Continuing Professional Education Courses (CPE)
- America's Political Heritage: An Educator's Guide
- An Educator's Guide to ADHD
- An Educator's Guide to Dealing with Difficult Parents and with Parents in Difficult Situations
- An Educator's Guide to Preventing Bullying In and Out of the Classroom
- Autism: Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together
- Basic Spanish for the Educational Setting
- Classroom Management for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
- Differentiated Instruction for the Mixed-Ability Classroom
- Economics for Educators
- Effective Teaching Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement
- Increasing Student Achievement Through Effective Classroom Management
- Intermediate Spanish for the Educational Setting
- Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth
- Positive and Proactive Classroom Management for the 21st Century
- Psychology for Educators
- Reading in the Content Area
- Semantic Mapping: Visual Strategies for Active Learning
- Special Education: Disabilities and Designing Instruction
- Specific Strategies and Interventions for the Most Difficult to Manage Students
- Teacher's Toolbox: 21st Century Educator
- Teacher's Toolbox: Building Self Esteem in the Classroom to Achieve Success, Beat Bullying ......
- Teacher's Toolbox Series: Gangs and School Violence
- Teacher's Toolbox: How to Effectively Communicate with Parents
- Teacher's Toolbox: How to Identify and Combat Bullying In Our Schools
- Teacher's Toolbox: How to Moodle
- Teacher's Toolbox: Teaching What Really Happened: The Holocaust
- Teaching Self-Determination to Students with Disabilities
- Technology for Educators Series: Basic Technology for Non-Techie Teachers
- The American History for Educators Series: America from Province to Nation
- The American History for Educators Series: The American Revolution
- The American History for Educators Series: The Civil War and Reconstruction
- The History of Issues and Challenges Facing Public Education
- Using Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Supports to Manage Challenging Behavior
- Using Multiple Intelligences to Teach Diverse Students
- Using Rubrics to Assess Student Performance
- Central Intermediate Unit 10
- Economics for Educators
Economics for Educators
CPE Course # 20140008
Upcoming Session Dates
September 12 - October 12, 2019
Registration deadline for this session is September 5, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before September 5, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after September 5, 2019.
November 16 - December 14, 2019
Registration deadline for this session is November 8, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before November 8, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after November 8, 2019.
February 2 - March 1, 2020
Registration deadline for this session is January 24, 2020. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before January 24, 2020. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after January 24, 2020.
This on-line graduate level course is designed to provide educators with an in-depth exploration of the U.S. economic system and how they can use this knowledge not only when teaching social studies, but to implement cross-curricular lessons in all subject areas consistent with the Pennsylvania Academic Standards to increase students' scores on state and local assessments, mainly the PSSAs and the Keystone Exams. The instructor will present the material via Moodle through lectures, discussion boards, and a review of current historical and educational research.
This course, which lasts approximately 30 days, will be completed strictly online using the Moodle platform. The instructor for this course is Agolino Educational Services. Pending receipt of payment, participants will receive an email from Agolino Educational Services containing their log-on information the night before the course begins.
Participants who successfully complete all requirements of this course will earn Three (3) PDE Graduate Level Credits, equal to 90 Act 48 Hours.Participants will be able to:
- define and explain the study of economics.
- summarize the four factors or production.
- identify the fundamental questions that all societies must answer.
- analyze how economic systems answer the WHAT, HOW, and WHO questions.
- describe the principles of the free enterprise system.
- delineate the concept of specialization.
- differentiate how the economic activities of consumers, business and government are related.
- synthesize how a market system functions.
- conclude the economic goals of the United States.
- analyze the forces that determine the price of a good or service (supply and demand), and how these two forces interact to establish "market price".
- compare how U.S. businesses, both large and small, organize to produce and sell their products.
- identify the principal forms of businesses - sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations - and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
- distinguish the basic principles of business finance.
- describe how increasing productivity and the ever-increasing production of goods and services have enabled the U.S. economy to become the wealthiest nation in the world.
- explain how business firms organize for production in order to maximize production, productivity, and profits.
- evaluate the range of situations between "perfect competition" and "monopoly".
- compare and contrast the types of business combinations (past and present).
- examine laws that regulate business combinations and encourage competition.
- justify some of the pros and cons of big business today.
- discover the role of the labor force in the U.S. economy.
- review the role of labor unions in the U.S. economy.
- illustrate how to prepare a financial plan to enable individuals to make the best use of their financial resources.
- determine how to be a "wise buyer".
- identify the principles of personal risk management.
- analyze the economic role of government in the U.S. economy.
- review the functions of taxation.
- summarize the role of money in our economy.
- analyze the role of banks and banking in our economy.
- demonstrate the role of the Federal Reserve System in the U.S. economy.
- describe why fluctuations in the business cycle occur in the U.S. economy.
- determine how economists manage the U.S. economy, both from a monetary policy and a fiscal policy perspective.
- compare the aspects of economic growth.
- distinguish the principles of international trade.
- verify how the United States finances international trade.
- investigate other types of economic systems that are used throughout the world.
Graduate Level RequirementAct 48 requires 42 hours of instruction plus 48 hours of out-of-class activity including a course project. Participants' out-of-class assignments include but are not limited to:
- complete activities that incorporate the Pennsylvania Core Standards.
- complete a final examination assessing their knowledge and application of course content.
- create a research project presentation that will elaborate on "Maker of Economic Thought".