February 1, 2021
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 the Common Sense Economics Event Manager. 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 Economic Education Center at Lindenwood 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 webinar certificate of completion can explore options. Contact Dr. Grant Black, Economic Education Center, Lindenwood University.