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Webinar: Rigging Monopolies

Date(s) of the workshop: November  14, 2018  
Time of the workshop: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (EST)  
Location: Your Computer  
Contact: Council for Economic Education, NY  
Contact Phone: 212-730-6728  
Registration Fee: No Charge!  
Workshop Description:

Attention: Teachers:

The Council for Economic Education, NY, is pleased to offer free professional development webinars for teachers nationwide. The webinars cover multiple topics on how to integrate personal finance and economics in the classroom and create a fun learning experience for your students.

“Rigged Monopoly” Teaching Economic, Financial and Social Awareness In these tumultuous times, what’s the best way to get students interested and vested in the many issues which can and have already affected their lives. One of the best ways is through gaming. So, let’s start with “Rigged Monopoly”. It may look like the original Monopoly, but as soon as you pick a token starting the game, you’ll find the rules are different and your life in this version of the game changes.

This “Rigged Game of Monopoly” is about issues such as efficiency, inequality, freedom, growth, security and stability as well as debt, anxiety and frustration. It’s about looking at the “social goals” of our economic systems and linked to lessons from Econedlink and other resources such as podcasts. This rigged version can get very contentious, but isn’t that the real world? With the new rules in effect, this monopoly game ends with the bell or when the first person goes bankrupt which can happen even sooner.

Presenter: Doug Young is the CEO of THE WISER CHOICE: Economic and Financial Coaching. Doug is an award-winning teacher, coach, and consultant with more than 35 years of experience in the field of education. For five years Doug served as the Senior Director for the National Center for Economic and Financial Education at The Council for Economic Education in New York City. During that time, he was responsible for creating and conducting workshops for K-12 teachers, not-for-profit educational providers and adult classes. Doug has trained over 7000 K-12 educators nationwide on the teaching of economic and financial literacy. Doug is a dynamic speaker and has presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference, National Business Educators Association, as well as state and local conferences in Florida, Utah, Arizona, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

When you attend the webinar(s), you will leave with relevant lessons, resources and tools that can be implemented the next day. If you are interested, but cannot attend the live webinar, please register to get access to the archived version. You must attend a live webinar or listen to a recorded webinar for at least 45 minutes in order to receive a certificate.
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