Andria Matzenbacher is a learning technology designer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, where she works with a team of economic education specialists and developers to provide Econ Lowdown, an online teacher portal housing over 400 resources for economics and personal finance classrooms. In her role, she ensures the content in the online resources is engaging, interactive, and instructionally sound. Her goal as a learning technology designer is to help teachers do their job more efficiently and provide them with tools they can use to help students learn financial literacy and economics. Prior to joining the Bank, she taught middle school science for 10 years.
"What's New from FRED®? New Digital Courses and Fantasy Forecasting!" with Mark Bayles, National Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2018
"Reading, Economics, and Electronic Grading, Oh My!" with Scott Wolla, National Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2018
"Using Econ Lowdown Resources to Make it Stick!" with Kris Bertelsen, National Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 2016
"Econ Lowdown: Award-winning, FREE Classroom Resources in Economics and Personal Finance," International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Denver, CO, June 2016
"What’s New from Econ Lowdown?" National Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, October 2015
"Advancing Financial Capability Efforts with Emerging Educational Technologies" Hands-on Workshop, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, December 2014
Selected Online Lessons
"Give Ell Credit," with Barb Flowers, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2018.
"Ella Saves Today," with Barb Flowers and Mary Suiter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2016.