Professional development archive: 2017


Economics and Business Educators 2017 Events Calendar

Click here to see the Economics and Business Educators 2017 Events Calendar (as at 30 April 2017).


EBE NSW Professional Development Event - 2017 EBE NSW Legal Update Conference

Date: Tuesday 28 November 2017
Time: 8.50am - 4.00pm
Venue: NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
NESA endorsed?: Yes

Update and deepen your knowledge in relation to the legal issues in the Legal Studies and Commerce syllabuses by hearing from experts in the legal world and legal educators.
 
Session Presenters:

  • Judge Roger Dive – Senior Judge, Drug Court of NSW
  • Kellie Britnell – Program Manager for Outreach and Education at the Office of the eSafety Commissioner
  • Father Chris Riley AM – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Youth Off the Streets
  • Liz Mackinlay, Chair of Mary’s House Board & Maggy Farago, Executive Officer, Mary’s House (a refuge in the Lower North Shore of Sydney)
  • Daniela Giorgi, Senior Education Officer, Parliament of NSW
  • Ken Marslew AM JP AFAIM – Chief Executive Officer, Enough is Enough Anti Violence Movement Inc
>> 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

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 - 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

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

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

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.

Save the date: 2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference

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

Economics and Business Educators NSW is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its Annual Conference on Friday 21 July 2017 at a new, larger venue: the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, Business School of the University of Technology, Sydney. 

The theme this year is New Frontiers: Economics and Business Education in an era of innovation.

After last year's sell-out conference, add the date to your calendar to make sure you do not miss this opportunity. There will be keynote speakers, an expanded offering of over twenty workshops to choose from, exhibitor displays, resources and networking opportunities.

More details about the conference program will be available soon.

Reserve Bank’s Teacher Immersion Series For Economics Teachers

The Reserve Bank will host the first event in its new Teacher Immersion series. The event is an opportunity for secondary school Economics teachers to learn directly from experts about the Reserve Bank’s roles and functions, receive an economic update and be taken through topics that teachers have most commonly asked questions about. Teachers will also be exposed to current Bank research that is aligned to curricula.

Date: Wednesday 21 June 2017
Time: 8.30 am – 5.00pm
Venue: Reserve Bank of Australia, 65 Martin Place, Sydney
Cost: The event is free of charge

>> Further details about the event, including the program and how to register

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - 2017 EBE NSW Economics Update Conference

Date: Friday 26 May 2017
Time: 8:50am - 3.30pm
Venue: CPA Australia 3/111 Harrington St, Sydney NSW 2000
NESA endorsed?: Yes

EBE NSW is excited to be running its annual Economics Update Conference on Friday 26 May 2017. Sponsored by CPA Australia, this course will provide Economics teachers with  up to date information and statistics, to complement the Preliminary and HSC Economics syllabuses. Each session has been specifically linked to syllabus content.

A high calibre of experts will be presenting from a range of organisations, including: Fair Work Commission, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Reserve Bank of Australia, University of Sydney Business School, The Sydney Morning Herald and CPA Australia.

At the end of each session, course participants will have the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session with the presenter, to answer specific questions.

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 as well as early bird rates. Rural EBE NSW members are invited to apply for a professional learning grant - more information is available on the conference program.

>> Download the conference program and registration form

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Revamping and Resourcing Commerce

Date: Wednesday  29 March 2017
Time:  4.15pm – 7.30pm
Venue: NSW Department of Education Building, 3B Smalls Road, Ryde NSW
NESA registered?: Yes

Does your Commerce program need revamping in order to engage more of your students in the 21st century classroom? Do you need activity based resources which will save you time and inspire your students? Then come along to “Revamping and Resourcing Commerce”.  Participants will gain fresh insights into the Commerce syllabus and will be able to reflect on and improve their Commerce teaching strategies. Presenters will focus on authentic and  innovative programming and assessment. The course will provide participants with opportunities for collegial discussions and the sharing of ideas and resources.

Participants are asked to email a Commerce learning task or assessment task with marking criteria to admin@ebe.nsw.edu.au by 21 March 2017. These resources  will be collated and  distributed to each participant.

>> Further details and registration form

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

Date:  Wednesday 8 March 2017
Time: 4.15pm-7.45pm
Venue: NSW Department of Education Building, 3B Smalls Road, Ryde NSW
NESA registered?: Yes

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 Legal Studies and Economics Preliminary (Year 11) syllabuses and look at: 

  • effective teaching and learning strategies designed to engage students, based on the current Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW Economics and Legal Studies  syllabuses
  • 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 and registration form

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

Date:   Friday 3 March 2017
Time:   8.45am - 3.00pm 
Venue: NSW Department of Education Building, 3B Smalls Road, Ryde NSW
NESA registered?: Yes

This course has been designed specifically for:

  • beginning teachers and experienced teachers who are teaching the preliminary course (Year 11) Business 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 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 and registration form

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