Queensland Economics Teachers Association

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News September 2020 - Term 3 Close and Holidays!

05 Sep 2020 5:21 AM | QETA ADMIN (Administrator)

It is hard to believe that we are almost at the close of Term 3 for the year. We hope all members can enjoy a few moments of relaxation over the upcoming break and we offer the following items of interest this month.

Alan Kohler Q & A

QETA was delighted when respected financial journalist and economic commentator Mr Alan Kohler accepted an invitation to address QETA members for an online professional learning event. Held on Friday 21st August, questions were posed by members for Alan to respond to with his answers, commentary and opinion.

The event was extremely well received and we thank all those who participated. For those members who were not able to join the 60 or so on the day, Alan has given his consent for the recording to be made available through our website. You can see the video recording of the session in the teaching resources area here.

Annual General Meeting

The Association's Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 14th October 4.30pm. We hope that many people attend this year's meeting as it will be held online.

Such has been the success of holding online meetings during the COVID pandemic, the Management Committee has decided that its future meetings will be held this way for the foreseeable future. This is a wonderful opportunity for people across the state to become become involved in the activities of Association as distance between members is far less of an issue. We welcome as many people as possible that might be able to help share the load and expand the Association's activities.

Please consider nominating yourself or someone you think would be great to an executive position (President, Secretary or Treasurer) or as a Committee member.

Click here to register your virtual attendance.

Student Competition Results

The results of the recent QETA UQ Student Economics Competition are about to be released. A join statement announcing the winners will be published by UQ and QETA. Schools will receive their students' individual results and certificates for the various levels of achievement. We trust that participating schools found this a worthwhile event this year. In total there were 33 schools and almost 2000 students that took part across the state.

QETA News Blog and Facebook Group

QETA is aware that we all receive many emails and too often the over use of email results in these messages being ignored and quickly deleted. We try not to overload your inbox with a monthly newsletter but for those who wish to be informed more regularly, there are other options to stay connected.

As QETA receives items of interest we post these to our News blog on the website. These are often shared with the Facebook group in order to draw the attention of members to them. The Facebook group is also open to all members.

However, if you use an RSS new reader or aggregator you can subscribe to the RSS feed of this blog here - https://qeta.com.au/General-News/RSS

RBA Resources

We have had some feedback about the excellent quality of the RBA's educational resources. In particular, the Study and Careers resources they have created.

A summary of other recent RBA releases is available below.

New Economic Growth Videos

The public education team has just released two new Video Explainers.

Both videos can be found on our Videos page.

Current Economic Conditions

QCAA External Markers

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) is seeking applications from Queensland teachers to mark external assessment in the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) system.

External assessment markers will:

  • contribute to the success of Queensland’s new assessment system
  • get practical insight into senior external assessment marking processes
  • gain CPD points for QCT registration renewal
  • network with like-minded colleagues
  • have the opportunity to earn extra income.

The marking period will run from late October to late November 2020.

For more information, including how to apply, visit the QCAA website.

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