Five Reasons to Attend our Summer Conference

In anticipation of this year’s Conference on Teaching Economics and Personal Finance, scheduled for August 5 and 6 at the University of Minnesota’s Continuing Education and Conference Center, we’re taking a look at five highlights on this year’s agenda – aka: our “Five Reasons to Attend the Summer Conference”!
1. Check out new publications. At our sessions on Focus: High School Economics, participants will dive into this new publication and receive a free copy. Focus: High School Economics highlights key economic concepts needed to succeed in the real world, and includes lots of active-learning instructional activities.
2. Learn how to incorporate economics into other subjects. Day one has a special track just for elementary teachers, where you can learn how to incorporate economics into teaching US History, Minnesota History, Ancient Civiliations, and American Geography.
3. Learn from experts at the Federal Reserve Bank. Representatives from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Minneapolis will present on topics like personal finance, decision making, and monetary policy. We’ll also have a special session that explores Minnesota’s Regional Outlook.
4. Share with other teachers during our Round Table Discussions. On day two, we’ll have four dedicated roundtable sessions for teachers looking to share lessons, units, and tools in economics and personal finance. These sessions will cover teaching at many different experience levels.
5. Say a fond “farewell” to Professor Curt Anderson. Professor Anderson, UMD Center Director and MCEE course instructor, is retiring after 35 years of teaching economics! Celebrate with him as he shares some parting thoughts on teaching economics and personal finance as our keynote speaker.
Ready to register? Visit our website to do so today. If you can only make one day – don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – one day registration is available this year for $50! Registration for the full conference is $90.