Proposal for a Change in GBEA By-Laws
Currently, the GBEA By-Laws read as follows concerning the GBEA Journal:
Article VIII – Journal
The GBEA Journal shall be the official publication of the Association. It shall have as its primary purpose the dissemination of news and information which will serve to achieve the purpose of the Association and to unify, promote, and otherwise aid business education. It shall be indexed in the Business Index of Delta Pi Epsilon. It shall be a refereed publication.
Strike the last two sentences from the current description so that Article VIII will read:
The GBEA Journal shall be the official publication of the Association. It shall have as its primary purpose the dissemination of news and information which will serve to achieve the purpose of the Association and to unify, promote, and otherwise aid business education.
As the official publication of the Association, the GBEA Journal has become less a vehicle to disseminate news and information and more a route for those who wish to be published. As an organization, we are bound by duty to our membership and our publication needs to reflect that. Removing the language that requires our journal to be refereed will open up an opportunity to produce a publication that will be more useful and informative for our members. Those who wish to submit articles for refereed publication have a number of outlets available to them including the Delta Pi Epsilon Journal.
Georgia Business Education Association
Annual Teacher Conference
September 17-18, 2015
Anderson Conference Center,
5171 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon, GA 31206
Kim Bearden, Ron Clark Academy co-founder, best selling author of Crash Course: Life Lessons My Students Taught Me, executive director and language arts teacher, will be this year's keynote speaker. Kim is an award-winning educator of almost thirty years. Her unique combination of innovation, discipline, and creativity ensures that every student is engaged in the learning process.
The conference focuses specifically on middle and high school Business teachers by providing national speakers, hands-on technology workshops, and interactive breakout sessions on relevant and timely topics! CTAE Directors and Supervisors, WBL Coordinators, and other educators passionate about finding relevant, successful practices are invited to attend!
Register online after April 1st
Early Bird: Prior to July 1: $150
July 1-August 15: $200
After August 15: $250
On-site registration (paying on site): $300
This year we have two hotels that you may choose from (mention that you are with GBEA):
Comfort Inn Suites
120 Plantation Inn Dr, Macon, GA 31210
110 Plantation Inn Dr, Macon, GA 31210