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PD Opportunities

HPU Economics for Hawaii Teachers - Free Online PD Course

Description: Hawaiʻi Pacific University’s ‘Economics for Hawaiʻi Teachers’ is free for all Hawai'i teachers all subjects and grades PK-12. No previous knowledge of economics is required, and current economics teachers are welcome to join. The course will broaden and deepen your economic understanding, teach you relevant advances in the discipline, and provide you with resources and guidance in integrating economic principles into your lessons. The course provides teaching material recommendations including lessons plans, videos, podcasts, and on-going teacher support, and is aligned with the Hawaiʻi Core Standards in Social Studies (HCSSS). This course is produced by the Hawaiʻi Pacific University Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education (CEEE) in collaboration with the Hawaiʻi Council on Economic Education (HCEE).

Format: Online Synchronous

PD Credit: Completion of the course provides three (3) graduate level credits from Hawaii Pacific University that may be applied towards HIDOE Salary Schedule Reclassification.

Date: Course runs each HPU Fall, Spring, and Summer term

Fees: Course is free for Hawai'i teachers of all subjects and grades PK-12.

Details and How to Apply: Course Flyer Link

Foundation for Teaching Economics - Online PD Programs

Description: The Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) provides online programs offering graduate-level university credits from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, as well as other educational opportunities. Refer to the program links below for details.

Economics Online for Teachers Course (2 graduate credit hours available)

This course will increase your confidence in teaching fundamental concepts in economics, renewing your enthusiasm for introducing students to the power of economic reasoning to explain the world around them.

Virtual One Day Seminars (gift stipend provided, 1 graduate credit hour available)

One Day Seminars provide participants with the academic underpinnings of the seminar's economic topic and show teachers across a variety of subject areas and grade levels how to incorporate these topics into their classrooms.

Online Workshops (gift stipend provided)

FTE Workshops offer teachers the opportunity to gain new materials and insight into economics topics.  The shorter, more condensed format of the workshop presentations allow more flexibility for teachers to easily gain new teaching tools and ideas in a shorter timeframe. Workshops last approximately an hour and a half and are held via Zoom.

Webinars (Free)

Expert guests present on current economic topics with participant Q&A.

Alumni Book Club (complementary books and stipends provided)

Expert presenters lead teachers through interpreting economics-related popular books. Participation is restricted to alumni of previous FTE programs.

Format: Online Synchronous, Online Asynchronous

PD Credit: Many programs offer optional graduate-level university credits that may be applied towards HIDOE Salary Schedule Reclassification. See specific program for details.

Date: Programs run throughout the year

Fees: Paid, Free, and Gift Stipend conferring programs available. Graduate credit hours require an additional fee of approx $122 per credit hour to cover on-going accreditation costs. Refer to the relevant FTE program for full details.

Upcoming Programs Details: fte.org

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Teacher Professional Development Online PD Programs

Description: The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis provides online programs offering graduate-level university credits from Wichita State University, as well as other educational opportunities. Refer to the program links below for details.

Graduate Credit Courses (1 graduate credit hour available per course)

Asynchronous online courses offering 1 graduate credit hour each are available on the topics of; GDP, Inflation, Monetary Policy, Money & Payment Systems, Unemployment, and the Economics of Trade. Each course represents 15 hours of coursework. Each course credit currently costs $100.

FRB Professional Development Certificate Courses (certificate available)

This is the free version of the Graduate Credit Courses above. Content is identical but no graduate credits are offered and no fee is charged.

CPDU Credit Course (continuing professional development units available)

Teachers can earn one hour of CPDU credit with no fee by working with their students to complete an online course in one of more than 50 topics spanning concepts in economics and personal finance. To register for the program, log into Econ Lowdown, navigate to the Professional Development Options, and click on CPDU credit.

Digital Badge Programs (Credly digital badges offered)

Modules covering various topics including; A Citizen's Guide to Monetary Policy, An Educator's Guide to Monetary Policy, Budgeting Basics, and FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data Practitioner. Teachers who successfully complete individual modules will receive, at no cost, Credly badges certifying their achievement. After completing the individual modules in a program, you will receive this digital micro-credential.

Monthly Newsletter

Learn about new lesson plans, online courses, and upcoming events from the St. Louis Fed.

Format: Online Asynchronous

PD Credit: The Graduate Credit Courses offer graduate credits that may be applied towards HIDOE Salary Schedule Reclassification. See specific program for details.

Date: On Demand

Fees: Paid and Free programs available. Graduate credit hours require an additional fee of approx $100 per credit hour to cover on-going accreditation costs. Refer to the Graduate Credit Courses link above for full details.

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