One Day Seminars

Join the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) in making an impact on educators in your region with our One Day Seminar programs.

One Day Seminars provide participants with the foundation for a variety of economics topics, with FTE faculty guiding teachers through practical integration of these concepts into the classroom. 

One Day Seminar topics include:  

  • What is Socialism?
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Economics 
  • Making Sense of the Federal Budget, Debt & Deficits 
  • Rejuvenating Your Economics Classroom 
  • Economics of Disasters 
  • Issues of International Trade 

Co-sponsors who are interested in scheduling a One Day Seminar in conjunction with the FTE should first identify several dates, topics and possible locations for the session (taking into consideration factors such as teacher work schedules and ease of travel). One Day Seminars may be scheduled during the week and on Saturdays throughout the school year, with the exception of April, May and June.    

Once a mutually acceptable date and topic is agreed upon, FTE will send a contract outlining responsibilities for both FTE and the co-sponsor: 

FTE Responsibilities: 

  • Identify presenters for program 
  • Cover all travel costs for presenter(s) 
  • Work with co-sponsor to determine program details and shipping logistics 
  • Provide program materials and completion certificates 
  • Provide the co-sponsor with one lump sum payment of $150 per attendee, to cover teacher stipends and food costs, based on participation during the program, and evaluation and sign-in sheet verification.  (For example, participants who are in attendance and complete the evaluation, but do not sign the sign-in sheet, will not be counted towards the participant count for the co-sponsor payment.) 

Co-Sponsor Responsibilities: 

  • Recruit/register a minimum of 15 participants for the program (must be full-time educators during the current school year; student teachers acceptable) 
  • Provide appropriate meeting space with internet access 
  • Provide presentation equipment (screen, LCD projector, table) 
  • Provide catering for the day (continental breakfast, breaks, lunch) for participants and FTE presenters 
  • Ensure that all participants sign the sign-in sheet at the program and complete the evaluation following the program (required for co-sponsor payment after the program) 
  • Provide FTE with a typed list of participants after the program, including address, email, and school name 

Let’s collaborate to create a remarkable educational experience for your local teachers. For any questions or to dive deeper into course content, program materials, billing, shipping, and logistics, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at information@fte.org.

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