EBE NSW professional development

Economics and Business Educators 2017 Events Calendar

Click here to see the Economics and Business Educators 2017 Events Calendar (as at 9 July 2017).

2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference - New Frontiers: Economics and Business Education in an Era of Innovation

Date: Friday 21 July 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4.00pm
Venue: University of Technology Sydney, Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, 14-28 Ultimo Road, Ultimo
NESA endorsed?: Yes

The theme for the 2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference is “New Frontiers: Economics and Business Education in an Era of Innovation”. The keynote speakers are innovation consultant James O'Loghlin and entrepreneur Nahji Chu. They will expand our knowledge, inspire and equip us so that we are at the frontier of Economics and Business Education in the twenty-first century.

James O'Loghlin Nahji Chu
James O'Loghlin Nahji Chu

Twenty two workshop sessions linked to key syllabus areas in Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Commerce are available to choose from, including:

  • highly regarded university academics from the disciplines of Economics, Human Resources, Accounting, and Entrepreneurial Studies;
  • 2016 HSC Examination review sessions for Economics, Business Studies and Legal Studies;
  • experienced teachers sharing best practice in relation to areas such as formative assessment, use of technology, and developing deep, authentic learning experiences; and
  • a leadership strand on how to develop an effective faculty as a Head of HSIE Department.

The 2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference will provide plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues, as well as opportunities to collect teaching resources to take straight back to school and use in the classroom.

The location of the conference, at the University of Technology Sydney, is in the heart of the city and only a short walk from Central Station.

>> More information, including the conference program and registration details, is available on the 2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference website.

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

Date: Friday 25 August 2017
Time: 8.45am - 3.10pm
Venue: Sydney Central Business District Courts (Local, District and Supreme) and The Salvation Army SCH Function Centre
NESA endorsed?: 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 information and registration form

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

Date:   Wednesday 30 August 2017
Time:   4.15pm - 7.30pm
Venue: NSW Department of Education Building, 3B Smalls Road, Ryde NSW
NESA endorsed?: Yes

This course has been designed for beginning teachers and experienced teachers who are teaching the Year 12 HSC Economics or Legal 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. 

Each subject session will look at effective teaching and learning strategies designed to motivate and engage students, based on the current NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) syllabus. Assessment procedures and techniques (including the NESA external examination and how the examination is marked) and useful teaching and learning resources will also be looked at. 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 and registration form

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

Date: Thursday 14 September 2017
Time: 8.30am - 3.00pm
Venue: NSW Department of Education Building, 3B Smalls Road, Ryde NSW
NESA endorsed?: Yes

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.

>> Further details and registration form