Workshop GoalsTo ensure that every student in Washington graduates with the basic economic and financial knowledge necessary to make informed decisions as a consumer, saver, investor, worker and citizen.
We provide kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers with the training and tools they need to help their students master economics and personal finance at no cost to local school districts. By educating one teacher we are able to provide economic and financial education to 750 students.
The following credit courses are offered at Western Washington University's campus in Bellingham.
ECON 446: Economics for the Teacher
Presentation of basic microeconomic concepts including the operation and decision-making of households and businesses in a market economy. Special consideration is given to the development of classroom teaching strategies involving the use of games, simulations and audiovisual aids.
ECON 447: Methods Teaching Public School
Forces affecting the overall levels of output, employment and prices in the U.S. economy. The economic effects of government policies involving taxes, spending and the money supply. Special consideration is given to the development of classroom teaching strategies involving the use of games, simulations and audiovisual aids.