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Offered By: University of Virginia’s College at Wise
University of Virginia’s College at Wise
May 31, 2022 - Jul 01, 2022, 12:00 am

Course Description:

The course is designed to educate the educators at the K-12 level. The course will educate the K-12 teachers about economics in everyday life with some basic microeconomics, macroeconomics, and current economic issues to comprehend the essential knowledge as defined by the VA Standards of Learning for Economics and Personal Finance (EPF 1-10).

Economics begins with the study of how individuals, firms, and other economic agents in our society make choices. Choices are unavoidable because desired goods and services are unlimited, while resources are inevitably scarce. The course will briefly cover the role of consumers and producers in a market economy, analysis of trade-off, demand and supply, market efficiency, externalities, financial system. The course will also cover macro issues such as GDP, unemployment, inflation, fiscal and monetary policy, the role of government in a market economy and international trade. The idea is to help the teachers to build lesson plans, games to educate young minds about basic economic issues at the secondary level. The course will teach various active learning and instructional methods to educate young school students.

Course Objectives:

Ideal is if the student learns to “think like an economist.” Economist’s approach economic and other issues in a distinct way. The main purpose of this course is to train the teachers to train their students in such a way of thinking to be able to train others. The emphasis will be on understanding of concepts and problem solving so that the educators are able to communicate with young school students and present the economic lessons in a convincing manner. The objective is also to make educators aware about the available resources.

Course Learning Outcome:

  • Students become familiar with various basic economic issues and communicate with their students using an effective pedagogy
  • Demonstrate how to apply basic economic models and methods to analyze some local, national, global economic issues
  • Facilitate critical thinking about the economic implications of current and future global economic problems, problem solving, research, communication and presentation skills
  • Provide them tools and techniques how economic analysis may apply e.g., to global environmental problems and management and explain the use of policy instruments in achieving the optimal environmental quality

A copy of the syllabus is available here.

This course is offered for college credit and ten K-12 teachers may take it tuition free. Directions on how to enroll in this class as a non-degree seeking student at UVa-Wise are available here.

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Virtual Mini-Course: Saving, Investing, & The Stock Market Game™

Offered By: George Mason University
VCEE Online Offerings, Virginia Commonwealth University
Jun 05, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Asynchronous Program , On Demand

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This online mini-course program helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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Life After High School: Navigating Education, Career and Debt

Offered By: VCEE Online Offerings
Jun 15, 2022 - Jun 29, 2022

Young peoples’ small choices may have big effects. Give your students the knowledge, resources, and a solid decision-making framework to make good choices about education, training, and career and how to manage their costs. This workshop earns you six recertification hours, three of them online synchronous and three asynchronous.

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Personal Finance Teacher Forum

Offered By: Virginia Commonwealth University
Jun 17, 2022, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Virginia is full of talented Economics & Personal Finance teachers. We want to hear from you! Sign up to share lessons and resources that work well with your students or come just to learn from your colleagues.

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Entrepreneurship Institute: Economics in Action

Offered By: George Mason University
Jun 20, 2022 - Jun 24, 2022
June 20, 2022, Virtual Day (Synchronous & Asynchronous Activities)   ||   June 21 - 24, 2022, In-Person, GMU Campus (Buchanan Hall, D180)

Inspire the economic way of thinking through the lens on entrepreneurship that promotes creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking. This institute provides a variety of curriculum options to help your students to become agents of change in their communities and begin to see problems as opportunities for innovation.

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EcoDetectives: Using Economics and Science to Solve Environmental Mysteries

Offered By: Virginia Commonwealth University
Jun 21, 2022 - Jun 23, 2022, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This institute combines science and economics to study perplexing environmental issues, and gives middle and high school teachers the resources to bring it all to life for their students. This three-day session is on-site at Maymont, in partnership with Maymont’s education staff and award-winning science and economics teachers.

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