Workshop Description

Real World Economics: A Collaborative Program on Economics and Civil Discourse

Sphere Education Initiatives, the Virginia Council on Economic Education, and the Virginia Tech Center for Economic Education invite you to a special one‐​day, in-person professional development event in beautiful and historic Charlottesville, Virginia!

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Virginia Tech Center for Economic Education

Sep 10, 2024
9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Registration Deadline: September 1, 2024
Central Library
201 East Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Grade Level: High School
Potential Recertification Credits: 6

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Join us for an insightful and interactive exploration of instructional strategies that foster diverse viewpoints and civil discourse in your economics classroom. During the morning session, teachers will learn how to apply economic reasoning skills to critically inquire, analyze, discuss, and debate hot topics in economics, and then practice these skills in breakout groups. Teachers will also learn how to research controversial issues and implement culturally responsive instructional strategies to develop students’ evidence‐​based opinions while cultivating civil dialogue toward opposing viewpoints.

In the afternoon session, teachers will learn how to empower students to understand positive and negative externalities by examining the impact of public policy, tradeoffs, and core economic principles, such as supply and demand, price regulations, and decision‐​making. They will also discover strategies to integrate diverse viewpoints and civil discourse as a regular classroom practice using content and lesson plans relevant to real‐​world economics. By exploring the nexus between civil discourse and economic literacy, teachers will inspire students to think critically about our most pressing issues.

Seating limited to 50 teachers.

Benefits
Built especially for teachers and administrators, this free event offers the following benefits:

  • 6 Hours of professional development
  • Free classroom‐​ready resources, including current events articles, student‐​friendly PowerPoint slides, activity sheets, research studies, lessons and books
  • Light breakfast and lunch
  • $75 stipend upon completion


Fee: NO CHARGE


Additional Information:

Participants will be invited to an optional debriefing, socializing, and networking event on the pedestrian mall in historic Charlottesville after the program ends. (within walking distance)


Instructor: Dr. Cheryl Ayers
Contact Person:
Dr. Cheryl Ayers
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Tech

cheryl42@vt.edu

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