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Conference

Platinum Partner:
JUNE 18-19, 2015 SAN ANTONIO, TX
Audience: Grades Pre-K to 16 Educators

Smarter Texas

PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY (PFL),


ECONOMICS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Teacher Professional Development Conference

Conference Partners:

This workshop and accompanying materials in part are made available to teachers through
the generous support of State Farm and the Council for Economic Education.

Smarter Texas Conference Schedule


Thursday, June 18, 2015
The Hotel Contessa, San Antonio, TX
Time
7:00

Activity
Registration and Breakfast

Presenter

8:00 to 9:30

Welcome

Laura Ewing, TCEE President

Greetings

Javier Leal, State Farm

Plenary Session:
Texas Economic Issues For the
Classroom

TCEE Center Directors and Federal


Reserve Bank of Dallas

Room Location
Foyer
Magnolia Room
Cypress Room
River Level

Audience: All Participants


9:40 to 10:40
10:50 to 11:50
12:00 to 1:00

Concurrent Session One


Concurrent Session Two
Lunch

See concurrent insert


See concurrent insert

1:00 to 2:00
2:10 to 3:10
3:20 to 4:20

Concurrent Session Three


Concurrent Session Four
2015 Texas Teacher of the Year

See concurrent insert


See concurrent insert
Michael Clark, Teacher
Bellaire High School

Various
Various
Las Ramblas
River Level
Various
Various
Cypress Room
River Level

1st Place 2015 National Finance


Challenge Bellaire High School
1st Place 2014 National Economics
Challenge Bellaire High School

Plenary Session:
How Do I Make Sense of All of
These Legislative Changes?

State Board of Education - Pat Hardy

Audience: All Participants

West Texas A&M University


Jean Walker

University of Texas
Rosemary Morrow, Ph.D.

Moderator:
Laura Ewing,TCEE President
Closing Remarks
4:30 to 5:30

TCEE Reception Hosted by


Hotel Contessa

Laura Ewing, TCEE President


Laura Ewing, TCEE President

Foyer
Magnolia Room

Smarter Texas Conference Schedule


Friday, June 19, 2015
The Hotel Contessa, San Antonio, TX
Time
7:00

Activity
Registration

7:00
8:00 to 9:30

Breakfast
Greetings

Plenary Session: Fraud Alert:


Wells Fargo presents How To Be
Safe in Todays World and
Strategies for Success

Presenter

Wells Fargo Bank

Room Location
Contessa Ballroom
Magnolia Room
Contessa Ballroom

Wells Fargo Bank - Rachel Goolsby

Audience: All Participants


9:40 to 10:40
10:50 to 11:50
12:00 to 1:00

Concurrent Session Five


Concurrent Session Six
Lunch

See concurrent insert


See concurrent insert

1:00 to 2:00
2:10 to 3:10
3:20 to 4:30

Concurrent Session Seven


Concurrent Session Eight
Plenary Session:
Hands on Banking, econedlink,
Gen I Revolution, and Virtual
Economics 4.5

See concurrent insert


See concurrent insert
TCEE Center Director - Susan Doty

Audience: All Participants


Closing Remarks

Laura Ewing, TCEE President

Various
Various
Las Ramblas
River Level
Various
Various
Contessa Ballroom

About the Sessions: Thursday, Session One


Session One: Thursday, 9:40 A.M. - 10:40 A.M.
Topic: Personal Financial Literacy (PFL) For Elementary Students (TH1a)
Audience: Elementary Math Grades K-5
Location: Cypress
Presenter: Valerie Johse, TCEE Smarter Texas Consultant
Description: How do you teach financial literacy to children in second and third grades? Through stories, activities and
games! Come see a great resource that includes many resources to meet the needs of your PFL TEKS. New math,
social studies/economics lessons will be debuted at the conference.

Topic: Insurance Overview (TH1b)


Audience: All Levels
Location: Retama
Presenter: Javier Leal, State Farm
Description: Educators as well as students need to understand the complex world of insurance. During this session,
learn content information on auto, home, car and other types of insurance to better prepare students for the real world.
As an added benefit, information will be given regarding educator's personal retirement benefits to encompass ROTH
IRAs and TRS benefits.

Topic: Paycheck to Paycheck (TH1c)


Audience: CTE, Business, Economics, World Cultures
Location: Anaqua
Presenter: Nancy Shepherd, Ph.D., Stephen F. Austin State University, Center for Economic Education
Description: The reality of most Americans is that we live paycheck to paycheck in a system that makes it difficult to get
ahead. Help students understand the importance of financial literacy through the stories of real Americans-our
neighbors. Participants will examine lessons to break down the daily struggle of families in poverty and look at ways to
develop life skills students need to break the cycle.
Topic: Real Life Financial Math in the Classroom (TH1d)
Audience: Math High School, CTE, Social Studies
Location: Palm
Presenter: Lorraine Decker, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, Ken Decker, CPA-PFS, CFP, and Brittany Johnson - Financial Mentors of
America, Inc. (FMA)
Description: If you are interested in teaching high school personal financial education classes, please join us. In 2017
one year Financial Math and one semester Personal Financial Literacy courses will be offered in high schools across
Texas. Who will teach these classes? How will the class be taught - Web based, textbook, teacher selected resources?
How will outcomes be measured? Will students be encouraged to take these courses? FMA is an award-winning
curriculum developer at the forefront of the personal financial education movement. Learn about TEKS, course design,
contribute your ideas and discover how these courses have the potential to transform student lives and the
socio-economics of Texas.

About the Sessions: Thursday, Session Two


Session Two: Thursday, 10:50 A.M. - 11:50 A.M.
Topic: Personal Finance Concepts in the Elementary Classroom (TH2a)
Audience: K to 5 Math and Social Studies
Location: Cypress
Presenter: Steven Cobb, Ph.D., University of North Texas, Center for Economic Education
Description: The session will introduce strategies to help elementary educators integrate personal finance topics into
their classroom using math and children's literature.

Topic: The Stock Market Game (TH2b)


Audience: Grades 4 to 12, All Subjects
Location: Retama
Presenter: David Pruitt, TCEE Consultant
Description: Whether you teach in a classroom, mentor students in an afterschool program, or are a homeschool
parent, The Stock Market Game (SMG) is the right tool for you to help your students build a fundamental
understanding of investing while providing them with real world skills practice in math, English Language Arts,
economics, social studies, and other subjects.

Topic: Globalization Forces: Use Social Issues to teach Economics, History and Careers in the Classroom (TH2c)
Audience: AP/PreAP, CTE, Economics, World Cultures
Location: Anaqua
Presenter: Nancy Shepherd, Ph.D., Stephen F. Austin State University, Center for Economic Education
Description: Participants will explore the complex relationship among globalization, economics, history and career
concepts. The interaction of globalization and culture is not a one-way process. People around the world adapt
globalization to their own uses, merging local practices in transformative ways. Join us for this interactive session in
which educators will share strategies for an interdisciplinary experience.

Topic: Uncle Sam Takes a Bite (TH2d)


Audience: Secondary Math, CTE, Business
Location: Palm
Presenter: Cheryl McGaughey, Angelo State University, Center for Economic Education
Description: Students often fail to realize that the pay they earn is not the pay they take home. This presentation
explores the difference between gross pay and take-home pay and introduces strategies for students to learn about
income taxes, tax rates, and deductions from income such as insurance and retirement contributions.

Lana Procella from Harvard Elementary in Houston ISD led her student team
to a 1st place finish for the 6-8 Grade Division in the Stock Market Game.

About the Sessions: Thursday, Session Three


Session Three: Thursday, 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Topic: Know Your Net Worth (TH3a)
Audience: Math Grades 6-8
Location: Cypress
Presenter: Cindy Manzano, TCEE Smarter Texas Director
Description: Do your students have a misconception about what it means to be wealthy? Participate in an
activity-based lesson that will analyze families finances to identify assets and liabilities and determine the families net
worth. This lesson will target grade 7 math TEKS for personal financial literacy.

Topic: Establishing Credit (TH3b)


Audience: All levels Math, Economics, CTE
Location: Retama
Presenter: David Rodriguez and Samantha Salazar, Generations Federal Credit Union
Description: In this session attendees will learn how to establish credit and personal finance tips for themselves. In
addition, attendees will learn how to integrate personal finance lessons to use within the classroom.
Topic: AP Strategies (TH3c)
Audience: AP/PreAP/on level Economics
Location: Anaqua
Presenter: Michael Clark, Bellaire High School, Houston Independent School District
Description: From a flipped classroom to student driven projects, see strategies and activities to help master the AP
test. Included will be updates from the 2015 AP Economics grading. Many lessons are easily tailored to a non-AP setting.
Topic: Careers Matter (TH3d)
Audience: Secondary Math, CTE, Economics
Location: Palm
Presenter: Cheryl McGaughey, Angelo State University, Center for Economic Education
Description: Many factors (such as supply and demand, worker productivity, and the value of products produced)
determine the wages earned by different people. This presentation helps students understand these factors so they
have the information they need to make smart career choices throughout their life.

About the Sessions: Thursday, Session Four


Session Four: Thursday, 2:10 P.M. - 3:10 P.M.
Topic: PFL for Primary Students (TH4a)
Audience: Math and Social Studies K to 2
Location: Cypress
Presenter: Valerie Johse, TCEE Smarter Texas Consultant
Description: How do you teach financial literacy to children in kindergarten and first grade? Through stories, activities
and games! Come see a great resource that includes all of these strategies that will meet the needs of your PFL TEKS.
New lessons will be debuted at the conference.
Topic: Budgeting and Goal Setting with Building Wealth (TH4b)
Audience: Math Grades 6-8, CTE, Economics
Location: Retama
Presenter: Princeton Williams, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Description: Explore these foundational personal finance concepts and preview the newly redesigned Building Wealth
in the Classroom lessons from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Topic: Math in the Real World: Globalization and Currency Exchange (TH4c)
Audience: Secondary Math, CTE, Social Studies , Economics
Location: Anaqua
Presenter: Susan Doty, University of Texas at Tyler, Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy
Description: Teachers of Math, Social Studies, Economics and CTE whose students have an interest in a global economy
will benefit from lessons that demonstrate how and why currency matters.

Topic: From Start-Up to Wall Street (TH4d)


Audience: Gifted and Talented, CTE, Economics
Location: Palm
Presenter: Jean Walker, West Texas A&M University, Center for Economic Education
Description: Teaching the life cycle of a business--from entrepreneurial idea to stock and bonds trading on Wall Street-gives students a broad understanding of how entrepreneurship and free enterprise culminate in the options for
investors that are taught through the Stock Market Game.

Texas Stock Market Game Team Wins Trip To Washington D.C. In the Capitol Hill Challenge

Sara Parriott from Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock ISD led her student team
to a 6th place finish in the National Capitol Hill Challenge.
That is quite an accomplishment considering that over 4,357 teams competed from across the country.

About the Sessions: Friday, Session Five


Session Five: Friday, 9:40 A.M. -10:40 A.M.
Topic: PFL for Upper Elementary Students (F5a)
Audience: Elementary Math Grades 3-5
Location: Cedar
Presenter: Valerie Johse, TCEE Smarter Texas Consultant
Description: How do you teach financial literacy to children in fourth and fifth grades? Through stories, activities and
games! Come see a great resource that includes resources that will meet the needs of your PFL TEKS. Lessons and all
resources are free and right at your fingertips!

Topic: Navigate: Exploring College and Careers (F5b)


Audience: Secondary
Location: Laurel
Presenter: Susan Kizer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch, Economic Education Coordinator
Description: Navigate is a new free classroom resource from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Navigate is an
introduction to the investigation of careers and college and is designed for 7th through 9th grade students. Many
students and their families may not be familiar with the pathways to education after high school, and Navigate provides
information to begin preparing for success.

Topic: Fusing Fun and Energy with Student Transition, Algebra and Financial Literacy (F5c)
Audience: All Secondary Subjects
Location: Contessa Ballroom A
Presenter: Deborah McClean, WIN Multimedia Designs
Description: MoneyCamp is an interactive program that infuses interaction and energy into student transition and
financial literacy! It begins with our human-sized, board game called Road To College Success that prepares high
schoolers for college life. Players walk around the human-sized board registering for classes, managing money and
discussing -risky- scenarios that could arise on a college campus. Middle schoolers are challenged by playing the Budget
Mania game that teaches algebra and money management. With more fun tools like: -Let-s Make a Deal- and -Busy
Banking- we teach students how the banks work, how to balance a checkbook and do a personal budget in a fun,
practical way. For more http://winmds.com/workshops

Congressman Ruben Hinojosa, Capitol Hill Challenge, Edinburg ISD

About the Sessions: Friday, Session Six


Session Six: Friday, 10:50 A.M. - 11:50 A.M.
Topic: The Stock Market Game (F6a)
Audience: Grades 4 to 12 All Levels and Subjects
Location: Cedar
Presenter: David Pruitt, TCEE Consultant
Description: Whether you teach in a classroom, mentor students in an afterschool program, or are a homeschool
parent, The Stock Market Game (SMG) is the right tool for you to help your students build a fundamental
understanding of investing while providing them with real world skills practice in math, English Language Arts,
economics, social studies, and other subjects.

Topic: Why is Financial Education Important in Texas? (F6b)


Audience: Math Grades K 8, CTE, Economics
Location: Laurel
Presenter: Leilani Lim-Villegas, Texas Department of Banking
Description: The Texas Department of Banking promotes economic and financial literacy education. The session will
present statistical information as well as examples of successful programs and curricula for educators.

Topic: Economists Help Us Know Our Worth (F6c)


Audience: Secondary
Location: Contessa Ballroom A
Presenter: Michael Petrowsky, Austin Community College
Description: Through economic and financial education, students hear many facts, figures and statistics. From where do
these facts come? What do economists really do with their time? What are the employment opportunities, prospects
and income?

Topic: A Roadmap to your PFL Class (F6d)


Audience: High School Math, CTE, Economics
Location: Contessa B
Presenter: Terrance Martin, University of Texas Pan American
Description: The session will focus on introducing participants to critical course goals and topics that are integral for an
effective PFL high school course. Emphasis will be placed on content as well as proposed sequence of the course.

About the Sessions: Friday, Session Seven


Session Seven: Friday, 1:10 P.M. - 2:10 P.M.
Topic: Teaching Economics and Personal Finance with Children's Books (F7a)
Audience: Gifted and Talented, Math and Social Studies 3 to 5, Economics
Location: Cedar
Presenter: Cheryl McGaughey, Angelo State University, Economic Service Center
Description: Children's literature can be effectively used to teach many Economic and Personal Finance concepts. This
presentation will demonstrate how teachers can fulfill reading and math along with Economic and Personal Finance
requirements with carefully selected children's books.

Topic: What do Neolithic Farmers, Traders Along the Silk Road, Christopher Columbus and the Mercantilists All Have
in Common? (F7b)
Audience: Secondary
Location: Laurel
Presenter: Susan Doty, University of Texas Tyler, Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy
Description: Teachers of World History, World Cultures and World Geography will benefit from lessons that
demonstrate the underlying importance of economics.

Topic: Teaching high school students the Economics and Personal Finance concepts that they really need to know
(F7c)
Audience: Secondary
Location: Contessa A
Presenter: Steven Cobb, Ph.D., University of North Texas, Center for Economic Education
Description: The session will look at the key concepts that a high school graduate needs to understand in order to be a
better consumer, worker, and member of society.

Topic: BYOD Online Tools for Personal Financial Literacy (F7d)


Audience: Secondary math, CTE, Economics
Location: Contessa B
Presenter: Cindy Manzano, TCEE Smarter Texas Director
Description: Need a way to make personal financial literacy meaningful for students? Need free quality lessons written
by math educators? In this session participants will learn how to use online tools that support and enhance the Smarter
Texas personal financial literacy grades 6-8 lessons. However, many of these tools can be used for all age groups
including adults.

Texas Personal Finance Challenge Team Wins 2015 National Championship

Michael Clark from Bellaire High School in Houston ISD led his student team
to a 1st place finish in the National Personal Finance Challenge.

About the Sessions: Friday, Session Eight


Session Eight: Friday, 2:10 P.M. - 3:10 P.M.

Topic: Learning Earning and Investing for a New Generation (F8b)


Audience: Math 6-12, CTE, Economics, Government
Location: Cedar
Presenter: David Pruitt, TCEE Consultant
Description: Learning, Earning, and Investing for a New Generation introduces students to the world of personal finance
through 21 lessons that provide active learning experiences to help students master the basics of investing. Lessons
cover basics such as the language of financial markets, gathering information on investments, and the nature of financial
institutions in the U.S. economy.
Topic: The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy (F8c)
Audience: Secondary Economics and CTE
Location: Laurel
Presenter: Alberto Davila, University of Texas Pan American, Center for Economic Education
Description: The session provides an overview of the major economic issues facing the U.S.-Mexico Border Economy.

Topic: Autonomics (F8d)


Audience: High School
Location: Contessa Ballroom A
Presenter: Jean Walker, West Texas A&M University, Center for Economic Education
Description: Teen interest in automobile ownership is a teachable moment for personal finance topics including buying
strategies, calculating payments, understanding credit and automobile insurance, and budgeting for transportation.
Topic: Understanding Credit Reports (F8a)
Audience: Math Grades 6-8
Location: Contessa B
Presenter: Cindy Manzano, TCEE Smarter Texas Director
Description: Learn why it is important to establish a positive credit history; what information can be found on a credit
report; how long is negative information retained; and what is the value of the report to borrowers and lenders.
Educators will participate in a grade 6 lesson that lays the foundation for grade 7 & 8 personal financial literacy.

Michael Clark from Bellaire High School in Houston ISD


has led his student teams to New York for the National
Economics Challenge 9 times. His 2014 team won 1st
place to claim the National Championship.

Speakers
Opening Plenary Session: Texas Economic Issues for the Classroom
Thursday, June 18, 2015
8:00 A.M. 9:30 A.M.
Cypress Room
Steven Cobb, Ph.D., Center for Economic Education, Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs,
College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas
Steven L. Cobb, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs in the College of Arts and
Sciences at the University of North Texas. He also serves as Director of the Center for Economic
Education and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics. Cobb is currently a
member of the American Economic Associations Committee on Economic Education. He attended
Southwestern University for his undergraduate work in Economics and Political Science. Cobb
received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1987 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He
joined the faculty at the University of North Texas in 1986 and teaches principles of microeconomics
and principles of macroeconomics at the undergraduate level and courses in international
economics, comparative economic systems, and history of economic thought at both the graduate
and undergraduate level.

Alberto Dvila, Ph.D., Center for Economic Education, Professor of Economics,


University of Texas - Pan American
Alberto Dvila, Ph,D. is currently Professor of Economics and V.F. Doc and Gertrude Neuhaus Chair
for Entrepreneurship at the University of TexasPan American. He is also serving as Department
Chair for the Department of Economics and Finance at UTPA, a position he has held since January
1997. Before joining UTPA in 1996, Dvila was a tenured faculty member at the University of New
Mexico. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in economics from Iowa State University and a B.A.
degree in economics from Pan American University. Dvilas research interests include the
economics of the U.S.-Mexico border, the economics of immigration, and Hispanic labor markets.
Dvila has published on border-related topics since 1982.

Susan Kizer, Economic Education, Public Affairs, Federal Reserve Bank, Houston Branch
Susan Kizer joined the Federal Reserve Bank in the Public Affairs Department in September of 2009.
As a part of our Economic Education Outreach, she works closely with high school and university
faculty to provide enhanced professional development opportunities in the areas of economics and
financial literacy. Prior to coming to the Bank, she taught AP Economics at Kingwood High School.
While at Kingwood, she was recognized as Teacher of the Year, served as District Coordinator for AP
Economics and sponsored the Model United Nations, UIL Current Issues and Events, and UIL Social
Studies Teams. Susan received a BS in Economics from University of Texas at Arlington and a MA in
Education from Lamar University.

Speakers
Opening Plenary Session Continued: Texas Economic Issues for the Classroom
Thursday, June 18, 2015
8:00 A.M. 9:30 A.M.
Cypress Room
Princeton Williams, Economic Education Program Coordinator, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Princeton Williams joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in 2006. He develops and delivers a wide
range of professional development presentations for educators and other audiences throughout the
Eleventh District. He co-authored Navigate: Exploring College and Careers and has served as the content
editor for three publications in the Everyday Economics series. He oversees the Dallas Feds permanent
exhibit, The Economy in Action, and working with the Dallas Historical Society, Williams curated a
temporary exhibit, An Argument for Dallas, which described the selection of Dallas as the location of a
Federal Reserve Bank. He serves as co-chair of the Federal Reserve Systems economic education group.
Prior to coming to the Bank, he taught economics at R.L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth. As lead
teacher for AP economics for Fort Worth ISD, Williams coauthored the districts economics curriculum
and mentored new economics teachers. Williams received a BBA from Southern Methodist University
and an MA in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Sign Up for the TCEE Newsletter at tcee@economicstexas.org

Speakers
Afternoon Plenary Session: How Do I Make Sense of All of These Legislative Changes?
Thursday, June 18, 2015
3:30 P.M. 4:30 P.M.
Cypress Room
Pat Hardy, TCEE Board Member, State Board of Education Member, Weatherford ISD
Patricia "Pat" Hardy, a lifelong educator, TCEE Board Member, was elected to serve District 11 of the
State Board of Education in November 2002 and re-elected in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2014. As a member
of the State Board of Education, Hardy represents Parker County and parts of Dallas and Tarrant
counties. During her tenure on the board, Hardy, a Republican, has served on all three of the board's
committees. She currently serves as chair of the board's Committee on School Finance/Permanent
School Fund. Hardy is presently a part-time instructional specialist in the Weatherford Independent
School District in Weatherford. For five years she served the district as the Social Studies Coordinator.
Previously, she taught high school world history and world geography for 30 years at Castleberry High
School in Fort Worth. Hardy has served on many state and national education boards and committees.
Hardy holds a master's degree in Secondary Education and History from the University of North Texas
and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies from Howard Payne University.

Rosemary Morrow, Ph.D., University of Texas


Rosemary Morrow, Ph.D. is a clinical assistant professor in the UTeach Liberal Arts Program, College of
Liberal Arts, at The University of Texas at Austin. She worked for over thirty years in the Austin
Independent School District as a secondary social studies teacher and as a curriculum administrator. She
holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Doctorate of Philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin and a
Masters of Education from Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State University. She serves on
the Travis County Historical Commission, Law-Related Education, Inc. Board of Directors, the Texas State
Historical Association Education Committee, and the Board of Governors of Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer
Farms in Austin. Dr. Morrow supports K-12 public education and continues to participate in social
studies-related professional development to stay current with teaching strategies, content, and
technology.

Jean Walker, West Texas Center for Economic Education, West Texas A&M University
Jean Walker has been the director of the West Texas Center for Economic Education at West Texas A&M
University in Canyon since 1997. Although she retired from the faculty at WTAMU in January 2015, she
continues as director of the Center for Economic Education. Walker joined the faculty in 1980 and has
taught courses on various aspects for Business, Finance, Management, Investments, Macroeconomics
and Communications. She received her B.S. in education and her MBA from West Texas State University,
which is now West Texas A&M University.

Moderator: Laura Ewing, TCEE President

Speakers
Morning Plenary Session: Fraud Alert: Wells Fargo will present information on how to be Safe in todays financial
world.
Friday, June 19, 2015
8:00 A.M. 9:30 A.M.
Contessa Ballroom

Rachel Goolsby, Wells Fargo


Rachel Goolsby is the Wells Fargo at Work Regional Program Manager for the Greater San Antonio
region. She has been employed with Wells Fargo for the past five years and has previously served as a
banker and branch manager in Philadelphia, PA. In her current role she is the financial benefits and
literacy advocate for her area and partners with numerous corporations and school districts. She is
from Portland, TX and received her bachelors in Economics from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Afternoon Plenary Session: Hands On Banking, Econedlink, Gen I Revolution and Virtual Economics 4.5
Friday, June 19, 2015
3:20 P.M. 4:30 P.M.
Contessa Ballroom
Susan Doty, Director, Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy,
University of Texas - Tyler
Susan Doty is the founding director of the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy at
the University of Texas at Tyler, where she also serves on the economics faculty as a senior lecturer
and undergraduate economics advisor. Prior to starting the Center at UT Tyler, she started a similar
center at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she initiated the first district-wide initiative in
the nation that integrated economics and personal finance into every subject area at each K-12 grade
level in all public schools within a single school district. She completed her undergraduate work in
biology at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and has an MBA from Bryant University in
Smithfield, Rhode Island. She spent a first career in the biotechnology industry, where she was a
champion of innovation and entrepreneurship. She has been given the University of Texas 2015
Regents Outstanding Teaching Award!

Texas Council on Economic Education - Center Directors


North Texas
Steven Cobb, Ph.D., University of North Texas, Center for Economic Education
Steven L. Cobb, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs in the College of Arts and
Sciences at the University of North Texas. He also serves as Director of the Center for Economic
Education and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics. Cobb is currently a member
of the American Economic Associations Committee on Economic Education. He attended
Southwestern University for his undergraduate work in Economics and Political Science. Cobb
received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1987 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He
joined the faculty at the University of North Texas in 1986 and teaches principles of microeconomics
and principles of macroeconomics at the undergraduate level and courses in international economics,
comparative economic systems, and history of economic thought at both the graduate and
undergraduate level.

South Texas

Alberto Dvila, Ph.D., University of Texas - Pan American, Center for Economic Education
Alberto Dvila, Ph,D. is currently Professor of Economics and V.F. Doc and Gertrude Neuhaus Chair
for Entrepreneurship at the University of TexasPan American. He is also serving as Department
Chair for the Department of Economics and Finance at UTPA, a position he has held since January
1997. Before joining UTPA in 1996, Dvila was a tenured faculty member at the University of New
Mexico. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in economics from Iowa State University and a B.A.
degree in economics from Pan American University. Dvilas research interests include the economics
of the U.S.-Mexico border, the economics of immigration, and Hispanic labor markets. Dvila has
published on border-related topics since 1982.

East Texas

Susan Doty, University of Texas Tyler, Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy
Susan Doty is the founding director of the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy at the
University of Texas at Tyler, where she also serves on the economics faculty as a senior lecturer and
undergraduate economics advisor. Prior to starting the Center at UT Tyler, she started a similar center
at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she initiated the first district-wide initiative in the
nation that integrated economics and personal finance into every subject area at each K-12 grade
level in all public schools within a single school district. She completed her undergraduate work in
biology at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and has an MBA from Bryant University in
Smithfield, Rhode Island. She spent a first career in the biotechnology industry, where she was a
champion of innovation and entrepreneurship. She has been given the University of Texas 2015
Regents Outstanding Teaching Award!

Texas Council on Economic Education - Center Directors


West Texas
Cheryl McGaughey, Angelo State University, Center for Economic Education
Cheryl McGaughey has been an Instructor of Finance at Angelo State University since 1984 and center
director since 1997. She received her BBA in Management from Stephen F. Austin State University
and her MBA in Finance from the University of Mississippi. In her role as Senior Instructor of Finance,
she teaches courses in both Corporate and Personal Finance as well as an Economic Issues course. In
addition, she advises over 30 students a year and is in charge of the Personal Financial Planning
major. As center director, she has conducted trainings and workshops for over 7,000 Texas teachers.
Many of these workshops have been conducted in San Angelo but also in Del Rio, Abilene, Odessa,
Canyon and Amarillo.

Cheryl
East Texas

Shepherd, Ph.D., Stephen F. Austin State University, Center for Economic Education
Nancy Shepherd, Ph.D. is the Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Family and
Consumer Sciences, Stephen F. Austin State University. She received her doctoral degree from
Texas Tech University in 2013 in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Her research interests
include appropriate teaching strategies incorporating experiential learning, innovative curriculum
delivery, teaching from a critical science perspective, global curriculum design and educational
leadership, which resulted in the creation of teaching resources delivered in a traveling trunk
through her company, Global Fusion Educational Resources . Before moving to Texas, Nancy
taught at several institutions in the Northwest and worked in business and industry. She currently
serves as President for the Texas Affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer
Sciences and serves as Vice President of Membership for the National Family and Consumer
Sciences Education Association.

West/North Texas

Jean Walker, West Texas A&M University, West Texas Center for Economic Education
Jean Walker has been the director of the West Texas Center for Economic Education at West Texas
A&M University in Canyon since 1997. Although she retired from the faculty at WTAMU in January
2015, she continues as director of the Center for Economic Education. Walker joined the faculty in
1980 and has taught courses on various aspects for Business, Finance, Management, Investments,
Macroeconomics and Communications. She received her B.S. in education and her MBA from West
Texas State University, which is now West Texas A&M University.

About TCEE
The Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization devoted to teacher education, professional development and
student programs that promote financial and economic literacy.
TCEE delivers programs through a series of Centers for Economic
Education located at the following universities.

Angelo State University

Stephen F. Austin State University

Texas Southern University

University of North Texas

University of Texas - Pan American

University of Texas - Tyler

West Texas A&M University

Center Directors
Steven L. Cobb, Ph.D.
University of North Texas
Alberto Davila, Ph.D.
University of Texas - Pan American
Susan Doty, MBA
University of Texas - Tyler
Nancy Shepherd, Ph.D.
Stephen F. Austin State University
TBA
Texas Southern University
Jesse H. Jones School of Business
Cheryl McGaughey, MBA
Angelo State University
Jean Walker, MBA
West Texas A&M University

TCEE provides grade appropriate programs related to Economics, Personal


Finance and Entrepreneurship. All programs offered by the TCEE are open
to all Texas teachers.
The TCEE mission is to help all students develop an economic way of
thinking and problem solving useful in their lives as knowledgeable
consumers, prudent savers, informed investors, workforce members,
responsible citizens, and global economy participants.

TCEE Staff

Board of Directors

Laura Ewing - President

Lisa Clawson
Happy State Bank

Marcus McCue
Guardian Mortgage Co., Inc.

Catherine Rinhart - Program Director

Anthony Daddino
Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins,
Crouch & Ungerman, L.L.P.

Dawn Moeder
Lane Gorman Trubitt, L.L.P.

Debbie Mackey - Stock Market Game Director


Leonie Karkoviata - Stock Market Game Outreach
& Development Coordinator

Andrew DeLauro
BB&T

Cindy Manzano - Smarter Texas Director

Thomas Fleissner
Houston Information Team, L.LC.

Valerie Johse - Smarter Texas Consultant

Aaron Gladstone
Hilltop Holdings Inc.

David Pruitt - TCEE Consultant


Cherry Frye - Office Manager
Allen Reding - Web Manager
Ricardo Bonilla - Summer Intern

Wayne Goettsche
WKG Consulting
Pat Hardy
State Board of Education, Member
District 11
Weatherford ISD
John Ivie - TCEE Chairperson
Ivie Law Firm
Laura Jaramillo
Wells Fargo

1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019


713.655.1650
www.economicstexas.org
www.smartertexas.org
tcee@economicstexas.org

Donna Normandin
Frost Bank
Rob Pivnick
Leon Capital Group
Edmund P. Segner III
Rice University
Robert Smith III
Texas A&M University at
Galveston
Pete Villarreal
PlainsCapital Bank
James Cooper - Ex Officio
James C. Cooper, Inc.
Director Emeritus:
John Anderson
Anderson Investments
Director Emeritus:
Carol Trout
Trout Foundation

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Thanks to Wells Fargo The Smarter Texas Conference


Reaches Throughout The State of Texas

Thank you, Wells Fargo, for your strong support of


economic and financial literacy education in the state
of Texas! Your partnership at the state and national
levels is making a difference one teacher, one student
and one classroom at a time. Thank you for serving as
the PLATINUM Sponsor for the TCEE state conference
and as THE LEAD Sponsor for the Council for Economic
Education National Conference to be held
October 7-10, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Florida! Our
hats are off to you for all you do: Laura Jaramillo,
Gladys Everts, Rachel Goolsby!