Professional development archive: 2020


Economics and Business Educators 2020 Events Calendar

Click here to see the Economics and Business Educators 2020 Events Calendar (as at 5 December 2020).

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Teaching Commerce for the first time?

Date: Friday 4 December 2020
Time: 8.30am - 3pm
Venue: Professional Teachers’ Council NSW Conference Centre, 67 – 73 St. Hilliers Road, Auburn NSW 2144

* Maximum number of attendees = 40 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation *

* The Professional Teachers’ Council NSW Conference Centre is a COVID-19 registered safe place. Contact EBE NSW if you would like a copy of the COVID-19 safety plan *

"Teaching Commerce for the first time?" is a NESA endorsed course that has been designed for teachers who will be teaching the NESA Commerce Syllabus (2019) for the first time in 2021. It will also be beneficial for teachers who have taught Commerce in the past and are in need of a refresher course. This course will look at effective teaching and learning strategies designed to engage students. It will also cover assessment procedures and techniques. Useful teaching and learning resources will be available for each participant.

Too far? Apply for an Economics and Business Educators Professor Mike Horsley Beginning Teachers Rural Professional Learning Grant. See course flyer for more information.

>> Further details

>> Register here

Parliamentary Education Office Professional Development Event - Teaching Civics and Citizenship: A Parliamentary Approach

The Parliamentary Education Office is presenting a 2 hour NESA and TQI accredited online workshop aligned to the Australian Curriculum titled "Teaching Civics and Citizenship: A Parliamentary Approach". It is suitable for primary and secondary school teachers.

Location: Online, via Zoom
Cost: Free
Upcoming dates:
Monday 27 July 2020 4pm - 6pm (AEST)
Tuesday 11 August 2020 4pm - 6pm (AEST)
Wednesday 16 September 2020 4pm - 6pm (AEST)
Thursday 15 October 2020 4pm - 6pm (AEST)
Friday 20 November 2020 4pm - 6pm (AEST)

More information and registration details:

>> https://peo.gov.au/teach-our-parliament/professional-learning/upcoming-programs/

In addition to these sessions, schools are able to request tailored programs at times which suit their staff professional learning schedule. Contact: PEOlearning@aph.gov.au

The Australian Business Economists Schools Conference - COVID: Impacts on the economy and the labour market, monetary policy responses
An event for high school students in years 10, 11 and 12 and their teachers

Date: Tuesday 27 October 2020
Time: 1.30pm - 3pm AEDT
Venue: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free

The Australian Business Economists Schools Conference - "COVID: Impacts on the economy and the labour market, monetary policy responses" will begin with a highly relevant presentation from a senior Reserve Bank official. It will follow with a panel session featuring four young and successful economists who will talk about their education journey, career and economics in the real world.

This panel session will include a focus on how the study of economics has been critical to their career success. The conference will conclude with an open discussion in which teachers and students will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Please register your interest to attend here

Program

- Welcome and introduction
Stephen Walters, ABE Chair and Chief Economist, NSW Treasury

- COVID and the economy: Local and global
Natasha Cassidy, A/g Deputy Head, Economic Analysis, Reserve Bank of Australia

- Panel: Economics in an emergency

  • Besa Deda, Chief Economist, St.George Banking Group (Moderator)
  • Elysse Morgan, Business & Finance Journalist, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Alex Joiner, Chief Economist, IFM Investors
  • Emily Blythe, Associate - Global Funding Group, Group Treasury, Westpac
  • Megan Paybody, Manager - Economics, Regulation & Policy Group, Ernst & Young

- Panel discussion with audience

- Concluding remarks and close

Australian Business Economists (ABE) aims to encourage greater understanding of economic issues by fostering debate in the financial markets, business and commercial sectors and across the community in general. Website: abe.org.au

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Review of the NESA 2019 HSC Business Studies Examination – Implications for Teaching and Learning

Presenter: Nicole Clark – NESA Senior Marker - HSC Business Studies
Date: Wednesday 21 October 2020
Time: 4.50pm – 7pm
Venue: Online via Zoom

This course has been designed specifically for:

  • beginning teachers and experienced teachers who are teaching the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) HSC (Year 12) Business Studies course and desiring to improve their teaching practices.

This course will:

  • review the 2019 HSC Business Studies examination, look at the strengths and weaknesses of the student responses and consider the implications for teaching and learning.

>> Further details

>> Register here

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Review of the NESA 2019 HSC Economics Examination – Implications for Teaching and Learning

Presenter: Tracey Macmillan – NESA Senior HSC Economics Marker
Date: Thursday 17 September 2020
Time: 4.20pm – 6.30pm
Venue: Online via Zoom

This course has been designed specifically for:

  • beginning teachers and experienced teachers who are teaching the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) HSC (Year 12) Economics course and desiring to improve their teaching practices.

This course will:

  • review the 2019 HSC Economics examination, look at the strengths and weaknesses of the student responses and consider the implications for teaching and learning.

>> Further details

>> Register here

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

Date: Friday 18 September 2020
Time: 8.30am - 3.30pm
Venue: Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, 67 – 73 St. Hilliers Road, Auburn NSW 2144

* Maximum number of attendees = 24 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation *

"Teaching the HSC Course (Year 12) in Business Studies for the First Time?" is a 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 2020/2021. 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.

Too far? Apply for a rural professional learning grant. See course flyer for more information.

>> Further details

>> Register here

Victorian Commercial Teachers Association Professional Development Event - Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) resources webinar

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020
Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Online
Cost: Free for EBE NSW members

In the webinar titled "Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) resources webinar", the RBA's Education Team will discuss ways their program has been adapted for online learning during COVID-19. They will demonstrate some of their new resources, such as Video Explainers and Digital Interactives, and walk through their suite of Explore Economics resources, which promote the study of Economics.

>> Click here for further information and to register

Victorian Commercial Teachers Association Professional Development Event - The importance of business and enterprise education – locally, nationally and globally

Date: Wednesday 9 September 2020
Time: 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Venue: Online
Cost: Free for EBE NSW members

In the webinar titled "The importance of business and enterprise education – locally, nationally and globally", Sasha Mildenhall (Taylors Lakes Secondary College) will share a number of opportunities and strategies to engage students with authentic learning in business and enterprise education and to prepare them to be resilient lifelong learners. In doing so, Sasha will reflect on her learnings as a recipient of the 2019 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards and the many opportunities that it provided to her and her school, including lessons learned from the Singapore study tour.

>> Click here for further information and to register

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Teaching the HSC (Year 12) Legal Studies course for the first time?

Date: Wednesday 9 September 2020
Time: 4.15pm - 7.45pm
Venue: Online via Zoom

"Teaching the HSC (Year 12) Legal Studies course for the first time?" is a NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) endorsed course has been designed for beginning teachers and experienced teachers who are teaching the Year 12 HSC Legal Studies course for the first time in Term 4 2020/2021. 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 Legal 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

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Teaching the HSC (Year 12) Economics course for the first time?

Date: Wednesday 2 September 2020
Time: 4.15pm - 7.45pm
Venue: Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, 67 – 73 St. Hilliers Road, Auburn NSW 2144

* Maximum number of attendees = 24 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation *

"Teaching the HSC (Year 12) Economics course for the first time?" is a NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) endorsed course has been designed for beginning teachers and experienced teachers who are teaching the Year 12 HSC Economics course for the first time in Term 4 2020/2021. 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 Economics syllabus. It will also cover programming ideas, assessment procedures and techniques. Useful teaching and learning resources will be available for each participant.

Too far? Apply for a rural professional learning grant. See course flyer for more information.

>> Further details

>> Register here

The Economic Society of Australia Webinar
To study (or not to study) Economics: Results of the RBA student survey

Date: Thursday 13 August 2020
Time: 10am - 11am
Cost: Free

Student enrolment numbers in economics have starkly declined in Australian high schools over recent decades. Furthermore, diversity among economics students on the basis of gender and socioeconomic background has also declined during this time. These statistics prompt us to ask what has contributed towards these trends?

In the "To study (or not to study) Economics: Results of the RBA student survey" webinar, Tanya Livermore and Mike Major from the Reserve Bank of Australia will share the results of a comprehensive survey of secondary school students. The survey was commissioned by the RBA to better understand students' perceptions of economics and their motivations to study (or not to study) economics as a subject.

The study reveals that many students lack an interest in, or understanding, of economics as a subject. This webinar will unpack the findings of the survey, including looking closely at the perceptions of female students, and students from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

The webinar will be moderated by Associate Professor Duygu Yengin (Director of Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the Faculty of Professions, University of Adelaide, and inaugural member of the WEN National Committee). Audience members will have an opportunity to submit questions.

>> Register here

Reserve Bank of Australia "Explore Economics" Webinar

During the "Explore Economics" webinar, economists at the Reserve Bank of Australia will share insights on why they chose to study Economics, their career path and their role. This event supports careers education and is primarily aimed at high school students, undergraduate students, teachers and careers advisors.

Date: Friday, 31 July 2020
Time: 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm AEST
Cost: Free

>> Further details

Would you like information about the ACARA Australian Curriculum Review?
Attend "An APTA Evening with ACARA"

On 12 June 2020, education ministers agreed that it was timely to review the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) Foundation – Year 10 Australian Curriculum, which has been in place since 2015.

The Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) extends an invite to EBE NSW members to "An APTA Evening with ACARA" - an APTA and ACARA led overview of the Australian Curriculum Review covering its purposes and processes across the various states. The focus will be on the role of professional teachers associations like EBE NSW.

Date: Thursday 23 July, 2020 
Time: 6pm – 7pm EST
Cost: Free
Where: Online via Zoom

Presenters:
David de Carvalho, ACARA CEO
Janet Davy, ACARA Director of Curriculum

Register here:
>> https://www.apta.edu.au/blog/2020/07/17/an-apta-evening-with-acara/

Do you know which subjects make up the Australian Curriculum Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) learning area?

The revised Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation – Year 10 was endorsed by the Education Council in September 2015. The learning area comprises multiple subjects. In the Foundation – Year 10 curriculum, these are: F–6/7 Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), 7–10 History (first introduced in 2010), 7–10 Geography (first introduced in 2013), 7–10 Economics and Business, and 7–10 Civics and Citizenship. F–6/7 HASS comprises four sub-strands: History and Geography (each of which commence in Foundation), Civics and Citizenship (which commences in Year 3) and Economics and Business (which commences in Year 5).

The senior secondary curriculum also comprises multiple subjects: Ancient History, Geography, and Modern History. Ancient History and Modern History were endorsed by the Education Council in December 2012, and Geography was endorsed by the Education Council in July 2013.

Economics, business and law related subject matter is not part ot the Australian Curriculum (HASS senior secondary).

Reference: ACARA Monitoring the Effectiveness of the Foundation - Year 10 Australian Curriculum 2019

Australian Business Economists Webinar
COVID 19, the Labour Market and Public-sector Balance Sheets
Presented by Dr Phillip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia

Register now for a webinar by Dr Phillip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia who will speak about “COVID 19, the Labour Market and Public-sector Balance Sheets”.

Date: Tuesday, 21 July, 2020 
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost: Free. Donations to the Anika Foundation are welcome.
Where: Online via Zoom

HSC Economics teachers and students are welcome to attend.

More information and registration details:

>> https://www.abe.org.au/ForthcomingEvents.aspx

On Monday 20 July 2020 the ABC published this article:

"Why Australia's government debts and budget deficits are here to stay"

The article says that "when Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe makes his annual address tomorrow to the Anika Foundation, he will home in on the two most pressing problems facing the nation and the global economy: unemployment and ballooning government debt".

Read the article here:

>> https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-20/why-debts-and-deficits-are-here-to-stay/12471300

Read Anika's story here:

>> http://www.anikafoundation.com/anikas_story.shtml

Invitation for EBE NSW members and their Economics students
Webinar - The economy and monetary policy
Presented by Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Date: Tuesday 30 June 2020 
Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

As part of the Economic Society of Australia’s support for the economics profession, they are providing access to an upcoming webinar titled "The economy and monetary policy" with the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank free of charge to EBE NSW members and their Economics students.

Teachers and students can register for the webinar (including the Q&A) via the registration link:

>> https://esacentral.org.au/event/42525/the-economy-and-monetary-policy-guy-debelle-deputy-governor-of-the-reserve-bank-of-australia-online-only.

They should enter the “promo” code ESAEDU during the booking process.

As there are costs associated with additional registrations, please ensure the use of this code is restricted to high school Economics teachers and students who intend to join the webinar.

A recording of the webinar will be made available on the ESA website a few days after the event. It will also be posted to the RBA website.

This offer is made possible by the sponsorship support of the webinar by Morgans.

More information and registration details:

>> https://esacentral.org.au/event/42525/the-economy-and-monetary-policy-guy-debelle-deputy-governor-of-the-reserve-bank-of-australia-online-only.

Pearson Australia Webinar for HSC Economics teachers and students
Making sense of the global economic shutdown of 2020

Join Tim Dixon and John O'Mahony, authors of The Market Economy and Australia in the Global Economy, in this live webinar ("Making sense of the global economic shutdown of 2020") to discuss issues to help prepare HSC students for their assessment tasks. The webinar is aimed at updating students on key content related to the 2020 COVID-19 shutdown. The webinar discussing key content, will be anchoring the conversation in the syllabus.

Register your details below and you will receive an email with the webinar link to share with your students. And kindly provide a question for the authors to discuss during the webinar. Email your question to:

Darryl Van Leerdam
darryl.vanleerdam@ocrm4.pearson.com
Pearson Australia
NSW Key Account Manager / Data Efficiency Analyst
Schools Division- Secondary

Date: Tuesday 16th June 2020  
Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm AEST
Cost: Free
Registration: https://go1.pearson.com/e/146801/776/78g6dw/448059298?h=-fBrvlpWg2Dc9pQxqOyHy5rJm_JiolSPXyokpPoRBN8

Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) National Virtual Forum on the Impact of COVID -19

The Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) National Virtual Forum on the Impact of COVID -19 will discuss the specific lessons and consequences of rapid and flexible home and online learning and teaching as a result of COVID-19. There will be a particular focus on teaching and teacher associations. Insights gained from this National Virtual Forum will be used by APTA in developing its submission to the Inquiry into Education in Remote and Complex Environments.

Date: Thursday 4th June 2020
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Cost: Free online event via Zoom

>> Visit the APTA website for more information and to register

Reserve Bank of Australia Webinar for Economics Teachers - Recent Developments in the Labour Market

The Reserve Bank of Australia will be presenting a webinar titled "Recent Developments in the Labour Market" which will discuss the effect of COVID-19 and related government policies on the Australian labour market.

Presenter: Natasha Cassidy, Head of Prices, Wages and Labour Market
Date: Monday 25 May 2020
Time: 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm AEST
Format: Online webinar via Zoom, aimed at high school Economics teachers
Cost: Free

>> Register here

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

Date: Friday 6 March 2020
Time: 8.55am - 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.
  • student teachers who studying how to teach Business Studies.

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: Tuesday 10 March 2020
Time: 4.15pm-7.40pm
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.
  • student teachers who are studying how to teach Economics and/or Legal Studies.

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.
  • 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 - Economic Skills in the HSC Economics Course

Date: Wednesday 12 February 2020
Time: 4.15pm - 7.40pm
Venue: Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, 67 – 73 St. Hilliers Road, Auburn NSW 2144

The HSC Economics course includes a range of mathematical and graphing skills that students (and teachers!) often struggle with. While some of these skills are prescribed in the syllabus, others are not directly mentioned but still appear in HSC examinations. This workshop is a crash course for teachers on the skills they need to teach their Year 12 Economics students. It is ideal for new teachers of economics, or any teachers who want to refresh or refine their knowledge. The session will include explanations of each skill, modelled application of the skills, examples from HSC exams, suggested teaching strategies, and time for you to practice the skills you have learnt. 

>> Further details
>> Register here

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