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Upcoming Events

Using Children’s Literature to Teach Economics
Date: March 29th, 2023
Time: 4:30-5:45pm
Location: Virtual Event

Even the Three Little Pigs know their economics! Bring economic concepts to life using classical children’s stories. Classroom ready, standards-based lesson plans and activities will be presented, along with a clear explanation of how each story’s plot intertwines with economics principles. Register Here.

Teaching Financial Literacy Conference
Date: July 6 &7, 2023
Time: 8:30am-2:30pm
Location: The University of Akron & Virtual

Connect with your peers in-person or by streaming sessions virtually. Share your expertise and learn what’s working (and what isn’t) from fellow educators. Inspiring keynotes and featured speakers, vendors, and industry leaders in financial literacy and economics will be on-site. Practical tips and standards-based resources will be offered along with information on earning an Educator Licensure Validation in Financial Literacy through the Ohio Department of Education. Your participation earns you an issued certificate of attendance to document contact hours, and K12 educators are eligible to earn deeply discounted graduate credit (additional fee of $200 per credit hour, up to 2 hrs). Register Here.


Scholarships are available for incoming freshman, transfer students, and currently enrolled School of Education students!

The application for 2023-2024 LJFF School of Education scholarships will be available for submission between March 1 and March 17, 2023. At that time, the application can be found by scanning the QR code:


Contact Dr. Gary Holliday at if there are further questions.