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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.


SPOCK OR SIMPSONS: ECONOMIC REASONING IN THE REAL WORLD

  • WEBINAR, Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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MISS RUMPHIUS MAKES THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE – GOOD LIFE GOALS FOR YOUR STUDENTS’ EMOTIONAL AND FINANCIAL FUTURES

Presented by the USF Stavros Center and Sponsored by State Farm

  • WEBINAR, Microsoft Teams
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Event Details

In this webinar, we will begin with a popular children’s book, Miss Rumphius, which is about a woman who practices social entrepreneurship as she spreads lupine seeds to make the world a more beautiful place. We will provide interactive Nearpod lessons that you can use and adapt, which include decision-making, entrepreneurial thinking, and Ask the Right Focused Question activities. We will illustrate how responsible decision-making activities involve putting Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and social entrepreneurship into action.

During the webinar, we will include connections to Financial Literacy, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Media Literacy, and STEM. Although we begin with a children’s book, most of the Nearpod lessons are adaptable across grades. During the activities, we will provide examples of creative thinking and critical questioning strategies.

This workshop will include:
-Connections to a variety of texts
-Interactive Nearpod activities that can be adapted
-Decision-making lessons on Florida Native Wildflowers
-Ask the Right Focused Question activities
-Writing activities for informational and persuasive texts, including infographics

During the webinar, we will provide links to the free standards-based interactive activities we have created.

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SUSTAINABILITY SUPERHEROES MAKE RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS ABOUT INVASIVE PLANTS AND ANIMALS: INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES FOR K-8

  •  WEBINAR, Microsoft Teams
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2020
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Event Details

This webinar is part of our grant from the Coca Cola foundation: Sustainability Superheroes: Developing Global Citizens for a Sustainable Future. It is also part of a new series webinars on decision-making and entrepreneurial thinking, which use interactive activities to encourage responsible decision-making and entrepreneurial thinking.

The goal of Sustainability Superheroes is to help educators teach students about key sustainability development issues we face in the local and global economy. As such, the webinars will infuse the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and consider the connection between economic and ecological systems. We will also illustrate how responsible decision-making activities involve putting Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into action. During the activities, we will provide examples of creative thinking and critical questioning strategies, along with examples of how sustainability can be aligned to Florida Standards.

This K-8 workshop will include:
-Connections to a variety of texts
-Interactive Nearpod activities that can be adapted
-Decision-making lessons on invasive plants and animals
-Interactive entrepreneurial thinking activities involving the SDG goals Life on Land and Life in the Water.
-Writing activities for informational and persuasive texts

During the webinar, we will provide links to the free standards-based interactive activities we have created. 
 

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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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