Winter Institute - Innovative Economics

Teacher Workshop



Understanding Global Economics Issues 

8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2019

Voyageurs Room, Atwood Memorial Center  |  St. Cloud State

Presented by the Foundation for Teaching Economics 
in partnership with the St. Cloud State University Center for Economic Education

The Understanding Global Economic Issues program is designed for educators who integrate concepts related to global issues into their classroom activities and may include middle grades and high school teachers from a variety of disciplines as well as curriculum supervisors.

Registration fee: $25

Participants must bring a laptop or tablet.


8 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome and introductions
8:45 a.m. Review of the Foundations of the Study of Economics
9:30 a.m. Break
9:35 a.m. Teaching the Basics of International Trade: Parts I and II
11:15 a.m. Bryan Caplan, "Open Borders," Ritsche Auditorium, Stewart Hall
12:30 p.m.

Working lunch and International Trade Issues discussion

  • DAVOS 2016: Integrating trade policies into the classroom
1:30 p.m. Break
1:40 p.m.

Trade Alliances:  Part I - History and Purpose

Trade Alliances:  Part II – Establishing / Achieving Economic Goals

2:30 p.m. Reviewing Global, US and local trade patterns
3 p.m. Looking Smart in the Classroom: Q&A related to global issues
3:15 p.m. Evaluation and closing remarks
3:30 p.m. Adjournment