All-day Workshop: Monday, Oct. 14, 2019
This workshop offers Continuing education certification and 6 hours of ACT48 credit for free to teachers.
Keynote Speaker: Kim Holder — (University of West Georgia, Director, UWG Center for Economic Education)
Thinking Big & Starting Small: Innovations and Adventures in the Classroom
James Beal — (Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange (EIX), University of St. Thomas)
Developing Entrepreneurial Techniques for Career Readiness—No Matter What Career You Choose!
In the changed and changing world of work, what has a “career path” come to mean? At one time in not-too-distant history, a career path meant finding and keeping an occupation for life. Nowadays, a career path – particularly in the business world – could look more like a zig-zag of hop scotch than a straight line. Career success, no matter if a person works for a company or creates one, has evolved to favor those who can think critically, creatively, collaboratively and use the entrepreneurial method find ways to lose small and win big.
Tara Trupp — (PSECU)
Personal Finance Basics and Future Implications
This workshop will discuss the following:
- Budgeting Activity—the pillar of proper financial management (Where you are spending money? and things that might take you by surprise!)
- Establishing Credit: How do I get credit on my own? Valuable information for students!
- Credit Scores vs. Credit Reports- what info is in each and what makes up your score?
- Tips and Tricks to pay down debt and increase your score
Theresa Finley — (Suquehanna University)
US History and Economics:
This workshop will engage teachers and provide tips for teaching topics in US Economic History, such as the economic causes of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, the Industrial Revolution and the Great Depression.
Brenda Flanders — (Midd-West High School)
Breakout Boxes (Accounting and Team Building)
Escape the ordinary classroom with Breakout Boxes (an Escape Room in a box). Participate in a Breakout Box with other teachers, explore content resources and make the 4C’s come alive by using critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication. After this workshop your students will be ready to BREAKOUT from any Content Area. This session will focus specifically on a breakout box for teaching accounting and one for teaching team building.
Emily Marshall — (Dickinson University)
Exploring the Relationship Between Taxes and Their Impact on the Economy
Kim Holder is the Director of the University of West Georgia’s (UWG) Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy and a Senior Lecturer of Economics in the Richards College of Business (RCOB). Kim’s passion for her students is notable both inside and outside of the classroom having been awarded many times for her work as an educator and researcher.
Holder’s academic research focuses on creatively teaching with media and social media to break down barriers to economics education. She created the National Rockonomix Contest ( Journal of Economic Education, www.Rockonomix.com) along with other innovative techniques (“Putting Yourself in the Picture with an ECONSelfie”, International Review of Economic Education, “Art of Econ: Incorporating the Arts through Active Learning Assignments in Principles Courses”, Journal of Economics and Finance Education, and “The Economics of The Hunger Games”, International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education) in order to engage today’s students. She is also the co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Macroeconomics (W.W. Norton) and the Digital Implementation Guide for Mankiw’s Principles of Economics (Cengage), which are instructional resources for teaching economists.
As Managing Editor of EIX.org (Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange), James manages technology operations and websites, while collaborating with entrepreneurship thought leaders, scholars, faculty, and directors from universities and organizations nationwide. Over the years, he has worked on technology projects for companies large and small and also founded or joined several startups, some of which ascended to greater things and some of which failed. He has helped raise over $1M for startups and appreciates entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial experience on many levels. Helping to lead development of EIX since its inception in 2014, James is committed to the mission of more broadly promoting the practice and science of entrepreneurship and the success of new ventures.
James earned an individualized master’s degree in software engineering, geographic and urban information systems from Minnesota State University - Mankato and is working toward a post master’s certificate of advanced study in machine learning and statistics at University of St Thomas.
Tara Trupp is a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor and a Business Advisor at Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union where she provides interactive workshops and training on personal financial management topics including, but not limited to, Budgeting and Building and Maintaining healthy credit. Tara recently partnered up with Sallie Mae and Susquehanna Student Financial Services to present a workshop entitled “Budgeting for Student Loan Repayment.” Tara was also asked to speak at the VIP center at Susquehanna University about budgeting and financial independence. Tara utilizes hands-on learning activities in her workshops and has presented to over 40 groups including students, faculty and staff. Many participants have designed a personal budget and have had the opportunity to pull their credit report to discuss the contents. Tara discusses how proper financial management and managing credit will impact an individual’s future.
In addition, Tara is an Adjunct Faculty member at Susquehanna University, where she teaches Marketing and looks forward to teaching Data Collection and Modeling. Tara has over twelve years of experience in personal finance and Marketing with special experience in Data management, financial reporting and education. Tara holds an MBA from Kutztown University and when she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, golfing and investing in real estate.
Dr. Theresa Finley is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University. Her research interests include Economic History and the Economics of Religion. She teaches courses on Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Economic Policy and Economic History. In her classes, Dr. Finley uses games to teach a variety of economic concepts. She created a new course in Spring 2019 for Susquehanna University on Economic History.
Brenda Flanders holds an MBA and has 20 years of real world experience in Accounting, Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Customer Service, Entrepreneurship and four years teaching Business Classes which includes three levels of Accounting, two levels of Business Law, Business Economics, Personal Finance and Computer Education.
Dr. Emily C. Marshall is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Dickinson College. Her research interests include monetary and macroeconomics, public economics, behavioral economics, and economic education. Her research has recently been published in Macroeconomic Dynamics, Justice Quarterly, and the Journal of Economic Education. Emily is active in the economics teaching community, attending and serving as a presenter, discussant, session chair, and panel member at the Conference on Teaching and Research in Economics Education, the Southern Economics Association meetings, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank Annual Professors Conference, University of Kentucky Economics Teaching Workshop, American Economic Association meetings, and the Lilly International Conference on College Teaching.