To help K-12 teachers teach economics and personal finance in the public and independent schools of Georgia.
Students leaving school prepared for their economic roles as
- productive workers
- informed consumers and savers
- involved citizens
- lifelong decision makers in a globally interdependent world
WHY OUR WORK IS IMPORTANT
Students in Georgia are required to pass a Personal Finance and Economics course to graduate from high school – yet the majority of teachers who teach economics and personal finance have no formal training in these disciplines.
A basic understanding of economics and personal finance is essential to making informed decisions as workers, consumers, citizens, savers and investors.
Research has shown that students of teachers who attended Georgia Council workshops performed significantly higher on mandated high-stakes testing than students whose teachers had never attended a Georgia Council workshop.
HOW THE GEORGIA COUNCIL WORKS
Each year, we deliver 150+ workshops to thousands of K-12 teachers preparing them to teach economics and personal finance creatively and effectively. Thanks to generous donations, we are able to provide the following at no financial cost to teachers, schools, or systems:
- effective professional development workshops that are standards-driven
- substitute teacher cost reimbursement
- innovative lesson plans and materials aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence
- research-driven teaching and learning strategies that lead to increased assessment scores
- challenging academic competitions for K-12 students
- site visits across the state that illustrate practical applications of economic concepts