June 1, 2017
Professional Development Workshops, Training, and Courses
Common Sense Economics for Life is a power-packed course. It can be used by professional development coordinators, Centers for Economic Education, and Councils for Economic Education to assist K-16 educators interested in making teaching economics and personal finance fun and relevant.
The course pairs the economics primer Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know about Wealth and Prosperity (St. Martin’s Press, 2016) with short video clips, classic readings, podcasts, social media posts and innovative homework assignments. The “read, watch, listen, and do” approach is used to make learning both easy and fun. The reading assignments are compact and the videos, podcasts, and assignments re-enforce each other in a manner that assures mastery of the learning objectives. Even if you have never taken an online course before, you will find this one user-friendly, exciting and informative.
A brief overview of the course and accompanying covered concepts and topics is available here – Overview Basic Economics and Practical Personal Finance.
Learn more or inquire about an educators’ course by emailing Signe Thomas at Signe.Thomas@commonsenseeconomics.com. Individuals who complete the course offered by your organization with an 80 percent or higher on the exams and quizzes will receive a certificate of completion from the Stavros Center for Economic Education at The Florida State University. If prearranged, teachers may qualify for continuing education hours.
Educators interested in earning university credit on top of the Common Sense Economics for Life certificate of completion can do so through the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) Extended Studies program. UCCS offers three hours of master’s level credit for anyone who successfully completes the course. The cost of earning 3 UCCS credits is $306. This is in addition to the $75 course fee. For a full description of these fees and instructions on how to register for graduate credits, visit the UCCS extended studies webpage.