The Powell Center for Economic Literacy is offering a number of programs that may be of interest to select groups of teachers.
First, for high school teachers, particularly those who teach A.P. Economics, the Powell Center and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond are sponsoring the biennial A.P. Economics Conference, November 2 - 4, 2008. The program offers sessions of particular interest to teachers of A.P. Economics, but may also be of interest to those of you teaching IB or other economics courses. This year's conference features speakers Tim Harford, author of The Logic of Life and The Undercover Economist; Russell Roberts, author of The Price of Everything and host of the EconTalk podcast site; and Federal Reserve Board Governor Kevin Warsh. For information on the program and registration, go to this page of the Powell Center site, and click on the links near the bottom of the page.
For middle school teachers in the Baltimore, MD area, Powell, in cooperation with the Baltimore Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the Maryland Council on Economic Education is offering Mid-Size Economics, a program on economics for middle school social studies teachers in Maryland on Thursday, November 13, 2008. Teachers can examine the program and register at the Powell Center site.
The same groups will also be hosting a program on Kid-Size Economics for elementary school teachers, at the Baltimore Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank on Friday, November 14, 2008. Interested teachers can see the program and register here.
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