Grade 6-8, 9-12
On-Demand Webinar

Teaching Economics While Cultivating Civil Dialogue: Activity Based

Time: 60 mins,
Presenter: Cheryl Ayers


In this webinar teachers will be able to:

  • Apply research-based economic reasoning skills to critically inquire, analyze, discuss, and debate economic topics to develop evidence-based opinions.
  • Practice controversial issues and culturally responsive teaching best-practices that cultivate civility toward opposing viewpoints while increasing student engagement.


The second in a series of two webinars, this interactive-based professional development includes breakout rooms, practice opportunities, live polls, and other engaging and active-learning methods on how teachers can successfully teach economic topics using evidence-based opinions and civil dialogue instructional strategies. Research-based controversial issues and culturally responsive instructional strategies for teaching economics will be practiced by participants in small breakout groups using current events articles, cost-benefit analysis, PACED decision-making, and the economic way of thinking six economic principles. Background knowledge, current events articles, student-friendly PPT slides, lessons, handouts, classroom-ready activity sheets, and research studies included.