Teacher Professional Development Program

Educators from schools in the New York Fed’s Second District and from across the country can register to 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 attendees. All programs are free.


NEXT WORKSHOP: MONDAY & TUESDAY, July 8 – 9, 2024
New York Fed Summer Teacher Institute

Are you an early-career educator looking for new ways to engage students in your social studies classroom? Or are you a teacher who is new to teaching economics?

Apply now to join colleagues and peers at our Museum and Learning Center to craft compelling questions, participate in simulations and games, and learn how to integrate economics into social studies disciplines.

Participants will:

  • Develop curriculum materials for their own classrooms
  • Learn about the inquiry process and how to teach your students to think like an economist
  • Create a community of economic educators with their peers

Attendees will receive 10+ CTLE credit for attending the two-day workshop.

RECENT WORKSHOPS AND RESOURCES
Thinking Like an Economist: Strategies for Educators and Students to Engage with Economics in the Classroom (January 29, 2024)

Economics is a toolkit that can help you and your students analyze important public policy issues, and in this interactive professional development session participants were given resources and training to help their students think, research, and propose solutions just like economists.

Attendees received the latest free resources from the Economic Education team at the New York Fed and went home with some economics simulations that they could use in the classroom the very next day. In addition, guest speakers presented the latest in economics research.

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


Unpacking Passport to Social Studies Grade 12 Economics (December 14, 2023)

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York partnered with NYC Department of Education Social Studies and Civics Department to host the “Unpacking Passport to Social Studies Grade 12 Economics” professional development workshop. Educators from across NYC public schools explored Social Studies grade 12 Economics curriculum and learned about our Economic Education resources to support teachers.

In this in-person workshop attendees:

  • Received hard copies of the Passport to Social Studies Grade 12 Economics Unit 1 and its accompanying comic book, “What’s the Case, K.C.?”
  • Toured the New York Fed’s Museum and Learning Center
  • Learned about the New York Fed's Economic Education resources such as the educational comic books, redlining lesson plan, Economist Spotlight Series, and the High School Fed Challenge student program. 
LESSON PLAN

How Does Where You Live Influence How You Live?

RESOURCES

High School Fed Challenge

Economist Spotlight Series

Educational Comic Book Series

New York City Department of Education's Civics for All

 

Writing for a Public Purpose: the Economics Research Process and High School Fed Challenge (October 4, 2023)

Are you looking for ways to have your classroom engage with economics in the real world? Do you want to help your students analyze important policy problems and teach them how to propose solutions?

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosted a virtual educator professional development about the economics research process. Hear from research economists and economic educators about how to generate research questions, where to go to find the latest economic data, and how to communicate findings in a way that's informative and accessible. Attendees learned about the latest lesson plans and programs from the New York Fed on how their students can think AND write like economists.

Attendees received 1.5 hours of Continuing Education/CTLE credit.

LESSON PLAN

How Can You Write to Communicate Clearly About Public Issues? Lesson Plan on Writing for Economics

Summer Teacher Institute (July 10-11, 2023)

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosted an in-person professional development workshop for early career educators and new teachers of economics.

In this two-day professional development workshop attendees:

  • Developed curriculum materials for their own classrooms
  • Learned about the inquiry process and how to teach students to think like an economist
  • Created a community of economic educators with their peers

Attendees received 15.5 hours of Continuing Education/CTLE credit for attending the two-day workshop.


The Economics of Globalization (October 29, 2022)

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosted a webinar on globalization and its impact on the economy. 

In this virtual workshop, attendees:

  • Heard from a New York Fed economist on globalization and learned about the Global Supply Chain Index
  • Received learning materials and strategies to teach about globalization in the classroom
  • Learned about the High School Fed Challenge program and how it encourages students to develop their research, writing, and collaboration skills as well as how the High School Fed Challenge could be used as a 1-point research project for the Seal of Civic Readiness pathway 

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

LESSON PLAN

Why Don't We Just Make Everything Ourselves? Lesson Plan on Globalization

RESOURCE

2023 Journal of Future Economists: Economics of Globalization





Previous Workshops
Inflation, Unemployment, and Monetary Policy (July 13, 2022)

Are you curious about the latest news regarding inflation and unemployment? Are you interested in learning how to demystify these topics for your students? 

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosted an online educator professional development workshop. Attendees learned:

  • about the latest research about inflation and unemployment from New York Fed Research Economists
  • pedagogical strategies for teaching the dual mandate in the classroom
  • information about economics resources for the classroom

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


What Does 21st Century Civic Engagement Look Like? (January 31, 2022)

Co-hosted with Generation Citizen, United Way NYC, and Global Kids, this event provided educators the opportunity to hear from leaders in civic education, share information, and network with peers from across the country. 

Attendees:

  • Heard from thought leaders discussing opportunities and challenges of civic education
  • Identified important issues to help improve civics education in their community
  • Interacted with colleagues, shared ideas, and helped their students tackle contemporary issues
  • Received a certificate of attendance


Economics of Climate Change (January 11, 2022)

What is the latest research in climate change? What resources are available to integrate this topic into my class? How can my students get involved and have their voices heard on this important topic?

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

  • about the economics of climate change from New York Fed economists presenting the latest research
  • pedagogical strategies for integrating climate change into the classroom
  • how students can learn about climate change through the High School Fed Challenge program

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

Creating Inquiry Based Economics Projects (July 7, 2021)

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.


Meeting at the Middle School: Diversifying Economics (May 11, 2021)

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.


Building a Diverse Economics Pipeline (December 9, 2020)

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.



Monetary Policy and Federal Reserve Actions during the COVID-19 Crisis (July 8, 2020)

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.


Economics Pedagogy & Literacy Strategies (October 29, 2019)

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.


Accessible Economics (October 17, 2019)

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.




How To Receive Credit

Educators will need to attend the program in its entirety to receive credit. In addition, a post-workshop survey must be completed. Certificates are sent via email at the conclusion of the event.


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New York Fed Summer Teacher Institute
July 8 - 9, 2024
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