Programs Overview



“The instruction was flawless and the entire environment contributed to the experience.”   — A. Lamos

“The class was intellectually stimulating, full of learning and fun all at the same time. The instructors were exceptional, very knowledgeable and helpful as teachers of teachers.” 
   — J. Unruh


We make the Arizona social studies economics standards accessible and fun to teach!

The Office of Economic Education offers four types of programs:

The Economics Summer Institute

Two intensive one-week seminars in early June, one in microeconomics, one in macroeconomics.

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One-Day or Half-Day Professional Development Workshops

Equip teachers with resources and engaging teaching methods that are immediately applicable in the classroom.  These are offered across Southern Arizona through county and local school districts, and the community college system. There is no fee for these. Call the Office of Economic Education at 520.621.3495 to arrange for a program in your area.

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After-School Colloquia with Visiting Scholars

These occasional programs allow teachers to engage with visiting Ph.D. economists in informal sessions that often focus variously on problem areas in teaching economics concepts and on ways of making the subject fun for both students and teachers.

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Public Panel Discussions

Short early-evening discussions of current topics interpreted through the lens of economics.

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