Economics Across the Curriculum

Registration for this workshop is closed.

Workshop dates:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Location:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza
Broadway and Locust Street
St. Louis, Mo. 63102 (map it)

A history class used data on babysitting wages and movie ticket prices to study inflation. A Spanish class learned about supply and demand by recreating a South American marketplace.

Those are some of the ways teachers put into practice what they learned and developed at this workshop. Experts in economics and economic education help high school teachers—of math, English, foreign language, history, government, and geography—better understand macroeconomic content and find ways to make learning it fun.

The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), Econ Illinois and the St. Louis Fed offer the program, which has content aligned to national standards and the latest teaching methods.

When you complete the online work prior to the program and complete all three days of the program and online work, you will leave with:

  • A USB drive with all workshop materials, including the demonstrated lesson plans and additional ideas;
  • A critiqued lesson plan idea you can use in your classroom;
  • A certificate for 45 hours of CEUs/CPDUs provided free from the St. Louis Fed, or for Illinois teachers, based on the state formula, 33 PDHs (CPDUs) from the Illinois State Board of Education—also free of charge;
  • An opportunity to earn a $500 stipend provided by AIER for field-testing your lesson idea in your classroom during the fall/winter semester.

If you are interested in receiving 3 graduate or 3 graduate in-service credits from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), you MUST register for the program through the St. Louis Fed and register separately for MCLA credit by clicking on this link and completing the appropriate form http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=kll5d4dab&oeidk=a07edmbl5dof4f70aea. There is a fee for the credits, which you will pay directly to MCLA.

Breakfast, lunch, and validated parking will be provided each day.

AIER has partnered with the Missouri Athletic Club (http://mac-stl.webhotel.microsdc.us/) for room reservations ($115-$125) as part of the "AIER Teachers Conference" group. The Missouri Athletic Club is within walking distance of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The group rate for the rooms will not be available after May 29.

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Questions? Contact Mary Suiter at mary.c.suiter@stls.frb.org.