Summer Professional Development

June 27 - August 29, 2002

Sessions Description
Summer Professional Development 2002 is a group of seminars designed to provide better understanding of global economics, U.S. monetary policy and financial concepts in the new New York State 12th grade economics core curriculum.

All seminars are from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please choose one of the three sessions below.

Global Economic Forum
The Global Economic Forum is a three-day seminar where you will:

Attend briefings conducted by specialists from the Federal Reserve on the global economy and economic issues affecting specific nations;
Gain information that will help you teach Global History, World Studies, and Economics courses;
Participate in a simulation of a Global Economic Forum, in which educators play the roles of key decision-makers debating issues related to globalization; and
Earn 18 hours of professional development credit, applicable toward meeting requirements in New Jersey, New York State, and New York City (new teachers)

In the Shoes of a Fed Policy-Maker
In this four-day program, participants will be assigned roles as Federal Reserve Bank presidents or governors and:

Sit-in on the kinds of presentations that are offered to high-level Fed officials prior to meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Fed's monetary policy makers;
Discuss monetary policy with senior economists, analysts, and officers from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York;
Visit other private-sector institutions to get their perspective on Fed policies;
Participate in a mock FOMC meeting at which you will make decisions about U.S. monetary policy; and
Earn 24 hours of professional development credit, applicable toward meeting requirements in New Jersey, New York State, and New York City (new teachers)

Foundations of Finance
Foundations of Finance is a three-day professional development workshop that will:

Promote improved understanding of the finance-related topics and concepts in New York State's new required economics curriculum;
Examine the changing structure and operations of our financial system;
Reinforce financial concepts related to work, compensation, taxes and pensions;
Apply the elements of sound personal financial practices, case studies and simulations;
Provide classroom applications that will make the new high school economics curriculum more lively and stimulating for students; and
Allow you to earn 18 hours of professional development credit, applicable toward meeting requirements in New Jersey, New York State, and New York City (new teachers)

More Information
Natalie Schubak at (212) 720-7678