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Middle School Financial Lit Takes Flight

Teachers in Savannah were the first to experience the Georgia Council’s new Financial Literacy for Middle Grades workshop this week   This workshop delivers content and new lesson plans written by Georgia teachers designed to engage middle school students and help them understand personal financial literacy from a variety of angles. The Georgia Council will be delivering this workshop far and wide in the coming months.

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Economics in Children’s Literature: Grades 4 and 5 Kicks Off

The Georgia Council debuted its newest workshop in front of a group of Henry County teachers earlier this week. Economics in Children’s Literature: Grades 4 and 5 uses four unique children’s books to help fourth and fifth grade teachers incorporate effective literacy strategies into creative and engaging STEM, language arts, and social studies lessons. All four books are provided to teachers along with the lessons that are demonstrated at the workshop. Thank you to the Zeist Foundation for making this exciting workshop possible! 

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What a Difference a Day Makes

The Georgia Council was recently presented with a generous donation from Regions Bank for winning the recent “What A Difference A Day Makes” online competition.  Thousands of teachers, students, and supporters of GCEE voted in the competition to see which non-profit organization would get a generous financial donation along with a day of volunteer services from a Regions representative.

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Georgia Pacific Sponsors Economic Education Institute

Twenty-five teachers from across the country were treated to a week-long Economic Education Institute co-produced by GCEE and Georgia Pacific in June.  The experience included lesson demonstrations from the Council and Youth Entrepreneurs, guest speakers from Georgia Pacific, and field experiences to High Road Ice Cream, Mercedes Benz Stadium, The Battery Atlanta, Chick Fil A headquarters, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

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2019 Manufacturing Tour Heads East

GCEE’s summer manufacturing bus tours have developed a good reputation over the last four years for providing top of the line experiences for teachers and access to facilities around the state of Georgia.  The 2019 tour was no exception as teachers were treated to exceptional tours of Toto Toilets, Great Southern Wood (Yellawood), Savannah River Brewing, Textron’s RPM facility, and Cardinal Health.

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Lights, Camera, Budget! wins Serious Play Award

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The GCEE/GPB co-produced Lights, Camera, Budget! online game was awarded a Silver Award at the 2019 International Serious Play Awards.  Only 24 games were selected for this award out of thousands of entries.