Business School hosts Economic and Personal Finance (EPF) Workshop

On Friday, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business hosted a one-day ‘Crashes, bumps, and upsets through history’ refresher training for the graduates of the Economic and Personal Finance Institute.

Participants left with lesson plans and activities focusing on the impact the Great Depression, the 1980s Credit Crisis, the Great Recession of 2007-2009, and the COVID-19 Crisis, had on the United States economy.

Twenty-four teachers from fifteen counties – Wake, Harnett, Hoke, Cumberland, Wayne, Gaston, Guilford, Mecklenburg, Alamance, Person, Duplin, Franklin, Catawba, Pamlico, and Nash – attended.

The Economic & Personal Finance Institute arose from a partnership between the Business School and the North Carolina Council on Economic Education. It aims to help teachers meet recent state mandates requiring students to receive a passing grade in this area in order to graduate.

From the Summer of 2020 to the Summer of 2022, the NC Council on Economic Education has held thirty-one, forty-hour sessions, around the state. 1,165 teachers have completed over 46, 336 hours of professional development training. This investment of $513,100 in our teachers has benefited up to 201,030 NC students.

The traditional weeklong workshop provides teachers with the tools and knowledge needed to teach the new Economics and Personal Finance course.

“We are delighted to host the next cohort of teachers June 26th through 30th; Consider joining us at the Campbell University Raleigh Campus,” said Dr. Mostashari.

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