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Financial Fitness for Life: New Edition


Supporting Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
Oct 23, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are your students prepared to make sound economic decisions in the ways of income, spending, saving, borrowing, investing and managing money? Financial Fitness for Life 3rd Edition helps teachers prepare students for life beyond the classroom by presenting materials based on real-world concepts in a way that reinforces learning through practice.

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United Thoughts and Differing Opinions: Techniques for Teaching Controversial Issues in Economics (VCSS Conference)


Supporting Center: George Mason University
Partnering Center: Virginia Tech
Oct 25, 2019, 4:00 am - 4:30 am

In light of the current political environment and the humanitarian issues that face our world, students more than ever need tools to process current civic and economic events. In this session, strategies will be presented to assist educators in curating these conversations in a manner that is productive and safe for all learners.

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Social and Intrapreneurship Instruction Across Grades & Subjects (VCSS Conference)


Supporting Center: Virginia Tech
Partnering Center: George Mason University
Oct 26, 2019, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Today’s entrepreneurial economy offers students unique opportunities to improve the lives of marginalized groups of citizens through social entrepreneurship and to achieve their own economic success through intrapreneurship. This session will connect the dots between developing entrepreneurial skills needed as students and employees—e.g., skills in opportunity recognition, problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation—and citizenship skills needed to become change agents. Participants will receive performance-based activities that easily integrate entrepreneurship knowledge and skills across social studies grades and subjects in a way that enhances student engagement and culturally-relevant, real-world learning.

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K-3 Elementary Economics Institute


Supporting Center: Old Dominion University
Nov 01, 2019 - Nov 21, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019, 8:30am - 3:30pm   ||   Thursday, November 7, 2019, 4:30pm - 7:30pm   ||   Thursday, November 21, 2019, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Looking for creative ways to cover all the K-3 economics related SOLs? This institute is for you.

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Economics and Children’s Literature (grades K-3)


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Nov 12, 2019, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Want to add some fun, hands-on interactive lessons and children’s literature into your classroom, then, this workshop is for you.

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Econ Day Camp: We Want S’More Econ!


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Nov 15, 2019, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join us for our second Econ Day Camp as we delve into the world of economic education! This daylong institute will give you TONS of tools for your econ teacher toolbox!

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