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Entrepreneurship Institute: Economics in Action

Inspire the economic way of thinking through the lens on entrepreneurship that promotes creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking. This institute provides a variety of curriculum options to help your students to become agents of change in their communities and begin to see problems as opportunities for innovation.

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George Mason University Center for Economic Education

Jun 20, 2022 - Jun 24, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline: June 12, 2022
Exact Location
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Fairfax County,
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Grade Level: High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 45 (40 hours in-person & 5 hours independent assignment)

To achieve economic empowerment, students need knowledge and skills that promote creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, and innovation in order to be prepared to become leaders in our ever-changing global economy.  Rooted in performance-based learning and assessment, the lessons demonstrated at this 5-day Institute reinforce 21st century skills while covering most of the economics learning standards in Civics & Economics and Economics & Personal Finance as well as many of the Career Investigation competencies and some personal finance learning standards.  This real-world, entrepreneurship lens for economics instruction also offers a broader context for current events and multidisciplinary instruction in Mathematics, English Language Arts, and beyond.

Flexible by design, teachers who complete this Institute will have a variety of curriculum options, as each lesson can stand alone or as a complete unit of study.  And while not all students will choose an entrepreneurship career path, all will benefit from understanding the basic economics and entrepreneurship concepts constantly at play in the world.  Teachers may decide to integrate examples into existing curricula to deliver more engaging, student-relevant instruction.  Or, teachers might choose to assist students in starting individual or group businesses or community service learning projects.

To capitalize on experiential learning, teachers will write their own elevator pitch.  Teachers will receive student-centered instructional resources, including a Virtual Economics 5.0 flash drive ($164.95 value) that contains over 1,400 K-12 activity-based lessons in economics, entrepreneurship, and personal finance.

Teachers who successfully complete the entire Institute and pass a test will earn the credential of a VCEE Certified Economics Educator: Entrepreneurship.

Lunch and refreshments included.


Fee: NO CHARGE


Instructor: O. Kate Scott, Associate Director
Contact Person:
O. Kate Scott, Associate Director
Center for Economic Education
George Mason University
703.993.4359
oscott2@gmu.edu

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