Upcoming Events

Critically Thinking Like an Economist Online – SECONDARY Subjects


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


Supporting Center: 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


Supporting Center: 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


Supporting Center: 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


Supporting Center: Virginia Tech
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)


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
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


Supporting Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
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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Quick Hit: Using Dragons Decide to Teach Elementary Economics


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Oct 27, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to incorporate the Dragons Decide coloring book to teach economics in your K-3 classroom. Participants will receive a classroom set of the Dragons Decide coloring books mailed to them upon completion of the workshop.

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Applied Economics: Diamond-Water Paradox, Student Loans & VT Majors


Supporting Center: Virginia Tech
Nov 10, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Calling all students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators who are interested in learning about earning a degree in Agricultural & Applied Economics at Virginia Tech.

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


Supporting Center: 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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Future Millionaires! Elementary Financial Literacy


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Nov 18, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Gain access to activities and methods for teaching personal finance at the elementary level. These activities will be aligned with K-3 SOLs and designed to fit a virtual or hybrid classroom setting.

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


Supporting Center: Virginia Tech
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™


Supporting Center: George Mason University
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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Teaching the Essential Skill of Decision Making (webinar)


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
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™


Supporting Center: George Mason University
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


Supporting Center: 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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