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.

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