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Federal Reserve Economic Education Institute 2022

Join us on June 23-24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CT) for a virtual program focused on the Fed's dual mandate of maximum employment and price stability. The event will include economic education and museum specialists from the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Kansas City, Richmond and St. Louis, with technical support provided by the Cleveland Fed. They will share personalized instruction and updates on new infographics, classroom activities, lesson plans and museum tours. Attendees will also find out how to earn a Monetary Policy badge and up to 8 hours of CPDU credit. Teachers are invited to register before June 17 to take part in this special annual event!


Tools for Teaching Financial Literacy Month

Education specialists from the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, Philadelphia and St. Louis convened on Wednesday, March 9, to share information about free lesson plans, publications, infographics, and digital resources for Financial Literacy Month in April. They provided an overview of online financial literacy games and curriculum on spending, budgeting and investing, as well as a complete course plan for teaching personal finance to high school students, "Keys to Financial Success", and an interactive math game for middle schoolers called Cash Codebreakers. A recording of the event is available here

Black Banking, Currency and the U.S. Banking System

Federal Reserve Education took a closer look at U.S. currency and the banking system in our ECONnections webinar, which highlighted resources that educators from elementary to post-secondary grades. Use these resources in your classroom to increase student understanding of how the banking system works, the facts and features of U.S. currency, and the fascinating history of Black banks in America. Watch a recording of the event here

Teaching Economics in Changing Times

The Future of Work

On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, Federal Reserve Education hosted the next installment of Teaching Economics in Changing Times. This webinar focused on workforce development trends, how to prepare students for jobs of the future, skills students will need to take on those jobs and how the labor force will transform in the coming decades. Access the event on demand here

The Role of Cognitive Science in Teaching and Learning Economics

This free virtual event explored the role of cognitive science in teaching and learning economics. Speakers for the webinar included Dr. William Goffe, Teaching Professor of Economics at Penn State University, and Dr. Scott Simkins, Chair of the Department of Economics at North Carolina A&T State University. During the program, we discussed how students learn economics, how to use the science of learning in the classroom, team-based learning, and more. Access the recording here.

Town Hall with the Chair

Town Hall with Chairman Powell - 2021

Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome H. Powell hosted a town hall with educators on August 17, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. ET. During the event, Chair Powell responded to questions asked by teachers and students who joined the event virtually from across the country.

The event is available to view on the Federal Reserve Board's YouTube site. 

Follow the Federal Reserve Board on Twitter at @FederalReserve or Facebook and visit federalreserveeducation.org to access free economics, personal finance and career prep resources for the classroom.

Town Hall with Chairman Powell - 2019

Educators are invited to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's first town hall for kindergarten through post-secondary teachers. After opening remarks, Chairman Powell will take questions from audiences across the country. The event will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. 

The conversation also will be livestreamed from www.federalreserve.gov for those who cannot attend in person.

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Town Hall with Chairwoman Yellen

Former Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen addressed educators nationwide via webcast from Washington, D.C. in January 2017. Her message for teachers discussed the mission and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve System and she also took questions from K-12 and post-secondary educators of economics, history, and related disciplines, who were gathered at Federal Reserve Board and Bank offices across the country. 

For more information click here.

Town Hall with Chairman Bernanke

In commemoration of the Federal Reserve System's centennial, former Chairman Ben Bernanke shared his perspective with educators around the country on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. He addressed key facts about the Federal Reserve's history and the wealth of educational resources available, as well as answered questions from participating educators.

For more information, click here.