Teach the Teachers workshop for high school teachers June 22-26, 2015

Summer Workshop for High School Teachers

The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), located in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, will hold its second Teach the Teachers workshop for high school teachers June 22-26, 2015. Teachers will hear leading experts in economic education and will integrate key economic concepts such as money and inflation, business cycles, and government and the economy into a lesson for their students.

Presenters include:

  • Scott Wolla, senior economic education specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
    • Taught history and economics for 14 years
  • Jane Lopus – professor of economics, California State University, East Bay
    • Director of the Center for Economic Education, former high school economics teacher
  • Bonnie Meszaros, assistant professor of education, University of Delaware
    • Past president, National Association of Economic Educators
  • Research staff and fellows of the AIER, a nonprofit economic research institute

Teachers will construct lesson plans, test them with their peers, and gain feedback.  They will learn how to apply economics to real-life problems and educational approaches to delivering content to 21st century learners.

Deadline for applying:  May 1, 2015. Enrollment limited to 20.

Cost: $150 registration fee (refundable upon completion of the workshop). Accommodations and meals are provided. Travel expenses are reimbursed up to $150.  A stipend of $500 is provided for teachers who field test a lesson in the classroom and provide a feedback report.

Credit: AIER has partnered with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) to provide three graduate in-service credits for the course ($300) or 45 Professional Development Points ($100). A certificate of completion from AIER and MCLA is also available at no additional cost.

Substitute reimbursement: If your school is in session for all or part of the workshop week, AIER will reimburse a school district for hiring a substitute teacher.

To register and for more information:  OR contact Michelle Ryan, Education Programs Coordinator at (413)528-1216 X 3129 (