The Education Advisory Group (EAG) is a group of approximately 20 high school teachers from around the 12th District. They work with the Economic Education Group staff for a period of one year, providing feedback on content ideas, teaching activities, FRBSF economic education resources, the use of technology, and best practices related to teaching about the Federal Reserve and the U.S. economy. The EAG also attends a two day conference at the SF Fed Home Office to kick off their one-year commitment.
The Meet the Experts speaker series is designed to provide you with an opportunity to hear from and interact with Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco representatives who are leaders in their fields. By doing so, you will gain a greater understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve in addition to gaining insights on economic related matters.
This event includes a presentation on the Purposes and Functions of the Federal Reserve, a workshop on personal finance, a workshop on how to finance college, and a panel discussion on entrepreneurial leadership for 375 female high school students from Sacred Hearts Academy, St. Andrew’s Priory, and LaPietra-Hawaii School for Girls. School board members and local community partners will also be in attendance.
As the Federal Reserve System commemorates 100 years of service to the American people, Chairman Ben Bernanke shared his perspective with educators around the country via a live video conference. After his remarks related to teaching and learning about the Federal Reserve, audience members had the opportunity to ask the Chairman follow-up questions.
This half-day event was for high school students and their accompanying teachers, and helped to inform students about the importance of personal financial education. This year’s program included a session on saving and investing; a panel discussion and Q&A with successful young entrepreneurs; a mentoring roundtable with Federal Reserve staff; and a presentation on how to finance college. The panel discussion was also broadcasted online in real time on our Livestream channel. Questions were accepted from both the in-person and online audiences.