UT Tyler

Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy

Upcoming Workshops

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

Audience: High School Teachers, Grades 9-12

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: Monday, June 11, 2018
  • 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: Social Studies Summit: 4 Sessions 1) $martPath for K-4 2) $martPath for 5-8 3) Econ Connections HS 4) Personal Finance HS

Audience: K-12 Social Studies Teachers

Elementary
Come meet the cartoon characters that will help you teach your K-4 students economics and personal finance.  $martPath is an engaging, interactive and easy-to-use platform for elementary teachers to embed relevant and fun economic and financial education in their classrooms. Best of all, $martPath is now available to Texas teachers at no financial cost.

Middle School
Come meet the cartoon characters that will help you teach your grades 5-8 students economics and personal finance.  $martPath is an engaging, interactive and easy-to-use platform for middle school teachers to embed relevant and fun economic and financial education in their classrooms. Best of all, $martPath is now available to Texas teachers at no financial cost.

High School Social Studies
Looking for connections between US history, world history, government and free enterprise economics?  Want to help your students think critically, use primary documents, develop their own voice, and understand the economic way of thinking? Understanding Fiscal Responsibility is an exceptional curriculum to accomplish these goals and it is now available to Texas teachers at no financial cost.

Secondary Personal Finance
There are so many materials available to teach financial literacy that it’s easy to become overwhelmed.  Let us curate them for you to give you the best of the best lessons, games and interactives available to Texas educators at no financial cost.  Teach students to invest in themselves, earn income, and make good choices about spending, credit, saving, investing and building a sound financial life plan. Explore EconEdLink, NextGen Personal Finance and more.

  • Date: Monday, June 18, 2018
  • 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: Budget for the Summer: Personal Finance Summer Study

Audience: 5K-12th Teachers: Personal Finance

Let's practice what we preach by preparing a summer long "budget" of personal finance lessons that will allow us to better provide students with great financial literacy skills in the fall. The better we understand personal finance, the better we can teach it - whether it is in math, social studies, economics or CTE! Explore EconEdLink, NextGen Personal Finance and more.

  • Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Social Studies Summit: 4 Sessions 

This summit will feature a noted keynote speaker, followed by four break-out sessions throughout the day.  Each breakout session features a variety of workshop experiences K-12 to meet the needs of social studies teachers.

 Keynote:  Survey of the States

$martPath
Come meet the cartoon characters that will help you teach your K-8 students economics and personal finance.  $martPath is an engaging, interactive and easy-to-use platform for elementary teachers to embed relevant and fun economic and financial education in their classrooms. Best of all, $martPath is now available to Texas teachers at no financial cost.

Stock Market Game ™
Over 30,000 Texas students played the SMG in 2017-18.  Will you play next year?   This teaching and learning program is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance, and prepares them for financially independent futures. The SIFMA Foundation's InvestWrite™ national essay competition is a culminating activity for The Stock Market Game students, extending what they have learned in SMG by challenging them to analyze, think critically and problem solve. Students address real world financial issues and situations by answering a question about long-term saving and investing. A new theme and question are posed each year.

High School Social Studies
Looking for connections between US history, world history, government and free enterprise economics?  Want to help your students think critically, use primary documents, develop their own voice, and understand the economic way of thinking? Understanding Fiscal Responsibility is an exceptional curriculum to accomplish these goals and it is now available to Texas teachers at no financial cost.

Secondary Personal Finance
There are so many materials available to teach financial literacy that it’s easy to become overwhelmed.  Let us curate them for you to give you the best of the best lessons, games and interactives available to Texas educators at no financial cost.  Teach students to invest in themselves, earn income, and make good choices about spending, credit, saving, investing and building a sound financial life plan. Explore EconEdLink, NextGen Personal Finance and more.

  • Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Location: Region 8 Educational Service Center, Mount Pleasant, TX
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 8 Educational Service Center
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu

Workshop Title: Gamification: Personal Financial Literacy (PFL) in Math - Grades 5-6

Audience: 5th-6th grade teachers - Math, G/T

Would you like your students to successfully master their personal finance math TEKS and have fun while doing it? Gamification of PFL in Middle School Math is application of typical elements of game playing to encourage engagement with mathematics and mastery of TEKS. This Session will focus on teaching Personal Financial Literacy throughout the year not just in isolation using games and real world examples. Game ON! Explore EconEdLink, NextGen Personal Finance and more.

  • Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Gamification: Personal Financial Literacy (PFL) in Math - Grades 7-8

Audience: 7th-8th grade teachers - Math, G/T

Would you like your students to successfully master their personal finance math TEKS and have fun while doing it? Gamification of PFL in Middle School Math is application of typical elements of game playing to encourage engagement with mathematics and mastery of TEKS. This Session will focus on teaching Personal Financial Literacy throughout the year not just in isolation using games and real world examples. Game ON! Explore EconEdLink, NextGen Personal Finance and more.

  • Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Economics Throughout History

Audience: 5th-12th grade teachers 

Economics is the foundation for much of what we teach in all the social studies classes. Resources, incentives, trade, government, immigration, land use, transportation, entrepreneurs, technology, and more, are all economic concepts and covered by our TEKS. Join us to learn how you can motivate your students with active lessons that teach these concepts in the context of your history courses - whether it is Texas, US, or World history.

  • Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Geography and Economics: It’s All Over the Map!

Audience: 6th-12th Social Studies Teachers

Both geography and economics include a foundation of studying scarce resources. Geography focuses on the what and the where while economics looks at the how and the why. This workshop will provide teachers with great ideas and resources to seemlessly combine the TEKS for both while engaging students in active learning.

  • Date: Monday, July 16, 2018
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Math in the Real World K-5

Audience: K-5th Math Teachers. Invitation Only

Math lessons geared toward the TEKS that focus on real-world financial concepts.  See how your students can become financially literate through a variety of free ready-made lessons geared toward the value of coins and the characteristics and functions of money.
Invitation Only.

  • Date: Monday, July 17, 2018
  • Location: Marshall ISD
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: TBA/IBAT Financial Literacy Summit: $martPath and SMG

Audience: The Independent Bankers Bank

$martPath
Come meet the cartoon characters that will help you teach your K-8 students economics and personal finance.  $martPath is an engaging, interactive and easy-to-use platform for elementary teachers to embed relevant and fun economic and financial education in their classrooms. Best of all, $martPath is now available to Texas teachers at no financial cost.

Stock Market Game ™
Over 30,000 Texas students played the SMG in 2017-18.  Will you play next year?   This teaching and learning program is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance, and prepares them for financially independent futures. The SIFMA Foundation's InvestWrite™ national essay competition is a culminating activity for The Stock Market Game students, extending what they have learned in SMG by challenging them to analyze, think critically and problem solve. Students address real world financial issues and situations by answering a question about long-term saving and investing. A new theme and question are posed each year.

  • Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • Location: Farmers Branch, TX
  • Sponsored by: CEEFL
  • Registration: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu

Workshop Title: Personal Finance Fidelity

Audience: TCEE/CEE

Whether you are teaching about the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy, foreign currency exchange and trade, money or personal finance, this is a workshop that will help you link all the pieces of the money and banking puzzle together for your students.

Workshop Title: Real World Math - Personal Finance

Audience: 9th-12th Math teachers

There are so many materials available to teach financial literacy that it’s easy to become overwhelmed.  Let us curate them for you to give you the best of the best lessons, games and interactives available to Texas educators at no financial cost.  Teach students to invest in themselves, earn income, and make good choices about spending, credit, saving, investing and building a sound financial life plan. Explore EconEdLink, NextGen Personal Finance and more.

  • Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Stock Market Game™

Audience: 5th-12th Teachers

Stock Market Game ™
Over 30,000 Texas students played the SMG in 2017-18.  Will you play next year?   This teaching and learning program is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance, and prepares them for financially independent futures. The SIFMA Foundation's InvestWrite™ national essay competition is a culminating activity for The Stock Market Game students, extending what they have learned in SMG by challenging them to analyze, think critically and problem solve. Students address real world financial issues and situations by answering a question about long-term saving and investing. A new theme and question are posed each year.

  • Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Math in the Real World – 8-12

Audience: 8th-12th Teachers, Invitation only.

Math lessons geared toward the TEKS that focus on real-world financial concepts.  See how to apply your math concepts to real-life scenarios such as the Stock Market Game, Exploring College and Careers, and Building a Financial Future.

Invitation Only,

  • Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Location: Marshall ISD
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

 

Workshop Title: It’s Elementary, Math, Personal Finance and Economics

Audience: K-6th Teachers

Although Math comes before Economics in the title, both TEKS are integral to the elementary curriculum. This workshop will provide examples of how you can introduce student-centered basic economic concepts that are reinforced through math activities. You will also discover how a collection of children’s stories can give your classroom an instant economic boost at the same time infusing more reading comprehension and language arts skills. Come have fun with us!

  • Date: Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

 

Workshop Title: SMG Coaching

Audience: 5th-12th 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 is an online competition in Texas that provides an opportunity for your students to win financial rewards and even scholarships. Preparing and competing in this competition will ensure that your students master their math, economics and personal finance TEKS with real world examples. Great for your G/T and CTE students also!

  • Date: Friday, September 11, 2018
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Regional Economics

Audience: K-12th Teachers

Economic development, referring to efforts to that seek to improve the financial well-being and quality of life for a community by creating jobs, retaining talent and increasing the tax base, is a priority in almost every Northeast Texas community. Join us to learn ways to teach practical economics from a regional perspective with dynamic data tools.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

 

Workshop Title: SMART Elementary Personal Finance and Economics (K-3)

Audience: K-13rd Teachers

Elementary teachers! Have your lesson plans gotten stale? Want some new ideas? Come get exciting board games, children’s books and an exciting online platform for teaching elementary economics in social studies and personal finance in math. Earn $100 stipend after implementing new materials.

  • Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: World Trade

Audience: 5th-12th Teachers

Why do people trade? What is the relationship between migration and trade? How do currency markets affect trade? Come and get lots of new materials to inspire your students and deepen their understanding of global markets.

  • Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Coaching SMG

Audience: 5th-12th 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 is an online competition in Texas that provides an opportunity for your students to win financial rewards and even scholarships. Preparing and competing in this competition will ensure that your students master their math, economics and personal finance TEKS with real world examples. Great for your G/T and CTE students also!

  • Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: World Cultures

Audience: 6th-9th Teachers

The study of World Cultures is filled with many unique, yet peculiar customs and traditions. In today's interdependent world, cultural knowledge is an absolute necessity. Join us as we examine the 6th grade World Cultures TEKS, explore traditions, holidays, religions, art, and music of other cultures - plus experience strategies you can use in your classroom to keep your kids engaged with their learning.

  • Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Coaching the Challenges: Spring Competitions

Audience: 6th-12th Teachers

The Personal Finance Challenge is a way to engage your students to develop skills related to earning income, spending and credit, saving and investing and establishing a financial plan for life. The new competition requires teams to problem solve real life financial case studies. Come join us to see how to not only prepare your students for this competition, but also how to prepare them for real life financial challenges.

  • Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: The Economics of US History and Free Enterprise

Audience: 5th-12th History Social Studies Teachers

What is so special about free enterprise? Why is it in all the social studies TEKS starting with second grade? Help your students understand the connections between economics and every major event in US History from the founding documents to the present day. Classroom materials are included at no financial cost to teachers or schools.

  • Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

Workshop Title: Bonding With Your Graphs - With A Twist

Audience: 5th-12th Teachers

Can your students tell a story with a graph? Can your graphs tell a story to your students? Many students have a hard time interpreting information from graphs but they are required learning in math, science and social studies. Join us to learn the power of the visual to integrate math, economics and science in your secondary classroom..

  • Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Location: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas
  • Sponsored by: Texas Bank & Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank
  • Registration: Region 7 ESC, Kilgore Texas, Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net
  • Questions: Susan Doty at sdoty@uttyler.edu or Cheri Hood at chood@esc7.net

 

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