October: Econ Ed Month
Teacher Professional Development WebinarsMinnesota licensed teacher registrants who attend the webinar sessions live will receive a $25 gift card. *Excludes National & other council webinars.
Empower your classroom with a comprehensive understanding of the new 6-8 Economics standards from Brittany Rawson-Haeg, Social Studies Content Specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education, followed by an exploration of fresh, standards-aligned resources meticulously created or handpicked by MCEE.
The Federal Reserve of St. Louis has free resources available for teachers to help them with lessons on economics and personal finance. In this session senior economic education specialist, Dr. Peate, will showcase EconLowdown lessons that are aligned with the new Minnesota state standards. Dr. Peate will showcase award-winning online, auto-graded assignments and active learning lessons to bring economics and personal finance concepts to life.
The Minnesota Council on Economic Education (MCEE) partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to create the curriculum Making Personal Finance Decisions. The lessons are grounded in economic concepts and decision-making, with core principles that have students identifying and evaluating options and considering trade-offs and opportunity costs in personal finance actions. And, as in all resources developed by MCEE and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the lessons are highly interactive, teaching personal finance concepts through simulations and hands-on activities.
Would you like your personal finance curriculum to be inclusive and resonate with every student? Discover ways to make personal finance education more fair and relatable for a diverse range of learners, ensuring that all students can benefit. Join the Minnesota Council on Economic Education Master Teacher, James Redelsheimer to gain insights into crafting lessons that are culturally relevant, along with practical examples to enhance your current curriculum.
Economics has a lot to offer when it comes to policy debates. Join us to learn about how to bring economic theory to life by showing how it relates to one of the biggest environmental issues of the day – climate change. This year’s conference will focus on how economics can help students feel empowered to tackle the challenges of climate change. National experts will provide cutting-edge research as well as lessons that integrate climate science and economics.
Participate in an exciting webinar featuring lesson resources and activities from the Fed suitable for both virtual and in-person classes. Discover the Fed’s new and popular lesson, What Makes a Community. The resources presented in the webinar align with Minnesota's new economic standards and several incorporate Minnesota Language Arts standards. These resources aim to equip students with the fundamental skills of effective decision-making and foster their understanding of the significant role economics plays in every aspect of our lives.
After a quick introduction to the Federal Reserve and what it does for the economy, we'll take a look at the most recent info about how our country's economy is doing. We'll pay special attention to the Federal Reserve's two big goals: making sure there are plenty of jobs available and keeping prices steady (that's all about controlling inflation). Plus, we'll find out what surveys are telling us about how the economy might do in the near future.
October 19 | 10:45-11:45 AM CST | Grade K-6 | In-Person at Saint Paul RiverCentre, MEA Conference | *MCEE Presenter
Explore a collection of K-6 classroom-ready lessons based on books written by BIPOC authors and aligned with the new MN Economics standards and benchmarks. Book titles and grade-level lessons include Same, Same but Different (Kindergarten); We Are Water Protectors (1st Grade); Indra Nooyi (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).
Participate in an exciting webinar featuring lesson resources and activities from the Fed suitable for both virtual and in-person classes. The resources presented align with Minnesota's new economic standards and aim to help students understand the significant role economics plays in every aspect of our lives.
In this interactive session we will explore what economics can teach us about the political process. From understanding what motivates politicians to understanding why many people choose not to vote, economics can help shed some light on some seemingly confusing behavior such as nonvoting. Applications to civics, government and economics courses will help teachers build lesson plans that engage students and explore electoral issues in a new way.
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has released a Commissioner Approved Draft of the revised social studies state standards. Join us to learn about the roll out and how to incorporate the updated standards into your curriculum.