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Your World Economics: Economic Summit

June 18–19, 2013 · Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

This flagship two-day conference for secondary educators will give you tools to help your students find economics in the world around them. It will feature guest speakers Dirk Mateer and Anne Macy, along with speakers from the Fed.

Economics is more than a subject in the classroom. Headline stories have an economic angle. Movies and novels are waiting to be explored. From stadium deals to contracts, sports can make economic decisionmaking an everyday topic. Gain new insights and take back classroom-ready ideas that will make these topics come to life for your classes.

The Dallas Fed is pleased to welcome Dirk Mateer, author of Economics in the Movies and senior lecturer and codirector of undergraduate studies at Penn State University. Winner of the George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011, Mateer has developed extensive classroom resources that explore economic themes in movies and music.

Also back by popular demand is Anne Macy, Gene Edwards Professor of Finance at West Texas A&M University. Macy’s talent for presenting information in exciting and relevant ways has distinguished her in the realm of economic education, resulting in many teaching awards.

  • When
    June 18–19, 2013
    8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Where
    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    2200 N Pearl St.
    Dallas, TX 75201
    Directions | Map
  • Registration
    $25; includes continental breakfast and lunch each day, as well as conference materials
  • Register online
  • Credit
    12 hours of professional development credit and talented and gifted certification
  • Hotel:
    Holiday Inn Market Center
    4500 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75219
    877-410-6667
    Ask for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas conference rate of $85, including breakfast. The rate is available until May 28. Transportation will be provided to and from the Bank.

Agenda

Tuesday, June 18

8 a.m.

Registration and breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome

Tyrone Gholson
Senior Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

8:45 a.m.

Your World Economics

Princeton Williams
Economic Education Coordinator
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

9:15 a.m.

Page One Economics: The Back Story on Front Page Economics

Scott Wolla
Senior Economic Education Specialist
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

10:30 a.m.

From Pac-Man to Xbox: Video Game Economics

Anne Macy
Gene Edwards Professor of Finance
West Texas A&M University

11:30 a.m.

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Take Me Out to the Ballpark: Labor Markets in Baseball

Stephen Clayton
Senior Economic Education Specialist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

1:15 p.m.

Economics in the Movies and on TV

Dirk Mateer
Senior Lecturer of Economics
Penn State University

3:15 p.m.

Exploring The Economy in Action

4 p.m.

Adjourn


Wednesday, June 19

8 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Economics in Music and More

Dirk Mateer

9:45 a.m.

The Federal Reserve and You

Princeton Williams

10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Group A: FRED for the Classroom: The Numbers Behind the Headlines
Scott Wolla

Group B: Selling the Virtual World: Markets in Video Games
Anne Macy

Group C: Paying for Your World
Stephen Clayton and Princeton Williams

11:30 a.m.

Lunch - Sharing Best Practices: Facilitated Table Discussion

12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Group A: Selling the Virtual World: Markets in Video Games
Anne Macy

Group B: Paying for Your World
Stephen Clayton and Princeton Williams

Group C: FRED for the Classroom: The Numbers Behind the Headlines
Scott Wolla

1:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Group A: Paying for Your World
Stephen Clayton and Princeton Williams

Group B: FRED for the Classroom: The Numbers Behind the Headlines
Scott Wolla

Group C: Selling the Virtual World: Markets in Video Games
Anne Macy

2:30 p.m.

A Policy Rap: How Long Is the Long Run?

Ed Skelton
Business Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

3:30 p.m.

Adjourn


Praise from Past Participants

  • “This is THE way to get access to qualified, substantive, relevant up-to-date information for class.”
  • “The way the material was presented will allow me to answer the questions I could not have before.”
For More Information

Contact: Sharon Wallace
Phone: 214-922-5276

 

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