Teacher Professional Development Workshop Series

June 9 - July 21, 2017

About this event

Join us at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City for this summer’s professional development workshop series, free to K-16 educators. These full-day workshops, hosted in partnership with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Office of Financial Literacy and the Center for Economic Education at Emporia State, include demonstrations of classroom resources, visits to local organizations and updates from subject matter experts on hot topics tied to economics and personal finance. Graduate credit, complimentary meals and onsite parking are available.

There is no cost to teachers to attend, but advance registration is required at TeacherPD.kcfed.org.

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Who should attend?

K-16 Educators

Event details

Date Location
June 9, 2017 Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City


Registration Deadline: July 21, 2017

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Workshop Topics

  • 9 - 4 p.m. June 9: Entrepreneurship - From Ideation to Economic Impact

    Explore concepts that promote an entrepreneurial mindset through real-life examples, pedagogy and maker’s space models, as well as new resources that foster economic and social change. 

    Audience: All Grades
  • 8 - 4 p.m. June 20: Math + Econ + Personal Finance = Real World Connections Investigate how to integrate economics and personal finance into mathematics using real-world analogies, contemporary examples and interactive tools.  Audience: All Grades
  • 9 - 4 p.m. June 22: Increase Economic and Financial Literacy Through Reading and Writing Access new classroom-ready resources and strategies to enrich reading and writing while boosting economics and personal finance comprehension. Audience: Elementary and Middle School
  • 9 - 4 p.m. June 26: What's Your Game Plan? Link Economics and Personal Finance to Technology Discover innovative tips, tools and online resources to enhance instruction and utilization of multimedia in the classroom. Audience: All Grades
  • 9 - 4 p.m. June 30: ABC’s of Economics and Personal Finance Delve into econ and personal finance basics and key micro and macroeconomic concepts, for those preparing for education certification or just interested in assimilating economics into core curricula. Audience: All Grades
  • 9 - 4 p.m. July 12-13: History and Social Studies - Economic Perspectives Learn about economic factors and their impact through a social science lens, including history, geography, government/civics and behavioral economics. 
    Audience: Middle School and Up
  • 9 - 4 p.m. July 17: Economics, the Natural Complement to STEM Uncover the connection between science, technology, engineering, math and economics, as well as relevant classroom-ready resources. Audience: All Grades
  • 9 - 4 p.m. July 21: Project-Based Learning - Simple Steps to Enhance Economic Problem Solving

    Investigate effective methods that promote authentic inquiry, complex problem-solving and critical thinking through PBL resources.

    Audience: All Grades