Tours & Programs

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 Econ in Changing Times

Teaching Economics in Changing Times: 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.

Chair Town Hall with Educators -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 to access free economics, personal finance and career prep resources for the classroom.

Conversation with the Chair: A Teacher Town Hall Meeting

Conversation with the Chair: A Teacher Town Hall Meeting

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 for those who cannot attend in person.

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Federal Reserve Financial Education Day

This is an annual program, typically held in October, focused on sharing personal finance tools and resources with students and/or teachers nationwide. Your local Federal Reserve Bank or branch may be hosting an event, such as a professional development workshop for teachers or an after school or student-based program. The goal: to promote discussions about the importance of financial education. Staff from the Reserve Banks and branches will showcase free personal finance resources from throughout the Federal Reserve System as well. Contact your nearest Federal Reserve Bank for details about events in your area.

Town Hall with Former Chairwoman Yellen: A Program for Educators

Town Hall with Former Chairwoman Yellen: A Program for Educators

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. 

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Town Hall with Former Chairman Bernanke: A Program for Educators

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.