February 2010 Webinars

Initial Publication Date: February 11, 2010
[all times EST]

Monday, February 22: 3:00 - ­ 4:00 pm

Wed. February 24: 12:00 - 1:00 pm and 3:00 - 4:00 

Thursday, February 25 1:30 - 2:30 pm 

Friday, February 26 12:00 - 1:00 pm 

To participate you will need a phone and internet connection. For audio access, dial in to: 1.800.704.9804. Once connected, provide the access code: 89887611. Use *6 to mute and unmute your telephone line during the call (useful if someone has a lot of background noise on their end). Unmute to talk, mute to listen. 

We will be using Elluminate, commercial webcasting software, for the visual component of the webinar. Simply log in to the session using the following URL:https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?password=M.702DC1B24F01747EE8C997731114B6 
Type in your full name in the box provided on this page, and click on the log in button.

You will need to download a small bit of software (you will be prompted), which should take only a brief amount of time, before you are redirected to the session. You'll want to check out your connection in advance of your scheduled session. Actually, the Elluminate room we'll be using for the sessions is permanently "open," so you can do this at your leisure. If you have any problems, please let us know.


  • Welcome. Participants in April workshop
  • Overview of project
  • Role of module reviewers
  • Timeline of activities 

    • March 1: Submit a short biography and a photo for posting on the workshop website using the participant profile submission form.

    • April 1 : Submit a review of the pedagogic module you have been invited to assist in developing. The goal of this review is to identify components of the module that could be enhanced and provide guidance in that regard. This activity will help focus the limited workshop time on more complicated revisions while allowing module coordinators to make more basic editorial changes prior to the workshop. Additional details will be provided during the webinar. Please note that draft modules will be available beginning on March 15.

    • April 5 : Submit two examples of activities related to your pedagogic module. There will be time to work on improving your examples at the workshop. The goal of the activity submission is to facilitate your review of the module (see previous bullet). We ask that you create an initial activity submission, and then consider if the combination of the material on the activity sheet and in the module is sufficient to support effective implementation of this method. The activity need not be in economics.

NOTE: Use the Module Review Form and Submit an Activity links at left to submit module reviews and instructional activities, respectively.

  • April 11 - 13 workshop Carleton College, Northfield, MN
  • Discussion of workshop goals

Next Steps


Starting Point - Teaching Economics Developers' Manual
Module Developers Manual (Acrobat (PDF) 1.5MB Feb28 09) 

Supporting Documentation for Developing SERC Pages
Developing Web Pages


Information regarding the Starting Point-Teaching Economics project, such as module coordinator responsibilities, module creation resources, schedules, and workshop-related details will be posted regularly on the Starting Point-Teaching Economics site. Check back regularly for updated information. See Starting Point-Teaching Economics Home Page