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Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia: Professional Development for Teachers

Friday, June 19, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Join us this summer for one or more of our professional development programs for teachers!

This summer, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia presents four professional development program to help K-12 educators teach financial literacy and economics through integration with other subject areas. Our programs address state and national academic content standards and the Common Core State Standards. 

Watch this short video to understand how our programs work: https://youtu.be/5bVv-7evngE?list=PL3nIbYCsVRj1oxNiihSle54o6dnC_aDGo

Scroll down for more information about and links to register for these programs:

  • Making Sense of Money and Banking: July 20–24, 2015
  • World History and Economics: July 29, 2015
  • Mini-Society Training for Elementary School Teachers: August 4–6, 2015
  • Keys to Financial Success: July 6–10, 2015

Making Sense of Money and Banking: A Course for Teachers
When: July 20-24, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Who: K-12 teachers
 
This 5-day professional development course, taught by Federal Reserve education specialists, covers money, banking, and the Federal Reserve System. It includes grade-level specific breakout sessions aimed at providing teachers with lessons plans that can be implemented right away in their classrooms. The course includes sessions on the history of central banking and exclusive behind-the-scenes visits to the First Bank and Second Bank in Independence National Historical Park. Emphasis is placed on active- and collaborative-learning teaching methods and curricula for teaching money and banking in the K-12 classroom. The content covered in this course can be used to meet state standards in social studies, economics, and business education as well as the Common Core State Standards. Participants will receive 30 hours of professional development credit, breakfast and lunch daily, and all curriculum resources. Registration fee is $50. 
For more information or to register, please visit www.philadelphiafed.org/education/teachers/training-programs/.
 

AGENDA
Monday, July 20, 2015

  • What is Economics?
  • What is a Market System?
  • What is Money?
  • What is the Fed?
  • How Do We Teach This? Breakout Sessions (elementary, middle, and high school)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

  • Introduction to the “Money in Motion” Curriculum
  • How Do Banks Create Money?
  • What is Monetary Policy?
  • How Do We Teach This? Breakout Sessions (elementary, middle, and high school)

 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

  • How is Monetary Policy Implemented?
  • What is Monetary Policy Like in Turbulent Times?
  • Who’s Responsible for the Safety and Soundness of Our Banking System?
  • The First and Second Banks of the United States
  • The State and National Banking Eras
  • The Founding of the Federal Reserve System

 
Thursday, July 23, 2015

  • Tour of the First and Second Banks of the United States (Independence National Historical Park)
  • Federal Reserve Video, Print, and Online Education Resources
  • The Payments System: How Does Money Get From Here to There?
  • How Do We Teach This? Breakout Sessions (elementary, middle, and high school)

 
Friday, July 24, 2015

  • More Active-Learning Lessons That Stand Out
  • What’s the Outlook for the U.S. Economy?
  • Personal Finance Curricula Breakout Sessions (elementary, middle, and high school)

For more information and to register visit http://www.cvent.com/d/7rq9r7.
 


World History and Economics: A Professional Development Program for Teachers
July 29, 2015; 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Enterprise Center at Burlington County College, Mt. Laurel, NJ
(Program is open to teachers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware)

This one-day professional development program, offered by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the New Jersey Council on Economic Education, introduces middle and high school teachers to a series of simulations, role-playing activities, group activities, classroom demonstration, and informational texts designed to effectively teach middle and high school students about world history and economics. The session makes use of the Council for Economic Education’s Focus: Middle School World History lesson book. Taught by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s economic education advisor, this program emphasizes active- and collaborative-learning teaching methods that help middle and high school teachers meet state and national standards in social studies and economics as well as the Common Core State Standards. Participants will receive 7.0 hours of professional development credit, continental breakfast and lunch, and all curriculum resources. Registration fee is $20. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.cvent.com/d/9rq07k.
 


Mini-Society: A Professional Development Program for Teachers 
August 4–6, 2015; 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
 
This three-day professional development program introduces elementary school teachers to Mini-Society, an experienced-based, integrated learning system for use in grades 3–6 classrooms. In Mini-Society, students create and manage currency and run businesses that provide goods and services for their society. Students experience roles as producers, consumers, and voting citizens while learning various economics and entrepreneurship concepts. Taught by Mini-Society trainers from the University of Delaware Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, this program emphasizes active- and collaborative-learning teaching methods. The content covered in this program can be used to meet state and national standards in economics, social studies, personal finance, family and consumer sciences, and business education, as well as the Common Core State Standards. Participants will receive 20.0 hours of professional development credit, breakfast and lunch daily, and all curriculum resources. Registration fee is $30. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.cvent.com/d/frq0gp.
 


Keys to Financial Success: A Teacher-Training Program
July 6–July 10, 2015; 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

This five-day professional development program acquaints high school educators with theKeys to Financial Success personal finance course. Composed of 52 lessons designed to help educators teach high school students about personal finance using active and collaborative learning, Keys to Financial Success is a comprehensive plan for a semester or yearlong personal finance course. In Keys to Financial Success, students learn the knowledge, skills, and processes required to make sound financial decisions and manage their own personal finances. The lessons engage students in critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making. This teacher-training program is offered to teachers and schools committed to offering a Keys to Financial Success course at least once per school year. The program, taught by Federal Reserve economic education specialists and staff from the University of Delaware Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, provides essential professional development and complete classroom resources to those educators assigned to teach the Keys to Financial Success course in the coming academic year. The content covered in this program can be used to meet state and national standards in personal finance, economics, social studies, family and consumer sciences, and business education, as well as the Common Core State Standards. Participants will receive 30.0 hours of professional development credit, breakfast and lunch daily, and all curriculum resources. Registration fee is $50. This program is open to teachers who will teach their own high school personal finance course starting in the 2015-2016 school year or those teachers already teaching a high school personal finance course and looking to retool. For more information about the Keys to Financial Successprogram and a short video description, visit www.philadelphiafed.org/keys. To register for the Keys teacher-training program, please visit http://www.cvent.com/d/0rq8j1


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