Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Center for Economic Education web site. The Center is affiliated with the (national) Council for Economic Education and EconomicsWisconsin. The mission of the Center is to improve economic and financial literacy by providing K-12 teachers with curriculum material and professional development that will enable them to more effectively teach economics.
Message from the Director
As of January 1, 2013 I will step down as director of the UW-Parkside Center for Economic Education. Since starting the CEE in 2005, it has been a joy working with teachers throughout Wisconsin and my colleagues in EconomicsWisconsin. Certainly, one of the highlights of my tenure as director was the recognition the CEE received in 2008 from the National Association of Economic Educators, and the National Council on Economic Education, as the top new center in the country. In no small measure, the support the center received from Wisconsin teachers contributed to that recognition.
Fall 2012 was a busy semester; I presented at teacher conferences throughout the state about U.S. labor market conditions. The most recent version of my presentation was given in December at the ASET annual meeting in Milwaukee. You can download the presentation by clicking on Teaching Resources.
I am refocusing my time on my research agenda and a new departmental emphasis on quantitative analysis for our economics majors. However, I remain committed to the mission of the UW-Parkside Center for Economic Education and hope to see you soon at another teacher conference.
The UW-Parkside Department of Economics is currently working on a transition to new leadership for the center. Watch this site for updates.
What teachers are saying about the Center
Comment from a high school teacher of economics after taking the one-credit graduate course on Environmental Economics Pedagogy:
Workshop evaluation response from the Integrating Economics into Your U.S. History Classroom workshop: