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Technology in the Classroom: 

Resources for Teaching Economics to the i Generation 

Nobel Laureate Thomas J. Sargent

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Probasco Chair's Center for Economic Education, in cooperation with the Nashville branch of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, will present a teacher workshop entitled "Technology in the Classroom:  Resources for Teaching the i Generation" for economics teachers in grades 9-12.  Today's students, often referred to as the i Generation, can be defined by their extensive use and mastery of the latest technology, especially mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones.  Teachers can utilize their students' expertise to motivate their learning in the economics classroom.

The workshop will introduce participants to the latest technological resources for the economics classroom which they will be able to access in the workshop on their laptops or iPad tablets for actual demonstrations.  The workshop will showcase a variety of resources, including Virtual Economics, Gen i Revolution, Gapminder, FRED, and Common Sense Economics, to aid teachers in presenting economic concepts to their students.  The seminar will demonstrate how technologically-infused materials can be used to present economic concepts in an interactive manner and engage the i Generation.

Space is limited.  Please click below for registration and details.

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2014 Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series will feature

Nobel Laureate Thomas J. Sargent

Nobel Laureate Thomas J. Sargent


Nobel laureate Thomas J. Sargent will appear October 6, 2014 in the Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series, addressing the topic "Lessons from the Fiscal History of the United States."

Thomas J. Sargent holds the Ph.D. from Harvard University and has been awarded honorary doctoral degrees from the Stockholm School of Economics, European University Institute, the University of Bern, and the University of Minnesota.  He is currently William R. Berkeley Professor of Economics and Business at New York University.  He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and past president of the American Economic Association, the Econometric Society, and the Society for Economic Dynamics and Control.  In 2011, Dr. Sargent was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for his "empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy." 

Sponsored by the Scott L. Probasco Jr. Chair of Free Enterprise, this event takes place at noon in the University Center auditorium; is free and open to the public; and seating is limited to a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please contact the Probasco Chair at (423) 425-4118.