Our Programs

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

Decisionomics with Children's Literature: Once Upon a Dime with #Goldilocks

  • Thursday, December 3, 2020
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Webinar via Microsoft Teams


Event Details

During this K-5 session, Dr. Deborah Kozdras and Dr. Sherry Moser will illustrate digital and financial literacy connections to a new fractured fairytale by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross: #Goldilocks A Hashtag Cautionary Tale. This is an engaging and informative version of Goldilocks that deals with a little girl who likes to make hilarious online videos. During this session, we will focus on the importance of digital and financial literacy as we provide an overview of ways in which integrate the story across curriculum. From an interactive read-aloud to Nearpod decision-making lessons, we will provide standards-based activities for your elementary classrooms. In addition, we will provide a decision-making lesson you can use with students when they are making choices about Apps. We will include strategies to read and use a variety of diverse texts, including: images, comics, social media posts, video clips, images, charts, and graphs. Lessons will include financial decision-making, with connections to standards. 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 #Goldilocks: A Hashtag Cautionary Tale FOLLOWING THE WEBINAR! Register soon as we expect this webinar will fill quickly. 

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The Economics of Charles Dickens

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Webinar via Microsoft Teams

SPONSORED BY A GRANT FROM BB&T, now Truist, Academy of Free Enterprise Education

Event Details

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens, one of the giants of British literature. His writings during the Victorian era were extremely popular with the readers of his day. They were very familiar with the challenges faced his characters had to deal with the same challenges as his readers. Through his writings, he was able to criticize current social conditions and advocate reforms.

Even today, the works of Charles Dickens continue their popularity as TV and movie adaptations add to his audience, especially his novella “A Christmas Carol” shown in multiple productions on stage and screen during the holiday season. 

Charles Dickens’ creative genius provides us and our students an engaging depiction of the realities of history. 

This workshop will use video clips and book excerpts to provide an economic perspective of the works of Charles Dickens as well as the life and times of his readers over 100 years ago.

We will provide lesson materials aligned with Florida Standards suitable for middle school and high school English Language Arts and Social Studies courses taught online as well as face to face. 

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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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