Professional Development Opportunities from the Council for Economic Education

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Spring 2010 Workshops at the HSBC National Center for Economic and Financial Education To Provide Lesson Content and Teaching Strategies to New York Area Educators.

New York area teachers are invited to participate in professional development workshops at the new HSBC National Center for Economic and Financial Education at 122 East 42nd Street, Ste 2600 New York, NY. Workshops will touch on a broad spectrum of economic and financial topics, from budgeting to how to teach about the financial crisis. Professional development opportunities will be available throughout the year and information can be found online at

Workshops at the HSBC National Center provide New York area educators a chance to learn new strategies to help their students better understand the world through the lens of economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship. Bringing interactive lessons and content knowledge to workshop attendees, each session is taught by curriculum experts and master teachers. All participants leave with teaching resources and lesson plans created by the Council for Economic Education, and the workshops also provide an excellent networking opportunity. Educators with knowledge of economics and personal finance will find the workshops useful as materials covered are applicable across many subject areas.

The HSBC National Center opened June 4, 2009 in order to magnify the Council for Economic Education's cause by promoting the importance of K-12 economic, financial, and entrepreneurship education in the United States and internationally. The Center also showcases instructional materials, training programs, and state-of-the-art approaches to K-12 economic, personal finance, and entrepreneurship education. Previous programs have touched on topics such as the Financial Crisis, Play Dough Economics, How to Write Lesson Plans, and methods to teach students about entrepreneurship.

More information and registration options can be found by visiting our website at

Financial Fitness for Life: 9-12
April 17, 2010 - 10:00am - 2:30pm

Financial Fitness for Life: 6-8
April 28, 2010 - 4:00pm - 7:30pm

Financial Fitness for Life: K-5
April 29, 2010 - 10:00am - 2:30pm

Fight Financial Illiteracy! Learning, Earning and Investing® - The Online Game
June 9, 2010 - 4:00pm - 7:30pm

*About the Council for Economic Education*
The Council for Economic Education ( offers comprehensive, best-in-class K-12 economic and personal finance education programs, including the basics of entrepreneurship, consisting of teaching resources across the curriculum, professional development for teachers, and nationally-normed assessment instruments. Each year, the Council's programs reach more than 150,000 K-12 teachers and over 15 million students in the United States and in more than 30 other countries. These programs are delivered through a diversified system: directly from the Council, through a network of affiliated state Councils and university-based Centers for Economic Education, and through other partner organizations.

*About HSBC-North America*
HSBC North America Holdings Inc. is one of the top ten financial services companies in the United States. HSBC - North America comprises all of HSBC's U.S. and Canadian businesses with assets totaling $547 billion. The company's businesses serve customers in the following key areas: personal financial services, credit cards, specialty insurance products, commercial banking, private banking, and global banking and markets.

Media Contact:
Kyle Christensen
Director, HSBC National Center for Economic and Financial Education


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