Barker Center Workshops

Workshops are a great way to hone your skills and renew your teaching license!

The Barker Center for Economic Education provides a series of free workshops at new locations each semester. Teachers receive a $60 stipend for attending and successfully completing eligible workshops. 


  • Register Online
  • By U.S. Mail - Download the Summer 2014 flyer and registration form

Here's what we have planned for Summer 2014:

Workshop Date Time  Location 
Spotting Economics in Young Adult Literature       June 26th    8:30 am - 3 pm   University of Akron 
Teaching Business Ethics and Leadership July 1st  11 am - 3 pm  Quaker Square Ball Room B 
Personal Finance and Career Education (Gr. 7-12) * July 21st  Module open for 3 weeks Online

SPECIAL STUDENT EVENT: Engineering to Entrepreneurship for Middle/High School Students**

July 21st through July 25th 9 am - 3 pm  University of Akron 

**This online workshop is conducted at the participant’s own pace, and all participants that successfully complete the module will receive a certificate of completion for CEUs. Teacher stipends are unavailable for this special online course.

*** This is a special camp for middle school/high school students (grades 6 through 10) that are interested in learning more about entrepreneurship and engineering. The registration fee is $150 per student and includes lunch, supplies, awards, etc. Please, contact the center directly for additional information including student scholarship opportunities.

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