Multi-Day Programs

FTE sponsors a variety of multi-day teacher programs that are held at locations across the country and online, ranging from asynchronous courses to in-person residential programs of different lengths. Topics covered include micro-and macro-economics, and a variety of applied economics topics, such as economic history, international trade, and environmental economics. 

The programs are a unique blend of content and methodology instruction, with university professors and experienced mentor teachers leading the sessions. A unique feature of some multi-day programs: FTE instructors model the activities with high school students so teachers can observe and learn what works best in a real classroom setting.  Participants will leave programs with lessons and activities that reinforce economics concepts in a fun and engaging manner. 

FTE’s teacher multi-day programs are affordable – participants only pay a nominal registration fee, and are eligible to receive stipends for each program after their successful attendance and participation. In addition, teachers can earn graduatecredits units from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs for only $122 per unit. 

  • $150 registration fee 
  • $600 residential programs participation stipend* 
  • $150 residential programs commuter stipend for participants who commute to and from the program site each day* 
  • $300 virtual programs participation stipend* 

*To qualify for a stipend, participation or commuter, teachers must attend and actively participate in all sessions. There is no need to apply for a participation stipend.

“I feel lucky to have participated in this program. I was discouraged when I first taught economics and experienced some failures. This program helped me understand the why I encountered those failures, why students have difficulty learning the material, and how I can have significantly more success next time. To be able to watch more experienced teachers help students learn the material for the first time made this the most valuable professional development I have ever had the privilege to attend.” 

– Leigh Michelsen, EFL Chicago