Our Mission

The mission of the Middle Tennessee State University Center for Economic Education is to develop the K-12 students of Tennessee to have the knowledge, understanding, and skills to make informed economic choices as consumers, workers, and citizens in a global economy.



UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

THIRD TUESDAY WEBINAR SERIES

September 20, 2016 - Economics Standard 3 - Identify and explain the broad goals of economic policy such as freedom, efficiency, equity, security, growth, price stability, and full employment.

To register, email Dr. Maria L. Edlin


October 18, 2016 - Economics Standard 50 - Describe the growth of income inequality in the United States and worldwide using the Lorenz curve and analyze the reasons for this increasing disparity of income.

To register, email Dr. Maria L. Edlin


November 15, 2016 - Economics Standard 61 - Cite evidence from appropriate informational text to evaluate the arguments for and against free trade.

To register, email Dr. Maria L. Edlin

FACE-TO-FACE WORKSHOPS

Amazon and the Economics of Retailing and E-Tailing
    October 11, 2016
    Lebanon, Tennessee
This program will focus on the changing landscape of retailing and e-tailing in the economy. The program will begin with a walking tour of the Amazon Fulfillment Center and a question and answer session with Amazon staff. Following the tour, we will discuss the economics in action observed during the tour and translate those into lessons for the classroom focusing on consumer confidence, supply and demand, economic growth, and trade.

As a special incentive, participants in this program will receive the Virtual Economics 4.5 Flash Drive (Worth $160) as part of a grant received by the MTSU Center for Economic Education from the Council for Economic Education. The flash drive contains 81 curriculum pieces focusing on economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship.
RSVP required and space for this program is limited to 25 classroom educators. Lunch will be provided.
This workshop and the accompanying materials are made partially available to teachers through the generous support of State Farm and the Council for Economic Education.
 

Teaching Personal Finance: Employment Requirement Training for Tennessee Educators
    October 13-14, 2016
    Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Holiday Economics
    November 29, 2016
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    December 1, 2016
    Nashville, Tennessee

This workshop will cover economic and financial concepts associated with the holidays. Topics covered will include:
     Consumer confidence (how do consumers feel about the current economic environment and how much are they indicating they will spend)
     Analysis of economic stimulus of the holidays
     The cost of buying (consumer price index and inflation) the ’12 Days of Christmas’
     Deadweight loss (excess burden or allocative inefficiency) as it relates to gift giving
     Financial impact of debt from the holiday season 

As a special incentive, participants in this program will receive the Virtual Economics 4.5 Flash Drive (Worth $160) as part of a grant received by the MTSU Center for Economic Education from the Council for Economic Education. The flash drive contains 81 curriculum pieces focusing on economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship. 

Join us for a dose of holiday economic cheer and you may never look at holiday spending the same again!

This workshop and the accompanying materials are made partially available to teachers through the generous support of State Farm and the Council for Economic Education.

To register, email Dr. Maria L. Edlin


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCES

Tennessee Business Education Association
    September 23-24, 2016
    Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Council on Economic Education
    October 5-8, 2016
    Phoenix, Arizona

Southern Business Education Association
    October 19-22, 2016 

    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

National Business Education Association
    April 11-15, 2017
    Chicago, Illinois
    

STOCK MARKET GAME WEBINARS

Webinars may be scheduled one-on-one to fit your needs throughout the semester.

October 20, 2016 - InvestWrite: Breaking Down the Prompts

To register, email Dr. Maria L. Edlin

 

November 21, 2016 - The PNC Christmas Index - Inflation and the 12 Days of Christmas

To register, email Dr. Maria L. Edlin


December 12, 2016 - The Stock Market Game in Your Classroom - Looking Forward to the Spring Semester

To register, email Dr. Maria L. Edlin