Fairfax Villa Elementary School
10900 Santa Clara Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Teaching or planning to teach the new Economics and Personal Finance course? Then this institute is for you! Blending economic content and classroom methodology, this program focuses directly on the new economics SOLs. Participants will experience first-hand how the “economic way of thinking” turns basic economics concepts into “life skills” that enable them to make more meaningful and productive day to day decisions. A detailed analysis of how market economies work and the personal and societal implications of economic indicators – inflation, unemployment, and economic growth, etc. – will also contribute to more informed decision-making as consumers, producers, savers, investors, employees, and citizens. A broader analysis of economies as a whole will conclude the program, allowing participants to make better sense of world situations.
Participants receive classroom curricula valued over $100. Click on Workshop Description for registration deadline and other details.
Virginia and U.S. Government, Economics, Business, Marketing, Family and Consumer Science
No Charge Refundable Fee Required
Potential Recertification Credits
This class meets every Tuesday EXCEPT April 15 due to Spring Break. Registration deadline is January 9. If 20 teachers are not fully registered by that date, the class will be cancelled.
To help ensure that one of the limited seats is not taken and then not used, registration is not complete until a check payable to VCEE for a $75 refundable deposit is received by the GMU Center for Economic Education. The deposit will be returned uncashed after the participant completes the institute.
Participants will receive a number of resources for use in the classroom including a Virtual Economics Version 4.0 flash drive with over 1,400 activity-based lessons searchable by grade and topic, 51 key economic concepts, and a glossary with over 500 terms. ($110 value)
Rachel Powell , Program Coordinator Center for Economic Education
George Mason University
Carow Hall - MS1D3
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 314-0226 email@example.com
This program made possible with support from Allianz Foundation , BB&T Charitable Foundation , Capital One , Genworth Foundation , SunTrust , Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation , Wells Fargo
Virginia Council of Economic Education Virginia Commonwealth University
301 W. Main Street, Box 844000
Richmond, VA 23284-4000
Tel: (804) 828-1627
Fax: 804-828-7215 Email
Date Last Modified: September 30, 2014