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.

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EVENT CALENDAR

    • Monday, September 28, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    In this webinar, teachers will learn how to model how to identify productive resources, barter, and trade using the popular children’s books “A New Coat for Anna” and “The Little Red Hen.” Teachers will also be given take away activities they can use immediately with students

    Presenter: Amanda Stiglbauer


    • Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    An overview on how to teach exchange rates, what causes them to fluctuate and how it effects commerce.

    Presenter: Theresa Fischer


    • Monday, October 05, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    Learn how to use activities to teach students the function of taxes in our economy, and which goods and services are provided by the government and which by private companies.

    Presenter: Julie Heath


    • Thursday, October 08, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    An overview of Chapter 1: How to Become a Millionaire.

    Financial planning may seem time consuming, and something only for adults to do, but finding out how to become a millionaire is a topic likely to spark interest in your students.

    In this session, based on Financial Fitness for Life: Chapter 1, we will demonstrate strategies to teach students self-discipline, planning and making sound choices regarding education, spending wisely and taking prudent risks. This webinar is ripe with fun and educational technology!

    Presenter: Amanda Stiglbauer


    • Thursday, October 15, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    An overview of Chapter 4: Choosing a Career.

    We will look at activities, videos, articles and projects to help students with the skills and decision making questions important for choosing a new career.

    Presenter: Matthew Gherman


    • Monday, October 19, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    Teachers will learn how to explain to their students the differences between behavioral and traditional economics in ways that will engage students in fun, exciting ways through a series of experiments and a fun video. 

    Presenter: Julie Heath


    • Thursday, October 22, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    An overview of Chapter 22: Financial Investing.

    Activities, videos, articles and advice to create lessons for teaching financial investing. This webinar will teach methods and activities to teach the taboo subject of investing to high school students and the importance of building retirement accounts young.

    Presenter: Matthew Gherman


    • Monday, October 26, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    Learn how to lead students through a town-building exercise to teach why we pay taxes, and which goods and services are provided by the government and which by private companies.

    Presenter: Julie Heath


    • Thursday, October 29, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    An overview of Chapter 12: Making Credit Choices.

    How do individuals make decisions about using credit? In this webinar, teachers will learn how to demonstrate how the economic way of thinking can be used when considering the advantages and disadvantages of using credit.

    Using hypothetical situations and the latest educational technology tools, teachers will leave with materials ready to use with students in their remote or in- person classrooms.

    Presenter: Amanda Stiglbauer


    • Tuesday, December 01, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
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    Zoom link will be emailed in a follow up email as we approach the webinar date.

    Description

    $martPath is a comprehensive, fun and free way to teach economic and financial literacy concepts to students grades 1-8. It was developed by the University of Cincinnati Economic Center to cover required core standards for each specific level.

    Presenter: Derek D'Angelo


    • Thursday, December 03, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
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    Description

    An overview of Chapter 21: There’s No Free Lunch in Investing.

    Risk is inherent in all investments: some cannot be controlled, others can be managed. The key is to develop a risk-reward ratio with which you are comfortable.

    The greater the risk, the higher the potential reward. Given that relationship, there is no free lunch in investing. Investors who choose low risk may earn meager returns. Investors who seek higher returns through high-risk investments may suffer big losses.

    In this lesson, learn about five types of risk and frequently-used investment vehicles.

    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


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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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