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.

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EVENT CALENDAR

    • Monday, December 07, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    Description

    In this webinar, teachers will learn strategies and activities that promote positive discourse about reforming Social Security.

    We will investigate current challenges faced by the program that necessitate change, and evaluate the merits and limitations of potential alterations to the program.

    Presenter: Amanda Stiglbauer

    • Tuesday, December 08, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
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    Description

    How will the U.S. government and global community address the economic issues related to climate change? Which communities will be impacted the most?

    We will examine the predicted economic costs associated with the changing climate and discuss some possible government interventions and private market incentives to mitigate the consequences. Teachers will be provided with valuable resources and lesson plans to guide their students as they grapple with economic policy moving forward in the face of a changing climate.

    Presenter: Theodore Opderbeck

    • Wednesday, December 09, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
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    Description

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is hosting Building a Diverse Economics Pipeline, a free online professional development program for high school educators.

    Attendees will learn more about:

    • recent economic research from the New York Fed and the importance of diversity in economics
    • how to use the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) framework in the classroom to teach economics
    • opportunities for students to apply their skills and develop their interest in economics

    Educators who complete the entire workshop can receive 1.5 hours of Continuing Education/CTLE credit.

    Questions? Please email us at nyeconed@ny.frb.org.

    • Wednesday, December 09, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
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    Description

    In collaboration with Intuit, teachers will learn how to use TurboTax software for online or in-person learning. In addition to implementing lessons from Financial Fitness for Life, teachers will have access to a free version of TurboTax and student accounts to further explore W2s, 1099s and other tax documents.

    Presenter: Ruben Rivera

    • Thursday, December 10, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
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    Description

    The facilitator will present resources with concepts on the historical context of culturally responsive pedagogy and why we need to move in this manner in our classrooms and schools. Then we will move into what it means to work with our biases and possible prejudiced views – taking a look at ourselves. Then we will look at some theoretical and academic resources teachers may use for their own self excavation. Next, we will look at best practices for teachers to start these conversations with their students. This webinar will focus on investing in personal and professional development to improve pedagogical practices with students in K-12.

    Presenter: Marcel Mentor

    • Thursday, December 10, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
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    Description

    An overview of Chapter 2: The Economic Way of Thinking.

    The process of reasoning called “the economic way of thinking” can easily be applied to everyday life choices. Through a six point primer — “The Handy Dandy Guide” — students can learn the basics of personal finance.

    Presenter: Tawni Hunt-Ferrarini

    • Thursday, December 10, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
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    Description

    The process of reasoning that is called “the economic way of thinking.”

    It can easily be applied to everyday life choices. Through a six point primer — “The Handy Dandy Guide” — students can learn the basics of personal finance.

    Presenter: Tawni Hunt Ferrarini


    • Monday, December 14, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    Description

    Use the latest EdTech tools to teach the historical context behind this federal program by analyzing data and documents related to its creation.

    Teachers can evaluate arguments of those who supported and opposed Medicare, and dive into strategies to help students investigate potential solutions for funding.

    Presenter: Amanda Stiglbauer

    • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
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    Featuring Rebecca Patterson, Director of Investment Research Bridgewater Associates in discussion with Richard Falkenrath, Chief Administrative Officer Bridgewater Associates

    • Wednesday, December 16, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
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    Description

    Marginal Revolution University’s (MRU) 5-day curriculum — both online and in-class versions —is highly flexible, easily editable and Google doc-based.

    Easily integrates a variety of instructional technologies using four videos plus five interactive activities, to be used separately or as a complete unit.

    Students can relate the history of globalization to their own lives using the blockbuster Avengers movie, play an economics-trends guessing game on creative destruction and apply globalization’s economics and personal finance concepts to future education and career choices.

    Presenter: Cheryl Ayers

    • Thursday, December 17, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
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    Description

    In this webinar teachers will learn fundamental concepts about American free enterprise and the role of government. Teachers will gain insights on both traditional and nontraditional ways to engage students and teach rigorous pedagogical methods including the use of debates, classroom simulations, research intensive projects and more.

    Presenter: Andrew Menfi

    • Tuesday, December 22, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
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    Description

    Great lessons on owning your own business or tackling economic and personal finance questions can still work, with a remote learning model. Learn interactive online lesson plans that students can do on their own, or in breakout groups.

    Presenter: Matthew Gherman

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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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