Teacher Workshops

Middle School Workshops

Is Lebron James Underpaid?!? The Economics of Sports


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Apr 04, 2018 - Apr 04, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Looking for creative ways to use sports to teach some key economic concepts? Then this session is for you.

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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: Virginia Commonwealth University
Jan 16, 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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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Jan 17, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 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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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: University of Lynchburg
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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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: George Mason University
Jan 29, 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 Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Jan 31, 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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Economics of Dating


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Partnering Center: George Mason University
Feb 05, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Teach students to use economic reasoning to explore and analyze the world of dating.  Apply decision-making skills, opportunity cost and other economic concepts through fun activities, videos and examples students can relate to: super-star breakups, dating out of your league, when to ask a date to prom.  Featuring materials originally created by the Foundation for Teaching Economics.

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Energy, Economics, and the Environment


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Feb 26, 2019, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Challenge your students to analyze energy and environment issues from an economic perspective.

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CYBERSECURITY, ECONOMICS, AND PERSONAL FINANCE


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Mar 14, 2019, 8:30 am - 3:30 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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Econ After Hours: Economics of Sports


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Mar 20, 2019, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join your fellow teachers at O’Neill’s Grill for appetizers and a discussion of JMU athletics, viewed through economic reasoning.

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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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