CEE Teaching Financial Crisis seminar here Friday
For high school and middle school teachers from across Wisconsin, their knowledge about the causes of the Great Recessionand their ability to teach students about itare about to improve. These educators will gather at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Friday, Feb. 24, for a full-day professional development workshop titled "Teaching Financial Crises."
UW-Parkside Economics Professor and Director of the university's Center for Economic Education (CEE) Norm Cloutier said teachers will learn how they can effectively talk with their students about the financial crisis. He is joined by a team of regional educators and professionals that includes Dr. Scott Niederjohn, an associate professor of economics at Lakeland College and a co-author of the curriculum; Racine real estate agent Julie Lang, and Justin Santori, a teacher at Racine Horlick High School and a UW-Parkside graduate (BA, Economics).
The workshop will cover "The Instruments and Institutions of Modern Financial Markets," "What Caused the Financial Crisis of 2008," "Realities of the Real Estate Market," and "The Role of Housing in the Financial Crises of 2007-2009."
Cloutier said the workshop's information and techniques will be presented in such a way that teachers can use them again for other topics and for students with different learning styles. These approaches encourage students to develop higher-order skills like decision making and critical thinking.The workshop is in the Student Center Oak Room beginning at 8:30 a.m.