Current Programs

We make Arizona social studies strand 5 – economics – accessible and fun to teach.

Below are current and upcoming programs offered by the Office of Economic Education.  To register for a program, please select the corresponding red "Register Now" button to proceed to the registration form. 

There are no fees for these programs, but you must register in advance.


Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Elementary Economics: Teaching Elementary Economics through the Arts

Nothing engages elementary students and teachers like the arts! Join us for a workshop on implementing fun, project-based learning that works through the arts to integrate elementary-level concepts from Arizona Social Studies Strand 5, economics.

First, we will show how to construct a semester-long art project. It culminates in a festive evening for the entire school community that features an art show with dinner, and elementary business economics interwoven throughout.

Second, we will show how to create a performance that integrates music and elementary economics principles as students learn a fun script. If you don’t feel confident to write your own, don’t worry; we’ll include our instructor’s script, and a planning calendar too.

This workshop will provide you with all the materials you will need, whether to replicate them or create your own versions, for implementation in the fall semester.

The workshop will be taught by Eisele Award for Economics Education winning teachers Deirdre Calhoun and Kristina Rose-Holston, who developed and implemented these programs in their own elementary classrooms.

If you’ve been searching for the “fun” in fundamental economics, this workshop is for you!

If you’ve been searching for the “fun” in fundamental economics, this workshop is for you, and you will get a certificate of professional-development hours too.

Pre-Service teachers are welcome and encouraged to attend too!

The workshop will be offered at five locations. Scroll down for detail. 

THERE ARE NO FEES FOR THESE PROGRAMS, BUT YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE.

Program Date & Location Registration
Teaching Elementary Economics through the Arts
GRAHAM & GREENLEE COUNTIES - Safford

Friday after school, April 6, 2018
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Safford

REGISTER - GRAHAM GREENLEE
Teaching Elementary Economics through the Arts
COCHISE COUNTY TEACHERS - Benson

Saturday morning, April 7, 2018
8:30 am - Noon
Benson

REGISTER - COCHISE
Teaching Elementary Economics through the Arts
PINAL COUNTY - Casa Grande

Saturday morning, April 14, 2018
8:30 am - Noon
Casa Grande


REGISTER - PINAL

Teaching Elementary Economics through the Arts
YUMA COUNTY - Yuma

Saturday morning, April 21, 2018
8:30 a.m - Noon
Yuma

REGISTER - YUMA

Teaching Elementary Economics through the Arts
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY - Nogales

Saturday morning, April 28, 2018
8:30 am - noon
Nogales

REGISTER - SANTA CRUZ

Summer Teacher Institute in Economics

Monday-Friday, June 4-15, 2018
8:30-3:30
University of Arizona, Tucson Campus

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Economics Summer Institute 2018

For Middle and High School Teachers

Learn the basic content you are lacking — or want to review — for teaching Arizona Social Studies Strand 5. Two consecutive week-long, non-credit workshops — one in microeconomics, one in macroeconomics — are designed for middle and high school teachers to provide a firm grounding in the basic principles.  To learn more about the summer institute click HERE.

For additional information, please contact us.