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Economics for Empowerment Summer Seminar

Seminar Graduates can apply for certification as a California Exceptional Economics Teacher

Discover engaging ways to energize your classroom, connect with other California educators, and empower your students to use economic reasoning to achieve their goals.

Summer Seminar

$500 program fee* includes:

  • 6-day professional development  (Santa Clara University)

  • Engaging activities, lesson plans, and materials

  • Housing for the week

  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks 

  • Sunday Dinner, Monday evening social, Thursday dinner celebration

  • 3 units master's level credit available

  • 2 salary points available for LA Unified teachers

  • Six days of fellowship and fun with dedicated colleagues

​*Fee may be covered by school or district

Empower Your Students Through Engaging Lessons and Activities

Browse some of the lessons, activities, and ready-to-use presentations that you'll be prepared to bring back to your economics classroom after attending the summer seminar.


The Lake

Electrifying activity that helps students learn and employ marginal analysis.

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Human Capital Budget Activity

Students track the use of their human capital and apply budgeting techniques to align their human capital decisions with their goals.

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Moving Markets

Lessons and simulation that illustrate changes in supply and demand to help students cement their intuitive understanding of price determination and price changes.


Dr. Macro

A unique and engaging macroeconomic project that demonstrates the workings of the macroeconomy.


The Economics of Financial Decision-Making

A presentation that makes the connection between Economics and Personal Finance.

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Benefit-Cost Analysis

Made Easy

Use the pockets of the decision-making apron to teach Benefit Cost analysis which students can apply throughout the course. Put it on the apron!

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California Exceptional Economics Teacher Certification Program

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