Professional Development

Professional Development, Workshops and Resources

The mission of the National Center for Economic and Financial Education is to advance the growth, service, and recognition of K-12 educators in the New York metropolitan area as they develop economic and personal finance education.

The National Center offers FREE in-person and online workshops led by educators. Workshops demonstrate how to integrate economics and personal finance into math, science, and social studies classes as well as the elementary curriculum. Workshop attendees will:

  • Receive hands-on active learning resources
  • Customizable programs for schools and districts
  • Exchange successful tips and techniques with their peers
  • Receive free publications, lessons and other resources
  • Earn Continuing Teacher and Leader Education credit

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The Council for Economic Education is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) in New York State.

Starting in January 2018 we will no longer provide copies of materials at workshops. All materials will be sent in PDF files via email. You will need to print out the materials and bring them to the workshop.

All evaluations and certificates will be sent via email after the workshop. You will have to complete and submit the evaluation in order to receive your certificate of completion for CTLE.

Workshops Schedule
If you have any questions about the below workshops, please contact: Ruben Rivera, Director, Professional Development,

Meals are provided at every workshop.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Implementing CTE: Making A Difference for Life

The Hispanic Federation, 55 Exchange Pl., New York, NY 10005
Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Marsha Iverson
Teachers will learn how to develop Career Pathway programs that will make a difference for students. In addition, they will learn how Career and Financial Management fits into these pathways programs; and how CFM can be used to meet CDOS Graduate Pathway requirements as well.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019
Understanding Fiscal Responsibility, Part 1

Location: The Hispanic Federation, 55 Exchange Pl., NY, NY 10005
Time: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Presenter: Kathleen Brennan, Economist and Educator
Teachers will be introduced to the UFR curriculum and will engage in activities that examine the fiscal impact of government programs such as Social Security and Medicare. The fiscal impact of discretionary programs such as defense spending will also be examined.

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: Supply and demand, elasticities, consumer choice, price ceilings and floors, production decisions and economic profit, market structures, labor markets and labor relations.

Macroeconomics: GCP, circular flow, unemployment, inflation; Federal Reserve System; monetary policy, fiscal policy, exchange rates, benefits of Trade:

Personal Finance: banking, compound interest, budgeting, careers, income and salary; credit, consumer debt and mortgages; investments: stocks, bonds, real estate; insurance, taxes.

For more information about the National Center for Economic and Financial Education’s activities, please call 212-827-3602 or email us at

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