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One Day Seminars

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The One Day Seminars are brought to you through a partnership between the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) and FTE.

 

 

The AIER-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, both online and in-person. There is no cost to attend a One Day Seminar thanks to our generous partners and co-sponsors.

The One Day Seminars qualify for one graduate hour credit in economics from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs for an additional fee. Please see the UCCS Optional Graduate Credit page for further information.

Program topics include:

  • Economics of 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.
  • Economic Demise of the Soviet Union – explains why the Soviet economy collapsed and how it relates to features within our own economy. Classroom lessons and activities provided.
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Economics – for upper elementary through high school teachers who teach science and social science. No prior economics background required.
  • Issues of International Trade/Understanding Global Economic Issues – for teachers incorporating global economic trade concepts into their classes. Focus is on current issues. Highly interactive with both content and pedagogical instruction.
  • Making Sense of the Federal Budget, Debt and Deficits – examines issues related to the federal budget, debt and deficits in light of incentives, costs, and benefits. Interactive lessons to apply in either a traditional or virtual classroom.

The One Day Seminars may be co-sponsored 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 of the One Day Seminars, at dfell@fte.org.

 

UPCOMING ONE DAY SEMINARS

Course TopicDate / TimeLocationLocal Co-SponsorAvailable StipendsRegistration Status
Fundamentals of Environmental EconomicsJune 9, 2021 8:30a-3:30pLas Vegas, NV
Nevada Department of Education
$200OPEN
Fundamentals of Environmental EconomicsJuly 27, 2021 8:30a-3:30pBelleville, PA
Belleville Mennonite School District$200OPEN
Understanding Global Economic IssuesAugust 11, 2021 8:30a-3:30pFarmington, MI
Farmington Public Schools$200OPEN
Fundamentals of Environmental EconomicsAugust 17, 2021 8:30a-3:30pOceanport, NJ New Jersey Council on Economic Education$200OPEN
Understanding Global Economic IssuesAugust 27, 2021 8:30a-3:30pChattanooga, TNTennessee Council on Economic Educationone day of sub fees and stipendOPEN