Workshop Description

High School Economics Hybrid Institute (Modules 1 & 2)

Planning to teach economics? This six-module workshop series provides everything you need—content, tips for teaching economics, and loads of ready-to-use classroom activities. The workshop series blends in-person and out-of-class work to accommodate your schedule. This session covers the Economic Way of Thinking (Module 1) and Entrepreneurship (Module 2.)

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Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Economic Education

Feb 24, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
VCU, Snead Hall
301 W. Main St.
Richmond, Virginia 23284-4000
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Grade Level: High School
Potential Recertification Credits: 6 (with option for 14 credits if out-of-class work in completed)

This session will cover two broad themes: an introduction to the Economic Way of Thinking, and Entrepreneurship. The Economic Way of Thinking provides a powerful set of mental tools for interpreting the world. Economics is a way of thinking about choices—the choices that we make every day as citizens, workers, family members, and individuals. Economics teaches us how to think clearly when we face the problem of scarcity, and how to weigh the costs and benefits of our increasingly-important choices in an increasingly-complex world. Using these economic decision-making tools shows us how to take charge of our lives!

Entrepreneurship is about taking initiative. While everybody in the world makes use of natural, human, and capital resources to produce things, it is entrepreneurs who decide how those resources will be used. Students who understand the fundamentals of entrepreneurship are prepared to take advantage of life’s opportunities—to actively take charge of their futures.

This session is one part of a series of in-class sessions and out-of-class work designed to cover all of the economic concepts in the high school Economics and Personal Finance course. This session and its accompanying homework will comprise 25% of the total series (6 hours in-person, and 8 hours homework).

While particularly helpful for those teaching economics and personal finance, any teacher wanting to deepen their economic knowledge will find the institute beneficial.  Participants who successfully complete all six modules (42 hours) and pass a post-test will be recognized as a VCEE Certified Economics Educator: High School.   See the other scheduled session listed below.


Additional Information:

Parking and a light dinner is provided.

Additional sessions are scheduled for:
3/16/2016, 4:00-7:00pm, Module 3 - Supply and Demand
4/20/2016, 4:00-7:00pm, Module 4 - Trade
6/23/2016, 9:00-4:00, Modules 5 & 6 - Macroeconomics, role of government, Federal Reserve System

Instructor: Stephen H. Day, Director
Contact Person:
Stephen H. Day, Director
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 828-1628

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