Teacher Workshops

Middle School Workshops

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


Offered By: George Mason University
VCEE Online Offerings
Jan 10, 2022 - Feb 13, 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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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Offered By: Virginia Commonwealth University
Jan 25, 2022, 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop 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. Scholarships available for students in low-income schools.

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Quick Hit: The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Offered By: James Madison University
Jan 25, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™; to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop 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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K-5 Economics and Personal Finance Online


Offered By: University of Lynchburg
James Madison University
Jan 31, 2022 - Mar 11, 2022, 12:00 am

Deepen your economic and financial content knowledge and learn engaging ways to teach it to K-5 students, all in the comfort of your home.

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Online Entrepreneurship Institute: Part A Entrepreneurial Mindset


Offered By: Virginia Tech
VCEE Online Offerings
Feb 01, 2022 - Mar 04, 2022, All Day

Developing an entrepreneurial mindset (e.g., creative thinking and problem-solving) easily integrates across grades/subjects while optimizing engagement by unleashing student potential to pursue interests and abilities. Self-paced modules include 200+ online, free, real-world resources. Zoom classes include local entrepreneurs and peer collaboration time. Practical module assignments result in a collection of classroom-ready, multidisciplinary activities. Topics include types of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial mindset, opportunity recognition, innovation, design thinking, lean canvas, and elevator pitch.

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Quick Hit: Pay for Play? Name Image and Likeness for College Athletes


Offered By: James Madison University
Feb 09, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The name, image and likeness world is the wild west of branding and advertising. This topic is a surefire why to engage your students in economics and personal finance content.

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Online Personal Finance Institute


Offered By: George Mason University
VCEE Online Offerings
Feb 14, 2022 - Mar 25, 2022
Asynchronous Institute , Assignments Posted Weekly

Teaching or planning to teach personal finance? This online institute will deepen your knowledge in all aspects of personal finance.

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Quick Hit: Hot off the Presses: New Chapter Books featuring Strong, Economic and Personal Finance Content


Offered By: James Madison University
Feb 23, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how popular titles such as “Chirp” (2020), “Millionaires for the Month” (2020) and “Room to Dream” (2021) can be used to teach economics and personal finance.

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Celebrating Women in the Workforce


Offered By: James Madison University
George Mason University
Mar 01, 2022, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us as we kick off Women’s History Month! This workshop will offer up resources, content, activities, and lessons you can use to teach about women in the workforce throughout Women’s History Month.

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Online Entrepreneurship Institute: Part B Business Plan


Offered By: Virginia Tech
VCEE Online Offerings
Mar 08, 2022 - Apr 08, 2022, All Day

Entrepreneurship education also develops better employees in any career field and community change agents. Self-paced modules include 200+ free, online, real-world resources for inquiry, performance, and project-based learning. Zoom classes include introductions to community resources, local entrepreneurs, and breakout groups for peer collaboration. Practical module assignments result in a business plan first draft. Topics include marketing, operations, management, financial statements, business structures, elevator pitches.

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What’s Up With That? Inflation and Supply Chains


Offered By: James Madison University
Mar 09, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a new workshop series designed to help teachers answer their students when they ask “What’s up with that?” about current economic/personal finance issues. Our inaugural session will tackle inflation and supply chains.

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Online Economics Institute


Offered By: University of Lynchburg
Mar 28, 2022 - May 22, 2022, All Day

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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Using Pop Culture to Teach Economics with Dr. Jadrian Wooten


Offered By: James Madison University
Apr 21, 2022, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This workshop will focus on the use of pop culture and media to teach economics. Teachers will gain invaluable insight and expertise as well as tips and tricks for integrating clips from TV shows, movies, advertisements, etc. into their existing curriculum.

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Understanding Global Economic Issues


Offered By: Virginia Tech
Apr 26, 2022, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Why do people trade – across city lines, state lines, or national borders?  Are we better off with or without trade?  Will trade hurt or benefit certain groups of people? 

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Personal Finance Teacher Forum


Offered By: Virginia Commonwealth University
May 07, 2022, 9:00 am - 3:45 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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Quick Hit: Dreamers and Wishes: Children’s Books featuring the Immigrant Experience Part 2 Chapter Books


Offered By: James Madison University
May 11, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop reviews the economic concepts of choices, limited resources, and decision making while exploring new chapter books based on the immigrant experience. Featured titles include “Front Desk,” “Room to Dream,” and “Stef Soto, Taco Queen.”

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Economics of Immigration


Offered By: James Madison University
May 12, 2022, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dive into the complex and timely concept of immigration through the lens of economics.

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Entrepreneurship Institute: Economics in Action


Offered By: George Mason University
Jun 20, 2022 - Jun 24, 2022, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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K-5 Economics and Personal Finance Online


Offered By: University of Lynchburg
James Madison University
Jun 27, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022, 12:00 am

Deepen your economic and financial content knowledge and learn engaging ways to teach it to K-5 students, all in the comfort of your home.

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Mini-Economy: Creating a Memorable Classroom Experience


Offered By: George Mason University
University of Mary Washington
Jul 06, 2022 - Jul 08, 2022, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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.

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