Teacher Professional Development Program

Educators from schools in the New York Federal Reserve Bank's Second District can register for free professional development programs focused on increasing economic literacy for high school and college students. These programs offer Continuing Education credits and are held in several locations throughout the year.

Creating Inquiry Based Economics Projects

Economics is all about big ideas and big questions. But how do students generate those questions? And how can students answer them?

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosted an online professional development program for educators. Attendees learned:

  • how to generate compelling economics questions
  • how to use data in the classroom
  • best practices in the inquiry learning process

Educators who completed the entire workshop received 1.5 hours of Continuing Education/CTLE credit.


July 7 Event Details
Date and Time
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location
Online via Zoom


Meeting at the Middle School: Diversifying Economics

The Federal Reserve Bank hosted an online professional development for middle school educators. Attendees learned: 

  • about various hands-on activities that interest and empower their students
  • how to foster diversity in the field of economics
  • how to help students learn to think like an economist

Educators who completed the entire workshop received 1.5 hours of Continuing Education/CTLE credit.


May 11 Event Details
Date and Time
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location
Online via WebEx

Contact
For questions, please contact New York Fed Economic Education at nyeconed@ny.frb.org

Building a Diverse Economics Pipeline

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosted an online professional development program for high school educators. Attendees learned:

  • about recent economic research from the New York Fed and why the economics pipeline needs diversity
  • how to use the C3 inquiry arc in the classroom to teach economics
  • about opportunities for students to apply their skills and develop their interest in economics

Educators who completed the entire workshop received 1.5 hours of Continuing Education/CTLE credit.

watch the event

Building a Diverse Economics Pipeline, Part 1


Building a Diverse Economics Pipeline, Part 2


December 9 Event Details
Date and Time
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location
Online via WebEx

Contact
For questions, please contact New York Fed Economic Education at nyeconed@ny.frb.org

 

Monetary Policy and Federal Reserve Actions during the COVID-19 Crisis

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosted an online professional development program for high school educators. Attendees learned:

  • about the new monetary policy tools being used by the Federal Reserve System in response to the coronavirus pandemic
  • how to utilize Federal Reserve Bank of New York education materials in the classroom to help teach these topics

Educators who completed the entire workshop received 2 hours of Continuing Education/CTLE credit.


July 8 Event Details
Date and Time
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location
Online via WebEx

Contact
For questions, please contact New York Fed Economic Education at nyeconed@ny.frb.org

 

ECONOMICS PEDAGOGY & LITERACY STRATEGIES

This workshop provided high school teachers with resources on how to teach economics, it included:

  • tools to teach core economic concepts;
  • literacy strategies to engage students of all reading levels; and
  • resources to teach about the Federal Reserve System.

Educators who completed the entire workshop received 5 hours of Continuing Education/CTLE credit.


October 29 Event Details
Date and Time
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location
University of Albany - SUNY
135 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

Additional Information
Dinner will be served.
Contact
For questions, please contact Economic Education Associate Director Graham Long at graham.c.long@ny.frb.org

 

ACCESSIBLE ECONOMICS

This workshop provided high school teachers with resources on how to teach economics, it included:

  • best practices to modify lessons for learners with diverse needs;
  • literacy strategies for struggling readers; and
  • the most critical topics for students in economics.

Educators who completed the entire workshop received 4 hours of Continuing Education/CTLE credit.


October 17 Event Details
Date and Time
Thursday, October 17, 2019
3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10045

Additional Information
Dinner will be served.
Contact
For questions, please contact Economic Education Associate Chaeri Han at chaeri.han@ny.frb.org


About the Professional Development Programs

Educators who attend the New York Fed's professional development programs will learn how to use economic case studies in the classroom, literacy strategies, and Federal Reserve education opportunities and tools for their students.

As a New York State-approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education sponsor, the New York Fed can provide hours of Continuing Education/CTLE credit to teachers in the Second District, including Title I high schools and community colleges. All programs are free.


How To Receive Credit

At the workshop, educators will need to bring:

  • Name as it appears on their teaching certificate;
  • Date of birth; and
  • Last four digits of their Social Security Number.

Schedule
Event
Date
Creating Inquiry Based Economics Projects
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Meeting at the Middle School: Diversifying Economics
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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