Teacher Workshops

Middle School Workshops

Online Economics Course (2550-01)


Supporting Center: University of Virginia’s College at Wise
May 28, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019, 12:00 am

Looking for a flexible environment to learn how to teach your students basic economic principles important for their everyday lives? This online course may be for you.

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Seas,Trees, and Economies (Grades 5-8)


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
May 29, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Integrate Science and Economics in this workshop.

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Online Economics Institute


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Partnering Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
Jun 10, 2019 - Aug 04, 2019, All Day

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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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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Econ Day Camp: Environmental Economics


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Jun 25, 2019, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Middle and high school teachers: delve into the world of environmental economics and gain valuable content highlighting environmental issues specifically in the Shenandoah Valley. 

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Entrepreneurship Institute: Putting Ideas into Action


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Jul 08, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019, 8:30 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 Institute: Putting Ideas into Action


Supporting Center: University of Mary Washington
Partnering Center: George Mason University
Jul 15, 2019 - Jul 18, 2019, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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

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Mini-Economy: Create a Startup Culture in Your Classroom


Supporting Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
Jul 16, 2019 - Jul 18, 2019, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Project based learning at its best! Tap into the endless creativity of young students using a time-tested template that makes setting up your classroom economy simple.

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Personal Finance Teacher Forum


Supporting Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
Aug 02, 2019, 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

Virginia is full of talented Economics & Personal Finance teachers. We want to hear from you! Sign up to share lessons and resources that work well with your students or come just to learn from your colleagues.

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Entrepreneurship Institute: Putting Ideas into Action


Supporting Center: Old Dominion University
Aug 07, 2019 - Aug 12, 2019
Wednesday, August 7, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM   ||   Thursday, August 8, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM   ||   Friday, August 9, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM   ||   Monday, August 12, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Sep 19, 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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The Great Depression: The Dirty, Gritty, Truth or Lies From a Kid’s Perspective


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Oct 21, 2019, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

What does Key West and the Great Depression have in common? Economics! Come check out this connection through children’s literature.

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Jan 21, 2020, 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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