Conference on Teaching Economics and Personal Finance

Registration is now open for MCEE's 10th Annual Conference on Teaching Economics & Personal Finance for K-12 educators will be August 1 with two post-conference workshops for high school teachers on August 2. 

The only statewide conference for secondary and elementary teachers with a focus on teaching economics and personal finance, MCEE's annual conference is two days of sharing, learning, and networking during the summer. Enhance your content knowledge and walk away with new resources, lessons, and ideas for bringing economics to life in your classroom! 

Conference, Tuesday, August 1

Elementary Teachers Programming

Join MCEE on August 1 for programming specifically developed for elementary school teachers and pre-service teachers from Professor Curt Anderson, University of Minnesota-Duluth, retired, and Geanie Channell! Curt and Geanie have been working with Economics Arkansas to develop a series of K-5 teaching guides that bundle economic concepts into 12 concept statements that tell the story of economics in a thoughtfully sequenced manner. Each durable, eight-page, fold out guide contains background and examples, an introductory activity, three reproducible activity pages with teaching notes, and extensions. Curt and Geanie will spend the day on August 1 in 4 sessions for elementary teachers presenting these new materials and guiding teachers through using them. All participants will receive a full set of guides.

Elementary educators can attend the conference for free! Mileage will be reimbursed for attendees from outside the 13-county metro area at $0.535 per mile.

Register Now - Elementary teachers, choose ticket type "Day One Only" and use code "FreeConferece" when registering.


Secondary Teachers Programming

August 1 will include morning sessions for secondary teachers and pre-service teachers and an afternoon edcamp! More information on sessions and content coming soon. The afternoon edcamp will allow conference participants to choose which topics interest you! Conference participants will spend half an hour in the afternoon creating the schedule and choosing which topics will be offered for discussion and sharing during three afternoon sessions. See a draft conference agenda with session descriptions here.

Registration for secondary teachers for August 1 is $50. 

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2017 Claudia Parliament Distinguished Lecture

We are proud to announce that the 2017 conference keynote speaker will be Julie Sweitzer, Executive Director of the College Readiness Consortium at the University of Minnesota. The CRC works in partnership with PreK-12 educators and others to increase the number and diversity of Minnesota students who graduate from high school with the knowledge, skills, and habits for success in higher education.


Post-Conference Workshops, Wednesday, August 2


MCEE is offering two post-conference all-day workshops for secondary teachers and pre-service teachers on economics and personal finance. Secondary teachers choose which workshop to attend when registering. Workshops include breakfast and lunch, 7 CEUs. There is no elementary programming on Wednesday, August 2.

High School Economics will use the Council for Economic Education publication High School Economics, 3rd Ed. to give teachers hands-on activities for teaching high school economics. MCEE Master Teachers Emily Anderson and Kris Nelson will lead this workshop. More details coming soon.

Making Personal Finance Decisions will use the curriculum of the same name originally created by MCEE and recently revised in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, that provides teachers with 20 interactive lessons in ten areas of personal finance including thinking economically, planning and tracking, earning income, paying taxes, budgeting, borrowing, and protecting. Join Scott Wolla of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and MCEE Master Teacher Jamie Shaw for this workshop that will demonstrate several of these hands-on lessons and will also share other great resources for teaching personal finance. More details coming soon.

Registration for secondary teachers for August 2 is $50. Teachers can receive a $50 stipend for attending both the conference on August 1 and the post-conference workshops on August 2. Mileage will be reimbursed for attendees from outside the 13-county metro area at $0.535 per mile attending both days. 

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Thank you to our 2017 conference sponsors.