Professional Development Program for Personal Finance Teachers
June 20, 2012
9 am to 3 pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
The Massachusetts Council on Economic Education will be holding a professional development program for personal finance teachers at Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on June 20, 2012. The professional development program will be focused on how the current economic crisis has affected personal finance issues and how to incorporate these changes into a personal finance curriculum. This will be a full-day program, running from 9 am to 3 pm, with presentations on personal finance content and teaching strategies. In addition, there will be an opportunity to develop and workshop lessons utilizing the material presented in the program.
There is no cost to attend this program and there will be PDPs available for participating in the program.
- Eric Hayden, Professor of Finance in the College of Management, University of Massachusetts Boston
Eric Hayden has more than 20 years of experience in banking and has served as both a Board Member and President of the Boston Economics Club.
- Teaching Investing Principles for the Stock Market and Real Estate
Presenting Teacher – Paul Arenburg, Milton High School
This session explains how to create interesting, relevant classroom activities which enhance the high school financial literacy curriculum. Participants will use Excel and a variety of investment resources on the web to develop two practical spreadsheets which reinforce investment principles relating to the stock market and real estate. Additionally, time permitting, teachers will discuss the impact of 21st century skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity, and their impact on instructional strategies for personal finance.
- Financing the High Cost of College-Know Before You Owe…
Presenting Teacher – Dan Rouse, Dedham High School
This session presents a financial literacy lesson on financing the college experience which combines internet resources with Microsoft Excel to create a spreadsheet of expense and resources estimates for attending college. Topics include choices available for higher education, expenses, employment income, financial aid, family resources, loan amortization, minimizing debt financing, and updated financial statistics on today’s college students.
The program will include information about other MCEE professional development opportunities and student competitions, such as International Economic Summit, Life Smarts and The Stock Market Game.
If you have any questions about this professional development opportunity, please contact Richard Donnelly at Richard_Donnelly@bedford.k12.ma.us.