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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

    • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 7 sessions
    • Online
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    ZOOM LINK

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85703022265?pwd=VktCK1dqOVgzeC9GWlR5TkMvcEhEUT09

    We are running two sessions of Invest in Girls in the Spring of 2021. Each session will be limited to 25 high school aged girls from Michigan. The fundamentals of finance will be taught and career opportunities in the field of finance will be explored. Each week you will learn about a different personal finance topic and work with a female leader in the field of finance. Learn your money personality, all about taxes and how they will affect your paystub, budgeting, banking, credit and debit cards, credit scores, and investing.

    This session will run on Wednesdays from 4-5pm April 14 - May 26. Girls who attend at least 6 of the 7 sessions will receive a $150 stipend. If you attend all 7 sessions you will receive a bonus $50.

    Tentative Weekly Agenda

    ● CFO 1: Let’s Talk About Money
    April 14, 2021
    This workshop is designed to be a team-building introduction to the IIG program for the girls before fully immersing in financial literacy concepts.

    Focus

    • Introduction to Invest In Girls
    • Money Personalities
    • S.M.A.R.T. Goals

    ● CFO 2: You & Uncle Sam
    April 21, 2021
    This workshop is designed to teach girls thinking about taxes. Specifically: What are they? How do they work? How do you pay them?

    Focus

    • Understanding Pay Stubs
    • Types of Taxes
    • How To File Income Tax with Turbo Tax

    ● CFO 3: Budgets, Budgets, Budgets
    April 28, 2021
    This workshop is designed to teach girls about budgets and budgeting.

    Focus

    • Understanding the Elements of a Budget
    • See Examples of Budgets
    • Practice Budgeting

    ● CFO 4: Banking 101
    May 5, 2021
    This workshop is designed to teach girls about some types of bank accounts.

    Focus

    • Learning How Banks Work
    • Understanding Basic Bank Accounts
    • Learning How To Pick The Right One For You

    ● CFO 5: Credit vs Debit
    May 12, 2021
    This workshop is designed to teach girls about the differences between debit and credit cards.

    Focus

    • What Is A Debit Card?
    • How Do Debit Cards Work?
    • What Is A Credit Card?
    • How Do Credit Cards Work?
    • Picking The Right Debit & Credit Card For You

    ● CFO 6: How Credit Scores Work
    May 19, 2021
    This workshop is designed to teach girls about credit scores.

    Focus

    • What Is A Credit Score?
    • How Does A Credit Score Work?
    • How Can You Achieve & Maintain A Good Score?

    ● CFO 7: Investing Basics
    May 26, 2021
    This workshop is designed to teach girls the basics of investing.

    Focus

    • What Is A Stock?
    • What Is A Stock Market?
    • Compound Interest Calculator
    • Diversification
    • What Is An Index Fund?
    • Qualified Retirement Plans
    • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 7 sessions
    • Online
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    ZOOM LINK

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85456635815?pwd=ZnNZeFRsRnFuOS8vK29TcW9YN3J4Zz09

    We are running two sessions of Invest in Girls in the Spring of 2021. Each session will be limited to 25 high school aged girls from Michigan. The fundamentals of finance will be taught and career opportunities in the field of finance will be explored. Each week you will learn about a different personal finance topic and work with a female leader in the field of finance. Learn your money personality, all about taxes and how they will affect your paystub, budgeting, banking, credit and debit cards, credit scores, and investing.

    This session will run on Wednesdays from 7-8pm April 14 - May 26. Girls who attend at least 6 of the 7 sessions will receive a $150 stipend. If you attend all 7 sessions you will receive a bonus $50.

    Tentative Weekly Agenda

    ● CFO 1: Let’s Talk About Money
    April 14, 2021
    This workshop is designed to be a team-building introduction to the IIG program for the girls before fully immersing in financial literacy concepts.

    Focus

    • Introduction to Invest In Girls
    • Money Personalities
    • S.M.A.R.T. Goals

    ● CFO 2: You & Uncle Sam
    April 21, 2021
    This workshop is designed to teach girls thinking about taxes. Specifically: What are they? How do they work? How do you pay them?

    Focus

    • Understanding Pay Stubs
    • Types of Taxes
    • How To File Income Tax with Turbo Tax

    ● CFO 3: Budgets, Budgets, Budgets
    April 28, 2021
    This workshop is designed to teach girls about budgets and budgeting.

    Focus

    • Understanding the Elements of a Budget
    • See Examples of Budgets
    • Practice Budgeting

    ● CFO 4: Banking 101
    May 5, 2021
    This workshop is designed to teach girls about some types of bank accounts.

    Focus

    • Learning How Banks Work
    • Understanding Basic Bank Accounts
    • Learning How To Pick The Right One For You

    ● CFO 5: Credit vs Debit
    May 12, 2021
    This workshop is designed to teach girls about the differences between debit and credit cards.

    Focus

    • What Is A Debit Card?
    • How Do Debit Cards Work?
    • What Is A Credit Card?
    • How Do Credit Cards Work?
    • Picking The Right Debit & Credit Card For You

    ● CFO 6: How Credit Scores Work
    May 19, 2021
    This workshop is designed to teach girls about credit scores.

    Focus

    • What Is A Credit Score?
    • How Does A Credit Score Work?
    • How Can You Achieve & Maintain A Good Score?

    ● CFO 7: Investing Basics
    May 26, 2021
    This workshop is designed to teach girls the basics of investing.

    Focus

    • What Is A Stock?
    • What Is A Stock Market?
    • Compound Interest Calculator
    • Diversification
    • What Is An Index Fund?
    • Qualified Retirement Plans
    • Thursday, May 20, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    Learn all about comparative economic systems, categories of resources and theories of allocation. You will be empowered to design engaging activities and lessons centered on these AP concepts.

    We will discuss key learning objectives and concepts within the unit and model opportunities for students to apply their knowledge to contemporary economic and social issues.

    Teachers will also examine digital resources to use as practice tests and formative assessments.

    Presenter: Theodore Opderbeck

    • Monday, May 24, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    An overview of CollegeBoard AP Macroeconomics Course, Unit 4.

    This webinar will look at the two graphs of the banking system; the Money Market graph and the Market for Loanable Funds Graph. We will examine how the graphs, their axes and curves visualize the banking system, and who the main players of the banking system are.

    The effects of the actions of the Federal Reserve, the Federal Government, Households and Foreign Direct Investment are also related and will be demonstrated.

    Presenter: Tawni Hunt-Ferrarini

    • Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    The music industry has vastly changed, especially with advancing technology over the past decade. With the growth of technology and online streaming services, musicians and fans have changed their behavior due to different incentives and other market forces.

    Dive into the economics behind the recording industry and how a shift to an experience-based economy has morphed who the key actors are. We will also highlight the challenges faced by the industry amidst the global pandemic.

    Presenter: Susanna McConnell

    • Thursday, May 27, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    Economics teachers will gain valuable knowledge and tools centered on the topics of absolute advantage, comparative advantage, terms of trade and international exchange.

    We will explore lesson plan ideas, creative simulations, and formative assessment ideas to help reinforce these AP level topics. As a result, your students will learn to master the content and apply their knowledge to real world problems and issues.

    Presenter: Theodore Opderbeck

    • Thursday, June 03, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    This presentation provides teachers with an understanding of how rational economic decisions require an evaluation of all the costs and benefits of an alternative choices. Participants will learn how cost-benefit analysis can be used for making personal decisions and then apply their knowledge to evaluate various business decisions and government policies.

    Presenter: Kathleen Brennan

    • Monday, June 07, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    Use EdTech tools like Nearpod and Kahoot, as well as fun activities, to help students understand concepts related to fluctuations in an economy, like has happened since the beginning of the pandemic. These fiscal policy lessons can be used both in virtual and in-person teaching environments.

    Additionally, guest speaker Demetriouse Russell, CEO of Venn Diagram Partners, will provide insights into how policies that designed to build racial equity will improve the overall economy by generating greater business and leadership opportunities for Black and Brown communities.

    Presenter: Margaret Brooks

    • Monday, June 07, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    An overview of CollegeBoard AP Microeconomics course, Unit 2.

    The Full Employment Graph is the visualization of economic health — where we are vs. where we should be. This session will go over the different aspects of the graph, how it visualizes economic health and exogenous shocks. We will also discuss activities to students gain better context.

    Presenter: Mathhew Gherman

    • Tuesday, June 08, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    Cities are ever-evolving. In light of major changes brought about by the COVID 19 pandemic, what is the economic fate of our major cities? How can cities recover, adapt to a new reality, innovate and create entrepreneurship opportunities while promoting equity?

    COVID has caused massive upheaval and social change to our urban centers, particularly pertaining to economics. We will analyze these changes, discuss how they have led to some negative economic consequences and explore how they might also forge a path to an innovative, reinvigorated and more equitable urban future. Additionally, learn about creative lesson plans that encourage critical thinking and the integration of digital formative and summative assessments.

    Presenter: Theodore Opderbeck

    • Thursday, June 10, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    Demand is all around us and students act as consumers each day.

    In this webinar, teachers will learn how to leave the textbook behind and drive forward with student-centered instruction that is both relevant and interesting! Participants will learn how to help their students master the law of demand and changes in demand using EdTech tools and discussion. Teachers will also learn strategies to help prepare students for the AP Exam using AP Classroom. This webinar will feature the use of NearPod and Kahoot! applications.

    Presenter: Amanda Stiglbauer

    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    What’s worth doing, is worth doing for money… examine the law of supply and the ability and willingness of businesses to produce.

    Concepts covered will include circular flow, Supply and Demand graphing and the macroeconomic evolution of Short and Long Run Aggregate Supply.

    Presenter: Matthew Gherman

    • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • (EDT)
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    Description

    In this innovative summer institute sponsored by Georgia Pacific, participants will spend three virtual days learning more about economic concepts including opportunity cost, specialization, free enterprise, monetary and fiscal policy, entrepreneurship, and international trade. The institute will be varied, fast-paced and interactive. The program will feature a variety of guest speakers and lesson plan demonstrations conducted by award-winning master teachers. All materials used for lesson demonstrations will be provided to teachers so you can use them in your classroom immediately.

    A $300 stipend is provided for completing the program.

    Applicants must teach at a high school within a Georgia Pacific Community. To find out where Georgia-Pacific operates in Michigan: https://www.gp.com/about-us/locations/michigan 

    Presenter: Georgia Council on Economic Education
    • Wednesday, June 23, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    Learn how to use this EdTech tool that allows teachers and students to easily create beautiful, interactive video lessons that can can also be integrated right into your LMS.

    Additionally, see how EdPuzzle tracks students’ progress with hassle-free analytics.

    Presenter: Teresa Mungai

    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    Your students will realize the importance of elasticity in understanding the functions of pricing in markets and its implications for governments, industries, businesses and consumers.

    Special emphasis will be placed on simulations, motivational activities, real world applications and online formative assessments.

    Presenter: Theodore Opderbeck

    • Monday, June 28, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
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    Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

    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:

    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.

    For technical assistance during the Institute: Contact Jackie Morgan at the Atlanta Fed, Jackie.Morgan@atl.frb.org.

    • Thursday, July 01, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    Strategically integrate current events to pique students’ interest about real-world supply and demand.

    Teachers will learn fun and engaging ways to teach supply, demand, and equilibrium while also learning research-based best-practices that can be applied to future lessons. The presenter will model how to use games and videos as direct instruction tools while leveraging the latest learning platforms, as well as simple exit ticket strategies to increase students’ retention and transfer of knowledge. All resources will be freely accessible to teachers in easy-to-use, classroom-ready, Google docs, including answer keys.

    Presenter: Cheryl Ayers

    • Thursday, July 08, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    We will discuss questions that relate market concepts to students’ lives with examples like selling chocolate bars to raise money. Lessons and activities will help springboard into the more advanced rules and graphs of supply, demand and elasticity, especially in relation to the AP Macroeconomics curriculum.

    Presenter: Matthew Gherman

    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    Market structures represent a large topic of the AP Microeconomics exam, and they bring many complex graphs — but teaching market structures is fun! Teachers will be able to review the basics of kinds of economic systems.

    Presenter: Alex Lamon

    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    High school and college teachers, interested in learning how to use narrative and how to access Planet Money podcast episodes with student progress tracking? Check out this 60-minute webinar.

    You can:

    Hear the Planet Money back story from Correspondent Stacey Vanek Smith.

    Learn how to assign Planet Money podcast episodes to your students in Econ Lowdown.

    See how to create your own syllabus or customize a syllabus template to meet your classroom objectives.

    Participate in a brief Q&A period.

    This workshop is free, but registration is required by July 12. We'll email you detailed login information in an upcoming email.

    Questions? Contact Eva Johnston at eva.k.johnston@stls.frb.org.

    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    Let’s take a look at the impact of taxes, prices and output on the bigger economy. Students can see the links between consumption, production and surplus, and learn how to calculate metrics like DWL and revenue.

    Presenter: Theresa Fischer

    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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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, August 05, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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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, August 12, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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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

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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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