About the Event
This engaging and interactive workshop is intended for any educator interested in incorporating the principles of economics into a variety of subject areas. With these fun activities and educational tools at hand, including pop culture references and every day examples, you will be able to bridge students’ understanding of economics and demonstrate how economics can be found everywhere!
This workshop will cover a selection of the lessons included in the four-part lesson plan set that you will be able to take home with you to facilitate with your class. During this in-person presentation, you will be able to engage in live activities and discussions with your colleagues and the workshop facilitator. The lesson plan set will be available in both a physical booklet as well as online, downloadable files.
Speakers & Instructors
Kim Holder is Director of the University of West Georgia’s (UWG) Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy and a Senior Lecturer of Economics in the Richards College of Business (RCOB). She’s an alumnus of UWG and Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
Holder’s academic research focuses on creatively teaching with media and social media to break down barriers to economics education. She created the National Rockonomix Contest (Journal of Economic Education) along with other innovative techniques (“Putting Yourself in the Picture with an ECONSelfie”, International Review of Economic Education, “Art of Econ: Incorporating the Arts through Active Learning Assignments in Principles Courses”, Journal of Economics and Finance Education, and “The Economics of The Hunger Games”, International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education) in order to engage today’s students. She is also the co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Macroeconomics (W.W. Norton) and the Digital Implementation Guide for Mankiw’s Principles of Economics (Cengage), instructional resources for teaching economists.
Her work in economics education has been nationally recognized by the National Economics Teaching Association’s Best in Class Award, the National Association of Economics Educators’ Rising Star Award, and the Best of the West Employee of the Year Award for the University of West Georgia. Kim also gives back to her community through service on the boards of the Journal of Economics Teaching, the Association of Private Enterprise Education, the Journal of Private Enterprise, and the UWG Athletic Foundation Board of Trustees.close