Federal Reserve- Topics that Impact the Global Economy

Please join us for Virtual Teacher Professional Development Workshops featuring topics that impact the global economy!

Join us for virtual professional development this summer as we examine real-world topics impacting our daily lives and the global economy.

Whether you're looking to discuss current events with your students or want to learn more about economic sanctions and supply chains, these webinars are designed for you.



Please note- No Stipend Pay



Russia-Ukraine War: Global Implications for Energy, Agriculture, and Beyond
Wednesday, June 22 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CT)
Registration deadline: June 17

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has led to tremendous global market disruption, causing product delays and shortages, while significantly impacting commodity markets and consumers. Particularly, recent events in Europe have further tested the delivery of goods and services, resulting in noticeable implications to energy and agriculture. Find out more as Federal Reserve regional economists, Cortney Cowley and David Rodziewicz, share research and insights on these issues and the economic impact.

Inflation in the U.S. Economy: Pricing Pressures Affecting Households
Thursday, June 30 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CT)
Registration deadline: June 23

How are prices measured to calculate inflation? Whose responsibility is it to curb high inflation? What drives inflation higher or lower? Find answers to these questions and much more as Nick Sly, Economist and Denver Branch Executive, discusses recent developments with inflation pressures in the U.S. economy. His presentation will focus on both the experiences of households and businesses, as well as the policy actions aimed at restoring price stability. Following the presentation, Rob Catlett, a Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor and Economic Education Center Director for Emporia State University, will offer views on translating this information for students.


The sessions will be packed with relevant research, data-driven analysis, informed updates, timely forecasts, and quick access to related resources and materials. The content covered will likely align with high school level curricula and above; however, K-16 educators are welcome.

There is no cost for teachers to participate, but advance registration is required.


Earn graduate or continuing education credit while exploring how the Russia-Ukraine war has affected U.S. food prices or how inflation could benefit the imminent job market. Register today to learn more!    

Registrants will receive connection details before the event. For questions or more information, contact Gigi Wolf at gigi.wolf@kc.frb.org.We look forward to you joining us!

Note: A certificate of completion will be provided to attendees. These learning opportunities will be hosted in partnership with the Center for Economic Education at Emporia State University (ESU). For Kansas and Missouri teachers, more depth, and a graduate credit option of 1.0 hour will be available from ESU. Moreover, some scholarship funds may be available to help offset some of the ESU graduate tuition for both Kansas and Missouri K-12 educators.