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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 Race and Economics Webinar Series

How Diverse Perspectives Improve Economics
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 18
Time: 6-7:30 CT / 7-8:30 ET
Format: Virtual
Audience: High school and college-level educators and students
Registration: The event is free, but registration is requested by Nov. 16.


Discussing Race in the Economics Classroom
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. Learn strategies for engaging your students on this timely and relevant topic through a video recording of the event here

Board of Governors

Exploring Careers in Economics
Tuesday, November 17, 1:00 pm ET

Federal Reserve Board and Federal Reserve Education (FRE) will welcome students nationwide via webcast to discuss career opportunities and diversity in economics and to learn about career paths within the Federal Reserve System.

The event takes place beginning at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday November 17, 2020.

Watch the online webcast of the event at http://www.federalreserve.gov/ and YouTube. Twitter and Facebook users can follow the Federal Reserve Board's feed, @FederalReserve, and www.facebook.com/federalreserve/ and join the discussion about the event by using the hashtag: #FedEconJobs

Add your resume to the event database.

Students can submit questions in advance for panelists through economic-education@frb.gov.



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

Danny Dollar Academy is a FREE financial literacy program that promotes entrepreneurship, personal finance, civic responsibility and smart financial decision-making in grades 3, 4 and 5. The program is based on the best-selling children’s book Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire: The Lemonade Escapade by Ty Allan Jackson. To learn more about how to get your classroom involved, we encourage you to register for one of our upcoming Danny Dollar Academy information sessions:

  • Session 2: Friday, Oct. 16 12:00-12:30pm
  • Session 3: Tuesday, Oct. 20 4:00 – 4:30pm

Girls Make I.T. Better invites high school girls from 4th District majority-minority high schools to explore Bank careers in STEM fields. As part of this program, Bank staff with careers in STEM fields including Information Technology Services, Information Security, and eGoverment departments, mentor students through multiple hands on activities guided by their mentors and other Bank volunteers. This year’s virtual program will be comprised of 12, 1-hour live modules consisting of interaction with a STEM professional at the Federal Reserve Bank and other neighboring institutions. Each session will include a STEM professional's journey, a hands-on STEM activity, and a closing assessment question. Registration is open

The Student Board program is a personal and professional development program designed to help high school juniors and seniors transition successfully from high school into college or a career. Students will learn personal finance, employability skills, entrepreneurship, community development, and college life. The Student Board application is now open. Interested candidates can complete the online application here.

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: 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

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.