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!


Tues, October 22, 2019

Protocols in the Classroom

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Andrew Menfi, New Visions Charter School
  Register Today – Cost: Free

How should I set up my desks? How much homework should I assign?  These are some of the fundamental questions that teachers ask themselves every day. When you add them up, they have an immense impact on how the classroom functions, yet we rarely talk about them in depth. Through this webinar, gain some new potential insights on how to set up your classroom’s structures and routines. 

 

Mon, October 28, 2019

Paying for Post Secondary Education

 

Financial Fitness for Life Series

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter
Cindy Fitzthum, St. Cloud State
  Register Today – Cost: Free

How can we approach the subject of paying for post secondary education with our high school students? What resources are available to use in your classroom?

 

Tues, October 29, 2019

Beware: Manipulative Marketing and Advertising

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Andrew Menfi, New Visions Charter School
  Register Today – Cost: Free

Too often we are victims of unscrupulous marketing tactics, which causes us to spend our limited resources poorly. How to identify and avoid deceitfully marketed products is a useful and engaging topic in personal finance that is often not covered in economics classrooms. 

 

Wed, October 30, 2019

John D. Rockefeller: American Titan and Sphinx

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Matthew Gherman, Midwood High School
  Register Today – Cost: Free

Should John D. Rockefeller be seen as one of America’s greatest heroes or villains? This webinar analyzes both points of view and also analyzes his and Standard Oil’s role in American history.

 

Tues, November 5, 2019

A Transparent Federal Reserve Bank: What Does It Mean to You?

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Theresa Fischer, Manhattan College
  Register Today – Cost: Free
A history of the Federal Reserve Bank, its history, chairmen and changes.

 

Thurs, November 7, 2019

Introduction to Taxes Using Turbo Tax and Financial Fitness for Life

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter
Ruben Rivera, Council for Economic Education
  Register Today – Cost: Free
Taxation and tax preparation is a life skill.  Using Financial Fitness for Life and in collaboration with Intuit Education, we are excited to demonstrate lessons on how teachers can introduce taxation and tax preparation into classrooms.  This webinar focuses on teaching students how to prepare and file taxes using TurboTax by Intuit.  Students will learn about federal, state and local taxes, deductions, filing statuses, tax brackets and W2s.

 

Tue, November 12, 2019

U.S. and Chinese Trade Policy: Is it Productive?

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter
Doug Young, The Wiser Choice
  Register Today – Cost: Free

Tariffs from both countries have impacted our economies, and not in a positive way.  Where do we go from here? Will this be a “Zero-Sum Game,” or can the two sides negotiate a favorable trade deal where both nations can agree to end the economic fallout and prevent a possible global recession. 

 

Wed, November 13, 2019

Saving the Farm: How to Teach about Agricultural Price Supports and Subsidies

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

After an economic exploration of U.S. agricultural policy, including the history and function of farm subsidies, teachers will be provided with several lessons they can implement in the class to facilitate deep discussion on the pros and cons of government price controls in agricultural markets.

 

Tues, November 19, 2019

How to Integrate Financial Fitness for Life and Intuit Simulations Within Your Curriculum

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter
Andrea Mozo, Council for Economic Education and Jared Davidove, Intuit
  Register Today – Cost: Free
Learn how to master the Mint activities from Financial Fitness for Life 9-12, 3rd Edition collection found on EconEdLink.org. 10 randomly selected participants will receive a FREE copy of Financial Fitness for Life 9-12, 3rd Edition Teacher Guide book for the 2020 school year.  

 

Wed, November 20, 2019

The Economics of Slavery *note new date*

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Matthew Gherman, Midwood High School
  Register Today – Cost: Free

This webinar analyzes the role slavery had in many different facets of the development of not just the Southern economy, but the entire American economy. We will evaluate to what extent slavery was entwined not just in Southern plantation wealth, but also manufacturing, textiles, banking, insurance and Westward Expansion. We will also include a contemporary Keynesian analysis of the extent of its profitability.

 

Tues, December 3, 2019

Inflation and College

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Matthew Gherman, Midwood High School
  Register Today – Cost: Free

Using college costs to help teach the concept of inflation. We will also discuss how to teach savings so that students can prepare for college.

 

Wed, December 4, 2019

$15 An Hour: Tools to Teach about Minimum Wage

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

After an exploration on the history and economic concepts relating to minimum wage, teachers will be provided with several lessons they can implement in their classrooms that will stimulate student engagement in the pros and cons of raising the federal and state minimum wages. 

 

Tues, December 10, 2019

Project Based Personal Finance

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Matthew Gherman, Midwood High School
  Register Today – Cost: Free

Using different projects to teach and build personal finance skills. We will visit three different, large research projects about the economics of politics and teaching students core concepts and skills rooted in personal finance.

 

Tues, December 17, 2019

Keynes vs. Keynesians

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Matthew Gherman, Midwood High School
  Register Today – Cost: Free

John Maynard Keynes was perhaps the most influential economist of the 20th century; his General Theory re- shaped the role of government and the economy. However, to what extent do the Keynesian economists and politicians actually follow what Keynes wrote?

 


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

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