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Economics Instruction Professional Development Hours for Teachers Hosted at Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 18, 2015

MAHWAH, NJ – Experienced high school teachers are invited to earn 40 Professional Development Hours on the Ramapo College campus this summer while enhancing their skills and knowledge in teaching economics.

During the four-day Teach-the-Teachers Initiative (TTI), teachers develop an economics lesson plan to take back to their schools. The program is anticipated to be in high demand in school districts as economics is one of the four strands in the K-12 New Jersey Curriculum Standards. In addition to cumulative progress indicators for civics, geography and history, the integration of economic concepts into the teaching of world history, United States history and New Jersey history is required. At each level of social studies in grades K-12, the economic concepts are taught and assessed.

The TTI curriculum, developed by the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), includes identification of alignments with:

  • Common Core Curriculum (CCC) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Volunteer National Content Standards in Economics (CEE)
  • NJ/NY State Standards (NJCCS/NYCCS)

AIER’s Teach-the-Teachers Initiative provides high school teachers a step-by-step program for effectively delivering high-quality economics instruction. Teachers who field test their newly designed lesson plan in the classroom and provide feedback reports to AIER on their field-tested lesson receive a $200 stipend from AIER.

The interactive program is designed for experienced high school teachers whose concentrations are in economics, business education, history, mathematics, English/language arts, social sciences and related fields. The interdisciplinary program explores key economic concepts including money and inflation, business cycles and government and unemployment.

AIER strives to empower people through economic research by helping to navigate today’s complex economy and understand how it affects an individual’s finances, family, community and the nation.

TMI Education is providing the 40 Professional Development Hours to participants. TMI Education is a comprehensive educational resource and professional development services provider serving the K-12, higher education learning community and international ministries of education.

Tuition for the professional development program is $415 and includes breakfast and lunch each day. Overnight housing on the Ramapo College campus is available at no additional fee. Program dates are July 13-16, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The regular registration deadline is May 15. Thereafter, registrations are accepted as space permits.

To learn more, please visit the website at or contact the Ramapo College Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at 201-684-7370 or at



About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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