NAF Institute for Staff Development Workshop Focuses on Use of Technology to Build a Foundation in Economic and Financial Literacy

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Hands-on activities and technology resources give students an applied understanding of high school personal finance and economics.

The National Council on Economic Education (NCEE, http://www.ncee.net) revealed details of its workshop at the National Academy Foundation Conference (http://www.naf.org) taking place on July 9th at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL.

During the workshop, Academy of Finance teachers will discover simple ways to introduce economics and personal finance concepts into their curriculum. They will explore ways to increase classroom productivity with technology and multimedia resources and engage their students with activity-based lesson plans. Teachers will leave with handouts, lesson plans, and other instructional resources.

"Economic literacy is the cornerstone of a successful career in business and government," says Troy D. White, NCEE's Director of Product Marketing and Sales. "From financing a business to benefiting from global trade, economics plays a vital role in the daily lives of our students. This workshop gives NAF teachers the tools they need to teach fundamental economics concepts with confidence."

Kathy Miles, NCEE Teacher Support Specialist, will lead the workshop Connecting Students and Technology for Enhanced Learning on Wednesday, July 9th, from 2:00 pm - 3:15pm in the Crystal Ballroom A-B.

With computers replacing textbooks as a student's preferred medium of learning, technology-based resources are important in keeping instructional strategies fresh and students engaged. In this session, Mrs. Miles will explore a mix of online resources, CDs, DVDs, and print materials that will help teachers enhance their curriculum, while preparing their students for successful careers in a high-tech, globalized world.

After the workshop, teachers will know how to find economics and personal finance lesson plans that meet their classroom objectives, state economic content standards, and their students' diverse learning styles.

Teachers will discover the latest lesson plans and resources from NCEE's popular Virtual Economics, Thinking Economics, Risky Business, Financing Your Future, Financial Fitness for Life and EconEdLink.org programs.

To find more technology- and print-based materials in economics and personal finance, teachers can visit NCEE in the exhibit hall at booth #4. Booth attendees will also have the opportunity to register to win an iPod shuffle.

Exhibit Hours

Wednesday, July 9th, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop Schedule

Connecting Students and Technology for Enhanced Learning
Wednesday, July 9th
2:00pm-3:15pm
Crystal Ballroom A-B

National Council on Economic Education (NCEE)
The NCEE (http://www.ncee.net) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving economic, financial and entrepreneurship literacy. Both directly and through its unique nationwide network of state Councils and more than 200 university based Centers for Economic Education, NCEE's programs reach more than 150,000 K-12 teachers and over 15 million students in more than 70,000 schools each year.

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