Teacher Workshops

Middle School Workshops

Putting Your Money to Work: The Basics of Creating a Strong Financial Plan


Offered By: George Mason University
VCEE Online Offerings
Jul 27, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As the old adage says, “A failure to plan, is a plan to fail.”  In this session, we will explore the fundamental steps that consumers should take to make a strong savings and investing plan to ensure a secure financial future. This session will also introduce lessons and simulations educators can use when guiding middle and high school students in creating their first financial plan.

We will be joined by Kristen Lindsay, CPA and Financial Planner at Versus Financial Partners in Richmond, VA.  Kristen will share her expertise in using the goals and dreams that are important to investors as a means of creating a financial plan.

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Evening with the Fed: The Impacts of Climate Change on Financial Markets & the Broader Economy


Offered By: George Mason University
VCEE Online Offerings
Aug 03, 2021, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Explore the economic impact of climate change and discover how students can take action to create a more sustainable world.

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Life After High School: Navigating Education, Career and Debt


Offered By: Virginia Commonwealth University
Aug 05, 2021
Online synchronous portion: Thursday, August 5, 3:15 - 6:15pm   ||   Asynchronous portion: three hours on Google Classroom, August 5 - August 12, 2021

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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Online Civics & Economics Institute


Offered By: Virginia Commonwealth University
Aug 09, 2021 - Aug 12, 2021
Monday, 8:45 - 3:30pm   ||   Tuesday, Asynchronous at home   ||   Wednesday, Asynchronous at home   ||   Thursday, 8:45 - 3:30pm

Want to help your C & E students understand the economics related SOL in a manner that is engaging and relevant to them? This institute is for you.

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Security in Securities: Fundamental Methods for Creating an Investment Portfolio


Offered By: George Mason University
VCEE Online Offerings
Aug 10, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The way in which the stock market works can be confusing for both students and teachers.  This session in our Summer Speaker Series will explore the fundamentals for creating and maintaining an investment portfolio that consists primarily of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

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Financial Strategies for Women: Steps to Ensure Financial Stability


Offered By: George Mason University
VCEE Online Offerings
Aug 17, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For many time-pressed women, financial concerns take a backseat to family, career, and other demands. Yet secure financial footing and a confident retirement should be among the most important goals in a woman’s life.  This final session of our Summer Speaker Series will explore this timely topic and provide resources to help teach middle and high school students to make sound decisions and plan for unforeseen financial situations.

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Life After High School: Navigating Education, Career and Debt


Offered By: Virginia Commonwealth University
Aug 19, 2021
Online synchronous portion: Thursday, August 19, 3:15 - 6:15pm   ||   Asynchronous portion: three hours on Google Classroom, August 19 - August 26, 2021

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


Offered By: James Madison University
Aug 26, 2021, 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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Virtual Mini-Course: Saving, Investing, & The Stock Market Game™


Offered By: George Mason University
VCEE Online Offerings
Sep 01, 2021 - Sep 30, 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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Life After High School: Navigating Education, Career and Debt


Offered By: George Mason University
Oct 11, 2021
Online synchronous portion: Monday, October 11, 3:30 - 6:30 pm   ||   Asynchronous portion: three hours on Google Classroom, October 11 - October 31, 2021

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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Econ After Hours: Economic Episodes in American History


Offered By: James Madison University
Oct 20, 2021, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at O’Neill’s Grill, we’ll provide the food! Every participant will get a copy of the award-winning book Economic Episodes in American History and hear from one of the co-authors, Dr. William Wood AND local history expert, Beau Hill!

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Online Personal Finance Institute


Offered By: George Mason University
VCEE Online Offerings, University of Lynchburg
Nov 01, 2021 - Dec 10, 2021, All Day

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

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Econ Day Camp: Economic Episodes in American History


Offered By: James Madison University
Nov 09, 2021, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Econ Day Camp is BACK! This day-long workshop will delve into topics from U.S. history using the economic lens. We will have content experts from JMU’s History Department who will share their knowledge on a number of our topics. Light breakfast, snacks and lunch PROVIDED!

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The Marvelous World of Economics: Using the MCU to Teach Econ!


Offered By: James Madison University
Dec 01, 2021, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This online workshop will make you want to bring all of your variants with you when you attend! Gain ready-to-use activities to teach econ and personal finance using the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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