EBE NSW professional development

Economics and Business Educators 2018 Events Calendar

Click here to see the Economics and Business Educators 2018 Events Calendar (as at 2 May 2018).

Registrations now open for the 2018 EBE NSW Annual Conference

Date: Friday 29 June 2018
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 2018 EBE NSW Annual Conference is to be held at the University of Technology Sydney on Friday 29 June 2018. The theme of the conference is “Transforming our World Through Economics, Business and Legal Education”. Teachers will be empowered to develop engaging ways for students to appreciate their real-world impact on economic, business and legal institutions in order to encourage the development of creative solutions to pressing global issues. The keynote speaker is Katerina Kimmorely, co-founder of the innovative social enterprise Pollinate Energy.

Other key features of the conference include:

  • reviews of the 2017 NESA HSC Examinations for Economics, Business Studies and Legal Studies by experienced markers, with a consideration of implications for teaching and learning;
  • twenty curriculum-linked workshop sessions to choose from, including a business visit to Youth Hostels Australia, a useful case study for Marketing and Human Resources;
  • opportunities to network with colleagues; and
  • exhibitor displays showcasing the latest educational resources.

>> Click here to access the conference website where you can view the full program and register for the conference.

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

Date: Friday 24 August 2018
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 24 August 2018. 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

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

Date:   Wednesday 5 September 2018
Time:   4.15pm - 7.30pm
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

Reserve Bank of Australia Teacher Immersion Professional Development Event for Economics Teachers

Date:   Friday 15 June 2018
Time:   9am - 4.45pm
Venue: Reserve Bank of Australia Head Office (65 Martin Place, Sydney)

The second event in the Teacher Immersion series will be held on Friday 15 June 2018. 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. In addition to presentations by the Bank's economists on relevant topics for senior students, we will be hosting a session in which a practicing teacher will showcase how they teach one of these topics, including how some of the resources on the Reserve Bank's website might be used. The event is also an opportunity for teachers to engage in professional discussions with their peers and practicing economists, including the Bank's ambassadors.

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

To support teachers 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).

Teachers can register from Friday 23 March 2018.

>> More information

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.

Confereence 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.

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.

>> Further information and application form

Parliamentary Education Office in Canberra to visit Sydney in 2018

Andrew Back (Parliamentary Educator from Parliament of Australia in Canberra) has written to EBE NSW about the Parliamentary Education Office visiting Sydney in 2018. There are opportunities for incursions and teacher professional development sessions.

Copy of letter from Andrew Back, Parliamentary Education Officer - Parliament of Australia  (received by EBE NSW on 22 February 2018) 

Parliamentary Education Office

Dear Economics and Business Educators members,
My name is Andrew Back and I work for the Parliamentary Education Office (PEO) in Parliament House, Canberra.
The PEO provides a range of resources to students and teachers to help them better understand the Australian Parliament and engage with it. To date, over 2.1 million students have undertaken a PEO program.
Guided by the Australian Curriculum, the PEO also produces education materials for teachers to deliver civics education in their own classroom, and help ensure new teachers feel confident and properly equipped in this area.
The PEO will be visiting schools in the electorate of Chifley from 6-10th August, covering the area between Ropes Crossing, Riverstone, Arndell Park and Mount Druitt. We plan to visit schools to deliver programs to students, but also to provide support and resources, such as professional development sessions for teachers.
We would be interested in hearing from any teachers or educational networks who would like to work with us during our visit. The programs we could provide for you include:

  • A visit to your school to engage students in practical parliamentary programs,
  • A visit to your school to provide professional development for interested teachers, including teachers from other schools where suitable.
  • A meeting with any other professional teaching network or organisation who may be interested in pursuing the potential for future working partnerships.

We are flexible and can adapt these programs to suit you requirements. We are also able to offer these programs throughout the year via videoconferencing should you be unable to avail yourself of a program during our visit.
Please contact me if you have any questions, or would like to book a program.
Yours faithfully,

Andrew Back
Parliamentary Educator
Parliamentary Education Office
Parliament of Australia
Phone 02 6277 3675  Fax 02 6277 5775
Email andrew.back@aph.gov.au
Web www.peo.gov.au

2019 NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships for Commerce, Economics or/and Business Studies teachers

Applications are invited from Commerce, Economics and/or Business Studies teachers in Government, Catholic or Independent Schools and TAFE NSW Institutes across New South Wales for two 2019 Premier's Teacher Scholarships to undertake a five week study tour within Australia or overseas.

The two scholarships being offered to Commerce, Economics and/or Business Studies teachers are:

  1. Premier's Reserve Bank of Australia Economics Scholarship
  2. Premier's First State Super Financial Literacy Scholarship

Applications for the 2019 NSW Premier's Teachers Scholarships close on 11 May 2018.

>> More information including past scholarship reports.