Teacher Workshops

Middle School Workshops

Quick Hit: Tips for Teaching Econ in a Virtual Classroom


Offered By: James Madison University
Sep 23, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This 60 minute workshop will provide methods and activities aligned to the SOLs you can use to keep students engaged in the online setting. We will use Nearpod to engage participants during this workshop.

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Critically Thinking Like an Economist Online – SECONDARY Subjects


Offered By: Virginia Tech
VCEE Online Offerings
Sep 29, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn easy a/synchronous instructional practices using basic economic concepts and reasoning tools to engage students in critical thinking about any SECONDARY subject.

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Quick Hit: Hands on Econ Activities for the Hybrid Classroom


Offered By: James Madison University
Sep 29, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This 60 minute workshop will introduce teachers to a number of activities and methods for teaching economics that have been adapted to a hybrid or flipped classroom format.

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e-Conference Session: Does Social Security Cost Too Much? Inquiry-based Lessons from EconEdLink


Offered By: Virginia Commonwealth University
Sep 30, 2020, 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

This session demonstrates how students can investigate interesting questions by gathering evidence: “What makes money, money?” “Would increasing the minimum wage reduce poverty?” “Should we tax robots?” Based on lessons in the National Council for the Social Studies’ flagship book, Teaching the C3 Framework, with insights from the authors.

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e-Conference Session: Teaching Inquiry-Based Economics Using the C3 Framework


Offered By: Virginia Commonwealth University
Oct 02, 2020, 6:10 pm - 6:55 pm

This session demonstrates how students can investigate interesting questions by gathering evidence: “What makes money, money?” “Would increasing the minimum wage reduce poverty?” “Should we tax robots?” Based on lessons in the National Council for the Social Studies’ flagship book, Teaching the C3 Framework, with insights from the authors.

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Using Economics to Teach Ethics


Offered By: James Madison University
Oct 13, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Professor Jonathon Wight, University of Richmond economics professor and author of Teaching the Ethical Foundation of Economics curriculum. Get access to lessons and activities you can use to teach ethics through the lens of economic reasoning.

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2020 Election Prep: Capitalism vs. Socialism


Offered By: Virginia Tech
VCEE Online Offerings
Oct 15, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Aside from the COVID pandemic, the economy is still the #1 voting issue in America.  Will your students be ready to cast informed votes after they graduate? 

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Election Economics (webinar)


Offered By: University of Lynchburg
VCEE Online Offerings
Oct 17, 2020, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Help your students to see and understand the economics of elections.

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Online Mini-Economy Institute: Create a Startup Culture in Your Class


Offered By: Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University, VCEE Online Offerings
Oct 20, 2020 - Nov 17, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 3:30-5:00   ||   Tuesday, October 27, 3:30-4:30   ||   Tuesday, November 10, 3:30-4:30   ||   Tuesday, November 17, 4:30-5:00

Project based learning at its best! Tap into the endless creativity of young students using a time-tested template that makes setting up your classroom economy simple. This one-month, blended institute is perfect for gaining material for online teaching.

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Economics of the Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes


Offered By: James Madison University
Nov 10, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The GREAT Lynne Stover is back for one night only! Lynne will discuss using the new Hunger Games novel, Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes to teach economics. Workshop participants will gain access to methods and activities they can use to bring economics to their classroom through the world of the Hunger Games.

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Globalization, Robots & You: Helping Students Navigate Tomorrow’s Economy


Offered By: Virginia Tech
VCEE Online Offerings
Nov 19, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Use the blockbuster movie, Avengers, to teach economics and personal finance by helping students make more informed decisions about education and careers based on the impact of globalization and automation on the U.S. economy’s workforce. 

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


Offered By: George Mason University
VCEE Online Offerings
Dec 01, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020, All Day

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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e-Conference Session: EcoDetectives – Economics and Science Investigate Environmental Crimes


Offered By: Virginia Commonwealth University
Dec 06, 2020
Session length is 45 minutes. Exact time for session is TBD, but will be either December 5 or 6.,

Why are environmental problems often so difficult to solve? Use the clues that economics gives us to find out. This session helps teachers prepare students to use economic problem-solving when addressing scientific issues using in-class and online activities.

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Teaching the Essential Skill of Decision Making (webinar)


Offered By: University of Lynchburg
VCEE Online Offerings
Dec 12, 2020, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Decision Making: An Essential Skill

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


Offered By: George Mason University
VCEE Online Offerings
Jan 01, 2021 - Jan 31, 2021, All Day

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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Financial Fitness for Life – New Edition


Offered By: Virginia Commonwealth University
Jan 21, 2021 - Jan 28, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 3:30-5:30   ||   Thursday, January 29, 3:30-5:30

Are your students prepared to make sound economic decisions in the ways of income, spending, saving, borrowing, investing and managing money? Financial Fitness for Life 3rd Edition helps teachers prepare students for life beyond the classroom by presenting materials based on real-world concepts in a way that reinforces learning through practice.

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