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 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

The Incredibles and Lessons in Entrepreneurship

  • Thursday, July 15, 2021
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Webinar via Microsoft Teams

Sponsored by the BB&T, now Truist, Academy of Free Enterprise Education


Teaching Tips for AP Economics: FOundations of Free Enterprise

  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Webinar via Microsoft Teams

Sponsored by the BB&T, now Truist, Academy of Free Enterprise Education

Event Details

In conjunction with 3 weeks of the AP Summer Institute being held by the University of South Florida College of Education, the Stavros Center is offering a webinar on tips for teaching AP Economics that is open to Tampa Bay Area teachers as well as AP Summer Institute participants. 

In teaching any economics course, we must include the foundations of the free enterprise system as the keys to our students’ and our nation’s future prosperity.  They must understand that freedom to choose how they pursue happiness cannot come without the cost of individual effort and risk of failure, that freedom to follow their self-interest requires earning the trust of others in business transactions.  This workshop will demonstrate and discuss ways to teach these foundations and enhance the effectiveness of classroom instruction for AP Micro and Macroeconomics.

Focus includes:

  • Improving student learning by investigating the image and substance of capitalism (the moral foundations of capitalism) and increasing the reality and relevance of economics education (making better decisions).
  • Creating an engaging economics curriculum by using free resources such as comprehensive curriculum matrices, interactive lessons, edited video clips, and standardized test questions.
  • Raising student scores on the AP exams by incorporating AP-style formative assessments.
  • Examining the most difficult key concepts for teachers to teach and students to master.

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Global Literacies: Using Children's Literature to Teach About the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021 and Tuesday, August 3, 2021
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Webinar via Microsoft Teams

Sponsored by a gift from The Coca-Cola Academy of Global Economic Education Scholars

The first 20 teachers to register AND attend BOTH webinars in their entirety are eligible for a $50 stipend as well as free copies of both children's books.

Event Details

This webinar series, Global Literacies: Using Children's Literature to Teach About the SDGs, is part of the The Coca-Cola Academy of Global Economic Education Scholars, a program of the USF Stavros Center with generous support of The Coca-Cola Foundation. The purpose of the webinars is to provide educators with best practices in using literature to teach global literacies: critical thinking, decision-making, and entrepreneurial thinking about critical global issues. Although the webinars utilize realistic children’s picture books as a backdrop, the tales are all based on real stories, which will be used in conjunction with the texts. Therefore, the webinar content will be applicable to all grade levels. All sessions will utilize digital sources, such as Nearpod and Wakelet, to make the webinars more interactive. The webinar content will be inquiry-based and will include activities that infuse social-emotional learning, social entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and social justice.  

July 27 – Global Literacies: Using Children’s Literature to Teach About SDG’s with Beatrice's Goat 

August 3 - Global Literacies: Using Children’s Literature to Teach About SDG’s with Errol's Garden 

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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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