All workshops are currently being offered in a virtual format.

Registration for our workshops is through our state organization, the Virginia Council on Economic Education.  Registration for Webinars is through Econ Ed Link.  When you click the “Register” link it will take you straight to the registration for that particular event.

Workshops
Quick Hit: Home Front Economics: New Video Series for At-Home Econ Activities!

DATE: January 14, 2021
TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Online

This 60-minute workshop will introduce teachers to an ALL NEW source for at-home econ and personal finance activities. These videos and activities are perfect for students in a virtual or hybrid setting! GREAT for homeschooling or for virtual days.

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Reading Makes Cents, Featuring: Save It! What is Given from the Heart, Home in the Woods

DATE: January 19, 2021
TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Online

Lynne Stover, who developed the Reading Makes Cents program and writes all the lessons and activities for the program, will join us for this workshop. Learn about bringing Reading Makes Cents to your school and how to incorporate these lessons into your curriculum.

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Quick Hit: Introducing the New Stock Market Game™ Modules for Teachers

DATE: January 26, 2021
TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Online

This 60-minute workshop will focus on the NEW Stock Market Game™ online module for teachers. We will also cover how to register classes for the SMG. This online simulation is a GREAT tool for teaching about investing in a virtual or hybrid setting.

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Quick Hit: Award-Winning Elementary Econ Lessions with National Semi-Finalist Teacher, Lauren Shifflett

DATE: February 9, 2021
TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Online

In this 60-minute workshop, teachers will hear about best practices and gain access to award-winning elementary econ lessons from nationally recognized teacher Lauren Shifflett.

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Quick Hit: Seuss-a-nomics!

DATE: February 25, 2021
TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Online

In this 60-minute workshop, teachers will hear about best practices and gain access to award-winning elementary econ lessons from nationally recognized teacher Lauren Shifflett.

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Quick Hit: Tips and Tricks for Teaching Civics and Economics

DATE: March 18, 2021
TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Online

This 60-minute workshop will cover some GREAT activities and lessons you can use for your Civics and Economics class. Participants will walk away with engaging lessons, activities, resources, and websites they can use to help teach Civics and Economics in a virtual, hybrid, and in-class setting.

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Quick Hit: Tips and Tricks for Teaching Civics and Economics

DATE: April 12, 2021
TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Online

This 60-minute workshop will demonstrate a number of existing online games you can use to teach economics and personal finance as well as how you can use Nearpod to engage your students in competitions within your existing lessons.

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Jedi-nomics: What the Invisible Hand Teaches Us About the Force

DATE: April 29, 2021
TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Online

Unlike storm troopers, this workshop is a can’t miss! Get activities you can use to bring the Star Wars universe to your classes. This is the way.

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Webinars
Hot off the Presses: New Picture Books Featuring Economic Concepts

DATE: January 12, 2021
TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Online

In this personal finance webinar, discover illustrated books that can teach young students about how to make good choices.

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Reading Makes Cents: Using Children's Literature to Teach Personal Finance

DATE: January 26, 2021
TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Online

In this economics webinar, learn how to introduce concepts like earning and investing by way of interesting fictional characters.

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New Chapter Books Featuring Economic Concepts and Social Commentary

DATE: February 9, 2021
TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Online

In this economics webinar, discover recently published books that address socioeconomic issues that impact today’s students.

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Pandemics Past, Present & Future: Young Adult Literature and Economic Systems

DATE: February 23, 2021
TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Online

In this economics webinar, discover recently published books that examine pandemics, crises, and societies' responses to them.

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March Madness and the Economics of College Basketball

DATE: March 9, 2021
TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Online

Use the backdrop of the NCAA and its marquee basketball tournament to teach about economics and personal finance. We will discuss the evolution of paying student athletes through the lens of NCAA basketball.

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Enterprising Women: Using Children’s Literature to Teach Economics

DATE: March 16, 2021
TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Online

In this webinar, teach Women’s History via the biographies of diverse, inspirational figures and teach foundational concepts.

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The Economics of the Super Bowl and the NFL

DATE: March 23, 2021
TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Online

This webinar will explain how competition and collusion impact the NFL. We will discuss the role of public finance in stadium construction and if cities should host the Super Bowl and more.

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