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.

Workshops Schedule
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. If you have any questions about the below workshops, please contact: Amy Geffen, Director, Professional Development, ageffen@councilforeconed.org.

Meals are provided at every workshop.


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS – REGISTER TODAY!


February 14, 2019
Topic: Debates in Economics
Location: Community Resource Exchange, 42 Broadway New York, NY 10004
Time: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Presenter: Andrew Menfi
Description: Intensive discussion and debate is the bread and butter of the social studies classroom, but is often underutilized in economics compared to other social studies disciplines. This workshop will give usable examples of a diverse set of debate topics and formats that add engagement and rigor to any economics classroom.

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May 23, 2019
Topic: Immigration and Economics
Location: Community Resource Exchange, 42 Broadway New York, NY 10004
Time: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Presenter: Ted Opderbeck
Description: For the past 23 years he has taught AP Economics, Economics (CP)/Personal Finance, U.S. History, Law, and Criminal Procedure. In this seminar, teachers will explore these questions and will learn ways to design projects that help their students critically examine the economic impact of human migration.

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May 30, 2019
Topic: Environmental Economics
Location: Community Resource Exchange, 42 Broadway New York, NY 10004
Time: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Presenter: Kathleen Brennan
Description: Presented by Kathleen Brennan. Updated with current information and tackling hot-button issues, this workshop will give your students the knowledge and tools they need to analyze important energy and environment issues.

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June 13, 2019
Topic: Macroeconomics
Location: Community Resource Exchange, 42 Broadway New York, NY 10004
Time: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Presenter: Gloria Schneider

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June 20, 2019
Topic:Teaching Economics through Games
Location: Community Resource Exchange, 42 Broadway New York, NY 10004
Time: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Presenter: Andrew Menfi
Description: Abstract economic concepts are often difficult for even the most engaged students to grasp. Games and simulations provide an engaging alternative avenue to get students understand even the most difficult ideas. This workshop with provide usable examples of games and simulations as well as strategies for building your own.

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Three day immersion in economics for teachers new to high school economics.  Topics include Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Personal Finance.

Microeconomics: 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 212-730-6728 or email us at ageffen@councilforeconed.org.

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