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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

    • Thursday, January 21, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
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    Description

    With everything going on, many educators are now working from home, educating students from a safe distance via online platforms. We will go over the basics of this virtual tool as well as some advanced techniques for making the most of our current, national situation.

    Presenter: Andrew Menfi

    • Monday, January 25, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
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    Description

    The issue of unlimited wants vs. limited resources has forced countries and governments to answer major questions and create systems to try and meet societies’ needs throughout history.

    Presenter: Matthew Gherman

    • Tuesday, January 26, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
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    Description

    Learning about financial literacy is more fun and accessible when a character in a children’s book is experiencing relatable situations and facing similar making decisions dilemmas.

    Classic titles such as “Uncle Jed’s Barber Shop” by Margaree Mitchell and newer titles like “Spend It!” by Cinders McLeod and “Rock, Brock and the Savings Shock” by Sheila Bair will be featured. Lessons, activities and a topical bibliography will be provided.

    Presenter: Lynne Stover

    • Thursday, January 28, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
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    Description

    Whether you are a technology novice or expert, participants will learn ways to use new and familiar tools to spice up your economics lessons. All activities shared can be scaled for both standard and Advanced Placement level economics courses.

    Presenter: Alex Lamon

    • Monday, February 01, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
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    Description

    Students can work interactively in small groups via breakout rooms or hangouts, or create their models independently, to illustrate the concepts of scarcity, trade-offs, opportunity cost, resources, growth, underemployment and underemployment.

    Learn how to engage your students with the generation of self data to mimic production-possibilities models.

    Presenter: Amanda Stiglbauer

    • Monday, February 01, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
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    Description

    Students can work interactively in small groups via breakout rooms or hangouts, or create their models independently, to illustrate the concepts of scarcity, trade-offs, opportunity cost, resources, growth, underemployment and underemployment.

    Learn how to engage your students with the generation of self data to mimic production-possibilities models.

    Presenter: Amanda Stiglbauer

    • Tuesday, February 02, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
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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, February 04, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
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    Description

    We will learn the basics of how to most effectively use Kahoot, a free, online and customizable trivia game tool that allows educators to engage their students and make learning fun.Presenter: Lynne Stover
    • Tuesday, February 09, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
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    Description

    Chapter books featuring topics such as payday loans, undocumented individuals, food insecurity and credit card debt can be used to teach meaningful lessons concerning economic themes and real life issues. Titles featured include “Merci Suárez Changes Gears” by Meg Medina, “Crenshaw” by Katherina Applegate and “Front Desk” by Kelly Yang.

    Investigate scarcity, cost- benefit analysis and comparative advantage in ways that engage older students by touching on current events, diversity and various challenges faced by different communities.

    Presenter: Lynn Stover
    • Thursday, February 11, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
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    Description

    Learn about five original, interactive activities and games that teachers of middle and high school students can use to teach essential financial literacy concepts including insurance, credit scores, earning an income, budgeting and investing. All games and activities include a full lesson plan with correlation to national standards, bellwork, procedural instructions, checks for understanding and extension ideas.

    Presenter: Megan Kirts

    • Thursday, February 18, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
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    Description

    Podcasts can be a very successful and fun teaching method for introducing current events and topics aligned to a student’s personal interests.

    Podcasts can also integrate the critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and communication skills needed in today’s world through various styles of formative and summative assessments.

    Presenter: Doug Young

    • Monday, February 22, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
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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
    • Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
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    Description

    From Philadelphia’s Yellow Fever Plague at the end of the 18th century to the fictitious epidemic in the “Hunger Games,” investigate interrelated economic concepts found in popular young adult books, such as bartering, costs & benefits and scarcity. We will also engage students by touching on current events.

    See lessons on how societies deal with allocating limited resources, how markets are affected and how governments do or don’t response to a dire situations. Featured titles include “Fever, 1793” by Laurie Halse Anderson and “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins.

    Presenter: Lynne Stover
    • Thursday, February 25, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
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    Description

    Teachers will demo games and simulations used to introduce key topics.  The presenter will provide examples, assessments and best practices for all the free tools and resources shown.  Whether you are a new teacher, or an Econ veteran, find something new for easy classroom implementation. 

    Presenter: Alex Lamon

    • Thursday, March 04, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
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    Description

    Teachers will demo games and simulations used to introduce key topics.  The presenter will provide examples, assessments and best practices for all the free tools and resources shown.  Whether you are a new teacher, or an Econ veteran, find something new for easy classroom implementation. 

    Presenter: Alex Lamon

    • Thursday, March 11, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
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    Description

    Taxation and tax preparation is a life skill.  Using Financial Fitness for Life and in collaboration with Intuit Education, we are excited to demonstrate lessons on how teachers can introduce taxation and tax preparation into classrooms. 

    This webinar focuses on teaching students how to prepare and file taxes using TurboTax by Intuit.  Learn about federal, state and local taxes, deductions, filing statuses, tax brackets and W2s.

    Presenter: Ruben Rivera

    • Monday, March 15, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 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, March 18, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    Description

    Taxation and tax preparation is a life skill.  Using Financial Fitness for Life and in collaboration with Intuit Education, we are excited to demonstrate lessons on how teachers can introduce taxation and tax preparation into classrooms. 

    This webinar focuses on teaching students how to prepare and file taxes using TurboTax by Intuit.  Learn about federal, state and local taxes, deductions, filing statuses, tax brackets and W2s.

    Presenter: Ruben Rivera

    • Thursday, March 25, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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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

    • Monday, March 29, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 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

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

    TurboTax, a product of Intuit, makes learning fun and engaging.  Taxation is a life skill and this webinar will dive deeper into tax preparation, including a brief review of Pts. 1 and 2 in this series.

    Presenter: Ruben Rivera

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

    You will learn about all of the new and exciting updates made to Financial Fitness for Life (FFFL) 9-12, 3rd Edition. This webinar will also show you how to master free educational technology simulations via Mint by Intuit software using various activities from FFFL.

    Presenter: Intuit Education

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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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