How the Georgia Council helps teachers — and students

Simply put, helping teachers teach economics in creative ways helps more students understand how the world of money works.

In fact, students of teachers who attended workshops by the Georgia Council on Economic Education scored higher on the economics End-of-Course Test than students whose teachers have never participated in a GCEE workshop.

Tens of thousands of Georgia teachers have strengthened their teaching of economics since the Georgia Council was founded in 1972. Browse the examples of GCEE's impact below.

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"What does it take to reach today's students on the important subject of economics? Creativity." Georgia high school students are required to pass an economics course to graduate, but most teachers who teach economics in Georgia have no training in it. Economics is essential to helping Georgia K-12 students if they will one day make more informed decisions as employees, employers, consumers, investors, and citizens in an increasingly complex and interconnected global economy. Download the .pdf >


Josh Sailers: A Champion for Student Success

Tim Reeder: Motivating Students Towards Success

Kanika Mays: Making Economics Fun

Vanessa Ellis: Teaching Economics Through Rap Songs

Brandi Eley: How one teacher got to an 88% EOCT pass rate in one year >

Cindy Smith: Learning begins with asking 'Who are you wearing?'

Dana Burress: GCEE workshops brought new confidence — and success


Teacher Shelby Garner uses Henry Ford's assembly line concept to help her third graders master the principles of production and profitability. Garner is a 2009 GCEE Economics "Teacher of the Year." Watch >


2018 edition: Learn about the creative approaches the Council takes in teaching economics to teachers, and meet our two teachers of the year - Tim Reeder and Josh Sailers, and VanLandingham award winner Joy Berry. Download the .pdf>

2017 edition: Retiring Executive Director David Martin looks back at his 40 years at the Georgia Council; Learn about incoming Executive Director Mike Raymer; and read about the worthy recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, The VanLandingham Commitment to Education Award and the two Teacher of the Year winners. Download the .pdf>

2016 edition: Read about Gwinnett County Schools' Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks' lifelong dedication to education, and how Teacher of the Year Cary Hargett bumped his test scores up by attending GCEE workshops. Also - learn about new workshops being offered by the Council. Download the .pdf>

2015 edition: Featuring profiles of VanLandingham Award winner Pat Willis and Teachers of the Year Craig Ellis and Sally Meyer. Download the .pdf >


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The Word (Fall 2017): Recap of annual meeting award recipients, the manufacturing bus tour, Spring Stock Market Game winners and a new competition for fourth and fifth graders. Download the .pdf>

The Word (Winter 2017): Honoring David Martin, Celebrating 20 years of Mini-Society, 2016 Contributors and the Fall 2016 Stock Market Game winners. Download the .pdf>

The Word (Fall 2016): Traveling Teachers - read about a study tour to Cuba and a Bus Tour to manufacturing sites around Georgia. Also, annual meeting recap, including Teacher of the Year and VanLandingham profiles, as well as lists of the Spring Stock Market Game winners and the current Board of Trustees. Download the .pdf>

The Word (Winter 2016): Learn about the latest fundraising campaign and the new workshops the Council has developed on manufacturing in Georgia and the Braves move to SunTrust Park. Also, lists of the 2015 contributors and the Fall Stock Market Game winners. Download the .pdf>

The Word (Fall 2015): Teacher of the Year profiles, VanLandingham winner, Spring Stock Market Game winners, list of Board of Trustees. Download the .pdf>

The Word (Winter 2015): 35th anniversary of the Stock Market Game, teacher profiles, list of contributors. Download the .pdf>