The Georgia Council on Economic Education offers workshops that provide K-12 teachers economics and personal finance content and creative ways to teach it. For most non-virtual workshops, there are no registration fees, lesson materials are included, lunch is provided, and substitute reimbursement is offered.
All virtual workshops listed here are available to all Georgia K-12 educators, but registration priority is given to specific school system teachers when indicated in the workshop descriptions.
To see an example of a Georgia Council workshop and its impact on teachers, check out this video.
To access previously recorded virtual workshops, click here. NOTE: Not all GCEE workshops are recorded.
Click the link below for the master list of Spring 2021 workshops.
Economic Topics for Grade 8: Agriculture in Georgia (VIRTUAL)
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
In this series of workshops, GCEE will demo lessons designed to engage 8th Grade students in Georgia Studies classes. This particular workshop will focus on the impact of the agriculture industry on the economy of Georgia.
Audience: Teachers, Grade 8
Economics and the Civil Rights Movement for Grade 5 (VIRTUAL)
Thursday, May 20, 2021
This workshop focuses on the economics behind the Civil Rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s, particularly the Ten Demands of the March on Washington in 1963.
Audience: Teachers, Grade 5
Economic Topics for Grade 8: The Economic Impact of WWII on Georgia (VIRTUAL)
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
This series of one-hour workshops is designed to help teachers teach select topics in the 8th Grade Georgia Studies virtually while maintaining as much participation and engagement as possible. This particular workshop will focus on the economic impact of the wartime industries such as the Bell Bomber Plant and the Brunswick and Savannah shipyards on Georgia’s economy.
Audience: Teachers, Grade 8
The Georgia Council’s AP Economics Summer Institute has long been the premier summer institute for AP Economics in the Southeast. This experience is beneficial for brand new teachers and experienced teachers looking for a refresher! Like most of the other APSI’s this year, we will be offering our week-long institute online so internet access and a personal device is required. You will still receive the same materials that are unique to the GCEE APSI including the workbooks. This year, the AP Economics institute is from June 7th - June 11th. The cost is $725.00 NOTE, the registration link below will take you a different website for registration for this event. If you have any questions, please e-mail Chris Cannon.
Audience: AP Econ Teachers (new and experienced), Grades 9-12
Integrating Elementary Economics and Math Effectively (VIRTUAL)
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am
Join us as we share exciting ways to integrate math and economic concepts to help you increase your students’ understanding of both disciplines. This session will be tailored to a third grade’s math and economic GSE. There is no registration fee, and all resources used will be shared with participants at no financial cost.
Audience: Teachers, Grade 3
We are proud to present a first-of-its-kind, virtual economic education conference just for teachers in grades kindergarten through fifth grade…the K-5 Economic Education Expo (K5E3)!
The purpose of this conference is to equip educators to teach Georgia’s economics and personal finance standards with reliable resources and engaging instructional strategies.
We have designed K5E3 with general sessions featuring authors using picture books to share how economic decision-making is a critical part of all our lives. The smaller-group sessions are tailored specifically for the grade bands, K-1st, 2nd-3rd, and 4th-5th. Participants may choose any grade band session regardless of the grade they are currently teaching . Our hope is this virtual conference will leave you refreshed and inspired to teach this vital subject with confidence and enthusiasm. A few of the sessions planned are
- Starting Your Year Off Smart with the Economic Way of Thinking
- Tech Tools to Help You Teach Economics and Budgeting
- Lingo Bingo: Fun Ways to Teach Economic Vocabulary
- Being Clever with Your Cash: Teaching Your Students to Spend and Save Money Wisely
- Getting Lit with Econ, ft. the 3 Js of the GaDOE
- Be Flipgrid Fabulous Teaching the Economics and Personal Finance GSE
Registration is free, and all resources (including picture books) will be provided to participants at no financial cost to them or their school systems. Loads of great door prizes will be given as well. This is one virtual conference you don’t want to miss!
If you register for this event before Memorial Day (May 31), and you attend both Expo days in June, you will be entered into a special drawing for a $100 gift card.
Audience: Grades K-5
Assessing Student Knowledge in Economics (VIRTUAL)
Thursday, June 17, 2021
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 and delivering meaningful feedback as well as other important assessment practices. The workshop will primarily focus 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.
Audience: Teachers, Grades 4-12
Designed especially for kindergarten and first grade, this virtual workshop gives teachers helpful online and face-to-face strategies to teach the foundational economic concepts of scarcity and choice. All resources presented will be shared digitally with all those that register and attend. There is no registration fee, and all resources used will be shared with participants at no financial cost to them.
Audience: Teachers, Grades K and 1
In this innovative summer institute sponsored by Georgia Pacific, participants will spend three virtual days learning more about economic concepts including opportunity cost, specialization, free enterprise, monetary and fiscal policy, entrepreneurship, and international trade. The institute will be varied, fast-paced and interactive. The program will feature a variety of guest speakers and lesson plan demonstrations conducted by award-winning master teachers. All materials used for lesson demonstrations will be provided to teachers so you can use them in your classroom immediately.
A $300 stipend is provided for completing the program.
Applicants must teach at a high school within a Georgia Pacific Community. Click the link below to learn more and apply.
Teaching the GSE Grade 5: Economics in US History (VIRTUAL)
Thursday, June 24, 2021
The Georgia elementary school curriculum in social studies provides students a strong foundation in the history of the United States. This workshop is designed to highlight economics in US history during the 20th Century.
Audience: Teachers, Grade 5
***This workshop was postponed. Check back soon to see the new date and time***
Atlanta Braves Senior VP of Marketing Adam Zimmerman will join GCEE to discuss marketing the Atlanta Braves, the upcoming season, changes made during the pandemic, preparations for the All-Star Game in Atlanta, the Braves financial status and take a few questions from the audience.
Audience: Teachers, Grades 8-12