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The H. Kenneth Barker Center for Economic Education
213 Crouse Hall
Akron, OH 44325-4210
(330) 972-7763 (voice)
(330) 972-5722 (fax)

Dr. Brad Maguth, Acting Director

About the Center

H. Kenneth Barker, sepiaThe H. K. Barker Center for Economic Education is a nonprofit partnership of leaders from the education and business communities dedicated to economic literacy.


Teacher Resources

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:

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.


Think Tank to Shark Tank: From Engineering to Entrepreneurship

July 21-25, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

In this one-week summer, campus-based workshop children grades six through ten will learn to engineer solutions to problems and emerge as informed, successful entrepreneurs. Students will engage in a needs assessment, conduct research, design a product, and market it through fun, thoughtful, social experiences. Each of the five days, students will learn and apply new skills and understandings in engineering, economics, and entrepreneurship.                      

Click here to register

Workshop:  Teaching Business Ethics
and Leadership
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

This workshop has invited accomplished members of the business community to come to talk about their experiences in business with an emphasis on ethics and leaderships. The workshop will be part of a panel discussion with these leaders in industry and business. Teachers will receive free resources and a framework for teaching business ethics and leadership in their classroom. Using the knowledge gained in the workshop, participants will collaborate to create a unit of study to implement within their own classrooms. Strategies for differentiation and grade level adjustments will be provided.

All participants will receive a $100 stipend 

Get more information and sign up!

Hands holding the world, Barker Center landing pageWorkshops

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.

image for Fast FactsEconomic Fast Facts

From an economic business vocabulary to the definitions of types of taxes, our Economic Fast Facts is a rich resource for you in your classroom.

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