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Intersections: Spring 2007

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Mathematics and Economics for the Elementary Classroom

Registration Deadline: July 25, 2007

WHEN WHERE

August 7, 2007
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904

August 9, 2007
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Pennsylvania Office of Financial Education
17 North Second Street, Suite 1300
Harrisburg, PA 17101

August 14, 2007
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Carnegie Library Center
35 S. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401

What: This one-day professional development program introduces elementary school educators to economic concepts and how to teach them through mathematics. Participants will be taken through a series of simulations, role-playing activities, group activities, and classroom demonstrations. Taught by Federal Reserve economic education specialists, this program emphasizes active- and collaborative-learning teaching methodologies that help elementary school teachers meet state and national standards in mathematics, social studies, and economics.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this program. Open to grades 3-8 educators.

Cost: There is a $20 registration fee payable by credit card at time of registration. Your registration fee includes breakfast and lunch and a copy of the National Council on Economic Education’s Mathematics and Economics, Grades 3-5 lesson book. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. Registration fee is nonrefundable after the registration deadline.

Credit: Upon completion of the one-day program, teachers will receive six professional development hours in their respective states.


Economics in Action: Greatest Hits for Teaching High School Economics

Registration Deadline: July 25, 2007

WHEN WHERE

August 8, 2007
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904

August 10, 2007
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Pennsylvania Office of Financial Education
17 North Second Street, Suite 1300
Harrisburg, PA 17101

August 15, 2007
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Carnegie Library Center
35 S. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401

What: This one-day 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: There are no prerequisites for this program. Open to grades 7-12 educators.

Cost: There is a $20 registration fee payable by credit card at time of registration. Your registration fee includes breakfast and lunch 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. Registration fee is nonrefundable after the registration deadline.

Credit: Upon completion of the one-day program, teachers will receive six professional development hours in their respective states.


Making Sense of Money and Banking: A course for Educators

Registration Deadline: July 2, 2007

WHEN WHERE

July 16 - 20, 2007
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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

What: This five-day course, taught by Federal Reserve economists, economic education specialists, and staff from the state centers for economic education, covers money, banking, and the Federal Reserve System. It will include sessions on the history of central banking and how to choose a good economics lesson. Participants will also visit the sites of early central banking, which are part of Independence National Historical Park. Emphasis is placed on active- and collaborative-learning teaching methodologies and curricula for teaching money and banking in the K-12 classroom.

Prerequisites & Requirements: There are no prerequisites for this program. Open to K-12 educators. Participants are required to attend all five days.

Cost: There is a $50 registration fee payable by credit card at the time of registration. Your registration fee includes breakfast and lunch each day and all course materials. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. The registration fee is nonrefundable after the registration deadline.

Credit: Teachers who complete all five days of the program will receive 30 professional development hours in their respective states. OPTION: For a tuition fee, teachers may register with a partner institution to receive graduate credit.

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