Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship

Professional Development/Workshops

Mini-Society Training Workshop

What?   Mini-Society is an experience-based, inter-disciplinary learning system for children in grades 3-5.  In Mini-Society, children design and develop their own society and create a name, flag, and currency. Students establish businesses to provide goods and services to their fellow citizens. This workshop models classroom implementation of a Mini-Society. Participants set up and run their own society and receive lessons to reinforce and extend economic concepts and the common core standards. Includes curriculum materials plus $100 for Mark Day resources. 15 professional development hours awarded.

Who?      3rd - 5th Grade Teachers

When?    July 7 - 9, 2015 from 9 AM - 3 PM  (Lunch provided each day)

Where?   Wilbur Elementary School, 4050 Wrangle Hill Rd, Bear, DE 19701

Register by June 23rd:

What?  Develop your entrepreneurial skills at EntrePrep, an innovative week-long residential program that provides project-based, hands-on entrepreneurial experiences with a foundation in economic education.
You identify your business opportunity, choose your own team, take charge of your own business for a day, and present before a live audience. Join other creative, determined and enthusiastic students in an experiential learning environment designed to teach you how to begin your own venture.

Who?      High school students who will be a junior or senior in the fall

When?    July 12 - 18, 2015

Where?   University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Cost?       $795.00 (first 15 students may be eligible to receive scholarship)

Apply at or for more info. go to

Contact Jen Magaw at or at 302.831.2544 if you have any questions.

What?    Looking for a way to promote an entrepreneurial curiosity among your students? Join us on campus for an afternoon workshop that will prepare you to prepare your students for next year's "just BE"  Middle School Students Being Entrepreneurial Competition-- a new contest, co-produced by the CEEE in partnership with the UD Horn Program in Entrepreneurship.

Who?     Middle School Teachers

When?   Tuesday, July 14, 2015 ~ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where?  Alferd Lerner Hall - Classroom 230, 20 Orachrd Rd, Newark, DE 19716 (Originally scheduled to be held at Grad Hub)

Click here to register.

Contact Barbara Emery at if you have any questions.

Kid-Size Money Habits

What?   Using children’s books and activities from Financial Fitness for Life, teachers receive instructional materials that address scarcity, opportunity cost, making choices, saving, credit, earning income and more. Teachers also receive copies of lessons, children’s books, and supplemental materials. Activities addressing the math Common Core are included with some lessons.  6 Professional Development Hours

Who?     K ~ 5 Teachers

When?    Monday, July 27th  ~ 9:00 a.m. ~ 3:00 p.m. ~ Lunch provided

Where?   Southern Elementary School, 795 Cox Neck Road, New Castle, DE 19720

Register by July 20th:

Setting the Stage for Financial Success: First Steps

What?   What knowledge and skills base do Middle School students need to acquire to become financially successful adults? Join us to Set the Stage to provide Middle School students  with lessons and materials to address goal setting for careers and jobs, budgeting, basic banking, savings, and investing. It’s never too early to learn that we can’t have everything we want and that choices have to be made.  6 Professional Development Hours

Who?      Middle School Teachers

When?    Tuesday, July 28th  ~ 9:00 a.m. ~ 3:00 p.m. ~ Lunch provided

Where?   Duncan Center, 500 Loockerman St, Dover, DE 19904

Register by July 21st:

Equipping Students for Financial Independence: Begin the Journey

What?   Join colleagues for an fnormation-packed professioanl development opportunity related to identifying the tools, laying the foundations for decision making, and exploring the costs and benefits of new financial products and services. Talk with the experts and receive classroom materials.  6 Professional Development Hours

Who?      High School Teachers

When?    Wednesday, July 29th  ~ 9:00 a.m. ~ 3:00 p.m. ~ Lunch provided

Where?   Duncan Center, 500 Loockerman St, Dover, DE 19904

Register by July 22nd:

Money Magic - Six Mystcial Lessons in Personal Finance for Kids!

What?   Come join the fun, take home free instructional materials and meet the Great Investo, the world’s worst money magician, and his assistant, Penny. Lessons cover scarcity, opportunity cost, costs and benefits, income and budgeting, saving and compound interest, and characteristics of money Free notebook includes 6 videos with lessons plus additional support materials, field tested by Delaware teachers. 4 Professional Development Hours

Who?      K ~ 5 Teachers

When?    Monday, August 3rd  ~ 10:00 a.m. ~ 2:00 p.m. ~ Lunch provided

Where?   Southern Elementary School, 795 Cox Neck Road, New Castle, DE 19720

Register by July 24th:

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

  • Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics
    303 Alfred Lerner Hall  •  Newark, DE 19716  •  USA  •  ©