Tuesday, January 27, 2009

First Powell Webinar for Teachers

As part of our ongoing effort to support the teaching of economics to students in Virginia, the United States and around the globe, the Powell Center for Economic Literacy is instituting a program of online webinars.

These programs will allow teachers in a variety of locations and circumstances to increase their access to experts in the field of economic education. Teachers will have the opportunity to hear from the best, to ask them questions and get access to resources for their classrooms.

The first of these programs will take place on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The program will feature Dr. Phil VanFossen of Purdue University. It is scheduled to last about one hour.

Dr. VanFossen is the Director of the James Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship and Associate Director of the Center for Economic Education, both at Purdue University. He is an expert in integrating technology in the classroom and has presented on the topic many times.

The subject of this webinar is Podcasting in the Economics Classroom. Dr. VanFossen will explain what podcasting is, how it can be used effectively, where to access podcasts and even how to create your own podcasts.

There will be time to ask questions as part of the presentation.

You can register here for this free, pilot event. Log in information for participants will be provided before the event. Because it is our first event, we will limit participation to 50 people, but we will keep a waiting list.

Please join us.

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