Professional Development at Your Desk

Last Updated: 11/1/2013

Hosted by the Staff of the Chicago Fed
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On October 23, the Federal Reserve System hosted a webinar highlighting financial education nationwide. Please join the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Education team for the following free desktop learning events. You will not need to download anything; just dial in on your phone and click on the link provided to you via email (and maybe get a cup of tea beforehand).


Missed the webinar? Presentations are available on the Conference Materials tab.


Each session will be 45 minutes and will include many resources that you will be able to use in the classroom. In addition to the cup of tea, bring your questions! These three sessions are geared toward high school and university educators nationwide. To register, please contact Mariann Rapp via email.


The Federal Reserve System is made up of 12 regional Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors in Washington D.C. Together, these entities make up the nation’s central bank. Each regional bank has staff dedicated to promoting economic and financial education among K-16 educators nationwide. Please visit for resources.

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2:30 PM
Federal Reserve Financial Education Resource Highlights

• Highlights lessons, games and on-line resources chosen by the Chicago Fed team

• Shares other governmental resource sources for free, high-quality curriculum

3:30 PM
Scavenger Hunt with Current Economic Data: Using FRED in the Classroom

• Provides hands on way to bring current data into the classroom

• Features a tutorial on FRED (easy-to-use data aggregator from the Fed)

4:30 PM
Student Aid Assistance at Your Fingertips

Provided by guest presenters: Illinois Student Assistance Commission and College Greenlight.


• Illustrates how a teacher can help students finance their college dreams

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