Building A Supply of High School Economics Teachers
Over several years funds were provided for the creation, testing, and the evaluation of three online teacher-training course directed at helping high school educators teach personal economics. The courses, which is being field-tested a number of states, meet national and state standards and requirements.
The developers paid special attention to including quality materials that already exist allowing teachers to translate what they learn in an in-service environment directly to their classrooms. The training programs are designed to be asynchronous and hence, are flexible in order to meet teachers’ busy schedules.
In addition to supporting this project, the Calvin K. Kazanjian Foundation has underwritten materials now available through the Council for Economic Education, Foundation for Teaching Economics, and others which will be incorporated into these new online teacher-training units.