MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University’s Center for Economic Education has received a grant that will allow up to 30 K-12 teachers to complete an online workshop in 2003-04. Educators will learn how to effectively integrate economics into class activities across subjects and grade levels.

Upon completion of the 1.5 hour workshop, participants will receive a complimentary copy of Virtual Economics CD-ROM, which has a retail value of about $76.

International Paper Co. and the National and Michigan Councils on Economic Education awarded the $1,500 grant. In August, local International Paper Co. representative Mark Ponitti will speak on campus about the importance of economics in the workplace, and of preparing youth for their future roles as employees, managers, entrepreneurs, employers and CEOs.

More details on this event will be posted at www.nmu.edu/cee when they become available.

Teachers interested in attending PonittiÂ’s address or in obtaining more information about the online workshop should contact the NMU Center for Economic Education at CEE@nmu.edu.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director