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One Day Seminars


The FTE One Day seminars are designed as content and activity-rich professional development programs, geared toward a variety of teachers and grade levels.  They may be scheduled during the week or on Saturdays.

Each seminar qualifies for one graduate hour credit in economics from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.  Registration information, as well as the assignment for the graduate credit, is provided on site at each program.

Program topics include:

  • Issues of International Trade/Understanding Global Economic Issues – for teachers incorporating global economic concepts into their classes.  Focus is on current issues.  Highly interactive with both content and pedagogical instruction.
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Economics – for upper elementary through high school teachers who teach science and social science.  No prior economics background required.
  • Economic Forces In American History – this program provides a unique overview into how economics helped shape key events in American history. The cross-curricular content is designed to help teachers incorporate economics into American history and social studies classes.
  • Economics for Disasters – curriculum examines a variety of natural disasters – from the Black Death to modern hurricanes – through the lens of economic analysis. The material is cross-curricular and can be adapted in economics, history, and other social studies disciplines.
  • Rejuvenating Your Economics Classroom – for new and experienced teachers of economics or those who want to infuse economic concepts into their classes.  Uses simulations/case studies.

The One Day seminars may be offered in partnership with State Councils/Centers for Economic Education, as well as individual school districts.  (Please see the co-sponsor link at the right for details.)

For additional information, please contact Don Fell, FTE Professor and Director for the One Day seminars, at dfell@fte.org.