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Econ Camp

Econ Camp
Turkey Run Inn
Marshall, IN
September 20-21, 2017


Program Elements

The overall purpose of the Econ Camp is to improve economic literacy in Indiana, focusing on economic concepts identified in the Indiana Academic Standards for Economics. Econ Camp is for high school teachers who teach or integrate economics into their classrooms and is an integral part of Indiana's contribution to the National Campaign for Economic Literacy, initiated by the Council for Economic Education. Participants earn 7 points towards relicensure.

There are three primary goals of the Camp program:

    1. Review and reinforce an understanding of economic concepts identified in the Economics Standards.
    2. Share best teaching practices relating these concepts to current public policy issues.
    3. Promote economics as an important part of the curriculum in the high school.

2017 Agenda

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

4:00 p.m.

Registration opens

5:00 p.m.

Reception - Get to Know One Another

5:45 p.m.


6:45 p.m.

What Causes Financial Crises?
This interactive session will explore potential causes of financial crises in the US. We will consider the perspectives of multiple schools of thought, focusing on systematic issues. Participants will walk away with a bibliography of resources and ready-to-implement lesson plans.

8:30 p.m.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

7:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.


8:15 a.m.

Group Discussion: The Latest Word on Teaching High School Economics

In this session, presenters will share new and revised strategies for teaching engaging lessons to students. Bring your favorite lesson(s) to discuss and share!

9:15 a.m.

New High School Economics Resources from the St. Louis Fed
Erin Yetter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Louisville Branch

This session will show all the latest and greatest tools for your economics classroom including FREDcast (our brand new forecasting simulation game your students will love!), the resource gallery, upgrades to the Instructor Management Panel, new lessons, and much more!

10:15 a.m.



10:30 a.m.



10:45 a.m.

Public Policy Session: Markets and Government Policy: Impacts of Government Subsidies on Commercial Demand

Dr. Jacob Ricker-Gilbert Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University



1:00 p.m.

E-Conversations: A Framework and Lessons for Discussing Controversial Topics in Economics


2:30 p.m.

Econ Camp Concludes



This workshop is sponsored by the Purdue Department of Agricultural Economics. All direct Camp costs, including registration, room, and board, will be covered. Because of limited room availability, participants will share rooms. Participants will be reponsible for transportation costs and must attend the entire Econ Camp.


Econ Camp takes place at
Turkey Run Inn
8102 East Park Rd.
Marshall, IN 47859


2014 Econ Camp Photos
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"This was my first Econ Camp and it was an awesome experience. I have attended a couple of other programs conducted by the ICEE and all have been quality programs. I look forward to attending the Camp next year."