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

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.

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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

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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.

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Free showing of TEACH @ The University of Akron

Join us for a special screening of the acclaimed documentary by Davis Guggenheim “TEACH.”

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6th  •  6:30-8:30 pm  •  Location:  Olin 124

Open to current and prospective students, faculty, staff, and alumni!! 
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Sponsored by the H.K. Barker Center for Economic Education

Upcoming Workshop: Using Video Games to Teach Financial Literacy 

November 10th-11th, 2014 from 4:30-7:30pm

@ The University of Akron

The Barker Center for Economic Education is proud to present its upcoming workshop, "Using Video Games to Teach Financial Literacy".  In this workshop, participants will gain tools, resources, and strategies to meaningfully use video games to bring personal finance to life for students in the PK-12 classroom. The advantages and appeal behind using video games to teach today's learners will be discussed, and all participants are invited to bring their devices (laptop, tablet) so they can interact with and learn about video games and online tools that promote financial literacy and money management. All teachers that attend this special workshop will receive a $60 stipend and a certificate of completion (for contact hours). Get more information and sign up!

Workshops: Professional Development that Pay$

Workshops are a great way to hone your skills. The Barker Center provides a series of workshops at new locations each semester. Participants walk away with a host of resources and classroom ready materials to advance personal finance, economics, and entreprenuership instruction. Also, most of our workshops provide teachers with contact hours and a small stipend. Learn more about upcoming opportunities.

Just one of the advantages of signing up for our Newsletter is notification when new workshops become available.

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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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