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Spooky Topics in Econ: Creative Destruction

Get ready for a spine-chilling professional development session that delves into the eerie depths of the job market’s transformation through the ominous lens of “Creative Destruction.” Just in time for Halloween, this session will take you on a hair-raising journey through the cryptic and changing landscape of the world of work.

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Virginia Council on Economic Education Center for Economic Education

Oct 31, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration Deadline: October 31, 2023
Grade Level: High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 1

Beware, brave educators, as we explore the daunting impact of creative destruction on the world of work! This session will unearth the ghoulish truths about how innovation and disruption are shaping the job market of tomorrow. Are you prepared to confront the specters of change and adaptation?

Join our masterful facilitators as they guide you through a graveyard of statistics, case studies, and real-world examples that will leave you trembling with insight. Learn to decipher the ominous signs of emerging job trends, and discover how to equip your students with the skills and knowledge they need to navigate the treacherous terrain of the modern workforce.

In this Halloween-themed PD session, you will:

  • Unmask the lurking forces of creative destruction in the job market.
  • Explore spine-tingling tales of industries that have risen from the ashes while others met their doom.
  • Participate in bone-chilling discussions on the future of work, automation, and digital transformation.
  • Collaborate with fellow educators to brew a potion of innovative teaching strategies for preparing students for an ever-evolving job market.

Feel free to don your most mysterious costume and bring a candle (or a flashlight) as we embark on this eerie journey into the heart of the job market’s dark secrets. Whether you’re a veteran educator or a fresh recruit, this chilling yet illuminating session will empower you to guide your students through the shadows of the modern workforce.

Don’t let the fear of the unknown hold you back—join us for a hair-raising exploration of the impact of creative destruction on the job market, where the only thing scarier than the future is not being prepared for it!


Instructor: O. Kate Scott, VCEE Vice President of Programs
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O. Kate Scott, VCEE Vice President of Programs
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Council on Economic Education

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