MICHIGAN COUNCIL ON ECONOMIC EDUCATION

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Michigan Council on Economic Education uses the multiplier effect to reach students through their teachers. We invest in teachers who, in turn, reach thousands of students over the course of their career. We offer professional development in economics and personal finance both face to face and through on demand platforms.

Our premier student competitions include the annual Michigan Economics Challenge sponsored by Amerisure Insurance and the Personal Finance Challenge sponsored by Michigan Credit Unions.

Each competition begins with a qualifying round held online at your convenience January through March. The top scoring teams are invited to the state finals to compete for thousands of dollars worth of scholarships and an all expense paid trip to the national finals!

STUDENT COMPETITIONS

WEBINARS

The Council for Economic Education is pleased to offer professional development webinars for teachers nationwide. The webinars cover multiple topics on how to integrate personal finance and economics in the classroom and create a fun learning experience for your students.

When you attend the webinar(s), you will leave with relevant lessons, resources and tools that can be implemented the next day. Also, Michigan teachers earn one Continuing Education Unit (SCECH) for each webinar. If you are interested, but cannot attend the live webinar, please register to get access to the archived version.

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.

CHAMPIONS DINNER

EVENT CALENDAR

    • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    This webinar takes a look at the changes in poverty over the last two hundred years and across two hundred countries. It identifies how open trade, property rights, and limited government has contributed to the marked progress on reducing poverty over recent decades.

    Presenter: Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, Plaster Professor of Economic Education, Lindenwood University

    Dr. Ferrarini is the Robert W. Plaster Professor for Economic Education at Lindenwood University and is nationally active in promoting the advancement of economic and financial literacy across the United States and around the globe. She served as the 2015 President for the National Association of Economic Educators and is known widely for her research on successfully integrating technology trends into high school and college spaces. Accolades include receiving a distinguished faculty award at Northern Michigan University and serving as a distinguished scholar on the board of the Council for Economic Education – Japan. Dr. Ferrarini has a BA in Mathematics from Southern Illinois University and a PhD in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.

    • Tuesday, May 07, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Doug Young, CEO- The Wiser Choice

    Podcasts can be a very successful and fun teaching method which introduces current events and topics which may be aligned to a student’s personal interest. Podcasts can also integrate critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and communication skills needed in today’s world through various styles of formative and summative assessments.

    • Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Matt Gherman, Edward R. Murrow H.S.

    Herbert Hoover is remembered and taught as the last of the 1920's laissez-faire Presidents. His attitude of "rugged individualism" is heavily criticized and he receives much of the blame for not doing enough during the Great Depression. However, Hoover tries many policies to help America recover. Rexford Tugwell, one of Franklin D. Roosevelt's closest advisers, admitted that many of these programs were actually the basis for the New Deal. This webinar will offer different analysis on how should Hoover be remembered?

    • Friday, May 10, 2019
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln


    • Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Doug Young, CEO- The Wiser Choice

    How can music change or impact the culture of a country? How did Western style music infiltrate the “Iron Curtain and East Germany”? What was the “Stasi,” and what role did they play in East Germany (GDR) trying to stop music’s attack on Communism?

    • Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    This webinar will examine the securitization of the U.S. mortgage market and its dire consequences as the mortgage default rate soared.

    Presenter: Kevin Morgan

    Kevin Morgan teaches Financial Literacy at Marlboro High School (NJ). Additionally, he teaches 12th Grade Economics at a district run alternative school, the RAISE Academy. In 2017, Kevin joined the Council for Economic Education Master Teacher Program.

    • Saturday, May 18, 2019
    • Monday, May 20, 2019
    • New York City, NY


    • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    With an emphasis on entrepreneurship, Lawn Boy and Diary of a Wimpy Kid are fun reads that feature tons of personal finance content.

    Students learn about investing, saving, and spending by reading about the silly mistakes made by the relatable main characters.

    Presenter: Lynne Farrell Stover

    Lynne Farrell Stover is currently a Teacher Consultant at the James Madison University Center for Economic Education. Prior to this, she spent thirty-three years in public education where she enjoyed various teaching assignments including classroom teacher, gifted education specialist, and librarian. She is the author of over fifty educational articles and eight teacher resource books including From the Big Screen to the Classroom: Using Movies to Teach in the Content Areas (Pieces of Learning, 2016).


    • Thursday, May 23, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch
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    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 and economic education throughout the state.

    6:00-6:45pm Reception
    6:45-7:30 Dinner
    7:30-9:00pm Awards Celebration


    • Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    This webinar plug into the current fascination concerning Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies. Use it to describe the key functions of money and explore the role a stable money system and sound investment play in helping people prosper and achieve financial security.

    Presenter: Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, Plaster Professor of Economic Education, Lindenwood University

    Dr. Ferrarini is the Robert W. Plaster Professor for Economic Education at Lindenwood University and is nationally active in promoting the advancement of economic and financial literacy across the United States and around the globe. She served as the 2015 President for the National Association of Economic Educators and is known widely for her research on successfully integrating technology trends into high school and college spaces. Accolades include receiving a distinguished faculty award at Northern Michigan University and serving as a distinguished scholar on the board of the Council for Economic Education – Japan. Dr. Ferrarini has a BA in Mathematics from Southern Illinois University and a PhD in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.


    • Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    • Thursday, June 20, 2019
    • Detroit, MI
    • 59
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    • Friday, October 04, 2019
    • Saturday, October 05, 2019
    • Los Angeles, CA

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Michigan Council on Economic Education
41500 Gardenbrook
Novi, MI  48375


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Office: 248.939.4995


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