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Intersections: Fall 2006

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Economics in Action: Greatest Hits for Teaching High School Economics

Registration Deadline: October 11, 2006

When Where

October 17, 2006
4:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
7th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106

November 1, 2006
4:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

November 15, 2006
4:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

What: This three-evening professional development program introduces educators to a series of simulations, role-playing activities, group activities, and classroom demonstrations designed to effectively teach high school students about economic concepts. Taught by Federal Reserve economic education specialists, this program emphasizes active- and collaborative-learning teaching methodologies that help high school educators meet state and national standards in social studies and economics.

Prerequisites & Requirements: There are no prerequisites for this program. Open to grades 7-12 educators.

Cost: There is a $25 registration fee payable by credit card at time of registration. Your registration fee includes dinner at each session and a copy of the National Council on Economic Education’s Economics in Action: 14 Greatest Hits for Teaching High School Economics lesson book. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. The registration fee is nonrefundable after the registration deadline.

Credit: Upon completion of all three sessions, teachers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware will receive seven professional development hours in their respective states.


9th Annual Hot Topics in Economics

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2006

WHEN WHERE

October 25, 2006
4:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
10 Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106

What: This one-evening professional development program, co-sponsored by the Temple University Center for Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, introduces teachers to timely topics in economics and personal finance during three 45-minute presentations from Federal Reserve economists, economic education specialists, and outside speakers.

Prerequisites & Requirements: There are no prerequisites for this program. Open to grades K-12 educators.

Cost: There is a $10 registration fee payable by credit card at time of registration. Your registration fee includes dinner and all program materials. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. Registration fee is nonrefundable after the registration deadline.

Credit: Upon completion of the program, teachers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware will receive 2.5 professional development hours in their respective states.


Making Sense of Money and Banking: A Course for Educators

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will offer its five-day “Making Sense of Money and Banking” course July 16 to 20, 2007. The course is taught by Federal Reserve economists and economic education specialists and covers money, banking, and the Federal Reserve System. Emphasis is placed on active- and collaborative-learning teaching methodologies and curricula for teaching about money, banking, and the Federal Reserve in the K-12 classroom. Participants receive 30 hours of professional development credit in their respective states. Registration opens in January 2007. 

For more information about all of these programs, contact:
Dr. Andrew T. Hill, Economic Education Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
andrew.hill@phil.frb.org.

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