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Virtual Learning Opportunities

Many of the Federal Reserve Banks across the country offer webinars to educator and student audiences. Find out more about these programs and how to register below.

Federal Reserve System

Federal Reserve System Discussing Race and Inequality in the Classroom
September 17, 6 - 7:30 pm CT/7 - 8:30 pm ET

Learn strategies for engaging your students on this timely and relevant topic. Access a video recording of the event here

This Federal Reserve Education event featured economists with years of teaching experience and research sharing strategies for discussing race in the economics classroom, whether at the high school or college level.

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Teaching Visual Literacy and Foreign Affairs: Middle and High School U.S. History
July 16, 9-10 am CT or 1-2 pm CT
Educators will learn about resources from the Center for Legislative Archives to help students develop visual and disciplinary literacy while studying America's relationship to the world. The session will feature tow eBooks with political cartoons by renowned cartoonists (and father and son) Clifford and Jim Berryman, illustrating foreign policy from the 1890s to the 1960s. The session will also highlight cartoons that show the path to World War I, U.S. engagement in World War II, and the international tensions of the Cold War.


Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Thursday, October 1, 2020| 4:00–5:00 pm

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland will host an open house for educators of all subjects and grade levels to learn about the FREE resources and programs available from the Cleveland Fed’s Education & Outreach department. Advanced registration required by September 30. Register here: https://web.cvent.com/event/6129782a-cd26-4a0b-8171-22fd444054a3/summary?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Summer Series for Educators

June 22 - August 15, 2020

Educators can watch a total of 10 on-demand presentations on the Global Impact of COVID-19, Monetary Policy Tools-Pre and Post COVID, Fiscal Policy, Regional Economic Updates on Dallas, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio, Resources for Educators, Financial Literacy, and Tools for Teaching in a Virtual Environment. Educators may earn one hour of CPE for each video. Videos are found at https://www.dallasfed.org/educate/events.


Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis


Federal Reserve Bank of New York


Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Join us virtually for a series of career development-focused programs for high school students. Give your students direct exposure to a chief executive officer, business developer, mayor, executive director and other local leaders to learn development strategies for successful careers. There will also be an opportunity for students to learn practical tools to build their leadership style, career-ready skills and to find out about jobs with good pay but don’t require a four-year degree. Pre-registration is required and there is no cost to attend. With one teacher registration, students may participate as an in-person class or individually as remote learners. 


21st Century Careers: A Portrait of Leadership 
October 6, 10:30 - 11:30 am CT 
Interview the CEO and President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City about her career journey; leadership skills, tips for future leaders, her job responsibilities, leaders she admires and more.  

21st Century Careers: Today's Leadership Landscape
October 15, 1:00 – 2:00 pm CT 
Interview local leaders about their career path, leadership qualities, their advice for future leaders, job responsibilities and much more.

21st Century Careers: Skillset for Success 
October 21, 1:00 – 2:00 pm CT
Learn practical tips for building leadership skills and developing career competencies.

21st Century Careers: Opportunity Occupations
November 19, 1:00 – 2:00 pm CT

Meet career professionals representing a variety of career paths that pay above the annual median wage, don't require a four-year degree and are poised for significant growth.


For general questions, contact Gigi Wolf at gigi.wolf@kc.frb.org. We look forward to seeing you and your secondary students at these special career-defining events!





Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Use Canvas with Econ Lowdown to Teach Econ/Personal Finance!

August 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm CT

Do you teach economics or personal finance in your elementary, middle, high school or college classroom? Does your school or district use Canvas by Instructure as its learning platform? If so, attend this free webinar! We'll show you how easy it is to assign your students award-winning, free Econ Lowdown lessons and activities—and then track progress and grades through Canvas.

Free Webinars for Economics and Government Teachers

26 August 2020 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm ET

Whether you teach economics, government, civics or a related subject, the St. Louis Fed's economic education team is here to help. We've created this special webinar series to help you discover award-winning tools for remote learning. You'll enjoy a guided tour of our Econ Lowdown teacher portal, which lets you easily track student progress. The portal contains hundreds of learning modules, video, audio and reading Q&As. 

It's Elementary: Teach Economics/Personal Finance with Econ Lowdown

September 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm CT

Elementary teachers: Use the St. Louis Fed's award-winning Econ Lowdown videos and online modules to teach students about money, trade, saving and more. These no-cost remote learning tools help you easily track student progress.

Free Webinars for Teaching Personal Finance

September 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm CT

From insurance and loans, to saving and investment … engage your high school students with high-quality resources from the St. Louis Fed. We've assembled this special series to help personal finance educators like you discover no-cost tools for remote learning. You'll enjoy a guided tour of our Econ Lowdown teacher portal, which lets you easily track student progress. The portal contains hundreds of learning modules, video, audio and reading Q&As.

Election Economics: A Virtual Event about Real People and Pocketbooks

September 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CT

Incumbents take credit for good economic times and distance themselves from not so good economic periods.

But how much of an effect does the economy have on winning an election? 

Do economic measures—such as per capita real GDP, unemployment and inflation—sway voters? 

During this virtual workshop, you'll be able to:

  • Review the economic story, from Nixon to Trump, and receive a copy of a lesson to use in your classroom.
  • Learn about FRED®, the St. Louis Fed's economic database—including key indicators and resources that make it easy to use the complimentary lesson.
  • See how to access online modules and reading Q&As you can use with students during lessons and discussions on government.
Discussing Race and Inequality in the Classroom

September 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CT

Please join us to learn strategies for engaging your students on this timely and relevant topic. This Federal Reserve Education event will feature economists who draw from years of teaching experience and research to share strategies for discussing race in the economics classroom, whether at the high school or college level.

Getting Entrepreneurial: In Person, Hybrid, or Online

September 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CT

Join Federal Reserve System education specialists and see entrepreneurship resources for your classroom. The Federal Reserve banks of Atlanta, Kansas City and St. Louis are pleased to collaborate and present entrepreneurship resources from around the Federal Reserve System. These classroom-ready resources will help you differentiate your instruction and engage students in content, with new ways to teach entrepreneurship and related topics. Targeted toward high school and college students, the resources featured make excellent additions to social studies classes/courses as well as personal finance and economics. 

18th Annual St. Louis Fed Professors Conference

November 5, 2020 at 10:00 am - November 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm CT

We know a lot has changed for you and your students. We recognize that, for many of you, how you teach your students changed almost overnight, and we’d like to help. We have reformatted our annual conference to focus on effective online instruction, and moved the entire conference online. 

Click, Learn, and Teach: Online Professional Development

Asynchronous; on-going 

It's tough for you to participate in professional development and still be in the classroom with your students. You have a lot to do and so little time to get it all done. Click, Learn, and Teach, a series of online professional development programs from the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and St. Louis, is designed to make it easier! There are three options for you to consider, each with a different level of time commitment and a different level of educational attainment: Graduate Credit, FRB Certification, and CPDU Credit. Choose among inflation, unemployment, GDP, money, and monetary policy.