Workshops for Teachers

Described briefly here are workshops the Georgia Council on Economic Education schedules frequently. Check the calendar to see if the workshop you want is scheduled soon near you – and to register online for most sessions.

GCEE schedules workshops based on demand, so
let the Council know of your interest in a workshop that might not be currently scheduled. GCEE can sometimes schedule special workshops for school systems too.

Elementary School  

Econ and Me
A one-day workshop for third-grade teachers
Economics content tested on the CRCT based on the GPS is organized around five 15-minute video programs on DVD.  Forty-four activities are provided to support interdisciplinary understanding of the economics concepts.  Copies of the DVD and the activities are provided to each participant.  
No registration fee, cost of substitute reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included

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Focus Economics: K-2
A one-day workshop for kindergarten through second-grade teachers
Young children are hands-on learners, and teachers will learn to use concrete experiences and stories about children to teach personal finance concepts.  Kindergarten through second grade students learn how their economic decisions are important.  This workshop helps teachers bring the concepts home for these young learners.  
No registration fee, cost of substiture reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included 

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Personal Finance 3-5 
A one-day workshop for third- through fifth-grade teachers
Young children are hands-on learners, and teachers will learn to use concrete experiences and stories about children to teach personal finance concepts.  With the hands-on activities from this workshop teachers can help young students understand how their economic decisions are important.    
No registration fee, cost of substiture reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included 

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Stock Market GameTM Advisor Training
A full-day introduction for elementary school teachers new to the program
GCEE staff show teachers how to help their students learn from the market.  In the ten-week, Web-based stock trading simulation, students apply research and math skills, practice group decision making and analyze cause-and-effect relationships.  Teachers attending the workshop are expected to use the program with students during the semester they participate in the workshop.  There is a $7 fee per team of up to five students.  
No registration fee, cost of substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional materials provided

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U.S. Economic History
A one-day workshop for fourth- and fifth-grade teachers
To understand history, students must understand economic reasoning.  Students apply economic analysis to the events covered in traditional history courses.  These lessons are designed specifically to address the GPS in grades 4 and 5 while preparing students for the CRCT.    
No registration fee, cost of substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included  

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Using Biographies of Great Americans to Teach Economics
A one-day workshop for elementary school teachers
Basic economic concepts are presented through the lives of great Americans identified in the Georgia Performance Standards.  A story from the life of each individual is presented in two formats- an adult "read aloud" and a Lexiled student reading.  Lesson plans specific to each great American highlights economic and personal finance concepts from the life of that person.  
No registration fee, cost of substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included

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Virtual Economics 4 
A one-day workshop for fourth- and fifth-grade teachers 
VE4 is a CD-ROM containing a wealth of resources just for teachers, including 51 key economics concepts with print and video explanations and more than 1,400 reproducible activity-based lessons correlated to the GPS economics and personal finance standards.  Please note, this workshop is only for teachers who have not attended a VE3 workshop in the past.      
No registration fee, cost of substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional materials provided

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Middle School 

Economies in Transition
A one-day workshop for middle school teachers 
Teachers explore economic challenges faced by nations in various world regions (Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East).     
No registration fee, cost of substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included  

Economics in World Studies
A one-day workshop for sixth- and seventh-grade teachers 
This workshop focuses directly on the three major economic concepts in the world studies course: types of economic systems; economic growth and development; and international trade.  Teachers will enhance their knowledge and receive materials directly related to the GPS.   
No registration fee, cost of substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included  

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Georgia Economic History
A one-day workshop for eighth-grade teachers 
Teachers are given interactive lessons that apply both contemporary and historic examples of economic concepts to build enduring understandings regarding Georgia economic history and the economic concepts found within the Georgia Performance Standards.    
No registration fee, cost of substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included

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Personal Finance 6-8
A one-day workshop for middle school teachers 
With this comprehensive investment education curriculum, teachers introduce students to spending, saving and investing.  Students take a critical look at investment opportunities- mutual funds, stocks, bonds, and more- and uncover strategies for building lasting wealth.       
No registration fee, cost of substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included  

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Stock Market GameTM Advisor Training
A full-day introduction for middle school teachers new to the program
GCEE staff show teachers how to help students learn from the market.  In the ten-week, Web-based stock trading simulation, students apply research and math skills, practice group decision making and analyze cause-and-effect relationships.  Teachers new to the program should attend this workshop the same semester they plan on using the Stock Market Game in their classrooms.  There is a $7 fee to use the program for each team of up to five students.      
No registration fee, cost of substiture reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included

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Virtual Economics 4 
A one-day workshop for middle school teachers 
VE4 is a CD-ROM containing a wealth of resources just for teachers, including 51 key economics concepts with print and video explanations and more than 1,400 reproducible activity-based lessons correlated to the GPS economics and personal finance standards.  Please note, this workshop is only for teachers who have not attended a VE3 workshop in the past.      
No registration fee, cost of substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional materials provided


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High School  

Advanced Placement Economics Institute  
A five-day summer program for high school AP economics teachers 
Teachers review microeconomic or macroecomic theory; focus on the content and scoring of the micro and macro exams; and interact with experienced AP readers and table leaders.  Teachers may choose the five-day macroeconomics session or the five-day microeconomics session.  Teachers will receive College Board materials, textbooks, and the current AP Teachers and Student Manuels.  Offered with The College Board.  
$500 registration fee, instructional materials provided, 3 PLU credits, lunch included 

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Advanced Placement: Selected Topics in Micro and Macro   
A one-day workshop for AP economics teachers 
Led by experienced AP teachers and exam readers, this workshop takes an in-depth look at special topics in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.         
No registration fee, cost of substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included

Collaborative Teaching for High School Economics   
A one-day workshop for collaborative and special education high school economics teachers 
This workshop, designed for high school collaborative and resource economics teachers, focuses on economics content found within the high school Georgia Performance Standards (GPS).  Teachers will receive content, teaching strategies created specifically for high school collaborative and resource economics teachers, and lessons designed to actively engage students.      
No registration fee, cost of substitute reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included

The Economics of Sports   
A one-day workshop for high school teachers 
This workshop will focus on the relationship between economics and the world of sports.  Teachers will receive economic content specific to all five economic domains found within the GPS, teaching strategies created specifically for high school economics, lessons designed to actively engage students and a DVD copy of the ESPN 30 for 30 program "Broke" that examines the personal finances of many professional athletes.           
No registration fee, cost of substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional DVD provided, lunch included

High School Economics- Focus on the Fundamental Domain
A one-day workshop
Built around discussion of economic content and interactive demonstration lessons, this workshop focuses on economics as the study of choices that people and societies make as they use scarce resources to meet their wants.  This workshop introduces the basic concepts and skills which are the building blocks for studying economics.         
No registration fee, cost of substitute reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included
 

High School Economics- Focus on the International Domain 
A one-day workshop for high school teachers
Built around discussion of economic content and interactive demonstration lessons, this workshop focuses on issues such as free trade, barriers to trade, exchange rates, absolute and comparative advantage, and globalization.         
No registration fee, cost of substitute reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included

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High School Economics- Focus on the Micro Domain  
A one-day workshop 
Teachers take an in-depth look at microeconomic concepts and theory, and are given the opportunity to focus on content organized around the GPS microeconomic domain assessed by the EOCT.           
No registration fee, cost of substitute reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included

High School Economics- Focus on the Macro Domain
A one-day workshop
Teachers take an in-depth look at macroeconomic concepts and theory, and are given the opportunity to focus on content organized around the GPS macroeconomic domain assessed by the EOCT.       
No registration fee, cost of substitute reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included

High School Economics- Personal Finance Domain
A one-day workshop for high school teachers
With this comprehensive investment education curriculum, teachers introduce students to the ins-and-outs of long-term investing.  Students take a critical look at investment opportunities- mutual funds, stocks, bonds, and more- and uncover strategies for building lasting wealth.  The text is linked to a new online game, The Gen-I Revolution, that takes the lessons to a higher level!    
No registration fee, cost of substitute reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included

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Stock Market GameTM Advisor Training

A full-day introduction for high school teachers new to the program
GCEE staff show teachers how to help their students learn from the market.  In the ten-week, Web-based stock trading simulation, students apply research and math skills, practice group decision making and analyze cause-and-effect relationships.  
No registration fee, cost of substitute reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included

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Teaching High School Economics and the GPS
A two-day workshop for high school economics teachers
This introductory workshop boosts the comfort level and teaching effectiveness of teachers teaching the state-mandated high school economics courses.  Instructional materials and model teaching strategies proven to help students learn economics are shared.  Teachers take home lessons aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards.      
No registration fee, cost of substitute reimbursed, instructional materials provided, lunch included, PLU credit available

Virtual Economics 4 
A one-day workshop for high school teachers  
VE4 is a wealth of resources just for teachers, from 51 key economics concepts with practical teaching tips to more than 1,400 reproducible activity-based lessons correlated to the new economics and personal finance standards.    
No registration fee, cost of substitute reimbursed, instructional materials provided

 

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