The Economics of Your Teacher Retirement
Jan
18
5:30 PM17:30

The Economics of Your Teacher Retirement

A Special Event for Teachers
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Location: TBA

Should you stay or go? Maybe you have considered either moving to another state to teach, or to leaving teaching altogether. Before you do, learn ALL the costs and benefits of continuing to teach in Arizona—you may end up far better off than you think by staying in teaching, in Arizona. Either way, you need accurate information before you decide.

This event will have 3 components: 

  • How the ASRS computes your pension and how to maximize it
  • The opportunity cost of teaching, as well as the present and future benefits of your pension and Social Security
  • How to think about your teaching pension and Social Security as part of your entire retirement financial plan

This session is for teacher information only, and applies directly to those within the ASRS system. There are no commercial interests involved, so no-one will try to sell you anything. This workshop is brought to you by three southern Arizona non-profits working on behalf of teachers: Tucson Values Teachers, the TCI Foundation, and the Thomas R. Brown Foundation.

What teachers said about this workshop:

“This course was literally a life-saver! After attending the workshop, I can sleep better knowing my plan for financial security.” --Deirdre

“I found the "Economics of Your Teacher Retirement” exceptional in both presentation and its practicality at any point of one’s teaching career; I am employing many of the concepts right now.”  --Mark

“THE ECONOMICS OF YOUR TEACHER RETIREMENT" delivered a comprehensive examination of each of the three components of retirement that you will not find elsewhere.”  --Dana

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VOTE: Market Power
Feb
10
8:30 AM08:30

VOTE: Market Power

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IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED, YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER AGAIN

 

This one-day workshop is designed to enhance your knowledge of the economic policies involved with Market Power, how those policies affect your students, and how they can become better decision-makers regarding their future.

This workshop is one of eight you may take in any sequence to expand your understanding of economics issues in public discourse. The VOTE series is unique in presenting alternative perspectives of economic issues through informative, entertaining, and experiental learning. VOTE workshops are recommended for middle and high school teachers of social studies, history, government, civics, business, economics, mathematics, science, and language arts.

Professor Cramer's workshop will include lessons on perfect competition versus monopoly, profit maximizing levels of output, antitrust legislation, the role of corporations in our lives; a discussion of conservative, liberal, and radical perspectives in modern policy discourse; and participant modeling of activities for immediate use in your classroom.

All VOTE conferences and workshops are taught by Amy S. Cramer, Ph.D.
Full-Time Instructor of Economics at Pima Community College West Campus

This NO FEE workshop features:

  • Participation in activity-based lessons
  • Certificate for 7 hours of professional development
  • Complementary breakfast and lunch on-site
  • Mileage stipend for teachers who live outside of Pima County
    and travel 35 miles or more each way to attend this workshop
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VOTE: Deficits and Debt
Apr
7
8:30 AM08:30

VOTE: Deficits and Debt

This one-day workshop is designed to enhance your knowledge of  the economic policies involved with Deficits and Debt, how those policies affect your students, and how they can become better decision-makers regarding their future.

 

This workshop is one of eight you may take in any sequence to expand your understanding of economic issues in public discourse. The VOTE Program is unique in presenting alternative perspectives of economic issues through informative, entertaining, and experiential learning. VOTE workshops are recommended for middle and high school teachers of social studies, history, government, civics, business, economics, mathematics, science, and language arts. 

 

Professor Cramer’s workshop will include lessons on the existence, importance, and size of deficit spending, the challenge of revenue and expenditure decisions, options to manage our deficits and debt, the role of balanced budget laws in our lives; a discussion of conservative, liberal, and radical perspectives in modern policy discourse; and participant modeling of activities for immediate use in your classroom.

 

All VOTE conferences and workshops are taught by Amy S. Cramer, Ph.D.
Full-time Instructor of Economics at Pima Community College West Campus

This NO FEE workshop features:

  • Participation in activity-based lessons
  • Certificate for 7 hours of professional development
  • Complementary breakfast and lunch on-site
  • Mileage stipend for teachers who live outside of Pima County
    and travel 35 miles or more each way to attend this workshop

  

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7th ANNUAL BREAKFAST with ECONOMIST GERRY SWANSON
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

7th ANNUAL BREAKFAST with ECONOMIST GERRY SWANSON

Join Us for Breakfast with Gerry!
Saturday, October 28, 2017
7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Gerry's Talk: "Are Old School Economic Measurements Out of Date?"

The Thomas R. Brown Foundation proudly presents an annual and favorite event for teachers, especially those teaching economics, AP Economics, U.S. government or social studies, who want to gain valuable insight about the current U.S. economy. On Saturday, October 28, 2017, you will have the opportunity to hear the latest data and assessment of the economy from our favorite economist. University of Arizona professor emeritus Dr. Gerry Swanson will join us for a delicious breakfast at a lovely Tucson hotel, where he will provide teachers with his perspective on the current state of the economy, using his usual humor, insight and keen knowledge of principles economics. Gerry will discuss traditional economic measurements, and why they may not work the way we were taught 20 or 30 years ago. Following his presentation, Dr. Swanson will allow time for questions from teachers.

Join us for a “free” breakfast with Gerry! This event fills up fast, so reserve your spot now!

Note: Because this is a short program, we cannot offer mileage reimbursement for those traveling from outside Pima County. The breakfast is a hot buffet-style meal, and thus we cannot take special orders based on dietary restrictions. However, we do our best to ensure a wide variety of foods from which you may choose.

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