About the Center
The H. K. Barker Center for Economic Education is a nonprofit partnership of leaders from the education and business communities dedicated to economic literacy.
- Professional Development and Workshop Offerings - Download the new brochure!
A primary goal of the Barker Center is to provide teachers with appropriate resources to teach economic principles in the classroom. Learn more
Resources are available for:
|• Economic Standards||• Online Economic Simulations|
|• Subject Area Websites||• Economic Games Online|
|• Curriculum Library||• Economic Calculators Online|
Support the Barker Center for Economic Education
Giving to the Center for Economic Education is one of the most meaningful things you can do to help promote financial literacy and economic education in the region. Learn more about how you can support the Center.
Apply to be a Barker Scholar!
Each semester qualified PK-12 educators will be selected and admitted into a collaborative cohort that works to integrate personal finance and economic concepts into their classroom instruction. Scholars will receive either a $500 stipend or 3 graduate credit hours, along with a host of resources and materials.
Workshops are a great way to hone your skills. The Barker Center provides series of workshops at new locations each semester. Graduate credit is available for many of our workshops. Learn more
Just one of the advantages of signing up for our Newsletter is notification when new workshops become available.
Upcoming Events at the Barker Center
Money Letters 2 My Daughter | Download flyer
February 28, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Quaker Square Inn at The University of Akron, Ballroom D
Identifying the Entrepreneur
March 5, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Quaker Station on the UA Campus
Youth Summer Camp: Think Tank to Shark Tank | Download flyer
July 20 thru July 24, 9 am – 3 pm
The University of Akron