Teacher Workshops

Grade 2 Workshops

Cleo Edison Oliver – Virginia Reads One Book


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Feb 12, 2019, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Want to connect your economic instruction to new children’s literature selections, then this workshop is for you.

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Cleo Edison Oliver – Virginia Reads One Book


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Feb 20, 2019, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Want to connect your economic instruction to new children’s literature selections, then this workshop is for you.

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Monkey Business, the Economics of Curious George


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Feb 20, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Teach your students about economics and personal finance through the adventures of Curious George.  Discover ways to use the stories as well as the cartoons to teach your students about everything from entrepreneurship to bartering and decision-making.

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Virginia Reads One Book: Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire


Supporting Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
Feb 20, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Want to help your students get the most from reading “Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground MIllionaire?” This session will provide some quick classroom activities as well as economic and personal finance lessons you can use with your students.

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K-5 Economics and Personal Finance Online Course


Supporting Center: Old Dominion University
Mar 04, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019, 12:00 am

Deepen your economic and financial knowledge and learn relevant and engaging ways to teach it to K-5 students, all in the comfort of your home.

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Video Game Economics


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Apr 09, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Turn student games into your tools with this session on using video games to teach economics.  Learn about the costs of developing a successful video game.  How to use Minecraft to teach about productive resources.  How Fortnite can teach about opportunity cost.  Using Pokemon Go to teach about scarcity and other concepts that can be illustrated through the gaming industry.

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Play-dough Economics


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Apr 09, 2019, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Teach your students economic concepts using modeling clay and fun hands-on activities.

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Puppet Economics


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Apr 17, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bring economics alive through puppets in your classroom!

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K-3 Elementary Economics Institute


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Jun 06, 2019 - Jun 07, 2019, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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

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Performance-Based Assessments Across K-12 Subjects: Essential Skills in Economics (Encore Session)


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Jun 18, 2019, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

You don’t have to be an expert in [economics], but having the ability to think the way these experts do will help you tremendously. –Bill Gates (2017), Microsoft Co-founder

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