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Professional Development at the University of Minnesota for teachers teaching personal finance topics

OK – this is targeting our friends in Minnesota. But we love the idea and wanted to share!

The Minnesota Council on Economic Education, based at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, is offering a number of professional development opportunities in economics and personal finance for K-12 teachers this summer. Each course covers all the social studies benchmarks in economics and teachers leave with countless resources. Learn more and sign up at www.mcee.umn.edu<http://www.mcee.umn.edu>.

Personal Finance Camp<http://www.mcee.umn.edu/programs/pd-personalfinancecamp-duluth.html> (All grades, June 23-25, UMN Duluth, $50) Looking for new personal finance materials for your classroom? Join us for this three-day workshop that provides instruction on 20 interactive lessons that introduce personal finance to secondary students. The lessons provide engaging scenarios that will have students analyzing their options as they think about budgeting, saving, and investing. Free dorm housing is provided at UMN Duluth.

Entrepreneurship Economics<http://www.mcee.umn.edu/programs/pd-EntrepreneurshipEcon.html> (9-12 educators, July 14-18, UMN Twin Cities, $80) is a week-long course that provides teachers with the knowledge and tools they need to teach entrepreneurship in their classrooms. Our goal is that participants will have enough material at their fingertips by the end of the week to feel comfortable integrating entrepreneurship into a current course or creating a standalone course at their school.  All participants receive a weekly stipend of $250 for full participation in the course.

Preparing to Teach High School Economics<http://www.mcee.umn.edu/programs/pd-PTHSE.html> – Registration Deadline: June 16 (9-12 educators, July 21-25, UMN Twin Cities, $80) This is a week-long course that provides a solid introduction to the high school Minnesota standards in economics, and is a must for any teacher new to teaching economics. The flow of the course alternates between understanding economic concepts and learning HOW to teach those concepts to your students.

All participants in Preparing to Teach High School Economics receive two free UMN graduate credits upon completion of the course in July 2015. All participants receive a weekly stipend of $150 for full participation in the course.

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