The Classroom ECONnections from the Fed webinar series allows educators from across the country to connect with economic and personal finance education experts from the Federal Reserve System to hear about and discuss content and materials for improving classroom instruction in personal finance and economics. The session topics vary and are of interest to K-12 teachers and administrators. All sessions are free, but registration is required.
Participate in a live webinar. Registration is simple and free. You will be provided with a link to join the webinar feature. If you prefer, you may simply listen in (without interaction) to the session as an audioconference; all you need is a telephone to access the live conference call via a toll-free number provided, and a web connection to view the speakers’ presentations. Each 60-minute session will generally feature 30-45 minutes of speaker presentations, followed by an interactive Q&A period. Both the audio and the presentation for each session are archived on this site.
Watch video archive from past webinars. The most recently posted videos are listed first.
Episode 16: Have Your Courses Gone Digital? Free Resources to Enhance Student Learning
Build your repertoire for middle and high school classrooms with engaging ways to teach history, economics, and personal finance. With digital resources including publications, interactive lessons, videos, and primary source documents from around the Federal Reserve System, you’ll be ready to teach some of the country’s most important events.
Episode 15: Spring Forward With Free Resources For Elementary Educators
Recharge your elementary classrooms with engaging ways to teach economics and personal finance using resources from several Federal Reserve banks. Specialists from the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, Kansas City, and St. Louis explore new elementary classroom resources including online courses and videos, classroom-ready activities, and more.
Episode 14: Cultural Relevance in the Classroom: Connecting Students' Perspectives to Content
Learn about Federal Reserve System education resources that engage and benefit elementary and middle school students of all backgrounds. Discover resources and materials that can help cultivate a healthy learning environment for students diverse in a variety of ways, including by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Targeted toward K-8 students, the lessons are suited to more than personal finance and economics courses including social studies, history, or geography classes.
Episode 13: Free Online Resources for Middle and High School Educators
Explore new online resources including, online courses and videos, classroom-ready activities, and more. The featured resources cover a variety of economics and personal finance concepts such as consumers, producers, human capital, saving, and spending.
Episode 12: What Research Says Students Don't Know about Personal Finance
Research shows that students know some personal finance before taking a course on the subject, but have little prior knowledge on some personal finance topics. The gaps provide opportunities to increase students' knowledge. To help you, we feature free, classroom-ready resources from around the Federal Reserve System.
Episode 11: Something New, Something New: Resources for Elementary and Middle School Educators
Recharge your elementary and middle school classrooms with engaging ways to teach economics and personal finance using new standards-based materials from several Federal Reserve banks.
Episode 10: Getting to Know the Fed: Teaching about the Federal Reserve
Learn about classroom resources that you can use to engage your students as they learn about the Federal Reserve and what it does.
Episode 9: Personal Finance Resources for the High School Classroom
Learn about the many resources from the Federal Reserve you can use in your high school classroom to teach personal finance.
Episode 8: Developing "Kidpreneurs" with Resources for Elementary Educators
Equip yourself with engaging ways to teach entrepreneurship using resources from several Federal Reserve banks. The featured resources will cover a variety of entrepreneurial concepts such as consumers, producers, price and risk. They will also help students hone their problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity skills.
Episode 7: Teaching Fiscal and Monetary Policy
High school social studies teachers, are you looking for some great resources for your economics and government courses to help your students understand fiscal and monetary policy? Economic education experts point you to a variety of materials to enhance your instruction and better engage your students.
Episode 6: College and Career Resources
Middle and high school teachers, learn about resources that you can use to teach about exploring careers, investing in human capital, saving for college, completing the FAFSA form, navigating financial aid, and more.
Episode 5: Elementary Economic Education with Children's Books
Are you an elementary teacher looking for literacy resources that will allow you to teach personal finance and economics? This webinar is designed to connect you with resources for teaching economics and personal finance to children pre-K through 6th grade.
Episode 4: Resources for Teaching History and Economics
This webinar feature resources that can be used to integrate history and economics in high school classrooms.
Episode 3: Learn to Link to Your Econ Ed Resources
Economic education experts will point you to a variety of free materials to enhance your teaching of personal finance content and to better engage your students.
Episode 2: Resources for Teaching Money and Banking in High School Classrooms
High school educators who teach about money and banking in economics, U.S. history or AP U.S. history courses will find this webinar useful, which suggests key resources from the Federal Reserve System.
Episode 1: Resources for Teaching High School Economics Courses
Presenters from the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia, and St. Louis introduce FederalReserveEducation.org and feature resources that can be used to teach high school economics classes.
Teachers: Learn even more about our resources with the Econ Lowdown Webinar Series.