Using Invention Activities to Teach Economics: An After-school 6th-12th Teacher Colloquium

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A no-fee program of the Office of Economic Education

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5:20 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. Jan. 16, 2020

Join us for a short after-school workshop with visiting professor Doug McKee. His presentation will provide practical tips for your classroom.

Active learning usually involves teaching students a new concept and then having them practice applying it in the classroom. Invention activities turn this around and have students tackle a difficult substantive problem that can’t be readily solved with any methods they’ve already learned. Once they’ve explored the problem and tried some “obvious” solutions, they are far more receptive to a short lecture about how an expert would approach it. In this talk our guest speaker will give several examples of invention activities he uses to teach economics.

Attendees will receive a professional development certificate for 1.3 hours and resources for immediate classroom use, and still be home in time for dinner!

There is no fee for this program, but seating is limited, so you must register. Scroll down to register.


 

Doug McKee is a senior lecturer and Active Learning Initiative Project Lead in the Department of Economics at Cornell University. He co-hosts the Teach Better monthly podcast series of conversations with teachers about teaching.  His research interests encompass Economic Education, Development Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics.

Join us for this after-school discussion.

There is no fee for this program, but seating is limited, so you must register. Scroll down to register.

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