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2018 Smart Indiana Economic Education and Financial Literacy Conference

 

2018 Agenda:

 

 

Day 1 (June 19)
Wyndham Indianapolis West

10:30 a.m.

Registration and Opening Keynote - Getting Students Excited and Engaged
Jacob Clifford, ACDC Leadership
(Fortune Square ABC)

11:30 a.m.

Lunch
(Brickyard)

12:30 p.m.

Workshops:

The Ultimate "Everything Econ" Session for High School Teachers
Jacob Clifford, ACDC Leadership
(Fortune Square ABC)

Taking the "Eek" Out of Economics: Effective Strategies for Integrating Into Social Studies, Language Arts & Math for Elementary and Middle School Grade Levels
Kris Presley, Lowell Elementary School
(Brickyard)

4:30 p.m.

Networking Reception
Please join us for hot hors d'oeurves
(Brickyard)

 

Day 2 (June 20)
Wyndham Indianapolis West

7:45 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m.

Opening Session

EconEd Talks

Panel: Perspectives on the Importance of Economic and Financial Literacy in Indiana Schools

Panelists:
Ben Joergens, Director of Financial Empowerment, Old National Bank
John Kessler, Director, Purdue Fort Wayne Center for Economic Education
Amy Willis, Liberty Fund Senior Fellow & Director, Library of Economics & Liberty

9:35 a.m.

End Opening Session

9:40 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions 1

The Economics of Being Connected
Presenter: Dennise Grater, McCutcheon High School
(Fortune Square A)

Teaching Money Management in Middle School
Presenter: Greg Valentine, Emeritus Professor, University of Southern Indiana
(Fortune Square B)

Playful Economics: Decision Making Activities for Elementary Students
Presenter: Shanan Riegle, Yorktown Middle School

10:30 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions 2

Human Capital and Productivity Lessons From Builders and Ballers
Presenter: Erin Yetter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Louisville Branch
(Fortune Square A)

Learning, Earning, Saving and Investing: Skills to Thrive and Survive After Graduation
Presenter: Greg Valentine, Emeritus Professor, University of Southern Indiana
(Fortune Square B)

Strategies for Teaching Content Literacy in Economics
Presenter: Nathan Bruck, Greensburg High School
(Fortune Square C)

11:35 a.m.

End Concurrent Session 2

11:40 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions 3

Economics Lessons from Hamilton: The Musical
Presenter: Erin Yetter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Louisville Branch
(Fortune Square A)

Energy, Economics, & the Environment
Presenter: John Kruggel, Brownsburg High School
(Fortune Square B)

Be an Einstein of Economics: Learning Via Economic Experimentation in the Classroom
Presenter: Tracy Franklin, Frontier High School, David Perkis, Purdue University
(Fortune Square C)

12:30 p.m.

Awards Luncheon
(Brickyard)

1:10 p.m.

Presentation of Olin Davis Exemplary Teaching of Economics Awards
Sponsored by: Indiana Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Foundation
(Brickyard)

Remarks by:
Jeff Sanson, Executive Director, Indiana Council for Economic Education
Alex Glass, Securities Commissioner, Office of the Indiana Secretary of State

Finalists:
Alecia Adams, Brown County High School
Lyndsey Davis, New Castle High School
Dennise Grater, McCutcheon High School
Natalie Hines, Rousseau McClellan School
Christy Mahaska, Franklin Central High School

Honorable Mention Awards:
Carlene Archie, Ignite Achievement Academy
Luke Chanley, Jackson Creek Middle School
Denise Corbin, Waldron Jr/Sr High School

1:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 4

Panel Discussion: Award Winning Teachers Share Best Practices

Elementary Grade Levels
(Fortune Square A)

Secondary Grade Levels
(Brickyard)

2:35 p.m.

End Concurrent Session 4

2:40 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 5

Take Home Ready Financial Fitness Games
Presenter: Kelly Griese, Office of the Indiana Secretary of State
Kylee Hale, Office of the Indiana Secretary of State
(Fortune Square A)

Never Too Young to Learn: Strategies for Integrating Personal Finance in Elementary Grade Levels
Presenter: Greg Valentine, Emeritus Professor, University of Southern Indiana
(Fortune Square B)

Online Simulations: "Free" Programs to Introduce Students to Financial Decision Making
Presenter: JW Fansler, Indiana Council for Economic Education
(Fortune Square C)

3:30 p.m.

Submit Evaluations, Questionnaires and Pick Up Materials
(Registration Table and Fortune Square D)

 

2018 Session Information

Getting Students Excited and Engaged
Jacob Clifford, ACDC Leadership
(Fortune Square ABC)

Keeping students engaged in a world with distractions can be challenging. National award-winning teacher, Jacob Clifford, has been recognized for his engaging approach to teaching economics to students - both face to face and online! In this opening session, he'll share with you strategies that can be used for students at all grade levels to get them excited about learning.

 

The Ultimate "Everything Econ" Session for High School Teachers
Jacob Clifford, ACDC Leadership
(Fortune Square ABC)

In this jam-packed session, you'll explore a variety of strategies for teaching difficult concepts that get students engaged. Teachers at all skill and experience levels are welcome. If you want your class to get to the next level then this is the workshop of your dreams. It is pure non-stop economics awesomeness!

Taking the "Eek" Out of Economics: Effective Strategies for Integrating Into Social Studies, Language ARts, and Math for Elementary and Middle School Grade Levels
Presenter: Kris Presley, Lowell Elementary School

Want to learn engaging, fun ways to integrate economics and personal finance into your classroom instruction? Interested in ideas that will improve the impact and comprehension of the economics and personal finance you already teach? Looking for ways to meet your elementary and middle school standards? In this workshop, you'll explore concepts and practice real-world-based, hands-on activities appropriate for young learners, in a way that will make economics relevant and exciting for your students!

 

EconEd Talks
Panel: Perspectives on the importance of economic and financial literacy in Indiana schools.
(Brickyard)

Panelists:
Ben Joergens, Director of Financial Empowerment, Old National Bank
John Kessler, Director of Purdue Fort Wayne Center for Economic Education
Amy M. Willis, Liberty Fund Senior Fellow & Director, Library of Economics & Liberty

 

The Economics of Being Connected
Dennise Grater, McCutcheon High School
(Fortune Square A)

In our ever connected world, students often are not awareof the impact their online actions can have on the rest of their lives. In this session, teachers will come away with a practical unit utilizing the Federal Trade Commission website to guide students through being a smart digital citizen from topics such as credit reports, medical records, telemarketing, and online privacy as well as the cybersecurity implications for the sensitive information contained in the electronic formats of these items. The unit culminates with an apocalyptic simulation in which students must navigate a world that has gone "off-line." After attending the presentation, teachers will be able to implement a unit of instruction that focuses students role as digital citizens and ways they can protect their economic interests and activities online.

Teaching Money Management in the Middle School
Greg Valentine, Emeritus Professor, University of Southern Indiana
(Fortune Square B)

Participants in this session will learn how to help students make thoughtful, well-informed decisions about budgeting and managing money. By attending, you will learn many practical concepts that should help you - as well as your students - make sound personal finance decisions.

Playful Economics: Decision Making Activities for Elementary Students
Shanan Riegle, Yorktown Middle School
(Fortune Square C)

Learn how to use modeling clay to teach your students economics! Each lesson in Playful Economics introduces an economic concept in a fun, hands-on way. Lessons are correlated to Indiana Academic Standards in Social Studies for elementary grade levels. Each lesson provides a brief description of the economic concept(s) covered in the lesson along with teaching tips and ideas for follow-up activities. Also included in the curriculum are pre- and post-tests with answer keys and a recipe for making modeling clay! Playful Economics is one of the most effective and motivating ways to teach economics at the elementary (or higher) school levels!

Human Capital and Productivity Lessons From Builders and Ballers
Erin Yetter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Louisville Branch
(Fortune Square A)

What do Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and the Empire State Building have in common? Why economics of course! Come learn innovative ways to human capital, physical capital, productivity, and more. Participants will receive printed copies of FREE classroom-ready lessons and books will be raffled off as prizes.

Learning, Earning, Saving and Investing: Skills to Thrive and Survive After Graduation
Greg Valentine, Emeritus Professor, University of Southern Indiana
(Fortune Square B)

These lessons cover the basics of saving and investing and include activities to help students learn the language of financial markets, gather information on investments and understand the role of financial institutions in the U.S. economy. We'll also discuss how to provide a real-life introduction to credit and debt and how wise choices with credit can improve financial stability.

Strategies for Teaching Content Literacy in Economics
Nathan Bruck, Greensburg High School
(Fortune Square C)

In this session, participants will look at how to incorporate engaging content specific readings, along with the social studies literacy standards, into their economics curriculum. I will also share my method for tracking literacy data for reporting student learning objectives. Suggested readings and literacy rubrics will be shared.

Economics Lessons from Hamilton: The Musical
Erin Yetter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Louisville Branch
(Fountain Square A)

The musical Hamilton is the most popular musical in recent history and might be the best single album one could use to teach economic concepts. Come explore how the songs in Hamilton can be used to teach about opportunity cost, trade-offs, preferences, the Federal Reserve System and central banking, economic freedom, and more!

Energy, Economics & the Environment
John Kruggel, Brownsburg High School
(Fortune Square B)

Issues of energy and the environment are in the news nearly every day.  Often arguments from both sides lack a systematic analysis of the trade-offs involved and various policy solutions.  Further, an incomplete understanding of the scientific and economic aspects of the factors may result in flawed policy decisions that will diminish the potential for maintaining a strong economic system, a healthy environment, and a sustainable energy resource base. This session will showcase ways to integrate economics and environmental science.  Teachers will learn about a decision-making framework that students can use to make sense of these complicated issues and become more informed scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, consumers, producers, and voting citizens.  The program includes hands-on activities for making learning about energy and environment, along with economic concepts, relevant and fun!

Be an Einstein of Economics: Learning Via Economic Experimentation in the Classroom
Tracy Franklin, Frontier High School
David Perkis, Purdue University
(Fortune Square C)

Leave the test tubes and beakers at home, but come prepared to learn new ways to demonstrate economic principles in a hands-on approach.  Those attending this session will participate first-hand in an economics experiment to identify the value experiments have in an economics classroom, as well as the practical skills that will be needed to run experiments.  In addition, participants will receive lesson plan procedures to facilitate the implementation into course curriculum.

Awards Luncheon
(Brickyard)

 

Olin Davis Awards Presentations
(Brickyard)

Presentation of the 2018 Olin Davis Awards for Exemplary Teaching of Economics.

Award Winning Teachers Share Best Practices

2018 Olin Davis Award for Exemplary Teacher of Economics Winners

Secondary Grade Levels
(Brickyard)

Elementary Grade Levels
(Fortune Square A)

In either session, learn ideas and best practices from teachers who instill in students an understanding of economics and the tools to make informed and responsible decisions that they will carry with them as they grow into successful and productive adults.
 

Take-Home-Ready Financial Fitness Games
Kelly Griese, Office of the Indiana Secretary of State
Kylee Hale, Office of the Indiana Secretary of State
(Fortune Square A))

Cool teachers entertain while educating. We will give you the tools to implement enjoyable learning, right away. This session includes a visit to Hogwarts and a superhero audition. Teaching students about financial fitness goes a long way especially when they are having fun!

Never Too Young to Learn: Strategies for Integrating Personal Finance in Elementary Grade Levels
Greg Valentine, Emeritus Professor, University of Southern Indiana
(Fortune Square B)

Are you looking for fun ways to teach your students about economics or personal finance? This session will feature fun and engaging short activities to complement your in-class lessons. They’re also perfect for allowing your students to bring the learning home! You can easily select activities that will help even the youngest students acquire the tools they’ll need to become more financially savvy!

Online Simulations: "Free" Programs to Introduce Students to Financial Decision Making
JW Fansler, Indiana Council for Economic Education
(Fortune Square C)

In this session, you’ll learn how you can teach your students using these “free” online activities and hands-on simulations! In this session, you’ll explore two programs that can be used to supplement your personal finance instruction.  One uses actual data from the stock markets, provides students a hypothetical $100,000 to create and manage a portfolio of stocks and mutual funds. The other features a series of modules about money, financial responsibility and the realities of the free enterprise system.

Partners:

$mart Indiana is a project of the Indiana Council for Economic Education presented in partnership with the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State.

Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, and Farm Bureau Foundation

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Reviews

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