Workshop Description

K-5 Economics and Personal Finance Online Course

Deepen your economic and financial knowledge and learn relevant and engaging ways to teach it to K-5 students, all in the comfort of your home.

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Old Dominion University Center for Economic Education

Feb 06, 2017 - Mar 20, 2017
12:00 am
Grade Level: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 5, Kindergarten
Potential Recertification Credits: 23 3 hours optional for covering the 6th module


This six week online course is a great opportunity to deepen your understanding of all of the K-5 economic and personal finance concepts in Virginia’s Standards of Learning while also giving you things to think about in terms of your own personal finances.  It includes five modules designed to take 3 to 4.0 hours a week: Orientation; Making Good Decisions; Producing and Earning; Savings; and Investing.  A sixth module (Using Credit) is optional, but can be undertaken for an additional 3 hours.  Here is a link to the timeline for each week.

The course includes pedagogy and teaching demonstrations from experienced elementary teachers(grade bands K-2 and 3-5 separated) and identification of grade-level appropriate resources that are classroom ready.

Teachers will receive a flash drive containing K-12 lessons from Financial Fitness for Life from the national Council for Economic Education which includes teacher guides and student workbooks with ready-to-go lessons to bring into your classroom (priced at $51.95).

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:

Sarah Hopkins Finley
Virginia Council for Economic Education
301 West Main Street/ Box 844000
Richmond, Virginia 23284

Additional Information:

Evaluations from teachers who have taken this course have been very strong. Please contact the instructor if you would like these or more information.

Instructor: Ruth Cookson, Program Manager
Contact Person:
Ruth Cookson, Program Manager
Center for Economic Education
Old Dominion University

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