For Educators

Teaching Topics in Economics (ECON 694.310)

3.0 credit hours
Summer I (8-week session: May 14-July 6, 2012)
June 7-8, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and June 14-15, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Independent work required between June 8 and June 14
Indiana State University, Holmstedt Hall, Room 7
Cost: $200.00 workshop fee
Instructor: John Conant, Director, ISU Center for Economic Education


Pulling It Together with Economics: Surviving the Elementary Overload!
A Workshop for Teachers Grades K-5

The focus of the workshop is to model interactive and integrated curriculum approaches that teachers may use to organize their teaching of the Indiana Academic Standards in social studies, English language arts, and mathematics. Material will be provided that give students an active, highly personalized experience with economics and other disciplines. All lessons are explicitly correlated with Indiana’s K-5 Academic Standards. Resources strategies will be demonstrated by experienced classroom teachers.

Lessons will be provided and demonstrated from a variety of publications, including: Virtual Economics DVD, Math & Economics: Connections for Life, The Mini-Economy, Teaching Economics Through Children’s Literature, Financial Fitness for Life, Hershel’s World of Economics.

Scholarships are available only for the first 12 applications.


Materials will be provided.

Who Should Enroll
  • Educators:  This course may be appropriate toward teaching licensure renewal for teachers in Indiana. Please contact your school corporation official for confirmation if appropriate.
How To Enroll

For assistance, contact:

Myla Woods
Department of Economics
Holmstedt Hall, 275
(812) 237-2159

Last updated May 29, 2012