrington St, Sydney NSW 2000

EBE NSW is excited to be running its annual Economics Update Conference on Friday 30 August 2019. Sponsored by CPA Australia, this course will provide Economics teachers with  up to date information and statistics. Each session has been specifically linked to syllabus content.

This event will be hosted at CPA Australia’s Sydney office in Harrington St, Sydney (5 minute walk from Circular Quay Railway Station). 

Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided. There are discounts for EBE NSW members. Rural EBE NSW members are invited to apply for a professional learning grant - more information is available on the conference program.

>> Further details
>> Register here

RBA Teacher Immersion Event – 2019

The Reserve Bank's third Teacher Immersion Event will be held on Friday, 21 June 2019. This event provides an excellent opportunity for secondary school Economics teachers from across Australia to expand their knowledge of current economic issues and deepen their understanding of economic concepts. The event is also an opportunity for teachers to engage in professional discussions with their peers and practicing economists, including the Bank's Ambassadors.

This one-day NESA-registered professional learning event is limited to 60 teachers, and is typically oversubscribed. For teachers unable to attend, the event will be recorded and made available on the Bank's website.

The Reserve Bank recognises the need to attract a diverse body of students to economics. To support teachers from a variety of school types and from across Australia, a limited number of rooms have been reserved for attendees from interstate and regional New South Wales to stay at the Bank's H.C. Coombs Centre. Please express your interest in staying at the Centre when registering for the event (a small fee applies).

Expressions of interest will be open from Monday 8 April 2019 until Monday 22 April 2019.

>> See event details, program and registration details here.

>> Resources from past RBA Teacher Immersion Events are availble here.

ASIC's MoneySmart online professional learning

ASIC MoneySmartThe Australian Securities and Investments Commission's (ASIC) MoneySmart online professional development (PD) courses are designed to build your personal financial capability and support you to integrate consumer and financial literacy education into your teaching programs. The PD courses are aligned to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Accredited PD online courses (NESA, TQI, Teacher identified activity)

  • Teach MoneySmart: Be MoneySmart
  • Connect MoneySmart: Use MoneySmart
  • MoneySmart Maths (Primary)
  • MoneySmart Maths (Secondary)
  • MoneySmart HASS (Primary)
  • MoneySmart HASS (Secondary)

Non-Accredited PD online courses (Teacher identified activity)

  • Financial Literacy 101
  • Using Knowing Growing Showing
  • Delivering ASIC's Be MoneySmart

>> Further information and details how to enrol in any of the courses

Reserve Bank of Australia - Topical Talk 

The Reserve Bank of Australia has now opened registrations for a new Topical Talk. The series of Topical Talks provide opportunities for educators to enhance their understanding of economic concepts and developments in the Australian economy through hearing insights from an economist on a relevant topic. The talks are free of charge and aimed at a range of educators, from secondary school to the tertiary sector.

Daniel Rees (Head of Macroeconomic Modelling, Economic Analysis) will be presenting on Wealth and Consumption at 9.30am on Monday, 25 March 2019 at the Reserve Bank of Australia, 65 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000. The talk will present some of the Bank's recent research on the relationship between household wealth and consumption. It will also discuss some of the potential implications of increases and declines in household wealth over recent years, and how this might depend on broader macroeconomic conditions.

>> Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Register here

EBE NSW Professional Development  Event - Teaching the Preliminary course (Year 11) in Business Studies for the first time?

Date:   Friday 1 March 2019
Time:   8.45am - 3.00pm 
Venue: Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, 67 – 73 St. Hilliers Road, Auburn NSW 2144

This course has been designed specifically for:

  • beginning teachers and experienced teachers who are teaching the preliminary (Year 11) Business Studies course for the first time
  • teachers who may have already taught the preliminary (Year 11) Business Studies course in the past but who need a refresher course
  • teachers who intend to teach the preliminary (Year 11) Business Studies course in the future.

This course will focus on NSW Education Standards Authority  Preliminary (Year 11) Business Studies syllabus and look at: 

  • effective teaching and learning strategies designed to engage students
  • programming ideas
  • assessment procedures and techniques
  • useful teaching and learning resources.

The course will be presented by experienced teachers who will share their own experiences during their challenging early years of teaching and how they coped.

>> Further details
>> Register here

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Teaching the Preliminary Course (Year 11) in Economics or Legal Studies for the first time?

Date:  Wednesday 6 March 2019
Time: 4.15pm-7.45pm
Venue: Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, 67 – 73 St. Hilliers Road, Auburn NSW 2144
This course has been designed specifically for:

  • beginning teachers and experienced teachers who are teaching the preliminary course Year 11) in Economics or Legal Studies for the first time
  • teachers who may have already taught one of these courses in the past but who need a refresher course
  • teachers who intend to teach one of these courses in the near future.

This course will focus on the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Legal Studies and Economics Preliminary (Year 11) syllabuses and look at: 

  • effective teaching and learning strategies designed to engage students, based on the current NESA syllabuses
  • assessment procedures and techniques
  • useful teaching and learning resources.

The course will be presented by experienced teachers who will share their own experiences during their challenging early years of teaching and how they coped.

>> Further details
>> Register here

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

Dates: 8th – 18th January, 2020 

Academy Travel, in conjunction with Economics and Business Educators NSW, is delighted to present an outstanding professional development opportunity for teachers of Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Commerce. 

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.

In addition, the itinerary includes a series of guided tours and site visits with experts. There is also time at leisure for sightseeing, shopping and exploring.

>> Further details, including a detailed itinerary

ASIC's MoneySmart online learning and workshops

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission's (ASIC) MoneySmart online professional development (PD) courses and face-to-face workshops are designed to build your personal financial capability and support you to integrate consumer and financial literacy education into your teaching programs. The PD courses are aligned to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

PD online courses:

  • Teach MoneySmart: Be MoneySmart
  • Connect MoneySmart: Use MoneySmart
  • Financial Literacy 101
  • Teaching Maths through financial literacy (Primary)
  • Using Knowing Growing Showing
  • Delivering ASIC's Be MoneySmart

PD downloadable workshops (.zip)

  • Workshop 1: Introduction to consumer and financial literacy education for teachers
  • Workshop 2: Exploring consumer and financial literacy education in your classroom
  • Workshop 3: Sharing your experiences of teaching consumer and financial literacy
  • Parent and carer workshop: Teaching kids about money

>> More information

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner Supporting Digital Wellbeing Professional Learning Program for Teachers 

 The Office of the eSafety Commissioner Supporting Digital Wellbeing professional learning program for teachers  includes three hours of free professional learning through live webinar participation and the completion of a quiz.

The three NESA registered modules include:

  • Digital CPR
  • Empowering families and communities
  • Inclusion and digital wellbeing

>> More information and registration details here

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