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Economic Literacy: Free Resources to Teach Supply, Demand, and Equilibrium

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Economic Literacy: Free Resources to Teach Supply, Demand, and Equilibrium

Presented by Dr. Mary Clare Peate, Director of Curriculum, MRU; and Dr. Cheryl Ayers, Associate Director of Curriculum, MRU

Sponsored by MRU

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In this edWebinar, learn how to teach the concepts of supply, demand, and equilibrium while discovering ways to increase student interest and comprehension by using videos, games, and the news. Our free five-day curriculum unit has everything you need—from lesson plans, student activities, answer keys, and more—to start using this in your classroom tomorrow!

Viewers will learn:

  • How to use video to teach a concept.
  • How to effectively use current events to pique students’ interest in an economics topic.
  • The benefits of using new, free interactive tools to teach shifts in supply and demand curves.
  • How to easily incorporate some simple science of learning techniques into their lessons to increase students’ long-term retention of a topic.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, school leaders, and technology educators at the middle and high school levels.

 

Mary Clare PeateAbout the Presenters

Dr. Mary Clare Peate is the director of curriculum for Marginal Revolution University (MRU) and currently serves on the board of the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE). Prior to MRU, she held several secondary-education-focused positions including middle school teacher, textbook editor, and data specialist. She holds a master’s degree in education, a master’s degree in public policy and a Ph.D. in economics.

 

Cheryl AyersStarting her career as a career and technical education high school teacher and cooperative education coordinator, Dr. Cheryl A. Ayers has 20 years of experience in creating and delivering customized professional development programs, undergraduate/graduate university courses, and curricula in economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship education for K-12 in-service and pre-service teachers as well as adult educators, workforce development practitioners, and other like-minded adult service providers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Her research and scholarship focus on teaching economics in an accessible way that empowers students for productive, prosperous lives and democratic citizenship participation, with an emphasis on economic reasoning skills used to make more informed decisions. She recently published the first research-based theory of effective economics instruction at the secondary level. Dr. Ayers currently serves as an associate director of curriculum for Marginal Revolution University (MRU), co-director of the Center for Economic Education at Virginia Tech, founder and director of the U.S. Economic Empowerment Project, and a national economic education and research consultant. She earned a B.S. in career and technical education (marketing/adult education) from Virginia Tech, an M.B.A. from the University of Lynchburg, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction/teacher education and development (economic education) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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MRUMarginal Revolution University (MRU) is a nonprofit project whose mission is to increase economic literacy by providing free resources to instructors and students. Check out our library of over 900 videos (Principles of Micro, Macro, and more), practice questions, and other teacher resources at mru.org.


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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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