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Webinars

Thanks again for the insightful webinars, I’ve already started using our first one in class and what a profound effect on the thoughts of my students! - T. Whitley

The Council for Economic Education is pleased to offer professional development webinars for teachers nationwide. The webinars cover multiple topics on how to integrate personal finance and economics in the classroom and create a fun learning experience for your students.

When you attend the webinar(s), you will leave with relevant lessons, resources and tools that can be implemented the next day. Also, New York State teachers earn one Continued Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit for each webinar. If you are interested, but cannot attend the live webinar, please register to get access to the archived version. Read the important information below regarding certificates:

  • You must attend a live webinar or listen to a recorded webinar for at least 45 minutes in order to receive a certificate.
  • ALL attendees will receive a copy of the power point presentation AND a certificate within three days after the webinar.  You must stay on the webinar for a minimum of 45 minutes.  If not, no certificate will be issued.

Go ahead and register today!


General economics and personal finance

 

Wed, February 19, 2020

Demographics and the Global Economy

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Ted Opderbeck, Waldwick High School
Grades 9-12
  Register Today – Cost: Free

Population growth and its resulting consequences for governments and societies will be discussed. Lesson plans will be provided and there will be a role playing simulation that sets students up to grapple with difficult economic policy decisions.

Thu, February 20, 2020

Economics Instruction and Personal Finance Advocacy

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Amanda Stiglbauer, Blythewood High School
Grades 9-12
  Register Today – Cost: Free

Economics Instruction and Personal Finance Advocacy. With brand new standards required for graduation, South Carolina is leading the way in both instruction and advocacy. Join us for an interactive webinar on innovative new standards, what’s working for teachers in our state, and information on a cutting edge Master Teacher program that pays teachers to share best practices. No matter what state you represent, we will have a helpful discussion on how to further economics and financial literacy in your classroom!

 

Thu, February 27, 2020

That Affects the Market? Factors that Result In Investment Fluctuations

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Kevin Morgan, Marlboro High School
Grades 6-12
  Register Today – Cost: Free

We hear it often. “The Dow is up 300.” Or, “Major sell-off on Wall Street today.” This webinar will examine some of the predictable and unpredictable events that have positive and negative outcomes on domestic investment markets. Content, teacher lesson plans, web-based resources and student assessments, as well as professional development credit, will be reviewed.


Black History Month Series

Join The Council for Economic Education during the month of February as we celebrate Black History Month. Register for our webinars that will feature lessons from our Master Teachers as they share content on history, famous Black entrepreneurs, teaching Black history through children’s literature, and more.

Thu, February 13, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month: Picture Books featuring Strong Economic Concepts

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Lynn Stover, James Madison University
Grades K-5
  Register Today – Cost: Free

Featuring classroom ready lessons and activities based on Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington and others, picture books can be used to demonstrate how individuals can overcome adversity and the concepts of decision making, entrepreneurship and human capital.

 

Tue, February 18, 2020

Black History Month: Using Historical Fiction to Teach Economics

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Lynne Stover, James Madison University
Grades 3-8
  Register Today – Cost: Free

The historical settings of the chapter books “Bud, Not Buddy”, “The Mighty Miss Malone” and “Kizzy Ann Stamps” are prefect for introducing upper elementary and middle school students to economic concepts such as scarcity, decision making, and opportunity cost. Included are lessons, activities, and a topical bibliography.

 

Tue, February 25, 2020

The Economics of Discrimination

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Tawni Ferrarini, Lindenwood University
Grades 9-12
  Register Today – Cost: Free

This presentation will investigate the power of market forces and net reward associated with reduced discrimination and expanded diversification in the presence of increasingly sound institutions that consider race, gender and other factors.

Wed, February 26, 2020

Madam C.J. Walker: Revolutionary, Entrepreneur, and Business Mogul

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Jonathan Wolf, Fordham University
Grades 6-12
  Register Today – Cost: Free

We will review Madam C.J. Walker’s life, looking at her rise from humble beginnings as a child of slaves to becoming the first African-American millionaire. We will examine a series of in class discussions prompts, homework assignments, and linger projects for middle and high school students that will not only expose them to this important, and often overlooked, African-American entrepreneur but inspire the way they can use their education to achieve their own professional and career goals.

 


Ed Tech Series

“Ed tech” is the new buzz word in education! As ed tech becomes commonplace and increasingly available to students, we invite you to attend our webinar Ed Tech Series. Learn how to modify your lessons, content, and units through immersive and able simulations that make the learning experience exciting! Learn how to utilize Kahoot, Google classroom, Intuit’s TurboTax, and more. How will you apply these tools in your classroom? Our Master Teachers are eager to share with you their best practices in teaching economics and personal finance with ed tech!

 

Tue,February 4, 2020

Ed Tech & Economics

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Alex Lamon, Livingston High School
Grades 9-12
  Register Today – Cost: Free

Whether you area technology novice or expert, participants will learn ways to use new and familiar tools to spice up your economics lessons. All activities shared can be scaled for both standard and Advanced Placement level economics courses.

Tue, February 11, 2020

Spicing Up Personal Finance with Tech

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Alex Lamon, Livingston High School
Grades 9-12
  Register Today – Cost: Free

Learn how to take the personal finance content you already teach, and spice up your delivery and/or assessment practices with the help of educational technology! Teachers will leave with specific technology-infused activities they can use in their classroom, along with general best practice usage for ed tech in personal financial literacy classes.

 

Wed, March 18, 2020

Tech Based Formative Assessments for Economics and Personal Finance

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Ted Opderbeck, Waldwick High School
Grades 6-12
  Register Today – Cost: Free

Economics, personal finance, and business teachers are always looking for meaningful, formative assessment options to gauge student understanding. In this webinar, we will introduce several tech-based options for you to use immediately in your classes. Many of these applications are gamified and increase student motivation with feedback.


Understanding Fiscal Responsiblity Series

Thu, February 6, 2020

Understanding Fiscal Responsibility: Economics Updates

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Amanda Stiglbauer, Blythewood High School
Grades 9-12
  Register Today – Cost: Free

CEE recently updated 6 of the most widely used Understanding Fiscal Responsibility (UFR) lessons. This session will focus on changes made to the lesson Taxation and the National Debt. Changes include: Shortened lesson implementation time, Focused on content that appeals the learning level of the average high school student and Simplified the lesson to make content more easily accessible to teachers. Teachers will also learn about available interactive resources that compliment these lessons.

Wed, April 8, 2020

Updates made to Understanding Fiscal Responsibility U.S. History lessons

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter TBA
  Register Today – Cost: Free

This webinar will focus on revisions made to Understanding Fiscal Responsibility’s U.S. History lesson The History of Social Security. Teachers will learn about what’s new and how make best use of the content.


Intuit Series

Sat, February 8, 2020

Intro to TurboTax, Pt. 3: Intermediate

Time 9:00 – 10:00 AM EST
Presenter Ruben Rivera, Council for Economic Education
Grades 9-12
  Register Today – Cost: Free

TurboTax, a product of Intuit, makes learning fun and engaging.  Taxation is a life skill and this webinar will dive deeper into tax preparation, including a brief review of Pts. 1 and 2 in this series


We are also offering a miniseries on how to navigate our National Economics Challenge (NEC):

Teachers Participating in the NEC, Navigating the Online Portal (Wednesday, January 29, 6:00PM ET) – Register

Preparing Your Students for the NEC In-Person, Dick Rankin (Wednesday, February 5, 6:00PM ET) – Register

Online Assessment Center Teachers Resources, Kevin Gotchet (Wednesday, February 12, 6:00PM ET) – Register


To view our past webinars, please visit our EconEdLink “On-Demand Webinar” page.