Understanding the Financial Crisis and the Great Recession

February 10, 2018 - Denver

How adept are you at teaching recent history - like what caused the Great Recession, the one that most economists failed to predict?

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Class is SOLD OUT,
please call 303-752-2323 to be added to the waitlist

Professor Jay Kaplan, University of Colorado Boulder, will help us dissect that seminal event and identify causes. He will use excerpts from the movie, “The Big Short” to analyze the various claims and to help us all understand the phenomena of mortgage backed securities, credit default swaps, collateralized debt obligations and more. We’ll also share with you some lessons you can use to teach your students about why and how financial crises occur.

  • 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 or 6320 Graduate Credit Hour, $50. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education or in Personal Financial Literacy Education, but not both.
  • Faculty: Jay Kaplan, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder and mentor teacher Sara Shackett, Lakewood High School
  • 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.

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