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Stavros Center Programs, Workshops and Seminars

The Stavros Center hosts numerous professional development opportunities throughout the year for K-12 educators to assist them with implementing economic education and financial literacy curriculum into their classrooms. 

We look forward to having you join us for exciting professional development activities. Below you will find a list of current programs and workshops for educators. For more information about upcoming workshops and seminars, please contact us.

Upcoming WEBINARS 


After careful deliberation and consideration of the best information available to us at this time, given the unfolding outbreak of COVID-19, the Gus A. Stavros Center has concluded, with regret, that we cannot proceed with holding our Spring 2020 workshops as planned.

This decision was not made lightly. We made this decision with the health and physical safety of our attendees, staff, volunteers, and vendors foremost in our minds. We will be in touch with you should our events be rescheduled. For more information, or if you have additional questions or concerns, you may visit www.usf.edu/coronavirus.


Decisionomics with Children's Literature: Investigating Money and Math in the Tortilla Factory

  • Thursday, October 1, 2020
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Webinar via Microsoft Teams

SPONSORED BY A GRANT FROM STATE FARM

EVENT DETAILS

During this K-5 session, Dr. Deborah Kozdras and Dr. Sherry Moser will illustrate connections to the beloved tale: The Tortilla Factory by Gary Paulsen and Ruth Wright Paulsen. Prepare yourself for a yummy experience as we provide resources to celebrate Hispanic Heritage, with reference to tortillas and other classic Latin food! We will provide an overview of ways in which integrate the story across curriculum, including strategies to read the beautiful paintings that provide the illustrations for this tale. From an interactive read-aloud to Nearpod decision-making lessons, we will provide standards-based activities for your elementary classrooms. We will include strategies to read and use a variety of diverse texts, including: primary sources, recipes, video clips, images, charts, and graphs. Lessons will include financial decision-making, how-to texts, and connections to science and mathematics. In addition, we will also model read-aloud questions and strategies to help your students show their learning of disciplinary concepts. 

PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE COPY OF THE TORTILLA FACTORY FOLLOWING THE WEBINAR! Register soon as we expect this webinar will fill quickly.

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Use the News: Democracy, Election Economics, and Financial Decision-making

  • Thursday, October 8, 2020
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Webinar via Microsoft Teams

SPONSORED BY A GRANT FROM STATE FARM

Event Details

During this webinar, we will investigate the role of the media in democracy as we prepare for the next election. The USF Stavros Center welcomes Ms. Jodi Pushkin from the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education, who will share some great new resources for democracy. These informational texts include current news and some excellent informational texts that can be used across content areas to help students understand democracy and the ways in which cognitive biases can impact decision-making. In addition, Dr. Deborah Kozdras will report on current research in multimedia literacy and ways in which behavioral decision-making can be used to understand the role of democracy, bias, fake news, election economics and the financial implications of decisions. Presenters will model the use of images and multimodal text sets and will demonstrate analysis tools you can use to help students think more deeply about a variety of texts, including political cartoons and the analysis of bias, clickbait, and deepfakes. In addition, we will provide Nearpod resources to use in an election decision-making activity. 

Whether you teach elementary or secondary, we will provide resources you can use in your classroom to help students understand the role of democracy and the importance of civic participation. Participants will have free access to resources, including Nearpod decision-making activities that engage critical inquiry.  

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Additional Resources

Be sure to check out our blogs created and mainted by the Stavros Center team members and updated weekly.  They contain content and lessons for your classroom and are linked to standardsfor your convenience.

Florida Financial Literacy - Activities, lessons and resources for secondary classrooms based on Florida financial literacy standards.

Sustainability Superheroes - Blog with lessons and activities related to the economic impact of Sustainability issues appropriate for all grade levels.

Free Enterprise Education - Blog with lessons and activities centered on the values of Free Enterprise

Sunny Money - K-8 blog on economic and financial literacy activities. 


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