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BHSU offers week-long economics and personal finance workshop for teachers

The Center for Economic Education at Black Hills State University, in collaboration with the University of South Dakota, is presenting an intensive week-long economics and personal finance teacher training workshop June 18-22 at the Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites in Rapid City.

The workshop, titled “Economics and Financial Responsibility,” is open at no cost to South Dakota high school teachers of economics, personal finance, business and social science. BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp will be the keynote speaker at the opening night banquet Monday, June 18.

Teachers may opt for two certification credits (CEUs). Participants will receive travel stipends based on distance traveled, curriculum materials, admission to the opening night banquet, and a chance to win door prizes.

The workshop is designed to provide teachers with the training and materials needed to teach economics and personal finance courses since these courses are now a requirement for high school graduation in South Dakota.

“High school principals and curriculum directors are scrambling to find teachers to teach economics and personal finance to comply with the South Dakota Board of Education mandate,” said Don Altmyer, director of the BHSU Center for Economics Education and associate professor of business. “The workshop provides teachers with materials and lesson plans conforming to national content standards in economics and personal finance and the workshop presenters are nationally known experts in those fields.”

Workshop seating is limited to the first 30 teachers to register. Email Dr. Lynne Roach at lroach@usd.edu to request an application form. For further information on the workshop, contact Altmyer at DonAltmyer@bhsu.edu or
642-6266.

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