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

    • Thursday, April 09, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Description

    As students graduate high school and begin to experience living independently, many still lack rudimentary knowledge of personal financial concepts. An in depth analysis of credit and its impact on one’s financial future. Lessons will also cover credit reports and FICO scores.

    Presenter: Doug Young

    • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Description

    A look at stocks vs. bonds, risk assessment and the importance of understanding inflation vs. interest rates and rates of return.


    • Thursday, April 23, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Description

    An introduction to the six core principles of economics, applying them to making choices with respect to credit and loan options, and linking those choices to different levels of financial comfort and security.

    Presenter: Tawni Hunt-Ferrarini

    • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Description

    Teachers will learn how differentiate types of bank accounts and products.

    • Thursday, May 07, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Description

    The first few days are crucial in establishing the importance of studying economics. This webinar will model best practices in teaching what economics is all about, scarcity, and the differences between micro and macroeconomics. PowerPoint presentations and a variety of activities will be shared. Teachers will have the opportunity to discuss their favorite activities relating to scarcity, productive resources, and micro and macro economics.

    Presenter: Amanda Stiglbauer


    • Thursday, May 14, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Description

    This webinar will focus on interactive, fun approaches to teaching opportunity cost, marginal analysis, and comparative advantage. Many of the activities presented build student interest and engagement by using food and other hands-on learning activities! Teachers will have the opportunity to discuss their favorite activities and best practices in teaching these important economic concepts.

    Presenter: Amanda Stiglbauer


    • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Description

    We will examine the basic theories of Adam Smith and J Keynes as they relate to the circular flow model and see how the various economic systems answer important economic questions. We will look at the global economy and understand the challenges to free trade. Furthermore, we will discuss circular flows and understand resources and products in markets with government or very little government.

    Presenter: Theresa Fischer


    • Thursday, May 28, 2020
    • 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


    • Thursday, May 28, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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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, June 23, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Detroit, MI
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    MCEE and The Federal Branch of Chicago - Detroit Branch will be hosting a 2-day summer conference in 2020. Day 1 will be earlier in June on a date TBD to integrate with a special auto show event. Day 2 will be hosted at the Federal Reserve on June 23. 7 SCECH available.

    Interested in more summer PD? Return to the Federal Reserve on June 24 -25 for FinCamp PLUS with our friends at NGPF. Included with registration will be a hotel stay in downtown Detroit on the nights of June 23 and June 24. 12 SCECH available.



    • Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • Detroit, MI
    • 59

    MCEE and The Federal Branch of Chicago - Detroit Branch will be hosting a 2-day summer conference in 2020. Day 1 will be earlier in June on a date TBD to integrate with a special auto show event. Day 2 will be hosted at the Federal Reserve on June 23. 7 SCECH available.

    Interested in more summer PD? Return to the Federal Reserve on June 24 -25 for FinCamp PLUS with our friends at NGPF. Included with registration will be a hotel stay in downtown Detroit on the nights of June 23 and June 24. Limited rooms available, register early. 12 SCECH available.

    Apply for FinCamp Plus

    • Application deadline is Friday, April 3, 2020
    • Educators will be notified of their application status by Friday, May, 1, 2020
    • Each FinCamp PLUS is free to attend, with NGPF providing 2 nights accommodation at the FinCamp PLUS location and all meals for the duration of the FinCamp PLUS
    • Educators are responsible for all travel arrangements to the FinCamp PLUS and any parking charges
    • Educators who are selected to attend a FinCamp PLUS will be required to pay a $50 deposit to confirm their attendance. This deposit will be refunded after attendance at the FinCamp PLUS



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Contact Information:
Michigan Council on Economic Education
41500 Gardenbrook
Novi, MI  48375


derek@michiganecon.org
Office: 248.939.4995


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