News, Notes and Knowledge from GCEE

Stock Market Game Luncheon

GCEE Celebrates Success!

The winning teams of the fall and spring Stock Market Game gathered at the Fabulous Fox Theatre for the annual Stock Market Game Luncheon on May 7. This year, teams were divided by Congressional District, with each winning team receiving a banner. Caden Brown, an eighth grade student at William James Middle School in Statesboro, Georgia, in Bulloch County was the statewide Fall Stock Market Game winner with a winning portfolio of $150,668. For the spring game, Sebastian Cruz, John Huynh and Zachary Walker, twelfth grade students at Christian Heritage School in Dalton, Georgia, made up the statewide winning team with an ending portfolio of $138,450.

March Madness Comes to GCEE

We’re pleased to announce that the Georgia Council on Economic Education has been selected to participate in Brackets For Good – a bracket style fundraising tournament that will coincide with NCAA Basketball’s March Madness. The Atlanta 2018 tournament tomorrow night - March 2nd at 8 pm.

Once the game beings we have one week to raise more money than our opponent in order to advance to the next round and get closer to winning the $10,000 Championship grant. Check out the brackets here.

All you need to do is visit Brackets For Good to make a donation. Each dollar equals one point. At the end of the week, whichever nonprofit has the most points will move on to the next round.

Make sure to follow us on facebook and twitter to get real-time updates when the tournament tips off.

GCEE Recognition

GCEE Announces 2018 Teachers of the Year

Executive Director Mike Raymer and Associate Director Chris Cannon visited Chattahoochee High School and Woodstock High School on January 23 to surprise Tim Reeder and Josh Saliers, two teachers who had been selected as 2018 Georgia Economics Teachers of the Year. Both men teach AP Economics.

Teacher of the Year

Pictured above: Chris Cannon, Tim Reeder and Mike Raymer.

Pictured above: Dr. Brian Hightower, Cherokee County Schools Superintendent; Chris Cannon; Josh Sailers; Mark Smith, Woodstock High School Principal; and Mike Raymer.

New Workshops

GCEE Introduces Three New Workshops

Economic Turmoil: The Great Depression and World War II explores economic growth during this turbulent historic time period and is designed for 5th and 8th grade teachers. This workshop will debut at the Kennesaw Museum of History and Holocaust Education on February 15th. Seventh grade teachers will learn new strategies to teach about Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. This workshop is in the style of the other 6th and 7th grade country-specific workshops that have been wildly popular. On February 27th GCEE, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will offer a unique workshop called “Functions of the Federal Reserve” where participants will hear from Federal Reserve bank insiders and participate in lesson plans directly tied to each speaker's topic. And, for the first time in several years, the Georgia Council will offer its AP One-Day Training outside of Atlanta at Savannah State University on March 6th. This workshop usually only happens once a semester at the Federal Reserve Bank. Register here for these and other GCEE workshops.