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Economics Institute

Teaching or planning to teach the Economics and Personal Finance course? Then this 6 day course is for you. Blending economic content and classroom methodology, this program focuses on the economics SOL.

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Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Economic Education

Aug 02, 2018 - Aug 09, 2018
Thursday, August 2, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, August 3, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday, August 6 - Thursday, August 9, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Virginia Commonwealth University, Snead Hall
301 W. Main St.
Richmond, Virginia 23284-4000
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Grade Level: High School
Potential Recertification Credits: 42

Participants 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 a number of resources for use in the classroom including a Virtual Economics 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. ($160 value)

Teachers who successfully complete this institute and pass a test will earn recognition as a VCEE Certified Economics Educator: High School.

Lunch and refreshments provided.

Fee: NO CHARGE, however $60.00 refundable fee required

Registration is not complete until a check payable to VCEE for a $60.00 refundable deposit is received. The deposit will be returned uncashed after you complete the workshop. Mail the check to:

$60 refundable deposit

Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
Snead Hall
301 West Main Street/Box 844000
Richmond, VA 23284-4000

Instructor: Stephen H. Day, PhD, Director
Contact Person:
Stephen H. Day, PhD, Director
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 828-1628

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