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Thursday, October 1, 2009


Pig E. Bank Economics Workshop

Oct. 14, 2009
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Evansville, Ind.

Pig E. Bank is the lead character in the St. Louis Fed's Piggy Bank Primer lesson series, which teaches economic and financial concepts to students in grades K-4.

How to register: Contact Greg Valentine at 812-465-1610 or

Econ Camp South

Oct. 20-21, 2009
Princeton, Ind.

Econ Camp is a two-day conference for high school economics teachers. Learn about concepts identified in Indiana Economics Standards while sharing best teaching practices and promoting inclusion of economics in the high school curriculum.

How to register: Go to or contact Greg Valentine at

Great Depression Workshop

Nov. 19, 2009
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Murray, Ky.

If you teach history, economics or government, this curriculum is perfect for you. The curriculum includes six stand-alone lessons allowing teachers to select those lessons most appropriate for their students. The lessons include simulations, group work and other active strategies to engage students.

How to register: Contact Patricia Lassiter at 270-293-0284.



Fiscal Policy: What Does It Mean for the Economy and Why Does It Matter to You?

Nov. 4, 2009
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn - University of Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.

This one-day conference, designed for educators in grades 5-12, will cover the role of fiscal policy in the economy. Robert Rasche, Executive Vice President and Senior Policy Adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will provide content. Hands-on lessons and activities for teaching will be featured in breakout sessions.



Economic Summit: The Greening of the Natural State

Oct. 26, 2009
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Fayetteville, Ark.

Going Green is the topic of this summit being held for economics, business, marketing and science teachers. Teachers will hear speakers and receive lesson plans and other resources that will help them teach economics related to this topic.

How to register: Contact Julie Kerr at 501-324-8296 or



The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is partnering with the Cooperating School Districts of St. Louis to provide content via video conference for students.

In Plain English

Jan. 15, 2010
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

What is the Federal Reserve and what does it do? We can't wait to talk to your students about our nation's central bank - the Federal Reserve. Certainly you and your students have some questions. Please join us on Jan. 15.

The Great Depression

April 6, 2010

David Wheelock, Vice President and Research Economist of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will discuss the Depression, from this country's deepest, darkest days to its escape into a sound and functioning economy.

To register your classroom for a video conference:
Go to or e-mail Rebecca Morrison at

Entreprecation: Arkansas Style

Jan. 26, 2010
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mosaic Templars, Little Rock, Ark.

The topic for this workshop is African-American entrepreneurs from Arkansas. Integrate economics, Arkansas history and famous Arkansans into your lessons just in time to celebrate Black History Month in February.

How to register: Contact Julie Kerr at 501-324-8296 or

Kids, Money and Children's Literature

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Itawamba Community College - Tupelo Campus
Advanced Education Center
Tupelo, Miss.

This one-day professional development workshop is especially designed for educators in grades K-6. CEU credit will be awarded to attendees.

How to register: Call 662-620-5240 or e-mail

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