Meet the Challenge!
The 2014 National Economics Challenge happens March 24 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Student teams from around Georgia compete in two divisions, the Adam Smith Division for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate economics students and the David Ricardo Division for honors and other economics students. Answering rigorous questions on microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and current events, students complete rounds of testing, work in teams to solve case problems, and participate in a quick-paced oral quiz bowl in order to compete for the title of Georgia state champion.
The state champion representing Georgia goes on to the compete in the National Semifinals in mid April. The top four teams in each division of the National Semifinals go on to compete in New York City in mid May for the title of National Champion. Teachers with questions about the National Economics Challenge should contact GCEE Program Manager Mike Raymer at 404 413-7820 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oliver Elementary School wins fall Stock Market Game
Congratulations to Oliver Elementary School in Clayton County, the statewide winner of the fall 2013 trading session of the Georgia Stock Market Game. After ten weeks of trading, teacher Mike Harrell's team finished with a portfolio value of $281,690. Jason Kornegay's team at South Central Middle School in Bartow County finished No. 2 statewide and was the top middle school team with $239,371. At No. 3 in Georgia was Jay Watt's team at Westminster, the highest ranking high school and the first-place independent school team with $222,170. The statewide winning fall team will be invited- along with the winning team from each school system and independent school region- to the annual Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta on May 6.
Fall Stock Market Game winners
Did your fall Stock Market Game team win? Listings for all fall 2013 Stock Market Game winners from around Georgia are now posted. You can see the list here. The winning team from each school system and independent school region will be invited to the 34th Annual Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon on May 6 at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta. Congratulations winners!
Spring workshops have sprung
Teaching economics for the first time? Looking for economics content that will spark your students' interest? Look no further than GCEE- the best source of K-12 economics teacher training in Georgia. GCEE's spring workshops schedule is out. Choose from dozens of workshops on K-12 economics content correlated to the GPS, with materials provided, substitute reimbursement included, and no fees to register. If you want to master economics content and deliver it with confidence in your classroom- don't wait. GCEE workshops regularly fill up fast. Check out GCEE's spring workshops here.
GCEE's 2014 Resource Guide
The 2014 Resource Guide for Teaching Economics is available now. GCEE's Resource Guide has details and contact information on Centers for Economic Education and EconomicsAmerica resources around the state. The 2014 Resource Guide has a description of every economics workshop GCEE offers. To find workshop dates and locations, click here.
Economic education across the nation
The National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) and the Colorado Council on Economic Education recently released a poster graphically illustrating organizations at the national and state level that serve teachers of economics around the country. From the centers for economic education in many states, to state councils on economic education, to national organizations like the Council for Economic Education and NAEE, the colorful, 11 x 22 poster illustrates the who, what, and where of K-12 economic education around the nation.
Speaking of NAEE
Mike Raymer, Program Manager at GCEE, takes over as the 2014 president of the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE). Georgia is well-represented in NAEE, with Peach State professors and GCEE staff active in the nation's premier professional organization for advancing the growth, service, and recognition of economic educators. Joe Feinberg, Associate Director of the Georgia State University Center for Economic Education, serves on the International Committee. GSU Center Director Shelby Frost chairs NAEE's Technology Committee. GCEE Executive Director David Martin sits on NAEE's Professional Development Committee. GCEE Research Committee Chair John Swinton, Director of the Georgia College and State University Center for Economic Education, begins his term as chair of NAEE's Research Committee in 2014.