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 16 July 2018).

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.

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

Date: Wednesday 29 August 2018
Time: 8.45am - 3.10pm
Venue: Sydney Central Business District Courts (Local, District and Supreme) and Governance Institute of Australia (Level 10, 5 Hunter Street Sydney NSW 2000) for Workshop

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.

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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.

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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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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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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
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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