Educator Professional Development Webinar Series

July 29, 2020

Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City for this summer’s professional development webinar series, free to K-16 educators. Due to social-distancing recommendations, we’ll offer topic-driven, live webinars.


About this event

 

Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City for this summer’s professional development webinar series, free to K-16 educators. Due to social-distancing recommendations, we’ll offer topic-driven, live webinars this summer. These learning opportunities will be hosted in partnership with the Center for Economic Education at Emporia State University (ESU) and include highlights of recent research, updates from subject matter experts and resource demonstrations, all tied to economics and personal finance. More depth and a graduate credit option of 1 to 3 credit hours will be available from ESU. There is no cost for teachers to participate, but advance registration is required through the links provided on the Registration tab.

Audience

Who should attend?

K-16 educators

Contact Information

Gigi Wolf
Senior Economic Education Specialist
(816) 881-2736

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  • 10 - 11 a.m.

    Explore how emerging technology has and is transforming the workforce to create innovative career pathways, as well as how schools have approached technology-related workforce training, especially in the wake of COVID-19.

    Presenters: 

    • Dr. Ryan Flurry, Principal of Career Education, Shawnee Mission School District
    • Matt Motsick, Co-Founder and CEO, RPA Labs
    • Ryan Weber, President and CEO, KC Tech Council

    Presentation Compilation

    Ryan Weber Presentation

The Culture of Poverty: Its Effect on Youth and Education

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  • 10 - 11:15 a.m.

    Investigate how socio-economic scarcity manifests in the lives and learning capacity of youth, as well as how support systems within the community and education system offer assistance, advocacy and programs to promote financial sustainability.

    Presenters:

    • Starla Brennan, Executive Director, Amethyst Place
    • Kortne Askew, Amethyst Place Client
    • Lynette Fowler, Family and Community Engagement Manager, Mid-America Head Start
    • Jay Lyons, Youth Department Administrator, City Union Mission
    • Travis Strong, Director of Family Ministries, City Union Mission
    • Catina Taylor, Co-Founder, Elements of Education KC and Principal, DREAMS Consulting

    Presentation Compilation

Preparing Students for a Workforce in Transition: Insights on Labor Market Trends and Opportunities

July 8
  • 10 - 11 a.m.

    Delve into the latest analysis of employment and unemployment trends, and explore the effect of recent labor force trends on future employment prospects.

    Presenters: 

    • Didem Tuzemen, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    • Keith Wardrip, Title, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    Presentation Compilation

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July 15
  • 10 - 11 a.m.

    Hear from Fed economists about how the corona virus has affected food supply chains and energy prices, and what this means to consumers.Integrate best practices and winning strategies to engage students in fundamental economics and personal finance concepts.

    Presenters:

    • Ty Kreitman, Assistant Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Omaha Branch
    • Megan Williams, Associate Economist and Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Oklahoma City Branch

    Presentation Compilation

Preparing Students for a Workforce in Transition: Connecting Schools and Employers

July 22
  • 10 - 11 a.m.

    Learn about organizations that partner students with businesses and how apprenticeships and other career development programs collaborate with schools to provide hands-on training to prepare students for the labor force.

    Presenters: 

    • Anna Hennes, Program Leader, The Kauffmann Foundation
    • Daniel Phillips, Director of Innovation for Career & College Readiness, Grand Island Public Schools
    • Taylor White, Senior Advisor for K-12 education and workforce issues, New America

    Presentation Compilation

Preparing Students for a Workforce in Transition: Equipping Educators with Tools and Resources

July 29
  • 10 - 11 a.m.

    Access timely information and classroom-ready resources that support career pathway instruction, work-readiness training and related curricula.

    Presenters:

    • Gigi Wolf, Senior Economic Education Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
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    Presentation Compilation