Upcoming Events

Reading Makes Cents, featuring: Save It!, What is Given From The Heart, Home in the Woods.


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Jan 19, 2021, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This workshop features the great Lynne Stover, who developed the Reading Makes Cents program and writes all of the lessons and activities for the program annually. Learn more about bringing the Reading Makes Cents program to your school and how your school can earn $500 worth of books for your library.

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Finding Equilibrium: Supply Meets Demand


Supporting Center: Virginia Tech
Feb 04, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to make supply and demand your students’ favorite economics unit.

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Quick Hit: Award-Winning Elementary Econ Lessons with National Semi-Finalist teacher, Lauren Shifflett.


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Feb 09, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this 60 minute workshop, teachers will hear about best practices and gain access to award-winning elementary econ lessons from nationally recognized teacher Lauren Shifflett.

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The Great Depression: The Dirty, Gritty, Truth or Lies From a Kid’s Perspective


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Feb 20, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

What does Key West and the Great Depression have in common? Economics! Come check out this connection through children’s literature.

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Quick Hit: Suess-a-Nomics!


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Feb 25, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This 60 minute workshop will feature activities and lessons you can use to teach economics and personal finance featuring the many great books, shows and movies of Dr. Suess. Spice up your Dr. Suess Day with some econ and personal finance activities for your students!

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Quick Hit: Tips and Tricks for Teaching Civics and Economics.


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Mar 18, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This 60 minute workshop will cover GREAT activities and lessons you can use for your Civics and Economics class. Participants will walk away with engaging lessons, activities, resources, and websites they can use to help teach Civics and Economics in a virtual, hybrid, and in-class setting.

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Quick Hit-Econo-Games: Using Online Games to Teach Econ and Personal Finance.


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Apr 13, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This 60 minute workshop will demonstrate a number of existing online games you can use to teach economics and personal finance as well how you can use Nearpod to engage your students in competitions within your existing lessons.

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VT Applied Economics Degrees & Financial Life as a Hokie


Supporting Center: Virginia Tech
Apr 20, 2021, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Guidance counselors, teachers, students, and parents — come check out the lifelong benefits of an economics degree from Virginia Tech.

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Jedi-Nomics: What the Invisible Hand Teaches us About the Force.


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Apr 29, 2021, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Unlike stormtroopers, this workshop is a can’t miss! Get activities you can use to bring the Star Wars universe to your classes. This is the way.

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