Register for workshops

Registration is through our state organization, the Virginia Council on Economic Education, so you’ll be sent straight to the registration site when you choose “Register” below.

1. The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning  ♦  September, 10, 3:45-5:45 p.m.  ♦  Rockingham County Public Schools, 100 Mt. Clinton Pike, Harrisonburg.  (Grades 4-12) Learn how to use the Stock Market Game. Students manage a virtual investment portfolio and compete with teams across the state. This activity gives students the tools needed to learn more about types of investments and give teachers the tools needed to teach about many of the Economic and Personal Finance SOL’s. ☑ REGISTER

2. Using Pop Culture to Teach Economics  ♦  September, 18, 3:45-5:45 p.m.  ♦  220 University Boulevard, Harrisonburg. (Grades 6-12) Develop methods for integrating pop culture into their existing economics and personal finance lessons. Examples: using Batman to illustrate the PACED Model, how students can recognize predatory lending by recognizing the characteristics of Darth Vader, how Rick and Morty can teach students about money. ☑ REGISTER

3. Using Economics to Teach About Elections ♦ October, 9, 3:45-5:45 p.m. ♦ 220 University Boulevard, Harrisonburg. (Grades 6-12) The upcoming elections offer teachers a great opportunity to use economic reasoning to teach students about political elections and the decisions people make when choosing how they should vote for the midterm elections. We will focus on teaching about elections with data driven evidence. ☑ REGISTER

4. Introduction to the Classroom Mini-Economy  ♦  October, 16, 3:45-5:45 p.m.  ♦  220 University Boulevard, Harrisonburg. (Grades 3-8) Learn the basics of introducing the mini-economy into their classroom. In a mini-economy students earn play money in a variety of ways and spend it at a class store, class auction or at stores operated by their classmates. It is in effect a miniature economic system operating within the regular classroom. These lessons are project based learning at its best! ☑ REGISTER

5. From Adam Smith to Zheng He, Economic Concepts throughout World History  ♦  October, 23, 3:45-5:45 p.m.  ♦  220 University Boulevard, Harrisonburg. (Grades 6-12)  Learn methods for integrating economic simulations into existing history curriculum. Students will gain an understanding of how economics influenced cultures, civilizations, and major events throughout world history from the Neolithic Era to the Enlightenment. ☑ REGISTER

6. Economics of Immigration  ♦  November, 14, 3:45-5:45 p.m.  ♦  220 University Boulevard, Harrisonburg. (Grades Pre-K-3) Immigration is a major topic in the news today. This workshop will dive into the economic concepts around immigration. Teachers will gain a deeper understanding of this complex topic as well as lessons and resources they can use in their classes. ☑ REGISTER

7. Playful Economics  ♦  November, 28, 3:45-5:45 p.m.  ♦  220 University Boulevard, Harrisonburg. (Grades K-6)  Integrate the Playful Economics lessons into existing curriculum. It gives students the ability to use modeling clay to illustrate everything from goods and services to inflation and GDP. Students will have a blast using these lessons in your classroom! ☑ REGISTER

8. Virginia Reads One Book  ♦  December 4, 3:45-5:45 p.m.  ♦  Smithland Elementary, 474 Linda Lane, Harrisonburg. (Grades K-5) Get a jump start on the Virginia Reads One Book initiative! Learn great ways to encourage your student’s entrepreneurial spirit and introduce them to, or reinforce, many economic and financial concepts. This year’s book is: Cleo Edison Oliver Playground Millionaire☑ REGISTER