FTE Workshops offer teachers another opportunity to gain new materials and insight into economics topics.  The shorter, more condensed format of the workshop presentations allow more flexibility for teachers to easily gain new teaching tools and ideas in a shorter timeframe.  Workshops last approximately an hour and a half, and are held via Zoom.

Spring 2024 Workshop Offerings

Course TopicDate/TimeLocationCourse FeeAvailable StipendsRegistration Status
The Great Escape: Using Digital Escape Rooms in Today's Economics ClassroomWednesday, Apr. 24, 2024 7:00-8:30p EST (4:00-5:30p PST)VirtualNone$30 Amazon gift card participation stipendOPEN


The Great Escape: Using Digital Escape Rooms in Today’s Economics Classroom

Learn how to bring an escape room challenge to your classroom. This session walks you through a digital breakout centered on supply and demand and is geared towards students in grades 9-12. In this activity, students are required to collaborate, think critically, and apply concepts learned in order to solve each lock. Teachers will be provided with the game URL and detailed instructions for running the digital breakout in their classrooms.



Active participation is required during all Workshops; participants are expected to keep cameras on during presentations.  Those who do not turn cameras on during sessions may be removed from the Workshop.  Zoom breakout rooms are often used and attendees are expected to interact with each other to collaborate on virtual activities.  A second device (mobile, tablet, 2nd monitor) is usually helpful when accessing Workshop materials, but is not required.

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