Workshop Description

Online Economics Institute

Teaching or planning to teach economics? Want some flexibility as to where/when to seek professional development? Then this online Institute may be for you!

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Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Economic Education

Jun 20, 2016 - Aug 07, 2016
12:00 am
Grade Level: High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 42

The course focuses on the economics content in the high school Economics and Personal Finance course and provides resources for teaching it to your students. Learn how the “economic way of thinking” turns basic economic concepts into life skills that enable students to make more informed decisions. Learning how market economies work and implications of economic indicators – inflation, unemployment and economic growth – also contributes to better decision-making as consumers, producers, savers, investors, employees and citizens. A broad analysis of economics as a whole engages participants to better understand world situations.

You  receive a Virtual Economics 4.5 flashdrive with over 1400 lessons searchable by grade and concept (valued at $160) and other classroom resources. The class is designed to require 6 hours/week over 7 weeks, with weekly reading and other assignments to be completed in order to receive a certificate of completion and have deposit check returned. Many assignments can be done ahead of schedule, but weekly postings on a discussion board are required.

A refundable deposit of $140 is required and must be received by June 1 to participate in the class. Checks will be returned uncashed to participants who complete the entire course or to any teacher who notifies VCEE of their desire to withdraw no later than July 1 and returns the curriculum material they have received.

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:

Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
Snead Hall
301 West Main Street/Box 844000
Richmond, VA 23284-4000

Instructor: Stephen H. Day and Rebecca Booth and Ruth Cookson
Contact Person:
Stephen H. Day, Director
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 828-1628

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