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.
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Professional Development Workshop
Local teachers help present at the Teaching Economics Through Children’s Literature (K-2) workshop at the St. Louis Fed's Louisville Branch. Teachers earned professional development credit while learning new lessons to teach economic concepts to elementary students using popular children’s books. Here, the teachers wear paper chef hats and make cookies out of Play-Doh as they learn the lesson which accompanies the book Mr. Cookie Baker, which teaches about resources: capital, human and natural. From left: Erin Yetter, [former] senior economic education specialist; Melissa Stebbins, Field Elementary School; Michele Halstead, Dunn Elementary School; Erin Dunlap, Hartstern Elementary School; and Tonya Trumbo, Waller-Williams Environmental School. June 14, 2017.