Teacher Workshops

Middle School Workshops

ECO 2550-01: Basic Economics and Financial Concepts (Online)


Supporting Center: University of Virginia’s College at Wise
May 21, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018, 12:00 am

Want to deepen your knowledge of economic and financial concepts and gain engaging lessons and activities to share these important life skills with your students? Then this condensed online course may be for you.

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Online Economics Institute


Supporting Center: Lynchburg College
Partnering Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
Jun 18, 2018 - Aug 05, 2018, 12:00 am

Teaching or planning to teach economics? Want some flexibility as to where/when to seek professional development? Then this online Institute may be for you!

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Entrepreneurship & Economics: Putting Ideas into Action (Roanoke)


Supporting Center: Virginia Tech
Jul 09, 2018 - Jul 12, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Inspire an entrepreneurial and economic way of thinking in students that promotes creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking and innovation. This institute provides a variety of curriculum options each of which will help your students be more productive employees or inspire them to become their own boss.

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Entrepreneurship & Economics: Putting Ideas into Action


Supporting Center: Old Dominion University
Jul 18, 2018 - Jul 23, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Inspire an entrepreneurial and economic way of thinking in students that promotes creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking and innovation. This institute provides a variety of curriculum options each of which will help your students be more productive employees or inspire them to become their own boss.

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Civics & Economics Institute


Supporting Center: Lynchburg College
Jul 23, 2018 - Jul 26, 2018, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Want to help your students understand the economics related SOL in a manner that is relevant to them? This institute is for you.

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: Old Dominion University
Aug 17, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: Virginia Tech
Sep 06, 2018, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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Bell Ringer: How To Start A Lesson Right


Supporting Center: Lynchburg College
Sep 06, 2018, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Want to grab your students attention at the beginning of each period? Or, want to find a quick formative assessment that doesn’t take long? A bell ringer activity might be exactly what you need.

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Sep 10, 2018, 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: University of Mary Washington
Sep 10, 2018, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
Sep 11, 2018, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: Lynchburg College
Sep 18, 2018, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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Webinar: Understanding the Stock Market Game™ from the Student’s Perspective


Supporting Center: Old Dominion University
Sep 19, 2018, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Take a tour of the student Stock Market Game™ website and experience the game from your student’s perspective.

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: George Mason University
Sep 20, 2018, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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Cybersecurity, Economics, and Personal Finance


Supporting Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
Sep 21, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

How do you avoid identity theft? What kinds of information and photos are least risky to post on social media? Answer these and other questions while also exploring basic concepts in economics and personal finance.

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Webinar: Tour the SMG Teacher Support Center


Supporting Center: Old Dominion University
Sep 21, 2018, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Don’t reinvent the wheel. Learn about the resources available in the Teacher Support Center provided by the Stock Market Game™.

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Webinar: Stock Market Game™ Boot Camp


Supporting Center: Old Dominion University
Sep 22, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn all about the Stock Market Game™ and the valuable teaching tool it can be for students in grades 4 – 12 from the comfort of your computer.

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Economics of Globalization: A Perspective on the Costs and Benefits


Supporting Center: Lynchburg College
Oct 11, 2018, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Want to discuss current international trade events with your students? This workshop will equip you with the means to do so.

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The Economics of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them


Supporting Center: Lynchburg College
Oct 25, 2018, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Fundamentals of Environmental Economics


Supporting Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
Oct 30, 2018, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Why do people pollute? What are the best ways to deal with pollution? And how can I teach these important issues to my students? This one-day program uses the power of economics to answer pressing environmental questions.

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Fundamentals of Enviornmental Economics


Supporting Center: University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Nov 15, 2018, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This one-day program uses the power of economics to analyze and address pressing environmental questions.

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Performance-Based Assessments Across K-12 Subjects: Essential Skills in Economics


Supporting Center: Lynchburg College
Dec 10, 2018, 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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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: Virginia Tech
Jan 15, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: Old Dominion University
Jan 16, 2019, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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Webinar: Understanding the Stock Market Game™ from the Student’s Perspective


Supporting Center: Old Dominion University
Jan 22, 2019, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Take a tour of the student Stock Market Game™ website and experience the game from your student’s perspective

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Webinar: Tour the SMG Teacher Support Center


Supporting Center: Old Dominion University
Jan 23, 2019, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Don’t reinvent the wheel. Learn about the resources available in the Teacher Support Center provided by the Stock Market Game™.

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: Lynchburg College
Jan 24, 2019, 4:30 am - 7:30 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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Webinar: Stock Market Game™ Boot Camp


Supporting Center: Old Dominion University
Jan 26, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn all about the Stock Market Game™ and the valuable teaching tool it can be for students in grades 4 – 12 from the comfort of your computer.

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