BEA National Conference 2016 - Thinking, Teaching, Doing Business

Thursday, 29 September 2016 to Friday, 30 September 2016 from 8:40 AM - 4:30 PM

Wrest Point Convention Centre, Sandy Bay, Australia

 

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CPA Australia Sponsor Message - Day 1 - Click here to download the session slides.

CPA Australia Sponsor Message - Day 2 - Click here to download the session slides.

Keynote presentation - Matt Deeble - Friday 30 September, 09:00 - 10:00 - Click here to download the session slides.

Keynote presentation - Mark Ryan - Friday 30 September, 02:15 - 03:15 - Click here to download the session slides.


Accounting/Financial Literacy sessions

Thursday 29 September
10.50am – 11.45am
TA1 Start Smart - Matt Rockell, Content designer

Learn more about the Commonwealth Bank’s free financial education program, Start Smart. The program offers face to face financial literacy workshops in classrooms across the country, delivered by expert facilitators. Workshop content is mapped to the Australian Curriculum and tested with students to ensure ongoing relevance. Matt will share the results of a recent comprehensive content review and the ongoing evaluation of the program. 

11.50am – 12.45pm
TA2 Building an Enterprise and Financial Literacy Education Strategy - Neil Mackay, Head of Department, Palm Beach Currumbin State High School

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In order to prepare students for the changing and flexible work of the future it is essential that we encourage students, parents and teachers to consider the possibility of business creation as a career path. It is equally important to build teacher capability and confidence to effectively teach financial literacy to ensure our students establish good money habits early in life.
Developing this enterprise ambition and financial independence requires action at as school level. The approach adopted by Palm Beach Currumbin SHS has been to establish an Enterprise and Financial Literacy Education Strategy that encompasses a holistic and sequenced approach to address the future needs of students. This workshop will showcase the curriculum sequence developed as well as identify the experiential learning activities that form the cornerstone of the strategy.
Community partnerships and teacher professional development opportunities will also be discussed as part of the holistic plan. 

1.30pm – 2.25pm
TA3 Accounting for Indigenous Success - Mary Clarke, Head Education Policy, CPA Australia, Director for Indigenous Accountants Australia and Richard Hurst, Relationship Manager Indigenous Strategies – Education, CPA Australia

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How many Indigenous accountants do you know? With a little over 30 Indigenous Australians with a professional accounting designation out of an estimated 182 000 CPAs and CAs in Australia, chances are you know none. There is a dramatic under-representation of Indigenous Australians in the accounting profession. This is despite what a grounding in accounting can mean for Indigenous success. There is no lack of demand for Indigenous accountants. Employers are tripping over each other as they compete to hire from a tiny pool of qualified individuals. The reasons for limited supply are many. Some have their roots in history and culture. Some go to the lack of inspiration and aspiration from others. And some are due to educational considerations. Indigenous Accountants Australia is playing its part to overcome the barriers. But they can’t do it alone. There is much that business educators can do to provide the grounding, support and aspiration necessary for Indigenous success. 

2.30pm – 3.25pm
TA4 Practical ways to engage students in Accounting - Victoria Lacey, Business and Humanities Teacher, Churchlands State High School


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Are accountants boring? Really?? Let's go on a fun journey that not only debunks the myth, but also engages students to study this subject. In this session, Victoria will explore classroom strategies and display examples of presentations that motivate students with theory aspects of the new ATAR Year 11 Course.

Friday 30 September
10.35am – 11.30am
FA5 The Race to be Money Smart: A Formative Assessment Strategy in Financial Literacy - Elizabeth Webber and Mary Saroukos, Teachers, Somerville House

This workshop will model how Financial Literacy has been implemented into the Year 9 curriculum at Somerville House. It will demonstrate how the course explores concepts and skills critical to the development of an individual's financial literacy. A financial literacy quest developed as a formative assessment strategy will be outlined providing delegates with the opportunity to expand their repertoire of assessment strategies. The workshop will highlight how real life financial situations are solved by students applying their knowledge, problem solving and critical and creative thinking skills. Delegates will experience a simulation of the quest utilising ICT. 

11.35am – 12.30pm 
FA6 Business from a real world perspective - Courtney Telega, Partner, Accru Hobart

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Courtney Telega started her career at Accru Hobart in 2007, where she began working full time whilst completing her degree at the University of Tasmania, and recently became an accredited Business Valuation Specialist. Through the CPAAI international group she also completed a secondment in Washington DC in 2015. Courtney believes that she can provide financial peace of mind to her clients through enduring relationships, education and collaboration with the wonderful team at Accru Hobart. Dealing with business clients daily, she sees and addresses their concerns about cash flow, staff leverage and development, use of computerised (cloud) accounting systems, paying tax and building a saleable business. This session will offer real examples of business advice, how "Accounting" helps and what educational tools best equip future successful business people!

1.15pm – 2.10pm 
FA7 The changing nature of the accounting profession and what it means for schools - Professor Brendan O’Connell, RMIT University and Mary Clarke, Head Education Policy, CPA Australia and Andrew Pearce, CPA, Principal – Accounting and Taxation, Collins SBA

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This panel discussion will focus on the future of the Accounting profession and what this future picture means for teachers, and the subsequent teaching, learning and assessment practices within senior secondary schools. Join Professor Brendan O’Connell, Mary Clarke and Andrew Pearce as they share their extensive expertise and research in relation to Education and the Accounting Profession.


Economics sessions

Thursday 29 September

10.50am – 11.45am
TE1 Economic and ethical perspectives on international branding - Mark Bowles, General Manager, Trade and International Relations, Department of State Growth, Tasmania


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This sessions considers the broader role of brands beyond simply selling products or services. Strong brands, both for products and regions, can enhance investment attractiveness. However, brands have both practical and emotional dimensions and in a world with much more ethically engaged consumers and investors, brand owners must be much better at ensuring that reality measures up to perceptions. This session considers new thinking on brand building as well as examples of both strong and poor brand management and its relationships to government policy, regulation and business performance. 

11.50am – 12.45pm
TE2 Fun, Games, Economics and Excel - Matt Dalziel, Teacher of Economics, Hobart College

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Ever wanted to prove to your students that trade makes us better off? What about quantifying this gain? How about generating market graphs direct from student preferences? In this session Matt will combine hands-on activities with powerful visualisations (using Excel) to bring to life the economic concepts that most students simply read about. 

1.30pm – 2.25pm
TE3 The Sharing Economy - Chris Lock, Director, Economic Policy Branch

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Tasmanian Department of Treasury and Finance In Chris’ presentation, he will discuss what conditions are necessary for markets to operate, explain how ICT applications have allowed Sharing Economy markets to operate by satisfying the key conditions, discuss why, at this stage, the Sharing Economy appears to have settled on ride-sourcing and short stay accommodation, identify the winners and losers when Sharing Economy businesses compete with traditional businesses (which may throw up some surprises), set out the policy issues that governments face in dealing with the challenges and opportunities presented by these new markets, discuss the problem of ‘responsibility transfer’ once an activity is regulated and how policies are determined arising from the transfer of risk to governments and give an account of the different responses of some governments in Australia, particularly Tasmania, to the potential introduction of the Sharing Economy.
The presentation will draw out the teaching and learning opportunities in the areas of economics, markets and public policy. 

2.30pm – 3.25pm
TE4 Incorporating current events into teaching senior secondary business subjects - Mardi Dungey, Professor of Economics & Finance, Tasmanian School of Business & Economics, University of Tasmania

This workshop focuses on tools for incorporating current economic events into the curriculum, concentrating on demonstrating how to quickly and easily turn material from the economics/business curriculum into lesson plans which emphasise their relevance. Attention will be focused on constructing teaching resources which are easily adaptable and pertinent using topics from the news and social media streams that students are exposed to daily. Attendees will be encouraged to challenge the workshop facilitator to show how to adapt material quickly and effectively to fit the curriculum while stimulating student interest. Mardi will share techniques used in developing skills in this teaching area across a range of student experiences and exposure to the subject matter.
While Mardi is a highly regarded academic economist, she also has a particular interest in the teaching of Economics from primary to post-graduate levels. She regularly visits classrooms and strives to weave ACARA numeracy and business/economics standards into these sessions. 

Friday 30 September

10.35am – 11.30am
FE5 Using Public Policy to Teach Economics - Dr Paul Blacklow, Tasmanian School of Business & Economics, University of Tasmania

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Economics is perfect for teenagers! Economics teaches that everything a student chooses and everything they do is optimal (assuming they are rational)! Those that disagree with their actions and choices don't have full knowledge of the teenager’s preferences and maybe can’t see the invisible constraints. No one else knows what is best for them, except themselves! Economics also provides the tools to analyse the world and develop public policy. Simple tools such as elasticity, demand and supply, opportunity cost and marginal thinking can be used to examine a host of public policy issues. In this presentation Paul will outline how to integrate public policy issues into teaching economics and provide some examples, such as smoking and tobacco tax, labour market reforms and welfare payment reforms, income taxes and productivity and education funding. 

11.35am – 12.30pm
FE6 Start Smart - Matt Rockell, Content designer

Learn more about the Commonwealth Bank’s free financial education program, Start Smart. The program offers face to face financial literacy workshops in classrooms across the country, delivered by expert facilitators. Workshop content is mapped to the Australian Curriculum and tested with students to ensure ongoing relevance. Matt will share the results of a recent comprehensive content review and the ongoing evaluation of the program. 

1.15pm – 2.10pm
FE7 The power of people against poverty: fair and ethical consumerism, trade and labour rights. Kate Phillips, Oxfam Australia.

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Fairtrade is about more than just coffee and chocolate. Making ethical choices and understanding the trade chain, market and labour rights is crucial to understanding our place in the world, and how we can be active and informed citizens. This workshop will use real-life case studies from Oxfam's programs and trading arm to unpack influences on consumer choices and methods that can be used to help make informed personal consumer and financial choices, which take into consideration the effect that consumer and financial decisions can have on the individual, the broader community (including our global community) and the environment. We will also look at the rights and responsibilities of consumers and businesses in terms of financial and economic decision-making. 


Law-related Studies Sessions

Thursday 29 September

10.50am – 11.45am and 11.50am – 12.45pm
TL1 and TL2 The Tench Tour (two sessions)

This guided tour provides access through the courts and tunnels to the chapel, cells and gallows of one of Australia’s most significant convict precincts.
Immerse yourself in an incredible place of Tasmanian criminal history.
The Tench, as it was known by its inhabitants, was the convict prisoners' barracks for Hobart Town. It originally spanned over two acres, and some 50,000 male convicts passed through the complex. Following the cessation of convict transportation, the site became Hobart Gaol for more than 100 years. Sections of the chapel were converted into two Supreme Courts connected by tunnels to the gaol. An execution yard and gallows were added. This fascinating history can still be discovered in the buildings that remain - a captivating insight into over 175 years of Hobart’s shadier past. The Tench - Corner of Campbell and Brisbane Streets.

1.30pm – 2.25pm 
TL3 Australia’s competition and consumer laws: what they are, what’s new and resources for you - Kylie Johnson, Assistant Director, Small Business and Industry Codes, ACCC 

With the courts handing down million-dollar penalties against companies who mislead consumers and the possibility of jail time for executives involved in hard-core cartels, there is no better time for future business leaders to learn about competition and consumer laws. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will provide an overview of Australia’s competition and consumer laws as well as new developments, and talk about the resources it has available for business educators, including its free online education program for tertiary students available via the ACCC website.

2.30pm – 3.25pm
TL4 Safe Home, Safe Families - Senior Sergeant Michelle Plumpton, Senior Analyst, Safe Families Coordination Unit, Tasmania Police and Amanda Beams, Investigator, Safe Families Coordination Unit, Tasmanian Department of Education

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Living free from violence is everyone’s right. Taking action to prevent it is everyone’s responsibility. In 2005, the Tasmanian Government introduced Safe at Home to combat family violence in Tasmania.
The objectives of Safe At Home are to:
• Achieve a reduction in the level of family violence in the medium to long term
• Improve safety for adult and child victims of family violence
• Change the offending behaviour of those responsible for the violence.
In 2015, the Tasmanian Government launched the Safe Homes, Safe Families Plan 2015-2020 to further prioritise the safety and wellbeing of those affected by family violence, particularly women and children.
Safe Home, Safe Families is the Tasmanian Government’s coordinated, whole-of-government action plan to respond to family violence. Safe At Home is an integrated criminal justice response to family violence where the safety of the victim is considered paramount. 

Friday 30 September

10.35am – 11.30am
FL5 Legal and ethical issues arising from next-generation genetic sequencing - Dr Lisa Eckstein, Lecturer in Law and Medicine, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania

Genetic sequencing techniques are becoming exponentially quicker and cheaper. This poses great promise for healthcare advances but leads to numerous legal and ethical dilemmas. After explaining the current state of technology, Dr Eckstein will use several case studies to explore one of the most pressing of these questions – the circumstances in which genetic information should be shared with patients and their families. The case studies will focus on disclosing information to genetic relatives against a patient’s wishes, disclosure of incidental findings of genetic research, and providing prospective parents with prenatal gene sequencing information. 

11.35am – 12.30pm
FL6 Australia's National Credit Legislation: A Young Peoples' Friendly Guide Using a Real World Approach - Joe Alvaro, Head of Department, De La Salle College

The National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (NCCP) and the National Credit Code (which is in Schedule 1 of the NCCP 2009) enables consumers all around Australia to receive the same legal protection when using credit no matter where they live. Up to date knowledge of this legislation, including occupational licensing for credit providers, responsible lending, disclosure, financial hardship, unjust contracts and debtor harassment, as well as knowledge of non-legal mechanisms in relation to credit, is essential for the teaching and learning of business and law and associated studies. This presentation will provide teachers with strategies and resources to effectively teach the national credit legislation to young people using a real world approach. The presentation will also focus on teaching students the higher order thinking skills of analysing and evaluating in the context of how effective the national credit legislation is in achieving justice for consumers in the commercial world. 

1.15pm – 2.10pm
FL7 Women in the Legal Profession - Justice Shan Tennent, Senior Puisne Judge

Supreme Court of Tasmania Justice Shan Tennent has been a woman in the legal profession for 43 years. During that time she has seen many changes in the profession generally and seen and experienced what she might describe as the good, the bad and the ugly attitudes to female lawyers. Justice Tennent’s talk will outline her own progression through the profession and some of these changes and attitudes. Justice Tennent emphasizes at the start that despite her own experiences she has progressed to the top of the legal profession and, “if I can do it, any young woman can”. 


Business Sessions


Thursday 29 September

10.50am – 11.45am
TB1 Achieving Student Engagement Through Business Case Studies and Contemporary Issues: A Guide to Developing Resources to Improve Learning Outcomes - Cheryl Brennan, Business Studies Teacher, Illawarra Christian School


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Student engagement is a crucial element to the development of a positive learning environment in a business classroom. One way to achieve engagement is to work together with students to develop interesting case studies that they can relate to. A second way to achieve engagement is to select and examine relevant contemporary business issues. This session will provide teachers with strategies to effectively develop contemporary business case studies that promote problem solving, as well as critical and creative thinking skills. This session will also discuss the development of differentiated learning activities, linked to contemporary business issues that aim to meet the specific needs of students across the full range of abilities within the one classroom. Resources developed by the presenter will be shared and discussed as part of this workshop. 

11.50am – 12.45pm
TB2 Engaging your students to shape their economic future - Dale Symons, Financial Education Officer – Teaching and Learning, ASIC and Colleen Meadley, Senior Financial Literacy Educator, Teaching and Learning, ASIC


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In a rapidly changing world in which finance has become increasingly complex, it is imperative to ensure students are well prepared to meet the ever changing landscape. With the endorsement of the Australian Curriculum there are renewed opportunities for educators to strengthen their financial education programs enabling students to take charge of their learning and become active and informed citizens with high-level skills needed for the 21st century.
This presentation explores ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching resources that support teachers to deliver the HASS and Business and economics curriculum using real life contexts, giving teachers tools to engage students through authentic learning experiences to prepare and shape their economic future. 

1.30pm – 2.25pm
TB3 Deep Learning in Business Education - Sasha Mildenhall, Assistant Principal, Taylors Lakes Secondary College

Deep Learning is a term that is being used more and more across different jurisdictions around the world. So, what's all the hype about? What does deep learning look like? How do we ensure we design tasks and employ pedagogies that will create the conditions for deep learning? And why are we, as business educators, so well placed to raise the profile of our curriculum in this climate?
In this session these questions will be addressed and strategies to enhance existing curriculum will be shared along with samples. 

2.30pm – 3.25pm
TB4 Strategies to support blended and flipped learning - Bernd Meyer, Head of Department, Launceston Church Grammar School

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In Bernd’s Year 11 and 12 classes he has increasingly used ICT strategies to blend learning in the classroom, whilst maintaining a balance with traditional strategies to ensure the right ‘blend’. Using flipped learning as a platform, Bernd has adopted other strategies to increase engagement, creativity and critical thinking, offer personalised and independent learning, promote collaboration and provide formative assessment and timely feedback. While it takes extra time to learn to restructure lessons and adopt new strategies, learning outcomes and productivity in the classroom have increased in a number of ways have.
Join Bernd for this session which will give you an introduction and some insights to start deploying more strategies in flipped learning. 

Friday 30 September

10.35am – 11.30am and 11.35am – 12.30pm
FB5 and FB6 Shambles Brewery Tour (two sessions)
BOOKED OUT

Started by a former teacher and his brother, Shambles Brewery is a new craft beer brewery in Hobart.
It’s an emerging industry which is changing the face of beer consumption in Australia – overall consumption is down but craft beer consumption is on the rise and Tasmania has all the fresh ingredients on its doorstep. The Hop industry has been reinvigorated as a result; it was on its knees a decade ago, at the mercy of the major producers, but now demand for new varieties has Tasmania at the forefront of the international hop trade with an insatiable demand for hops with greater character and variety. It is a great case study in how new businesses evolve. It also takes in the whole range of production - from hops and grain to beer and retail.
Shambles Brewery - 222 Elizabeth Street

1.15pm – 2.10pm
FB7 Commerce with Asia: a year 10 elective -= Melissa Wolsley-Findlay, Head of Commerce, The Peninsula School

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This session will provide an overview of a six month elective developed at The Peninsula School. It will address the importance of an elective such as this for today's business (commerce) students, provide a weekly outline of topics such as understanding globalisation and its links to increased business and personal opportunities, an exploration of the Asian region and similarities and differences in culture, business skills needed to work in a range of Asian countries and research on two of the world's largest economies, China and India. Examples of lesson plans, excursions, guest speakers and student activities will be provided.
The session will also cover the Commerce Tour of China that was planned and undertaken for 18 students. 


Interest to All Sessions


Thursday 29 September

10.50am – 11.45am
TI1 Economics and Business within the Humanities and Social Sciences - Mandy Hudson, Manager Curriculum, Assessment and Moderation │ P-10 Project | School Curriculum and Standards Authority, WA

Implications for primary and secondary teachers in the Western Australian context In this session, Mandy will discuss how Economics and Business has been repositioned in the Western Australian Curriculum. In particular, Mandy will discuss what this means for teachers in both the primary and secondary context, Humanities and Social Sciences and how the refocus of this Learning Area around key concepts presents opportunities for teaching and learning in both Business Education and Humanities and Social Sciences. 

11.50am – 12.45pm
TI2 The Business of Effective Learning Highly effective teachers working as part of meaningful, collaborative teams, produce better learning outcomes for students - Cath Hogan, Senior Teacher, The Hutchins School and Training Associate, Hawker Brownlow Professional Learning Solutions


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We know from the work of Robert Marzano and others that there are crystal clear guidelines around what constitutes outstanding schools and exemplary teaching practice. This session will briefly outline how you might work as part of a truly collaborative team using some of the highly effective strategies that are used by successful teachers. These will include learning goals, explicit vocabulary instruction, proficiency scales and data driven conversations. 

1.30pm – 2.25pm
TI3 Digital age: bridging the gap in education disadvantage - Ben Ritchie, Teacher of Commerce, Caulfield Grammar School


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The gap between metropolitan and rural educational providers is still too wide. The tyranny (or rather cost) of distance and inequitable distribution of educational opportunity and resources still stands as a barrier to bridging the educational divide. Skype, webcasting, flipped lessons and webinars quash the problem of proximity, re-balance the resource inequity and will assist rural students of Australia achieve similar opportunities to their city counterparts. 

2.30pm – 3.25pm
TI4 Doing Business in China - Angela Yao, Project Officer, Government Education and Training International

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Angela is the Business Development Manager of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, and Tasmanian Irrigation. She also hold the honorary position of Executive Officer of the Australia China Business Council Tasmania Branch. Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Angela moved to Tasmania in July 2011. As an energetic member of staff in the Tasmanian Government, Angela plays an important role in facilitating long-term relationships between Tasmania, China and other countries. In previous roles as an auditor and business consultant, she also has extensive experience in finance, management consulting, business advisory, auditing and international trade in both public and private sectors. She is passionate about and committed to multiculturalism and social inclusion.

Friday 30 September

10.35am – 11.30am 
FI5 Monitoring student progress in a fun environment - Victoria Lacey, Business and Humanities Teacher, Churchlands State High School


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This session models engaging ways to reinforce and monitor student learning in the classroom without constant marking of work! Participants will be able to create and share their own interactive quizzes using free online websites such as Quizlet and Kahoots. Bring some questions with you and be ready to have fun making engaging resources ready for classroom use.
Bring your own device for this session. It is a hands on workshop where you can set up and share fun online resources. 

11.35am – 12.30pm
FI6 Catering to Gifted Students - Sasha Mildenhall, Assistant Principal, Taylors Lakes Secondary College

 In Victoria a review of gifted education provisions has recommended that all schools need to ensure they can cater effectively for gifted and talented students. This session will provide a practical example of how a school can develop an effective program to support the academic, social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students and the unexpected benefits for the school more broadly. With a focus on ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn something new every day and the use of deliberate instruction practice strategies, this program is driving whole school improvement. If you are looking for strategies you can take back to the classroom to engage highly able students or wanting to develop a program for you school, this session will provide practical resources you can use. 

1.15pm – 2.10pm
FI7 Coaching – Improving teacher quality and student outcomes - Tony Nader, Social Science Coordinator, Ravenswood School for Girls and Caity Weston, Teacher, Ravenswood School for Girls

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In mid-2014, Caity Weston entered Ravenswood School for Girls, assuming responsibility for a high achieving Year 11 Business Studies class. As a new scheme teacher, Caity found herself navigating between new and unfamiliar content, developing pedagogy relevant to the needs of the students and gaining the trust of a highly motivated group of learners. As Social Science Coordinator, Tony Nader has worked closely with Caity as she has become a highly respected and competent educator to groups of students with diverse learning abilities.
This session will provide a deeper insight into the role of coaching and mentoring new scheme teachers as they journey through senior school classes. Caity and Tony will share their thoughts on their interdependent roles as Caity progressed through her first NSW HSC classes. In this candid reflection, they will outline what worked and what they would change, and how both teacher and coordinator engaged in highly effective and engaging collegial professional development.