Thursday, May 29, 2014

Radio Interview on Lakeviews

Our president, Enrique Bacalao, was on 94.5 The Lake "Lakeviews" May 4. You can listen to his interview online. He nicely sums up in 15 minutes our mission and our purpose. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Free Webinar from the CEE

Learn how to integrate economics into your U.S. History lessons.

Join the CEE tomorrow, May 28th to hear from Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, one of the authors of CEE's
bestsellers, FOCUS: Understanding Economics in U.S. History. You will learn how economics provides the best framework for thinking about the policies that are part of our history including:
  • How to strengthen the rigor and relevance in your classes by incorporating economic reasoning into the contest of history instruction
  • How studying U.S. History through economics provides a new lens with which to view the world
  • How teaching history without economics provides an incomplete picture as economic issues have impacted all major historical events
Plus, each attendee will receive two complimentary lessons from FOCUS: Understanding Economics in U.S. History.

To register -

Who Should Attend:
High school teachers who are looking to introduce Economics in the classroom, or are interested in learning more about CEE's educator resources.

Information taken from the CEE's Email.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Are you on the list?

With summer fast approaching, EconomicsWisconsin will be busy planning fall workshops and programs.  Are you on our email list to receive the registration information first? If not, please sign up!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Econ Insights into the News

EconomicsWisconsin has made a name for itself among K-12 Wisconsin teachers, but we have recently expanded our teachings to offer a series of Workshops to adults that serve our community in one capacity or another. 

EW is offering Economic Insights into the News - A Seminar for Media Professionals on Tuesday, June 24 at the University Club in Milwaukee.  This one-day seminar features presenters who are talented and experienced economists with a unique ability to help you understand and communicate economic principles in ways that are powerful, entertaining and engaging to non-economists, who are deluged with daily reports on issues that have important economic implications.

Mark Schug, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin and M. Scott Niederjohn, Charlotte and Walter Kohler Professor of Economics at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and the Director of Lakeland’s Center for Economic Education, are the presenters for this professional development workshop for media and corporate communications professionals.

You’ll come away better able to make sense of the numbers, logic, and opinions on today’s critical economic developments.  You’ll also be better able to anticipate their consequences and to articulate your own position.

  • Does the minimum wage do more harm than good? 
  • Is immigration good for the economy? 
  • Is free trade out of date? 
  • Is the Fed feeding inflation?
  • Should we worry about income inequality?
  • How do intended and unintended economic consequences evolve? 
These questions and much more are the topics of a new one-day seminar for media and media-related professionals sponsored by EconomicsWisconsin as part of its Economics for Opinion Leaders series.

Spots are still available.  Please register by calling Stephanie at (414) 221-9785 or  You also can register online.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Excellence in Teaching Economics & Financial Literacy

Teaching Award Program for K-12 Wisconsin Teachers

This week being Teacher Appreciation Week, why don't you nominate that outstanding teacher in your life that teaches the students in your school or your student at home about Economics or Personal Finance? I am sure they'd love to be nominated and have a chance to win prize money up to $2,000 and recognition at an upcoming EconomicsWisconsin workshop.

The process is simple! Submit an online application. You will need two (2) letters of recommendation from colleagues or students.

The competition is sponsored by Robert W. Baird & Co., an international wealth management, capital markets, asset management, and private equity firm. The program symbolizes Baird's interest in Wisconsin’s economic health and its commitment to economic education. The program is co-sponsored by EconomicsWisconsin, the brand name for the Wisconsin Council on Economic Education, an affiliate of the Council for Economic Education (CEE), a nationwide network that leads in promoting economic literacy with students and their teachers in the real-life skills they need to succeed: the ability to think and choose responsibly as consumers, savers, investors, citizens, members of the workforce, and effective participants in a global economy.

The entries must be submitted electronically by Monday, June 30, 2014. Winners will be notified via mail no later than August 30, 2014.