Economic Freedom and Growth

April 28, 2018 - Denver

Economic growth is often touted as the solution to many of the world’s problems. Government officials commonly claim that they’re going to “grow the economy” to help fix social ills. Yet, despite substantial growth, social ills remain. Does this mean the claims for growth are wrong?  Or is the perception of growth somehow flawed? 

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This seminar will explore both the sources of economic growth and the promises offered by such growth. In this discussion, the challenges of growth in high vs. lower income countries will be considered. And, as any reputable economist would advise, both the potential benefits and costs of growth will be considered.

An added bonus for teachers of 8th grade – the Grade Level Expectation (GLE) in the newly revised economics standards reads, “Economic freedom…was important for economic growth in early American History.” This class is not focused on early American history. But it provides the conceptual framework for this new GLE.

  • Grades: Focus 6-12 Teachers (all K-12 are welcome)

  • Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Location: 3443 South Galena Street, 2nd Floor, Denver, CO 80231

  • FEE: $25*

  • Optional Credit: ½ UCCS ECON 6310 Graduate Credit Hour, $51. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education.**

  • Faculty: Dale DeBoer, PhD, University of Colorado Colorado Springs; and mentor teacher Kurt Gutschick, Valor Christian High School, Highlands Ranch

  • Includes: Light breakfast and lunch

$75 & $150 Teacher Travel Stipends Are Available

Economic Literacy Colorado is offering a travel stipend for active teachers. Fill out a form (provided at the class) and we will send you a check upon mileage verification. Receive $75 when you drive over 75 miles one way or $150 when you drive over 200 miles one way. One stipend per carpool please.
*REFUND POLICIY: Registration cancellations must be requested 10 business days prior to the class start date; otherwise registration fees will be forfeited.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES: We try to identify the best fit for our open enrollment classes, usually by the kinds of resources and pedagogy included in the class. However, it is our STRONG belief that the content from any of these classes is valuable for the professional development of any teacher, will enhance the understanding of ALL teachers, and will inspire creative applications in individual classrooms. We encourage teachers of all grade levels to attend any of our classes.