Are We Overdue? And Are We Ready? Tales of the Next Recession

February 9, 2019 - Denver

Every week business journals, financial magazines, and newspapers speculate when the next recession will arrive, and what the impact will be on the global economy. What factors lead economists to predict a change in the economic outlook, and how can investors and consumers plan for the future? Also, what will the implications be for the U.S. national debt (currently passing $21.5 trillion) if a recession leads to calls for stimulus spending and deficit budgets to cushion short-term consequences? This class will have a lot of connections to HS Economics and Civics standards, as well as correlations to consumer spending decision-making (new PFL standards)for 6th and 7th grades. Come get the professional (and personal) information you need to be prepared!


This class is sold out, please email Jay LeBlanc at to be added to a wait-list.

  • Grades: Secondary Teacher Focus (all K-12 welcome)

  • Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Location: 3443 S. Galena Street, 2nd Floor, Denver

  • FEE: $25*

  • Optional Credit: ½ UCCS ECON 6310 or 6320 Graduate Credit Hour, $50. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education or in Personal Financial Literacy Education, but not both.

  • Faculty: Dale DeBoer, PhD, Professor, University of Colorado Colorado Springs; mentor teacher Richard Trinkner, Boulder High School

  • Includes: Light breakfast and lunch

$50 & $100 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 $50 when you drive over 75 miles one way or $100 when you drive over 200 miles one way. One stipend per carpool please.
*REFUND POLICY: 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.