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 education units and network with community peers

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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.

2018 Workshops Schedule
Please see the workshop descriptions, dates and times below. At every single workshop–meals are provided.

Don’t Miss Out – Register For the Free Workshops Today!

Please send a check in the amount of $25 to reserve your spot.  We will return the check to you at the end of the workshop. We have the right to cancel or change the location of any workshop or webinar.

For more information about the National Center for Economic and Financial Education’s activities, please call 212-730-6728 or email us at

June 26, 2018

Personal Finance Boot Camp for Educators

Location Holiday Inn Plainview, 215 Sunnyside Blvd. Plainview, NY 11803
Time 8:30 am – 3:30 pm EST
Presenter Roberta Schroder, Ph.D. Education Consultant in Economic and Finance
Audience High School math, business, and personal finance teachers
Register Today

July 18-20, 2018

Economics Boot Camp

Location Community Resource Exchange, 42 Broadway New York, NY 10004
Time 8:30 am – 3:00 pm EST
Register Today

Designed for high school teachers NEW to teaching economics: three full days of content, activities and materials for your classroom.

Topics include: Fundamental economic concepts, CEE Resources; Microeconomics: Supply and demand, elasticities, consumer choice, price ceilings and floors, production decisions, economics profit, market structures, labor markets; Macroeconomics: GDP, Circular flow, unemployment, inflation, Federal Reserve system, monetary policy, fiscal policy exchange rates, benefits of trade; Personal Finance: banking, compound interest, budgeting, careers, income, salary, credit, consumer debt, mortgages, investments, insurance taxes.

This Economics Boot Camp workshop has been generously funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

July 24, 2018

Federal Reserve Bank: The Expansion of Money

Location New York Federal Reserve, 33 Liberty Street, New York, NY
Time 9:00 am – 3:00 pm EST
Presenter Graham Long, New York Federal Reserve Bank and Tim Monahan, Teacher, AP Micro/Macro Economics, Ridgewood, NJ
Audience Middle and high school teachers
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July 25, 2018

Lies, Economics and American history

Location Community Resource Exchange, 42 Broadway, New York, NY 10004
Time 9:00 am – 3:00 pm EST
Presenter Andrew Menfi
Audience Social studies, economics and American History teachers
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How do you distinguish real news from fake information? Deception is innate human behavior. This workshop will show how to identify and avoid deceptive information in teaching the social studies. Participants will receive usable materials, methods, and topic ideas for integrating Economics, American History, and avoiding deception. Topics include misrepresentation of data, fake news, identifying online fakes, and manipulative sources.


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