August 28, 2017
Schedule a workshop for 25 or more teachers. Email Dr. Tawni Hunt Ferrarini.
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.
January 8, 2018
Webinar ($0 registration fee)
January 24th, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm (ET)
Ever wonder what your students think when they read “Janet Yellen works for Russia!” or “China set to steal your job” or “Alexander Hamilton was a fraud?” This webinar will give you some ideas and resources for teaching students about economic concepts in the context of media literacy. How to distinguish between real and fake websites and news, legitimate and illegitimate writers of news.
Presenter: Scott Bacon, University of Delaware; Mario Tiberi, Smyrna H.S.
Audience K-12 educators
This webinar is sponsored by the national Council on Economic Education. It will be broadcast on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm (ET) from 7:00 to 8:00 pm (ET). Register now and invite a colleague to join you!
December 11, 2017
Teachers identify how to engage your students in meaningful ways. Let them hone their economic reasoning skills and apply them to a variety of real-world settings including, but not limited to, personal finance and public policy. Students can earn badges that can be listed on college applications, job applications, and social media accounts. These badges include: 12 Key Elements, Why Nations Prosper, The Economics of Government, and Personal Finance. Contact Dr. Tawni Ferrarini to set up your customized massive online course or you, the instructor, want classroom activities for students. Students can register for one of four badges: Common Sense Economics Boot Camp; Common Sense Economics: Why Nations Prosper; Common Sense Economics: Government versus Market Allocations; and Common Sense Personal Finance.
COMMON SENSE ECONOMICS BOOT CAMP
ECONOMICS: WHY SOME NATIONS PROSPER
Dec 11 – Mar 26, 2018
PRACTICAL PERSONAL FINANCE
August 27, 2017
Join Tawni Hunt Ferrarini (Lindenwood University), Joe Calhoun (Florida State University), and Signe Thomas (Stavros Center for Economic Education at the Florida State University). See what is new in the Common Sense Economics portfolio of classroom and course resources. We will be presenting at the 43rd Annual Meetings ~ April 1-4, 2018 ~ at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Register now.
August 27, 2017
Apply Part 2 of Common Sense Economics “Why Do Nations Prosper” to explain why North Korea is dark as a dungeon at night while South Korea looks like Las Vegas on steroids!