Foundation for Teaching Economics Spring and Summer Program Offerings

EFL and EFIAH feature revised curriculum

The Foundation For Teaching Economics is offering an expanded list of programs this spring and summer with increased offerings of both Economics For Leaders and Economic Forces In American History programs.   The EFIAH program has been revised with an emphasis on aligning the lectures directly with the history standards and the addition of more interactive lessons and engagement by the teacher participants.   Last year the EFL was revised to put emphasis on world poverty and economic development as the organizing framework for teaching fundamental economics.  Some new activities were introduced as well as more teacher engagement in afternoon sessions.   All of these FTE programs provide lodging and meals for the participants and graduate credit is available.

 

Economic Issues For Teachers

This program features four Issues units on: International Trade, The Demise of the Soviet Union, Is Capitalism Good for the Poor and The Economics of Disasters.  Each unit contains 5-7 teaching activities and content background.

Date Site City Status
March 25 – 28 Westin City Center Dallas, TX Open
May 27 – 30 Key Bridge Marriott Arlington, VA Open
July 13 – 16 Bayshore Hotel Traverse City, MI Open

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Environment and the Economy

During these four-day, residential programs, teachers learn how to use economic principles to analyze environmental issues. Participants learn how a rational, economic approach to the environment helps students understand the complexity of these issues. Lesson plans are demonstrated and discussed in order to build confidence in their effectiveness.

 

Date Site City Status
March 20 – 23 Wingate Inn / Cool Springs Brentwood, TN Closed
April 17 – 20 The Tides Inn Irvington, VA Closed
April 24 – 27 Cotton Wood Resort Scottsdale, AZ Open
June 2 – 5 The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel Oahu, HI Open
June 14 – 17 Courtyard by Marriott GSP Airport Greenville, SC Open
July 6 – 9 Great Divide Lodge Traverse City, MI Open
August 2 – 5 The Summit Four Season Resort Killington, VT Open
August 10 – 13 Montana State University Great Falls, MT Open

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Economics For Leaders

The goal of each EFL program is to provide teachers with lesson plans of simulations and activities, economics content instruction, and a networking opportunity with other teaching professionals. The combination of classroom instruction, question and answer sessions, small group discussion and workshops presents information in a rich and varied format, encouraging active participation. A feature of EFL that past participants have found especially useful is the demonstrations: the EFL staff model the activities and simulations with high school students. Attending teachers gain direct experience with the lesson plans before they leave at the end of the week.
$150 Stipend for participants

Date Site City Status
June 13 – 18, 2010 University of Texas Austin, TX Open
June 20 – 25, 2010 Eckerd College St. Petersburg, FL Open
June 27 – July 2, 2010 University of Colorado Boulder, CO Open
June 27 – July 2, 2010 University of California Santa Barbara, CA Open
July 4 – 9, 2010 Williamsburg Hospitality House Williamsburg, VA Open
July 11 – 16, 2010 University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN Open
July 11 – 16, 2010 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN Open
July 18 – 23, 2010 Hillsdale College Hillsdale, MI Open
July 18 – 23, 2010 University of Washington Seattle, WA Open
July 25 – 30, 2010 Babson College Boston, MA Open
August 1 – 6, 2010 Cornell University Ithaca, NY Open
August 8 – 13, 2010 University of California Los Angeles, CA Open

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Economic Forces In American History

These widely acclaimed, cross-curricular programs help teachers incorporate economic reasoning into their high school American history courses. Program instructors provide economic explanations of pivotal historical events. Participants learn interactive teaching strategies that incorporate the actual circumstances of historical periods of study. With EFIAH lesson plans, teachers can help their students learn by re-living history rather than just reading or hearing about it.

Date Site City Status
June 27 – July 2, 2010 #1 Catamaran Resort Hotel San Diego, CA Open
June 28 – July 3, 2010 #2 Williamsburg Hospitality House Williamsburg, VA Open
July 5 – 10, 2010 #3 Holiday Inn Somerville Boston, MA Open
July 26 – 31, 2010 #4 Tuscany Suites Las Vegas, NV Open
August 2 – 7 , 2010 #5 Prospector Square Lodge Park City, UT Open

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  1. Program begins on the evening of Sunday, June 27 and runs through Saturday, July 2
  2. Program begins on the evening of Monday, June 28 and runs through Saturday, July 3
  3. Program begins on the evening of Monday, July 5 and runs through Saturday, July 10
  4. Program begins on the evening of Monday, July 26 and runs through Saturday, July 31
  5. Program begins on the evening of Monday, August 2 and runs through Saturday, August 7

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