What We Do – and Why
Helping Teachers Teach Economics
The Georgia Council on Economic Education is a nonprofit organization [501(c)(3)] serving Georgia teachers. Founded in 1972, the Georgia Council brings the best proven classroom strategies to Georgia teachers. Most workshops and materials are provided at no cost to teachers, thanks to financial support from large corporations, small businesses, foundations and individuals.
Thousands of Georgia teachers credit GCEE with helping them become better teachers. Often, teachers do not learn economics or how to teach it in their college preparation. Georgia Council programs are available to any teacher in any public or independent school in the state. They reach more than 70 percent of Georgia students, including more than 1 million public school students.
How We Do It
Workshops for teachers
Each year, on average, over 3,000 teachers boost their skills and knowledge in more than 150 GCEE workshops. GCEE workshops have no registration fees, materials are provided, and substitute reimbursement is included also.
Special classroom programs
GCEE brings programs such as the Georgia Stock Market Game, Georgia Studies and Economic Understandings, and International Economics into classrooms across the state.
Training and support
GCEE provides extensive training and support for teachers of the required high school economics course and Advanced Placement economics.
Teachers may choose from a catalog of more than 100 innovative and proven curriculum guides, lesson plans, case studies, videos and tests – almost all provided at no cost to the teachers, thanks to contributions to the Georgia Council.
More than 168 public school systems and independent schools have made a commitment with the Georgia Council to strengthen their teaching of economics across the board.
Centers for Economic Education
At 12 universities across Georgia, Centers for Economic Education bring expertise closer to home by hosting workshops and consulting with local educators.