Professional Development Programs

Economics Across the Curriculum

Teach the Teachers – Coming back to Chicago Summer 2018!  (Designed for educators teaching grades 6-12)

This professional learning opportunity offered by The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) in partnership with Econ Illinois and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago returns to the Midwest NEXT summer.

This multi-day program provides educators with the unique opportunity to be part of a cohort; receive economic content and pedagogy that encourages incorporation across subject areas and disciplines; earn over 33 PDHs with options for 3 graduate in-service credits; receive support while field testing original lessons. Learn new ways to help students develop critical thinking, informational text analysis, real-world application, and other skills that are transferable to various fields of study, academia, and the workplace. We invite you to put this on your ‘must be there’ list for the summer of 2018. Stay tuned for more information and dates!

Experience Economic Episodes in American History – July 26, 2017

(Designed for educators teaching grades 6-12)

Join us this summer, in partnership with the Lakeland University Center for Economic Education in Wisconsin, for a full day workshop at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin!

On July 26, 2017, teachers in grades 6-12 will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend this innovative workshop featuring the Economic Episodes in American History textbook. No history of America is complete without an economic perspective, and now, you will be equipped with user-friendly resources to integrate economics into your social studies curriculum. Questions like “Who desegregated baseball, Adam Smith or Jackie Robinson?” or “Economics of the Constitution: Is the FED constitutional?” and much more will be explored.

Participants will receive 20 complimentary copies of the Economic Episodes in American History text for distribution and use in their classes, a $150 participation stipend, and the opportunity to receive a complimentary hotel room provided the night before the event.

We invite you to learn more, and register today!

NIU Center for Economic Education (K-12)

Offering credit and non-credit professional development programs that enable teachers to incorporate economics into their classroom activities. Student competitions and classroom resources are also available.

UIC Center for Economic Education (K-12)

A variety of economics and financial literacy programs are offered through the UIC Center.  Details and registration information for training workshops, teacher programs and student competitions are scheduled through January can be found on the UIC Center for Economic Education flyer.  

University of Saint Francis

University of St. Francis Center for Economic Education (K-12)

Professional Development opportunities including graduate courses and workshops focusing on all grade levels are available by contacting the GSE Center.

Foundation for Teaching Economics

Providing multi-day and one-day seminars and online programs for economics teachers of all levels.