Virginia Council on Economic Education
 
 
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Programs/Competitions to Enhance Student Learning
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Adopt-A-School
Join Northern Virginia businesses and leaders to Adopt-A-School, helping to ensure students have the economic knowledge and financial skills necessary to thrive in our dynamic environment.
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Color the Economic Concepts Contest

This contest gives elementary students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of economic concepts in a creative and fun way!

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Governor's Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance

With Virginia's required course in economics and personal finance, the Governor's Challenge provides high school students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and compete with student teams from around the Commonwealth.   Winning student teams in three divisions in an online competition are recognized and  invited to Richmond to participate in the Championship competition.  Teachers also have the opportunity to win recognition, thanks to Capital One Teacher Awards.

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Mini-Economy

The Mini Economy is an experience-based instructional program used to teach the concepts of entrepreneurship, economics, and government in a classroom setting. Conducted as a unit of study this high energy simulation focuses on economic education, financial literacy, classroom management, and “real-world” market situations.

 

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Professional Development Opportunities

The Virginia Council on Economic Education and its network of university-based centers for economic education seek to be a resource and partner for teachers by providing background, curriculum, and materials to effectively deliver the essentials of economics and personal finance that today's students need to thrive in our global economy.

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Awards and Scholarships for Teachers
 
Economic Educator Awards

The Virginia Council on Economic Educatoion annually recognizes teachers who demonstrate outstanding creativity and commitment to economic and financial education.  A Mini-Grant program for Title I schools is designed to assist teachers in expanding economic education in their classrooms and is distributed to as many teachers as possible each year.

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NYSE Euronext Teacher Scholarship

This $2000 scholarship  provides an opportunity for teachers using the Stock Market Game Program to participate in a five-day workshop designed for educators at the New York Stock Exchange.

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