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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Economic Data Posters
This classroom-ready poster shows how two free data tools—FRED® and GeoFRED®—give students the latest insights into real world employment, earnings, and education.
Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) lets anyone download, graph and track more than a quarter million U.S. and international time series from dozens of sources. GeoFRED maps that data with easily adjusted tools. Students see real world data that directly affects them.
Professional Development Workshop
Teachers from the Louisville area help present at the Teaching Economics Through Children’s Literature (K-2) professional development workshop on June 14, 2017, at the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Standing, from left: Erin Yetter, senior economic education specialist at the Louisville Branch; Melissa Stebbins, Field Elementary School; Michele Halstead, Dunn Elementary School; Erin Dunlap, Hartstern Elementary School; and Tonya Trumbo, Waller-Williams Environmental School. At this workshop, teachers earned professional development credit while learning new lessons from the St. Louis Fed 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 different types of resources – capital, human and natural.