MICHIGAN COUNCIL ON ECONOMIC EDUCATION

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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.

PARTNER PD


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
    • Saturday, April 24, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)


    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://lindenwood.zoom.us/j/99988660039?pwd=bTQvdFpJcUdyY0N1b1J5c3dZbDMvQT09

    Meeting ID: 999 8866 0039

    Passcode: 828308

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    ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE

    $100 STIPEND
    20 COPIES OF THE TEXT
    4 SCECH
    AMAZING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITH THE AUTHORS OF THE BOOK

    ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 45 TEACHERS

    Teaching Economics in American History

    Session Topics

    How Can Economics Illuminate History? An Introduction to the Economic Way of Thinking (Chapter 1)

    Why Did the Colonists Succeed Economically without Finding Gold and Silver? (Chapter 2)

    Why Did a Mild Recession in 1929 Become the Great Depression of the 1930s? (Chapter 20)

    Hard Currency or Cross of Gold? (Chapter 14)

    Who Desegregated Major League Baseball: Jackie Robinson or Adam Smith? (Chapter 25)

    Session Agenda


    • Saturday, April 24, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    Register


    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://lindenwood.zoom.us/j/99988660039?pwd=bTQvdFpJcUdyY0N1b1J5c3dZbDMvQT09

    Meeting ID: 999 8866 0039

    Passcode: 828308

    click the image for more information about the book

    ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE

    $100 STIPEND
    20 COPIES OF THE TEXT
    4 SCECH
    AMAZING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITH THE AUTHORS OF THE BOOK

    Teaching Economics in American History

    Session Topics

    How Can Economics Illuminate History? An Introduction to the Economic Way of Thinking (Chapter 1)

    Why Did the Colonists Succeed Economically without Finding Gold and Silver? (Chapter 2)

    Why Did a Mild Recession in 1929 Become the Great Depression of the 1930s? (Chapter 20)

    Hard Currency or Cross of Gold? (Chapter 14)

    Who Desegregated Major League Baseball: Jackie Robinson or Adam Smith? (Chapter 25)

    Session Agenda


    • Monday, April 26, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    Register Here

    Description

    Have you ever considered using podcasts to teach economics?

    After this webinar, walk away with a better understanding of how to integrate podcasts into virtual or in- person classrooms, as well as a list of interesting, up to date episodes with content inspiration for lesson ideas.

    Presenter: North Carolina Council on Economic Education

    • Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 5:35 PM (EDT)
    Register Here

    Description

    To understand the psychology of the modern consumer and to grasp where they might be heading next, you have to know how they got here. If you fell asleep in 1945 and woke up in 2021, you would not recognize the world around you.

    In this workshop we will cover:

    How do people think about money? ● How do people feel about spending and saving? ● How has our comfort level with debt changed? ● How have our expectations of equity changed? ● How did the consumer become the driver of the economy? ● How have our politics been influenced by the reaction to these changes?

    We will also explore the influence of Amazon on how we consume today.

    Presenter: Brett Burkey

    • Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    Register Here

    Description

    In this session, discuss commonly proposed policies that attempt to provide solutions for gender inequality and examine how economic freedom impacts women, and their overall well-being, around the world.

    Presenter: Joseph Difiglia

    • Thursday, April 29, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    Register Here

    Description

    Learn intermediate skills using Nearpod, an interactive, EdTech tool. We will teach you how to use features like reporting functions to download data that shows student progress and more! Engage students with additional activities, and dive into using Nearpod features not demonstrated in the Beginner session in August.

    Nearpod can be used on tablets, laptops and mobile devices, in real time.

    Presenter: Dr. Ruben Rivera

    • Thursday, April 29, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    Register Here

    Description

    Have you ever considered using podcasts to teach personal finance?

    After this webinar, you will walk away with a better understanding of how to integrate podcasts into virtual or in- person classrooms, as well as a list of interesting, up to date episodes with content inspiration for lesson ideas.

    Presenter: North Carolina Council on Economic Education

    • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • https://zoom.us/j/93149653944?pwd=YVYzdTZoK1lpNTEza3ZUTG5Leks3UT09
    Register

    Teacher Night at the Fed-Remote

    Join Derek D'Angelo, Martin Lavelle, Katherine Nelson, and Leslie McGranahan, VP and Director of Regional Research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for a look at fiscal and monetary policy in the COVID era. Derek will share lessons to use in your classroom, while Leslie will discuss the fiscal stimulus, and Martin will update the impacts of both as we track the pandemic economy and recovery.

    $20 Amazon gift card to the first 40 teachers who register, attend, and complete the survey at the end of the event.

    Attendees must pre-register.

    2 SCECH credits available for attending.

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://zoom.us/j/93149653944?pwd=YVYzdTZoK1lpNTEza3ZUTG5Leks3UT09



    • Wednesday, May 05, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    Register Here

    Description

    During National Teacher Appreciation week, CNBC will partner with the Council for Economic Education and Next Gen Personal Finance to present a virtual teacher’s lounge where financial experts will be in session to offer answers to teachers’ most pressing personal finance questions.

    CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson will moderate a discussion with financial and education experts about the most effective ways to implement personal finance education in schools and facilitate a Q&A session where teachers will receive personalized financial guidance from the panel of experts that will move them to the head of the class.

    This event is part of Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow - CNBC's financial education initiative in partnership with Acorns, the financial wellness app. Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow. is dedicated to helping every American make smarter decisions about how they save, spend, invest and protect their money. Our goal is to make sure all Americans - of every income level and ability, racial and ethnic background and gender orientation - have access to information, strategies and advice to help make the best choices for their financial situation.

    Presenter: CNBC

    • Wednesday, May 05, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    Register Here

    Description

    Household and corporate debt played a significant role in the buildup to the last recession, and since that time, business and personal debt — student loans, credit cards etc — have grown considerably. This cycle has been repeated throughout history.

    We will look at lessons and activities that show how business and personal finance planning, along with reimagined policies, could be employed to reduce the risks of future debt, as even though borrowing and lending are tenuous by nature, they are critical to a strong economy.

    Presenter: Jay LeBlanc

    • Thursday, May 06, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    Register Here

    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

    • Thursday, May 13, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    Register Here

    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

    • Thursday, May 20, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    Register Here

    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

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

    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, June 22, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • (EDT)
    Register Here

    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

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Contact Information:
Michigan Council on Economic Education
12642 Beresford Dr.
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

derek@michiganecon.org
Office: 248.939.4995


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