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.
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 in-person 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. For more information, or if you have additional questions or concerns, you may visit www.usf.edu/coronavirus.
Buy the Change You want to see - Webinar Series
- Monday, May 3rd AND Monday May, 10th
- 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Webinar via Microsoft Teams
Sponsored by the Coca-Cola Academy of Global Economic Education Scholars
The first twenty educators to register AND completely participate in BOTH sessions will be eligible for a $50 stipend and will receive a copy of Buy the Change You Want to See: Using Your Purchasing Power to Make the World a Better Place by Jame Mosbacher Morris and Wendy Paris
India and South Korea: History, Immigration, and Change
- Wednesday, May 5th AND Thursday, May 6th
- 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
- Webinar Series, Microsoft Teams
Sponsored by a gift from BB&T, now Truist, Academy of Free Enterprise Education
The first 20 educators who register AND completely participate in BOTH webinars will be eligible for a $50.00 stipend.
Hollywood and Robots in Our Future: Possibilities and Perils
- Thursday, May 20th
- 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
- Webinar via Microsoft Teams
Robots have been a fixture in movies since the classic film Metropolis. Since then, many science fiction movies and television series have included robots, androids, and artificial intelligence as key players in telling stories about the future.
Today, robots and artificial intelligence are used in manufacturing, exploration, transportation, and even education. They offer increased productivity and easier lives. This presentation will explore the depictions of robots and artificial intelligence by Hollywood and what they teach us about the possibilities and perils of using them now and in the future.
This presentation will provide lesson ideas and classroom resources such as articles, text excerpts, video clips, and activities to explore economic, social, and scientific issues for courses in Social Studies and Science.
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.