Event Parking Pass: PSCE_Parking_8-18-2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Rhode Island College – Alger Hall 110
Eventbrite Registration Link: https://common-sense-economics-ri-2016.eventbrite.com
The Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition and Rhode Island Council for Economic Education are collaborating with the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education at Florida State University to provide this free engaging and informative professional development workshop for high school and upper middle school teachers, department heads, and curriculum coordinators. Dr. Margaret Brooks, President of RI Jump$tart and RI Council for Economic Education, and Director of Financial Literacy Initiatives at Bridgewater State University, and Ms. Pat Page, Rhode Island Jump$tart Vice President, East Greenwich High School Educator, and 2014 RI Teacher of the Year, are coordinating the event.
Dr. Joseph Calhoun, Assistant Director at the Stavros Center at Florida State University, and Professor Carol Sweeney of Florida Gulf Coast University will be facilitating this one-day workshop to introduce the latest 2016 edition of the Common Sense Economics suite of resources. Throughout the day, teachers will learn about Key Elements of the Economic Way of Thinking; Key Factors for Growth and Prosperity; Economics and the Role of Government; and Personal Finance.
The program will be held at Rhode Island College in Alger 110 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Free parking will be available in RIC parking lots. (See the attached parking pass at the top of this page). Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Wireless Internet will be available, and if possible, participants should bring their own laptops. At the completion of the workshop, all participants will receive a free copy of the latest edition of the Common Sense Economics textbook and free access to supporting materials, including multi-media enhancements
All educators who attend the full-day program will receive a $50 stipend and a letter that documents their hours of attendance at this Common Sense Economics teacher training program.
See the links below for additional information about the Common Sense Economics program, including a news story about the previous Common Sense Economics teacher training that was held in Rhode Island in March 2015.
Educators who attended the March 2015 Common Sense Economics workshop are encouraged to attend this August 2016 workshop as well, since different lessons and activities will be covered at this year’s training, which will have a special emphasis on Personal Finance.
Also, for those teachers who can’t attend the Providence workshop on August 18, please consider attending the Common Sense Economics workshop that’s being offered in Boston the day before, on August 17: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/common-sense-economics-registration-26203830362?aff=es2