Grades 4-12 Economics Extravaganza
Audience: Grades 4 to 12 educators who teach –
- Government and economics
How can teachers learn strategies for the STAARs while enjoying their own educational experiences? The answer is through the Eco Extra Conference: The Lone STAAR State in a Global Economy which involves hands-on learning experiences at Austin’s The Story of Texas Museum.
Texas has a rich economic history that is captured in The Story of Texas: The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. TCEE conference speakers will discuss the current state of Texas economics as well explore the museum’s historical artifacts that portray Texas’s role as king of cotton and oil. Both the museum staff and TCEE university center directors will provide lessons that teach about the economics of Texas both past and present. Discussions will connect the Texas economy to that of the U.S. and the world. Teachers will learn how to teach the new K to 8 math Personal Financial Literacy (PFL) TEKS as well as the senior economics student expectation on how to prepare financially for college. Sessions will include how to teach the Stock Market Game™ simulation. There is something for all educators who work with grade 4 to 12 students.
The affordable $75 registration includes 2 light breakfasts, 2 lunches, evening meal in historical Austin restaurant, museum entrance, free parking, and hands-on lessons. Teachers will receive $100 in free materials.
Registration is non-refundable after May 20, 2012.
Teachers who would like to be trained for the Stock Market Game should bring a laptop computer.
June 11 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm will be held at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum 1800 North Congress Avenue, Austin TX
The learning experiences continue at dinner in an historical restaurant in Austin where many important decisions have been made.
June 12 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm will be held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel: Woodward Conference Center, 3401 South IH-35, Austin TX. Telephone 512.448.2444
The conference hotel will be the Wyndham Garden. A block of rooms have been reserved and reservations can be made on the website: www.wyndhamaustin.com or by calling 1-800-996-3426 Enter the dates you will be staying at the hotel. Under Group code enter 06086702EC.Singles and doubles are $99.00 per night. Triples and quads are $118.00 per night. Casita suite is $128.00 a night.
City occupancy tax is 9% and will be added to the room rate. State sales tax will be waived for those bringing a Hotel Occupancy form.
Parking is free at both the museum and the hotel.
The reservations must be made by May 20, 2012 to ensure the guaranteed room rate.
The hotel provides a free airport shuttle by request.
Registration for the conference is now open. Payment can be made through PayPal (requires immediate online payment) by printing the registration form and sending with a check to:Texas Council on Economic Education 1801 Allen Parkway Houston, TX 77019 This program was made possible in part by the Council for Economic Education through funding from the United States Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement. The registration fees are made affordable due to generous grants that cover the cost of materials and defray conference and meal expenses.