News, Notes and Knowledge from GCEE

GCEE Chosen for Study Tour to Japan

Three Georgia economics teachers are traveling to Japan on February 16-21, 2017 to share their approach to economic education with students and teachers in Tokyo and Odate.

The focus of the trip is to demonstrate to Japanese educators how using an active-learning approach to teaching K-12 economics can increase student engagement, test scores, and a deeper understanding of economic concepts.

The Council for Economic Education-Japan (CEE-Japan), the leading advocate for K-12 economic education in Japan, will host and facilitate during the five-day trip. CEE-Japan’s mission is to help Japanese teachers teach economics in new and meaningful ways so that their students gain a better understanding of economic concepts.

The Georgia Council on Economic Education was selected for this opportunity because of its long history of creating and delivering effective teacher workshops, grade specific lesson plans, and teaching materials designed to help K-12 teachers teach economics more efficiently.

The team traveling to Japan consists of Mike Raymer, Associate Director of the Georgia Council on Economic Education in Atlanta, Stacy Dockter, Advanced Social Studies teacher at DeSana Middle School in Forsyth County, and Angie Battle, fourth grade gifted teacher at Langston Road Elementary School in Houston County.

Stock Market Game Workshops

Sign Up for Stock Market Game Advisor Workshops Now!

This workshop is for teachers in grades 4-12 who are new to the Stock Market Game and want to use it this semester. You will learn how to help your students learn from the market by participating in a ten-week, web-based stock trading simulation. By investing a hypothetical $100,000, students apply research and math skills, practice group decision making, and analyze cause-and-effect relationships.

Gwinnett County Schools - Suwanee - January 18
Valdosta State University - Valdosta - January 18
Armstrong State University - Savannah - January 19
University of West Georgia - Carrollton - January 20
Chattahoochee-Flint RESA - Ellaville - January 23

Central Savannah River Area RESA - Dearing - January 26
University of North Georgia - Gainesville - January 27

To register, visit our workshops page.

What's New - December

2017 Workshops

Teachers, before you head out for the holidays, check out our 2017 workshop offerings. The Council has 52 workshops scheduled between January and May.

One new workshop is “Using the Internet to Teach International Trade” for grades 6-12: This hands-on Internet–based workshop focuses on using websites which engage the learner in the location of international data, building tables, creating maps, designing lessons, and assessing learning. Workshops are scheduled for February 17 (Muscogee County/Columbus), March 1 (Coweta County/Newnan), March 8 (Valdosta State University), March 24 (University of North Georgia/Gainesville) and April 12 (Berry College/Rome).

Also this spring, the Council is offering a workshop for AP Macroeconomics teachers. AP-certified trainer and reader Gary Petmecky will present various tips, content training, and test-taking strategies for the AP Macroeconomics test. This workshop will be held February 8 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Note: AP Micro training will be conducted in the fall.

To learn more or register, please visit our workshops page.

Fall Rockonomix Competition Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry into the Fall 2016 Rockonomix competition – where students put economics terms into the lyrics of a popular song and submit a video. It was very competitive this semester with first and third place being separated by only a few points. Here are the winners:

1st Place – “Our Flow Goes Round” – Early College Academy, Muscogee County
2nd Place – “Making Price Levels Fair” – Jackson County Comprehensive High School, Jackson County
3rd Place – “Lose Yourself” – Morrow High School, Clayton County

View the top three winning videos here.