About the Event

How do we measure economic inequality in Canada? Why does it matter? What causes it? These important questions are addressed in this workshop. In these lessons you will examine the differences between poverty, inequality, mobility, income and wealth. With clear definitions, up-to date resources and easy-to implement activities, you will enter your classroom with a clear understanding of what is meant by “rich” and “poor” in Canada and around the world.

This workshop will cover a selection of the lessons included in the eight-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.

When

Friday, May 12, 2023 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
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Where

The Westin Calgary
320 4 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2S6
Contact Name: 
Shelby Sharpe
Contact Phone: 
604-688-0221 ext. 582
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Event Pricing

FREE - no costs to attend or register
$0.00

Bursary Information

A limited number of travel bursaries or Teacher-On-Call (substitute teacher) coverage bursaries will be made available to Canadian teachers. Please contact [email protected] for more information on bursary limits and requirements.

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About the Event

How do we measure economic inequality in Canada? Why does it matter? What causes it? These important questions are addressed in this workshop. In these lessons you will examine the differences between poverty, inequality, mobility, income and wealth. With clear definitions, up-to date resources and easy-to implement activities, you will enter your classroom with a clear understanding of what is meant by “rich” and “poor” in Canada and around the world.

This workshop will cover a selection of the lessons included in the eight-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

Director, UWG Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy and Senior Lecturer of Economics, Richards College of Business, University of West Georgia
Kim Holder is the Director of the University of West Georgia’s (UWG) Center for Economic... more

Kim Holder is the 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.

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Event Testimonials

  • Very much appreciated... not just for this session, but for all the others I have also attended in the last decade or so! It has been very helpful in my continuous learning.
  • I am very thankful for Kim instructing me; she has given me a world of new insights for teaching economics and applying economics in other subjects in my classrooms.
  • As I often say when your workshops are finished, I am left with excellent teaching resources that I can bring into my classroom with little to no modifications required. That is extremely valuable for any teacher, as time can be directed elsewhere.

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