About the Event
This fun one-day seminar consists of a mix of short lectures, games and activities that introduce economic principles using real-life examples.
This program is a great complement to many courses including Economics, Business Education, Social Studies, and Career Planning.
- Opportunity cost
- Marginal decision making
- Economic systems
Speakers & Instructors
Debbie Henney teaches economics at Mesa Community College, in Mesa, Arizona, where she is also Director of the Honors Program and the MCC Center for Economic Education. She began presenting programs as a Mentor Teacher for the Foundation for Teaching Economics in 2006 and is currently the Director of Curriculum for the FTE. Debbie spent the first ten years of her career teaching economics in the high school classroom and later championed economic education efforts as Executive Director of the Arizona Council on Economic Education and President of the Arizona Council for the Social Studies. She is the author of economic education lessons for the k-12 classroom and regularly presents programs, workshops, in-service trainings, and week-long residential programs for schools, students and teachers.close
Derek D’Angelo has recently been named the President and Chief Academic Officer of the Michigan Council on Economic Education and is entering his 19th year of teaching at Eisenhower High School in Shelby Township, Michigan. His current assignment is teaching Advanced Placement Microeconomics & Macroeconomics and 3 classes of general economics. Derek is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and received his Master of Arts in Teaching from Wayne State University. Derek has a passion for integrating technology into his instruction and was named a top 100 Digital Innovator in American classrooms by PBS Learning Media in 2014-2015. Derek has implemented a paperless classroom using the Common Sense Economics Blackboard course and supplemented instruction with electronic tools available from the St. Louis Federal Reserve, EconEdlink, Everfi, and more. He regularly presents at conferences to demonstrate best practices of technology implementation to his colleagues. Utilizing his experience with online instruction, Derek was an Economics Moodle online course development consultant for Oakland Schools in Michigan and won a Crystal Apple Award from the Michigan Council on Economic Education. The National Education Association (NEA) selected Derek to be part of their inaugural Teacher Leadership Initiative while the Center for Teaching Quality identified Derek as a 2014 rising leader in education. Outside of the classroom, Derek serves as a member of the Ordinance Board of Appeals & Zoning Board of Appeals in the City of Sterling Heights, Michigan.close