Workshop Description

Mini-Economy BOOT CAMP: Creating a Classroom Economics Experience

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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University of Lynchburg Center for Economic Education

Sep 30, 2016 - Oct 02, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, October 2, 2016, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Lynchburg College – Schewel 231
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Grade Level: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 18

The Mini-Economy is an experienced-based program used to teach entrepreneurship, economics and government. Students immerse themselves in a classroom economy: applying for jobs, running businesses, paying taxes, making investments. Your students will master essential economics principles while getting cross-curricular exposure to math, reading and writing.  On top of invaluable teamwork and negotiation skills, students learn their role in the global marketplace.

This institute identifies easy-to-use activities which directly assess 3rd grade SOL knowledge, while building toward a project goal; the creation of a flourishing classroom business. Although the Mini-Economy Portfolio Assessment is focused on 3rd grade, this program can also be a fun and effective learning tool for grades 4 and 5 and middle school.  Lessons are also identified for these levels.

Teachers who attend all three days of the training will receive a $50 stipend to assist with producing a good or service.


Fee: NO CHARGE


Instructor: Rebecca Booth, Director
Contact Person:
Rebecca Booth, Director
Center for Economic Education
University of Lynchburg
434.544.8791
booth.r@lynchburg.edu

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