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One Day Seminars


$200 Stipends Available – See details below

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.  For details on upcoming One Day programs, please click on the link at the right.

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.
  • 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 concepts into their classes.  Focus is on current issues.  Highly interactive with both content and pedagogical instruction.
  • 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.


Upcoming One Day Seminars

The following programs will be offered in partnership between the Foundation for Teaching Economics and the American Institute for Economic Research.


DateTopicLocationStipendRegistration Status
October 24, 2020Economics of DisastersVirtual;
11:40 AM - 6 PM (Eastern Time)
October 24, 2020Understanding Global Economic IssuesLincoln, NE$200COMPLETED
November 7, 2020Fundamentals of Environmental EconomicsVirtual;
11:40 AM - 5 PM (Eastern Time)

Please Note:

  • Stipend will be paid after program completion.
  • The Nov. 7th Fundamentals of Environmental Economics program is open to middle and high school social studies and science teachers.