UT Tyler

Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy

Upcoming Workshops

Workshop Title: Are you ready? New High School Personal Financial Literacy Course

Audience: High School Teachers, Grades 9-12

Are you teaching the New Personal Finance course this year but don't know what it is or what the TEKS cover? Personal Financial Literacy will help students have the knowledge and skills to make sound and informed financial decisions. This course will teach students to apply critical-thinking and problem-solving skills involving earning, spending, saving, investing, credit and borrowing - plus much more. Join us to better understand the TEKS and how you might implement them

  • Date: Friday, Aug. 4, 2017
  • Location: Region 7 Educational Service Center
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 Educational Service Center, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net 
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Tyler ISD Summer Professional Development (2 of 3)

Audience: Tyler ISD Session #1 (9-12) US History Teachers Session #2 (1-4) Elementary Economics

Session #1 (9-12) US History:
Participants will learn three exciting new ways to teach economics and to integrate economics into government classes. We will explore lessons in Sports Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Understanding Fiscal Responsibility.

Session #2 (1-4) Elementary Economics:
Participants will learn how to integrate economic concepts with reading comprehension and language arts skills by using the newest children's books and the economics and personal finance lessons that correspond with them.

  • Date: Thursday, Aug. 8, 2017
  • Location: Tyler, Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 Educational Service Center
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Jane Tarr at jtarr@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Tyler ISD Summer Professional Development (3 of 3)

Audience: Tyler ISD Session #1 (9-12) Government, Economics, and History Teachers Session #2 (1-4) Elementary Economics

Session #1 (1-4) Elementary Economics:
Participants will learn three exciting new ways to teach economics and to integrate economics into government classes. We will explore lessons in Sports Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Understanding Fiscal Responsibility.

Session #2 (9-12) Government, Economics and History:
Participants will learn how to integrate economic concepts with reading comprehension and language arts skills by using the newest children's books and the economics and personal finance lessons that correspond with them.

  • Date: Thursday, Aug. 16, 2017
  • Location: Tyler, Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 Educational Service Center
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Jane Tarr at jtarr@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Gilmer ISD Professional Development 

Audience: Gilmer ISD Session #1 (1-4) Economics, It's Elementary Session #2 (9-12) AP Economics

Session #1 (1-4) Economics, It's Elementary:

Session #2 (9-12) AP Economics:

  • Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • Location: Gilmer, Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Gilmer ISD
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu 

Workshop Title: Teaching Economics K-2 Can Do Math

Audience: Tyler ISD K through 2nd Teachers 

  • Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • Location: Tyler ISD
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, the Council for Economic Education, the Texas Council on Economic Education and the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy at The University of Texas at Tyler
  • Susan Doty of UT Tyler will present lessons that demonstrate the integration of economics and personal finance concepts in the K-5 classroom through math and language curriculum.
  • Registration: Tyler ISD
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Jane Tarr at jtarr@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Teaching Economics Financial Fitness for Life 3rd to 5th grade Teachers

Audience: 3rd through 5th grade teachers

  • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
  • Location: Tyler ISD
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, the Council for Economic Education, the Texas Council on Economic Education and the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy at The University of Texas at Tyler
  • Susan Doty of UT Tyler will present lessons that demonstrate the integration of economics and personal finance concepts in the K-5 classroom through math and language curriculum.
  • Registration: Tyler ISD
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Jane Tarr at jtarr@esc7.net

Workshop Title:Training Your Students for the Stock Market Game and Other Economic Competitions

Audience: Middle School and High School Teachers

Would you like your students to successfully master their personal finance math TEKS and their economics TEKS in social studies? The Stock Market Game, InvestWrite, and Gen-I Revolution are some of the competitions in Texas which provide opportunities for your students to win financial rewards and scholarships. Preparing for these competitions will ensure that your students master TEKS with real world economics and personal finance concepts. Come join us!

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • Location: Region 7 Educational Service Center
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 Educational Service Center, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or LaTonya Whitaker at lwhitaker@esc7.net 

Workshop Title: Choice One or Choice Two? The Psychology of Economic Choice

Audience: Middle School and High School Teachers

Why do people make certain economic choices? Are the costs and benefits of each alternative weighed before the decision is made? How can students be taught to understand the basic concepts addressed in behavioral economics? Join us in this training to learn more about the psychology of economic decision making and see how you can teach your students to understand how good personal finance choices are made.

  • Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
  • Location: Region 7 Educational Service Center
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 Educational Service Center, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Using Political Cartoons and Primary Documents to Teach Economics in HS History and US Government

Audience: High School (9-12) Teachers

Looking for a new way to help your students understand economics, government and history of the United States? Using the free "Understanding Fiscal Responsibility" curriculum can help! Analyzing political cartoons, graphs, tables and charts, as well as other primary documents, will help you teach your students how to better understand our history and the modern day financial issues in government.

  • Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • Location: Region 7 Educational Service Center
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 Educational Service Center, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Teaching Elementary Personal Finance and Economics through Art

Creativity, art, innovation and entrepreneurship are all precursors to economic development. Join us in this session to learn ways to teach the economic and personal finance TEKS in K-5 social studies and math through art. In all of its forms - literature, drama, poetry, sculpture, drawing, and painting - art CAN be used to teach economics concepts!

  • Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
  • Location: Region 7 Educational Service Center
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 Educational Service Center, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Teaching Economics Through Sports for High School Social Studies and CTE

Audience: High School Teachers, Grades 9-12

Connect with your students and teach where they are - on the field, on the court, or in the pool. Come explore lessons for teaching economics concepts through the lens of sports - think monopoly, free agency, entrepreneurship, labor market issues, salary caps, and command economy athletes coming to the U.S. Use your economics TEKS to give your class a thorough workout with these new sports lesson ideas game plans!

  • Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
  • Location: Region 7 Educational Service Center
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 Educational Service Center, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net 
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net



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