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

    • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Tawni Ferrarini, Lindenwood University.

    This webinar will present a project based assignment that asks students to compare and contrast two sets of economic views on the role of government, fiscal policy and monetary policy across flourishing nations with special attention drawn to J.M. Keynes and F.A. Hayek.


    • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Doug Young, The Wiser Choice

    With college debt loan debt now exceeding credit card debt and the number of Americans filing for bankruptcy almost equaling the number of students graduating from college, educators need to add this financial literacy component into their schools.


    • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Jonathan Wolf, Fordham University.

    This webinar focuses on ways teachers can close read Malcolm X and Frederick Douglass titles to display to students how autobiographical writing can open up economic opportunities both as a manner to practice writing (a marketable skill) and as an aid in decision making, as writing about oneself can clarify their place in the world, where they would like to go and how they may best achieve their goals. Moreover, by highlighting the fact that these autobiographical texts did change the world, students will be able to see the rhetorical power that lies in writing autobiographically --- that being able to describe yourself affects the way others see you.


    • Tuesday, October 01, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Matthew Gherman, Midwood H.S.

    This webinar examines the evolution of banking in America, the creation of the Federal Reserve and a history of how the Federal Reserve used its powers of Monetary Policy to handle various economic crises in American history.


    • Wednesday, October 02, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Matthew Gherman, Midwood H.S.

    The Macroeconomics Curriculum does not include personal finance, yet there are many concepts students should learn about in economics classes before they graduate high school. This webinar teaches how to use Personal Finance as a motivation and summary technique to enhance the AP Macroeconomic curriculum, incorporate topics and build student understanding and engagement in AP Macro curriculum.


    • Friday, October 04, 2019
    • Saturday, October 05, 2019
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Alex Lamon, Livingston H.S.

    Teachers will demo and be introduced to games and simulations used to key topics. The webinar will provide examples, assessments and best practices for all the free tools and resources presented. If you are a new teacher, or an Econ veteran, there will be something new for you to take back and easily implement in your classroom.


    • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Alex Lamon, Livingston H.S.

    Teachers will demo and be introduced to games and simulations used to key topics. The webinar will provide examples, assessments and best practices for all the free tools and resources presented. If you are a new teacher, or an Econ veteran, there will be something new for you to take back and easily implement in your classroom.


    • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Matthew Gherman, Midwood H.S.

    Herbert Hoover is often taught as a laissez- faire President, whose inaction helped to usher in and worsen the Great Depression. However, Hoover’s Presidency is much more complicated, with critics ranging from he did too much to he did not do enough. This webinar examines Hoover’s handling of the Great Depression and an analysis of why this President was so polarizing.


    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Andrew Menfi, New Visions Charter School.

    How should I set up my desks? How should I grade classwork? How much homework should I assign? How often should I give a quiz? These are some of the hundreds of fundamental questions that teachers ask themselves every day. When you add them up, they have an immense impact on how the classroom functions, yet we rarely talk about them in depth. Through this webinar, gain some new potential insights on how to set up your classroom’s structures and routines


    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Matthew Gherman, Midwood H.S.

    This webinar analyzes the role slavery had in many different facets of the development of not just the Southern economy, but the entire American economy. We will evaluate to what extent slavery was entwined not just in Southern plantation wealth, but also manufacturing, textiles, banking, insurance and Westward Expansion. We will also include a contemporary Keynesian analysis of the extent of its profitability.


    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Andrew Menfi, New Visions Charter School.

    Too often we are victims of unscrupulous marketing tactics, which causes us to spend our limited resources poorly. How to identify and avoid deceitfully marketed products is a useful and engaging topic in personal finance that is often not covered in economics classrooms.


    • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Matthew Gherman, Midwood H.S.

    Should John D. Rockefeller be seen as one of America’s greatest heroes or villains? The webinar analyzes both points of view and also analyzes his and Standard Oil’s role in American history.


    • Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 1600 E. Warren Avenue. Detroit, MI 48207
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    Teacher Night at the Fed - Elementary Focus

    The event takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 5, 2019. We will have dinner followed by professional development. 2 SCECH available.




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Michigan Council on Economic Education
41500 Gardenbrook
Novi, MI  48375


derek@michiganecon.org
Office: 248.939.4995


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