Workshop Description

High School Economics Hybrid Institute (Modules 1 & 2)

Teaching or planning to teach economics and personal finance? This institute blending economic content and classroom pedagogy in an in-person and out-of- class format may be for you.

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Virginia Tech Center for Economic Education

Mar 16, 2016
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
On the campus of Virginia Tech
Exact location will be provided by email to registrants, one week ahead of workshop
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Grade Level: High School
Potential Recertification Credits: 14

This session will cover two broad themes: an introduction to the Economic Way of Thinking, and Entrepreneurship. Participating teachers receive all of the lessons and activities presented.

The Economic Way of Thinking provides a powerful set of mental tools for interpreting the world. It includes making choices 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.

Entrepreneurs take initiative to martial natural, capital and human resources to put together a business enterprise. Students who understand the fundamentals of entrepreneurship are prepared to take advantage of life’s opportunities.

This session is one part of a series of in-class sessions and out-of-class work designed to cover all of the economics concepts in the high school Economics and Personal Finance course. This session and its accompanying homework will comprise approximately 30% 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.  

At the conclusion of the full sequence, participants  receive resources for the classroom including a Virtual Economics 4.5 flash drive with over 1,400 activity-based lessons searchable by grade and topic, 51 key economic concepts, and a glossary with over 500 terms. ($160 value)

Fee: NO CHARGE, however $0.00 refundable fee required

Registration is not complete until a check payable to VCEE for a $0.00 refundable deposit is received. The deposit will be returned uncashed after you complete the workshop. Mail the check to:

Barbara Taylor
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Tech
Dept. of Agricultural & Applied Economics (0401)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Additional Information:

The remaining in-person sessions offered thru the VT Center this summer to complete the certification sequence will be held June 14-15, 2016 in Montgomery County. This is posted separately, and a separate registration is required. Topics covered include: Demand & Supply, Trade & Globalization, Roles of Government & the Federal Reserve, Unemployment, Inflation, Taxation & Fiscal Policy.

Lunch will be provided.

Instructor: Barbara Taylor, Program Manager
Contact Person:
Barbara Taylor, Program Manager
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Tech

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