October: Econ Ed Month

Teacher Professional Development Webinars

Minnesota registrants who attend the webinar live are eligible for a $25 gift card drawing taking place at the close of the webinar. *Excludes National & other council webinars.

October 1 | 10:30-11:15 AM CST | Grade K-5 | Hybrid | *MCEE Presenter

In this workshop, we'll share lessons you can use in the classroom that showcase the lives of extraordinary women using characters from the Mini Movers and Shakers children's literature series. Learn how these women used the fundamentals of economics to make a difference in the world.

St. Catherine University/MN Center for Diversity in Economics Speaker: How Globalization Shapes Inequality

October 3 | 6:00-8:00 PM CST | Grade 9-12 | CDC Rauenhorst Ballroom St. Catherine University

Income inequality has increased in most developed and developing countries since the 1980s. Was increased international trade between rich and emerging economies the main culprit? This lecture will draw on empirical evidence from a wide range of countries to discuss how trade liberalizations implemented since the 1980s shaped inequality within countries. Speaker: Dr. Nina Pavcnik, Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar

October 5 | 4:00-5:00 PM CST | Grade K-6 | Virtual | *MCEE Presenter

Explore key economic concepts and resources to bring into your K-6 classroom. You will leave this webinar with examples and curriculum to integrate into your learning environment. Come ready to learn, engage and share your best practices with the group!

October 6 | 4:00-4:30 PM CST | Grade K-8 | Virtual

Learn about two of MCEE's competitions that integrate art and economics concepts. The MCEE Poster Contest is a competition for students to express economic and personal finance concepts through an illustration, demonstrating their understanding of that topic. MCEE's Rockonomix is a competition for students to express economic concepts through the creation of a song and music video, demonstrating understanding of a chosen topic.

October 8 | 8:30am-12:30pm | Gr. 9-12 Educators | Virtual | Free Registration | $50 Stipend

The Minnesota Council on Economic Education invites you to Minn-Econ 2022: It's a New World - the Changing Landscape of Inflation and Employment. Kick-off Economic Education Month by learning from leading experts about the hottest economic issues of the day: Inflation; Supply Chain Issues; and the Great Resignation.

October 11 | 4:00-5:00 PM CST | Grade 9-12 | Virtual

What’s a dollar worth? What was “once upon a time” is not what is today or what will be tomorrow. Even with an intensive knowledge base of personal finance concepts, economic conditions can create change and challenges to consider. This session addresses inflation and its effects in the REAL world. financial literacy and the worth of a dollar. Inflation affects everyone but inflation affects individuals differently. Attend this session to delve into inquiry-based and real-world application of an impactful topic. Information text articles with lessons will be provided.

October 17 | 5:00-6:00 PM CST | Grade 9-12 | Virtual *MCEE Presenter

In this webinar teachers will learn to describe the key characteristics and significance of the Phillips Curve model; effectively implement multiple lessons to help students master the Phillips Curve; and prepare their students for AP Exam questions on the Phillips Curve.

October 18 | 4:00-5:00 PM CST | Grade 9-12 | Virtual

How does where you live influence how you live? Engage participants with primary sources documenting systemic housing discrimination; analyze the impact of discriminatory policies on racial wealth and health disparities.

October 19 | 4:00-5:00 PM CST | Grade K-5 | Virtual | *MCEE Presenter

Come and learn about the newly created, classroom-ready lesson plans based on books written by BIPOC authors. Book titles & accompanying lesson plans include Same, Same but Different (Kindergarten); We are Water Protectors (1st Grade); Daddy, What is Money? (2nd Grade); Madison's 1st Dollar (3rd Grade); Last Stop on Market Street (4th Grade); Dream Builder (5th Grade); & Harmoney & the Empty Piggy Bank (6th Grade).

October 24 | 5:00-6:00 PM CST | Grade 9-12 | Virtual *MCEE Presenter

In this webinar teachers will learn to explain how inflation is related to growth in the money supply; define and give examples of the quantity theory of money; and implement effective lessons to prepare students AP exam questions on money growth and inflation.

October 26 | 4:00-5:00 PM CST | Grade 7-12 | Virtual *MCEE Presenter

Teachers will learn the basics of how Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology work. Teachers will come away with many strategies to explain this timely topic to their students. If you're looking for easy ways to teach and answer your students' questions about crypto, this session is for you.

October 31 | 5:00-6:00 PM CST | Grade 9-12 | Virtual *MCEE Presenter

In this webinar teachers will learn to define and understand the significance of government deficits and the national debt; and implement effective lessons to prepare students for AP exam questions on deficits and the national debt.

Speaker Series: TBD

October 27 | 4:00-5:00 PM CST | Grade K-12 | Virtual

Coming Soon!