Economics

Inquiry & Technology: Using Modern Strategies to Inspire Young Learners


How do educators prepare students for jobs that don't exist using technologies that haven't been invented yet? Explore innovative activities and approaches that integrate inquiry and technology in primary classrooms.

Presenters: 

Colleen McGiboney, Puckett's Mill Elementary School, Dacula, GA; Cheri Nations, Puckett's Mill Elementary School, Dacula, GA

Room: 
Back Bay B
session id: 
1241
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Let's Talk about College: A Free Classroom Resource


Teachers are challenged to provide college guidance to students. Let's Talk about College, a free classroom-ready resource from the Dallas Fed, contains lessons that empower teachers to have these conversations.

Presenters: 

Princeton Williams, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dallas, TX; Lupe Edens, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - El Paso Branch, El Paso, TX; Susan Kizer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Houston Branch, Houston, TX

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1135
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Why the Gold Standard?


Let us not crucify mankind upon a cross-of-gold!"" Review the history of the gold standard, the good/bad points of inflation and the creation of the Federal Reserve. Leave with lessons!

Presenters: 

Ruth Cookson, Old Dominion University Center for Economic Education, Norfolk, VA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1092
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AP Economics: Updates, Best Practices for Test Results and C3


New engaging activity-based lessons from CEE which emphasize an ""economic way of thinking"" are showcased. Raise your teaching and skills in preparing for AP exams and C 3 framework alignments.

Presenters: 

Bruce Damasio, Towson University ( Maryland Council for Economic Education ), Towson, MD; Doug Young, Council for Economic Education, New York City, NY

Room: 
313
session id: 
1039
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Economics and Inequality in the Early Childhood Classroom


Using the interdependent pillars of sustainability as a conceptual framework, participants will explore strategies for supporting themes of sustainability, economics, and human rights in preschool and early primary classrooms.

Presenters: 

Shannon Green, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Room: 
Liberty B
session id: 
1044
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Navigating the Great Recession with the Student Economic Dashboard


A car’s dashboard describes its performance. Have students create a dashboard of economic performance for the U.S. during the Great Recession. Engage data, analyze primary sources and evaluate news stories.

Presenters: 

Princeton Williams, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dallas, TX; Stephen Clayton, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dallas, TX

Room: 
207
session id: 
1012
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Strengthen Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening through Elementary Social Studies


Ready-to-go lessons, that fully integrate Social Studies and ELA Common Core Standards with powerful teaching strategies. The lessons follow Understanding by Design, support disciplinary literacy, and will focus on economics.

Presenters: 

Mirla Morrison, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Yorktown Heights, NY

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
968
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Don't Freak on Teaching Econ! Simulations Teach Dollars and Sense


Economic theory is often challenging for students. Simulations simplify this subject while promoting active learning and role playing. This session provides participants with resources to increase engagement and financial literacy.

Presenters: 

Thomas Ng, Uncommon Charter High School, Brooklyn, NY

Room: 
306
session id: 
959
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Are You Ready for the Unexpected?


Financial and emergency preparedness helps us weather the unexpected from tough economic times, illness, or natural disasters. This session provides an overview of newly revised financial and emergency preparedness curriculum.

Presenters: 

Claire Loup, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - New Orleans Branch, New Orleans, LA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
933
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Exploring Economics through a Simulated Classroom Economy


Learn how to develop a simulated economy in the elementary classroom that goes beyond social studies content through the incorporation of rich literature, math, current events and classroom management practices.

Presenters: 

Kristy Gilpin, Rollins Place Elementary School, Zachary, LA

Room: 
Liberty B
session id: 
921
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