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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.

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. 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.
  • 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 – for teachers incorporating global economic 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 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.


Current Offerings


One Day TopicDateLocationStipendRegistration Status
Economics of Disasters
(in partnership with AIER)
Saturday, January 30, 2021Virtual;
11:40 AM - 6 PM (Eastern Time)
Economic Demise of the Soviet UnionSaturday, February 20, 2021Virtual;
11:40 AM - 5 PM (Eastern Time)
Issues of International TradeSaturday, March 6, 2021Virtual;
11:40 AM - 5 PM (Eastern Time)
Fundamentals of Environmental EconomicsSaturday, March 6, 2021In-Person; Akron, OH
8:30 AM - 4 PM
Making Sense of the Federal Budget, Debt and Deficits (Texas Residents Only)Saturday, May 1, 2021Virtual;
9:40 AM - 3 PM
(Eastern Time)

Please Note:

  • Stipend will be paid after program completion.