Economics Summer Institute

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2019 Economics Summer Teacher Institute
Financial Literacy - Learn it, live it, teach it!
June 10-14, 2019

Do you want to strengthen your students’ financial literacy? Do you ever feel less than 100% confident in managing your own finances? If you answered yes to either question, you’re in luck because this summer the UA Office of Economic Education (OEE) in partnership with the Thomas R. Brown Foundation and TCI Foundation will offer a no-fee week-long financial literacy program for teachers.

Teachers selected to participate in the OEE Summer Institute will attend class from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm, June 10-14. The first two days of the institute will be devoted to helping participants better understand their own finances, while the next three days will focus on improving teachers’ ability to develop student proficiency in financial literacy. Participants will learn about debt, budgeting, credit scores, taxes, investing, insurance and more!

In addition to attending five days of classes, participants will schedule a one-on-one meeting with a personal financial advisor from TCI Foundation. In this Discovery Meeting a financial advisor will analyze your budget, debt, net worth, and retirement cash flow. In order for this meeting to be a success, each teacher admitted to the Summer Institute will need to gather and share financial information (through secure and confidential channels) with TCI Foundation.

Teachers who attend the full five days of programming, and complete their Discovery Meeting by July 15, 2019, and attend a One-Year Progress Meeting by July 15, 2020 will qualify for a $500 contribution to a retirement savings plan.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day of the program. Teachers will also receive a certificate for 30 hours of professional development credit and free covered parking. Also, we have a modest fund from which to assist attendees from outside Pima County with lodging costs.

If you would like to participate in this year’s OEE Summer Institute, please apply by clicking the button below. Priority will be given to middle and high school educators currently teaching personal finance as part of their job assignment. Please direct questions to Megan Kirts at



What other teachers say about the Summer Teacher Institute: see testimonials.

For more information contact:
Megan Kirts, Director, Office of Economic Education