George Mason University Center for Economic Education
Jul 26, 2016 - Jul 28, 2016
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Alexandria City Public Schools
1340 Braddock Place
Alexandria, Va 22314
Grade Level: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 18 hours
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.
Participants who successfully complete the Institute will earn designation as a VCEE Certified Economics Educator: Mini-Economy.
Lesson plans and classroom-ready materials used in the Institute will be available to teachers who complete the Institute on the Virtual Economics flash drive.
Fee: NO CHARGE
Coffee and a light snacks will be available in the morning from 8:00 and a catered lunch will be offered.
Instructor: Rachel Powell, Program Coordinator
Rachel Powell, Program Coordinator
Center for Economic Education
George Mason University
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