FTE Workshops offer teachers another opportunity to gain new materials and insight into economics topics. The shorter, more condensed format of the workshop presentations allow more flexibility for teachers to easily gain new teaching tools and ideas in a shorter timeframe. Workshops last approximately an hour and a half, and are held via Zoom.
Examples of recent Workshop topics include: The Economics of Land Use; Teaching Inflation: Has the Monster Awakened?; Get to Know the New Money Supply; and Using Digital Escape Rooms in Today’s Economics Classrooms.
Active participation is required during all Workshops; participants are expected to keep cameras on during presentations. Those who do not turn cameras on during sessions may be removed from the Workshop. Zoom breakout rooms are often used and attendees are expected to interact with each other to collaborate on virtual activities. A second device (mobile, tablet, 2nd monitor) is usually helpful when accessing Workshop materials, but is not required.
Workshop Duration: One and a half hours
Requirements: Webcam (if possible), and additional mobile device/tablet/2nd monitor
Available Stipend: Active participants are eligible to receive a $30 Amazon e-gift card (contingent upon attendance and completion of workshop evaluation)
Registration: Workshops are open to new registrants