MICHIGAN COUNCIL ON ECONOMIC EDUCATION

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SUMMER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEACHERS


Multiple Dates
Virtual

VIRTUAL PD
Join live sessions, find support, and collaborate with the community of teachers.

CERTIFICATION COURSES
Become NGPF Certified in personal finance topics by taking a 5-week course.

ON-DEMAND
Try new PD opportunities that can be completed on your own time.



June 28 & 29
Noon-4:30pm
Virtual

FEDERAL RESERVE ECONOMIC EDUCATION INSTITUTE

High school teachers, would you like to access no-cost, award-winning tools that track student progress? Register for this free June 28-29 workshop. (This event is also great for community college educators!)

Federal Reserve Economic Education specialists will demonstrate infographics, activities and more that you can use—whether teaching in-person or virtually. By attending, you will:

  • Get a certificate of attendance and up to 8 SCECH.
  • Enjoy personalized instruction from econ education specialists with classroom teaching experience.
  • Access new infographics and activities to teach tough economics concepts, like taxes and markets and price controls.
  • Get a guided tour of Econ Lowdown learning modules, video, audio and readings with Q&As.
  • Participate in a demonstration of current economic events materials focusing on the role of government.
  • Discover online economic decision-making tools for college and career planning.
  • See ways to teach economic indicators and how you can easily get up-to-date data.
  • Learn about the Fed, including resources and tours available across the country.

Please sign up by 5 p.m. Central, June 25. Your registration enables you to attend both sessions, June 28 and 29.

Questions about the content? Contact Eva Johnston at the St. Louis Fed, eva.k.johnston@stls.frb.org.



July 12 & 13
2pm-5pm
Virtual

PERSONAL FINANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE

Title: Personal Finance Essentials

Description: This session will provide you with resources to support student comprehension. The delivery and modeling will follow a logical sequence from decision making and goal setting to more targeted themes like understanding credit and financial investing. You will also be introduced to popular Ed-Tech resources that will elevate your instruction and add texture to this essential content.



July 14 & 15
2pm-5pm
Virtual

MICROECONOMICS SUMMER INSTITUTE

Title: Microeconomics and Energy Infrastructure

Description: Drawing from the overarching theme of energy infrastructure, we will explore a broad overview of major microeconomics topics. We will examine how markets work, discuss the interaction of supply and demand, how the government intervenes in markets, and how the concept of elasticity relates to consumption and business production. Further discussion will examine the interaction of consumers and business firms in our economy as we analyze consumer theory, various types of business organizations, and competitive market structures. Throughout the course, you will also be introduced to powerful digital formative assessment apps and games to use in your classes and discuss dynamic lesson plan ideas and learning activities that will make the topics come alive for your students.




July 15 & 16
11am-2pm
Virtual

MACROECONOMICS SUMMER INSTITUTE

Title: Engaging Activities to Help Students See the Big Picture

Description: In this session, we will discuss a range of topics like: cost and benefits of recent stimulus packages, how the recession has affected marginalized groups, and the K shaped recovery. Discussions will be rounded out with fun ways you can source relevant news stories to teach and resources for the classroom.



July 13
8:30am-3:15pm
Lambeau Field

ECONOMIC EPISODES IN AMERICAN HISTORY

The event includes instruction and examples for incorporating economic lessons into American History-related curriculum for middle and high school levels, based on the text Economic Episodes in American History, Second Edition. Breakfast and lunch are provided during the workshop at Lambeau Field.

Participants will receive 20 complimentary classroom copies of the Economic Episodes in American History, Second Edition textbook to be shipped following the program. Each attendee will receive an initial copy at the workshop.

A one-night stay (Monday, July 12th, 2021 with checkout on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021) in a Double Queen Suite (or other, as available) at Tundra Lodge Resort in Green Bay, WI. Waterpark passes are included. Please consult hotel website for waterpark hours, rules and other amenities.



July 1 - August 1
Virtual

KEYS TO FINANCIAL SUCCESS

Interested in teaching your own high school personal finance class? Ready to retool the existing financial literacy experience you provide to your students?

This online professional development program acquaints educators with the 47-lesson Keys to Financial Success high school personal finance program. Over 32 days, participants will work at their own pace through interactive and video modules that acquaint them with the Keys curriculum. All participants will attend five one-hour Zoom sessions with our staff to be held July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, and July 29.

Zoom Sessions: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2021; 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET

Credit: 30 SCECH



August 2, 2021
Virtual

CONVERSATION WITH THE CHAIR: A VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING

Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome H. Powell will host a town hall meeting with educators from across the country on August 2, 2021. The educators will join the Chair at 4 p.m. ET virtually via webcast throughout the country. The Chair will respond to questions from participants across the nation.



Thank you to Comerica Bank and State Farm for sponsoring our inaugural class of 50 high schools girls currently becoming the the CFO of their lives in our 7 week after school program!


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Check back in August for 2021-22 school year competition dates.


SPRING 2021

3/8/2021 - 5/28/2021

4/5/2021 - 6/4/2021


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 STATE CHAMPIONS


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Courses will be held over a 5 week period in efforts to accommodate fall schedules. Each course will have a single 2-hour session per week, culminating in 10 total hours. Exams will be taken during the exam window.


10 Michigan SCECH available for educators who complete NGPF Certification Courses

To receive an NGPF Certification, you must successfully complete a 10 hour course-- 9 hours of Professional Development and a 1 hour course completion exam. Courses are currently available in the following topic areas.


Investing

This course emphasizes vocabulary, content knowledge and NGPF resources for instructional use. During the first 3 prerequisite sessions, participants will build the foundational understanding of: the value of investing early and often, compounding returns, stocks, bonds, funds, and risk management. Then participants will build upon this in the final 6 sessions to understand behavioral finance, and 21st century relevant investing strategies and tools for investing!

Credit

In this course, participants will walk through the major aspects of credit, loans, and debt management. We will start with an overview of the history of credit from a cross-curricular lens. Then we will build our foundation of credit essentials as we move towards the complexities of the United States crediting system, common pitfalls, and current trends!

Banking & Budgeting

During this course, participants will cover essential strategies and tools for successfully banking and budgeting. Throughout the 9 session course, sessions will focus on Online Banking, Overdraft Fees, Budgeting Strategies, Types of Savings Accounts, Negotiating for a Car and more!

Insurance

This course will cover many facets of insurance from Renters insurance, to Homeowners insurance, to Health Insurance. Educators will walk away with a working knowledge of insurance types and forms.

Taxes

During this course, participants will cover fundamental concepts in the Taxes curriculum. Learn up to date information about the tax process, forms, and activities.

Paying for College

In this course, participants will investigate the financial aid process. Sessions will focus on college pricing, the role of the FAFSA, financial aid, 529 college savings plans, student loans, financial aid offers, and more!


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ELEMENTARY


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SIGNATURE PROGRAMS

ECONOMICS CHALLENGE

Teams of four high school students compete in a series of challenging tests to demonstrate their economic understanding and reasoning skills. The Challenge matches your team’s understanding of economics with teams from other schools.

Every Michigan school district will have the opportunity to hold a preliminary first round of the Challenge online. The top teams from across Michigan will be invited to participate in a three-round State Finals competition.

PERSONAL FINANCE CHALLENGE

The Michigan Personal Finance Challenge is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of Personal Finance by competing with other students across the state. Every Michigan teacher will have the opportunity to have their students participate in the online qualifying round of the Personal Finance Challenge. The top teams from across Michigan will be invited to participate in a case study State Finals competition at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch.

$martPath

$martPath is an engaging, interactive and easy-to-use way for teachers of grades 1-8 to embed relevant and fun economic and financial education in their classrooms. Best of all, $martPath is completely free!

Developed by leading practitioners working hand-in-hand with teachers, $martPath provides simple, fun lessons that bring economic and financial education to life in your classroom. $martPath units teach students about personal financial responsibility (such as saving, prudent spending, and prioritizing needs and wants) through grade-appropriate, curriculum-aligned, interactive lessons.

Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordination effort of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. Programming covers all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning.

Summer Conference

Join us each summer for amazing professional development opportunities that focus on economic and financial literacy education. Always a great mix of learning from professionals in the field along with pedagogical tools that will impact student learning starting on day one of the next school year!

Champions Dinner

An evening to celebrate the economic education achievements of Michigan teachers and students who have excelled in the classroom and those individuals and organizations whose efforts have expanded the role of MCEE, economic education, and financial empowerment throughout the state.

Funding the Future

Gooding, The Reminders, or Carter Hulsey engage middle or high school students with a live concert, inspire with the musicians’ personal stories, and encourage critical thinking during a spirited Q&A. Students learn how to harness money as a tool to succeed, achieve dreams and change lives.


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Michigan Council on Economic Education
12642 Beresford Dr.
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

derek@michiganecon.org
Office: 248.939.4995


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