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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!


 

Tues, December 3, 2019

Inflation and College

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Matthew Gherman, Midwood High School
  Register to receive the recording of this webinar

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
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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
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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.

 

Wed, December 11, 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
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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, December 17, 2019

Keynes vs. Keynesians

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Matthew Gherman, Midwood High School
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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?

 

Wed, January 8, 2020

Introduction to Taxes Using TurboTax and Financial Fitness for Life

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Ruben Rivera, Council for Economic Education
  Register Today – Cost: Free

Tax preparation is a life skill. Using Financial Fitness for Life and in collaboration with Intuit Education, we will demonstrate lessons on how teachers can introduce taxes in 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.

 

Tues, January 14, 2020

Learning to Save, Spend and Share Using Children’s Literature

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

Picture books can be powerful teaching tools. Featuring “Elementary Econ Books” that highlight fun stories, lesson plans and activities will focus on concepts of saving, spending and sharing.

 

Wed, January 15, 2020

Monsternomics

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Megan Kirts, University of Arizona
  Register Today – Cost: Free

Participants will learn about three middle school level lessons that teach economics and personal finance through the lens of monsters, inspired by the book Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires and the Dismal Science by Glen Whitman and James Dow.

 

Tues, January 21, 2020

Using Diversity in Children’s Literature to Teach Economics and Personal Finance

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

Decision-making is featured in three new chapter books as the main characters deal with predatory lending, limited resources and the immigrant experience. A common theme will be families working together to educate their children.

Wed, January 22, 2020

What’s in a Name? Exposing the Links between Names and Claims

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

Teachers will learn techniques to help students recognize and critically evaluate the relationships between how something is named, titled or branded and its rhetorical, literary, or commercial purpose.

 

Tues, January 28, 2020

Globalization, Robots and You: Making Career Decisions in A Changing Economy

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Mary Clare Peate and Tamra Clark, Marginal Revolution University
  Register Today – Cost: Free

Micro, macro, and personal finance are blended to connect the forces of globalization and automation with your students’ lives and the important decisions they face about their own education and career paths. We will demo a few games, a video and an activity.

 

Wed, January 29, 2020

Using the Hunger Games to Teach Economics

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

Students will be engaged as they participate in lessons and activities based on characters struggling to survive in a hostile environment. Students do not need to be familiar with these books to successfully participate and grasp unit concepts.

 

Tues, February 4, 2020

EdTech & Economics

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Alex Lamon, Livingston High School
  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.

Thu, February 6, 2020

Understanding Fiscal Responsibility: Economics Updates

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Amanda Stiglbauer, Blythewood High School
  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.

Sat, February 8, 2020

Intro to TurboTax, Pt. 3: Intermediate

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

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

Tues, February 11, 2020

Spicing Up Personal Finance with Tech

Time 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Presenter Alex Lamon, Livingston High School
  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.

Tues, 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
  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.


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.