Foundation for Teaching Economics Webinar: Active Learning Simulations can be Virtual Too!

Workshop Costs: Free


Games, experiments and simulations are an important part of teaching economics.  This session will feature resources and tips to help you facilitate active learning… even in a virtual classroom.


Grade Level: 9-12
(Grades 7-8 would also benefit)

Presenter: Debbie Henney
Director of Curriculum, Foundation for Teaching Economics

Debbie Henney is an economics professor and director of the honors program at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona.  She began presenting programs as a Mentor Teacher for the Foundation for Teaching Economics in 2006 and is currently the Curriculum Director for FTE.


Debbie spent the first 10 years of her career teaching economics in the high school classroom and later championed economic education efforts as Executive Director of the Arizona Council on Economic Education and President of the Arizona Council for the Social Studies.


She writes economic education lessons for the K-12 classroom and regularly presents workshops, in-service trainings and week-long residential programs for schools, teachers and students in Arizona and around the country.


Participants will receive:

  • 1 hour of professional development

Time: 11:00am – 12:00 pm

Date: August 4, 2020

Summer 2020: Financial Literacy Virtual Workshops

Workshop Costs: Free


This summer’s financial literacy workshop series will be broken into two sessions, with each session lasting 2 hours. Workshop links will be sent out the day before the workshop date.

Session I: Introduction to Web-Based Resources for Financial Literacy Education

  • Learn to use a variety of web-based tools for teaching financial literacy in-person or virtually.
    • Examples include, but are not limited to, EconEdlink, NextGen Personal Finance, and Econ Lowdown.
  • Master Teachers will facilitate the navigation of each resource while highlighting key features.


Session II: Application of Web-Based Resources for Daily Activities, Projects,Games and Assessments

  • Attendees will be introduced to content in accordance with New Jersey Standards for Personal Financial Literacy.
  • Master Teachers will:
    • Demonstrate how to integrate financial literacy resources across multiple disciplines
    • Examine content-specific activities, extended projects and assessments
    • Emphasize Experiential Learning


Participants will receive:

  • 4 hours of professional development (if you attend both Session I and Session II)
  • A chance to win a “door” prize

Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am

Session I: August 11, 2020

Session I: August 13, 2020

Session II: August 18, 2020

Session II: August 20, 2020

Questions on program registration?
Contact Alana Coleman at:


January 14:  Passaic County Education Consortium – Middle School Personal Finance / NextGen Personal Finance / Understanding Fiscal Responsibility


January 22: Bergen County Education Association – Middle School Personal Finance / Financial Fitness for Life / Understanding Fiscal Responsibility