We all use money in our daily lives, but few of us actually
ponder how and why it works. Jacob Goldstein, cohost of
NPR’s Planet Money, has done the heavy lifting
for us in his enthralling account, Money: The True Story
of a Made-Up Thing. This event will focus on the
origin, functions, and potential future of money. Jacob Goldstein
will share highlights from his book and economics educators will
demonstrate a variety of original classroom activities to help
students understand the nature of money.
The co-sponsors of this event – the California Council on
Economic Education, the Georgia Council on Economic Education,
and the Thomas R. Brown Foundation – will provide attendees with
digital instructional resources and a $25 Grubhub
The first 100 registrants receive a complimentary copy
of Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing.
This one-day version of the Bootcamp workshop boosts the comfort
level and instructional effectiveness of novice teachers teaching
the state-mandated high school economics course. Instructional
materials and model teaching strategies proven to help students
learn economics are shared. Teachers receive lessons and other
resources aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence.
Audience: Novice Teachers, Grades
Materials, lunch, and substitute reimbursement are
Atlanta Braves Senior VP of Marketing Adam Zimmerman will join
GCEE to discuss marketing the Atlanta Braves, the
current season, changes made during the pandemic, the
All-Star Game situation, the Braves financial
status and take a few questions from the audience.
Econ Express is a new comprehensive online resource from GCEE and
GPB featuring interactive material covering the entire span a
basic economics course. While Econ Express is readily available,
this workshop provides insight as to how to make the most of the
site as well as providing some new lessons and activities that
incorporate parts of Econ Express and other new resources.
Materials, lunch, and substitute reimbursement provided
A key element of teaching economics is understanding what
students know and can do with the content. This workshop
features segments about writing effective test items, designing
rubrics that mirror the standards, and delivering meaningful
feedback as well as other important assessment practices.
The workshop focuses on the Economics standards at each
grade level. Teachers analyze, evaluate, and create assessments
in the workshop that can be used immediately in their classroom.
There is no registration fee for this workshop,
instructional materials are provided, substitute reimbursement is
available, and lunch is provided.
U.S. History and Economics teachers will benefit from this
engaging and interactive workshop that demonstrates how economic
concepts underpin most major events in U.S. History and how to
connect the two classes for students.
Audience: Econ and U.S. History Teachers, Grades 9-12
This workshop helps teachers learn how to help their students play the Stock Market Game and, more importantly, learn from the stock market. In the 10-week web-based stock trading simulation, students apply research and math skills, practice group decision making and analyze cause-and-effect relationships. Participants in this workshop are expected to play the game this semester. New AND veteran teachers are encouraged to attend to learn about new rule changes and new resources!