IASET Spring Conference

Illinois Association of School Economics Teachers (IASET)

The Changing Face of Work in the U.S. Economy
Friday, May 5, 2017
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
at Katherine Legge Lodge
5901 S. County Line Road
Hinsdale, IL

  • Keynote speakers
  • Lesson demonstrations
  • Curriculum materials
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 6.5 professional development hours

Registration fee: $50 (includes teaching materials, continental breakfast and lunch, a one-year membership in IASET, and 6.5 professional development credits for Illinois teachers).
Register here by April 14, 2017.
The Program
It is no secret that the workplace has changed. In the 21st century, it seems to be changing faster and more radically than perhaps since the Industrial Revolution. How can students prepare for the work world they will enter when they leave school?

To help answer this question, plan to attend the IASET Spring Conference. The theme is The Changing Face of Work in the U.S. Economy.

You’ll hear speakers who represent organizations that study and explore employment and the world of jobs and will learn about current issues in employment, youth joblessness in the new work environment, and the need for professionals in logistics and supply chain management.

Plan to attend this year’s spring conference!

  • examine the world of work
  • interact with colleagues
  • practice lessons you can use with your students
  • earn professional development hours

The Format
Experts will present their perspectives:

  • Peter Creticos, President and Executive Director, Institute for Work and the Economy will discuss current issues in employment (
  • Theresa Cordova, Director, Great Cities Institute at UIC, will review a recent study of youth joblessness (
  • Carol Lindee, Professor, University of St. Francis College of Business and Health Administration, will explain the importance of logistics in modern manufacturing (
  • After Lunch:

  • Peg Seaman (retired AP Econ teacher) and Sheryl Szot Gallaher (Director, Office for Economic Education, University of St. Francis) will demonstrate lessons that reinforce the concepts of the conference.

Illinois Learning Standards
This year’s spring conference provides current information and data that can enhance econ, social studies, business, FACS, and consumer education classes. In addition, counselors can apply what they learn to help their students make better decisions about post-secondary education and careers.

In short, this conference will provide a wealth of information to enhance just about any subject you teach.

Questions? Contact Sheryl to at 815-740-3707 or