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

 The Barker Center for Economic Education provides a series of very low cost workshops at new locations each semester.

Each workshop must have 10-15 people in order to run so inform your colleagues! Registration for our teacher workshops is required and there is a $10 registration fee. Upon completion of the workshop, eligible participants will receive a certificate of completion for contact hours.

One to three hours of discounted UA graduate credit is available and optional for most workshop (traditionally $400 per hour but discounted at $145 per hour!).  All participants that register and complete the requirements for at least one hour of graduate credit will receive a $100 stipend!  Participants are eligible for one $100 stipend a semester, and stipends will be awarded to the first 10 participants that register. You must register separately for graduate credit in advance or on the first day of the workshop.


Here's what we have planned for Summer 2014:

Workshop Date Time  Location 
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.

Here's what we have planned for Fall 2014:





SPECIAL EVENT: Money Letters to My Daughter with Jackie Cummings Koski 

September 27th

8:30am - 3:00pm 

The University of Akron

*Teach. Personal Finance  (Gr. 6-12)

October 3rd

1:45pm - 4:45pm

R.G. Drage Career Center Massillon, OH

Real World Economics

October 25th

8:30am - 3:00pm

The University of Akron

Using Video Games to Teach Financial Literacy

November 10th & 11th

4:30pm - 7:30pm

The University of Akron

              *This special workshop will take place at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Ohio Business Teacher’s Association in Massillon, Ohio. All participants that register in advance and successfully complete the workshop will earn a $40 stipend (to help cover the $40 conference registration fee). No extra stipend available for those opting to earn graduate credit.  For more information about OBTA see


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