The economic education specialists at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis provide economic and personal financial education outreach to K-16 educators. In addition to developing award-winning online courses, podcasts, and a variety of other resources for K-16 educators to use in their classrooms, specialists also offer professional development and in-service programs for educators to improve their understanding of economic and personal finance content.
Federal Reserve, Gov. Bevin Commemorate Kentucky Saves Week
Nikki Jackson, left, regional executive of the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, meets with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and Erin Yetter, a senior economic education specialist at the Branch. The three gathered in Bevin’s office Feb. 23, 2016, for the governor’s signing of a Kentucky Saves Week proclamation.
On the same day, the Kentucky Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy awarded the student winners of its Picture Yourself Wealthy poster contest. Four first- place winners each received a $50 prize from the Branch. Yetter serves as the 2016 president of the coalition.
Adding Economics to STEM
Dozens of girls from area high schools attended the E-STEM Women at Work event Sept. 29, 2015, at the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Erin Yetter (pictured), senior economic education specialist, included economics in discussions about science, technology, engineering and math. Twenty-eight juniors and seniors attended from Jefferson Town, Assumption and Central high schools and from Mercy Academy.
In addition to Yetter, the students listened to guest speakers:
By the end of the day, some of the girls expressed interest in pursuing E-STEM careers, Yetter said. "It was a really good day."
Fed staff is available for professional development events at your school or in your district. Whether you are seeking a one hour or a full-day professional development experience, we can provide resources and instruction in personal finance and/or economics. As always, Fed workshops and resources are free of charge. Professional development workshops are limited to the Eighth District. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.