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Last Updated: 6/10/2013

Economic Boot Camp

Save the Date!

June 26-27, 2013

If you teach economics, please join us at this boot camp, co-sponsored with the Michigan Council on Economic Education, where you will learn about personal finance, the Federal Reserve, the European Union and economics.


Scheduled Topics (subject to change):

June 26 (Personal Finance)

Best Practices Panel, Personal Finance & the Common Core, Online Resources including GenIRevolution.org, the Stock Market Game


June 27 (Economics)

Federal Reserve Policy Statement Interpretation (FedSpeak 101), Learn More About the European Union, A History Lesson on Great Depression Economics, Best Practices Panel


If you decide to attend, we recommend that you bring a laptop computer if you have one so you’ll be able to engage in some of the activities. It isn’t required that you bring a laptop as we’ll have extras available from those who are unable to bring one.


The event includes a free buffet lunch both days, tours and presentations. Registration is open and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Educators are allowed to bring one guest.

Education Credits Available

10 SCECH offered through MCEE, and you may register for one day equaling 5 SB-CEU for $10 or both days for a total of 10 SCECH for $15 to be paid to MCEE on the first day you attend Boot Camp.


Wednesday, 06/26/13
9:00 AM
Personal Finance Day


9:15 AM
Financial Literacy Standards and the Common Core
Bonnie Meszaros, Associate Director, Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, University of Delaware
10:45 AM
11:00 AM
Best Practices Panel
Amy Broekhuizen, Teacher, Kentwood Schools
Kathie Beck, Teacher, Holland Schools
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
Online Personal Finance Resources
Lois Gibbons, Michigan JumpStart
Glenna Fritz, Michigan JumpStart
2:00 PM
2:15 PM
Stock Market Game Tutorial
Ekaterini Chrisopoulos-Vergos, Michigan Council on Economic Education
3:00 PM
Thursday, 06/27/13
9:00 AM
Economics Day


9:05 AM
An Introduction to Federal Reserve Publications
Martin Lavelle, Senior Associate Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch
Dan Wassmann, Communications Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
10:00 AM
Learn More about the European Union
Valerie Rouxel-Laxton, Head of Economic and Financial Section, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
11:00 AM
11:15 AM
Best Practices
Kathryn Gustafson, Teacher, Farmington Schools
Emily Truscott, Teacher, International Schools – Troy
Scott Warrow, Teacher, Birmingham Schools
12:15 PM
1:00 PM
The Great Depression
Barb Flowers, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
3:00 PM
3:00 PM

Hotel and Local Area Information

Atheneum Hotel
1000 Brush Ave
Detroit ,  MI   48226
(313) 962-2323

Please contact hotel for information on available rates.

Event Information
Event Contact
Katherine Nelson
(313) 964-6170
06/26/13  - 06/27/13
Registration Deadline
Friday, June 21, 2013

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch
1600 E Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

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