Bringing the HE³AT: New Program Invites High School Students to the New York Fed for Hands-on Learning
The high school students sitting in small groups in the New York Fed’s Museum and Learning Center had received clear instructions about the 30 paper slips on each group’s table: Using their non-dominant hands, students could grab one piece of paper at a time during each of five 20-second rounds. At the end of each round, each group would receive either double the number of slips left on the table or 10 additional slips. The goal: Maximize the number of paper slips held by each group.
Back to School: With Classroom Visits, Econ Ed Team Meets Students Where They Are
As a member of the Economic Education team at the New York Fed, I work with my colleagues to enhance economic literacy and teach students about the Federal Reserve System. Our “classroom visits” program, which features guest instruction from members of the Econ Ed team for high schools and colleges, is a key part of that mission.
Connecting with Teachers: Econ Ed Team Takes Lesson Plan to a Bigger Classroom
How do you engage, empower, and inspire the next generation? This was the question that brought together more than 300 New York State teachers, both in-person and online, at the annual convention of the New York State Council for the Social Studies in Albany, New York. The New York Fed’s Economic Education team, which produces content and programs for educators, students, and the public, presented its high school lesson plan, “How Does Where You Live Influence How You Live?”, at the 2022 conference.
What Does 21st Century Civic Engagement Look Like?
On January 31, the New York Fed’s economic education team hosted “What Does 21st Century Civic Engagement Look Like?,” a virtual event to discuss the challenges and opportunities of civic engagement education. The event featured a panel of experts in civic education, presentations by three educators who have led civic engagement projects, two project demonstrations from students, and an interactive whiteboard session where participants shared their thoughts on civic engagement classroom strategies.