Virginia Council on Economic Education
 
 
spacer
spacer
Workshop Description
spacer
logo_1.jpg
spacer
Center Name George Mason University 
Topic Foundations in Economics, Globalization 
Workshop Title Economics Institute 
Grade Middle School, High School 
Course Date Jan 21, 2014 to Apr 29, 2014 Tuesday  
Course Time 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
Location Fairfax Villa Elementary School
10900 Santa Clara Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030  
Description 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. 

Targeted Teachers Virginia and U.S. Government, Economics, Business, Marketing, Family and Consumer Science
Fee No Charge Refundable Fee Required
Instructor Rachel Powell 
Potential Recertification
Credits
42 
Additional Information 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)

 

Contact Person Rachel Powell , Program Coordinator
Center for Economic Education
George Mason University
Carow Hall - MS1D3
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 314-0226
rpowell2@gmu.edu
Workshop Sponsors 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
spacer
 
corner_blue01
corner_blue01
corner_blue01 Workshop Sponsors
spacer
logo.jpg
 
logo.gif
 
logo.jpg
 
logo.jpg
 
logo.jpg
 
logo.jpg
 
logo.jpg
 
corner_blue01