Teacher Workshops

Middle School Workshops

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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Entrepreneurship Institute: Putting Ideas Into Action


Supporting Center: Virginia Tech
Mar 02, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM   ||   Monday, March 4, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM   ||   Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM   ||   Monday, March 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Empower an entrepreneurial way of thinking in students across all subjects who may swim with the sharks in April 2019!

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Life After High School: Navigating Education, Career and Debt


Supporting Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
Mar 06, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Young peoples’ small choices may have big effects. Give your students the knowledge, resources and a solid decision-making framework to make prudent choices about education, training, and career and how to manage any associated costs.

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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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Understanding Global Economic Issues


Supporting Center: George Mason University
Mar 23, 2019, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Why do people trade – across city lines, state lines, or national borders?  Are we better off with or without trade and who is hurt and who benefits?  Join us to learn how you can help your students understand these and many other global economic issues.

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Is Lebron James Underpaid?!? The Economics of Sports


Supporting Center: James Madison University
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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Economics and the Arts


Supporting Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
Apr 09, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come explore how art explains economics, and economics explains art!

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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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Life After High School: Navigating Education, Career, and Debt


Supporting Center: George Mason University
Apr 24, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Young peoples’ small choices may have big effects. Give your students the knowledge, resources and a solid decision-making framework to make prudent choices about education, training, and career and how to manage any associated costs.

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Economics of Modern World History


Supporting Center: James Madison University
May 02, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Economics has played a pivotal role in modern world history.  In this workshop teachers will discuss: the impact of the Columbian Exchange on trade and interdependence; the rise and fall of communism; and the impact of the Industrial Revolution and more.  Economics helps to explain “why” events occurred. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable resources for integrating economics into your world history classes!

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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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Entrepreneurship Institute: Putting Ideas into Action


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Jun 17, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Monday, June 17, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   ||   Tuesday, June 18, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   ||   Wednesday, June 19, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   ||   Friday, June 21, 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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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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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: Creating a Memorable Classroom Experience


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 24, 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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Mini-Economy: Creating a Memorable Classroom Experience


Supporting Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
Jul 30, 2019 - Aug 01, 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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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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