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
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
Rebecca Booth, Director
Center for Economic Education
University of Lynchburg
Register for Mini-Economy BOOT CAMP: Creating a Classroom Economics Experience
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