The Center for
Economic Education and Entrepreneurship hosted its inaugural Economic Education
Conference on Thursday, July 27th at the University of Delaware's Alfred Lerner
College of Business and Economics with nearly 100 educators from across the
state in attendance. Through workshops and
simulations, the conference focused on providing educators with resources and
lesson plans for classroom use. Workshop
topics included: Micro and Macro Fun & Games, Who Determines the Wage Rate?
and Behavioral Economics.
The program also
included a presentation from Lerner Alumnus Dr. Andrew Hill, Economic Education
Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and adjunct professor at
Temple University. Dr. Hill showcased
various lesson plans and professional development programs provided by the Federal
Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
A highlight of the conference was the keynote address by
Paul Solman from PBS Newshour and Making Sen$e.
Solman discussed the “automation Armageddon” and the effects automation
will have on our future job market. The address provided attendees with unique
access to Solman who encouraged audience participation and feedback.
For more information on CEEE, please visit their website.