We offer SOL-Compliant Economic Education workshops for K-12 teachers.
Teachers from Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell counties, and Lynchburg City participate FREE thanks to the financial partnership support from each school division and grant money from the Virginia Council on Economic Education.
Other teachers will be charged a $50 fee to cover a portion of the workshop expenses. (Discounts are available for multiple participants.) Private School Economic Education Association memberships are available.
Contact Rebecca Booth, director, for more details: , 434.544.8791.
Dragons Decide & Piggy Bank Primer: Free Resources for the Elementary Classroom (grades Pre-K – 3)
Lynchburg College – Schewel 214
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dragons Decide: A Free Enterprise Coloring Book and accompanying lessons can be used with children in kindergarten through third grade. Piggy Bank Primer: Saving and Budgeting Lessons for Grades 2-4 is a story workbook with activities. Both are excellent resources for either introducing or reviewing economic concepts with the students. Concepts such as economic wants, scarcity, choice, decision-making, opportunity cost, saving, producers, goods and services, resources, specialization and interdependence. Curriculum, snacks, and door prizes are included.
From Pocahontas to Martin Luther King, Jr.: Teaching the SOL VIPs (grades 1-3)
Lynchburg College – Schewel 207
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The very important people featured in the elementary History and Social Science Standards of Learning can help engage students’ interest. The lives of these fascinating historical figures illustrate economic concepts ranging from barter and opportunity cost to saving and investing. Curriculum, snacks, and door prizes are included.
Summer Mini-Economy: Creating a Memorable Classroom Experience (grades 3-5)
Perrymont Elementary School
409 Perrymont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24502
Monday, June 04, 2018 – Wednesday, June 06, 2018
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
The Mini-Economy is an experienced-based program used to teach entrepreneurship, economics and government. Students immerse themselves in a classroom economy: applying for jobs, running businesses, paying taxes, making investments. Your students will master essential economics principles while getting cross-curricular exposure to math, reading and writing. On top of invaluable teamwork and negotiation skills, students learn their role in the global marketplace. Participants will receive a number of engaging, classroom ready lessons and activities for grades 3 -5. The institute also identifies performance assessments for grade 3. Participants who attend the entire institute and successfully pass a test will be acknowledged as VCEE Certified Economic Educator: Mini-Economy.
Online Economics Institute (grades 6-12)
June 18, 2018 – August 5, 2018
The course focuses on the economics content in the high school Economics and Personal Finance course and provides resources for teaching it to your students. Learn how the economic way of thinking turns basic economic concepts into life skills that enable students to make more informed decisions. Learning how market economies work and implications of economic indicators – inflation, unemployment and economic growth – also contributes to better decision-making as consumers, producers, savers, investors, employees and citizens. A broad analysis of economics as a whole engages participants to better understand world situations.
You receive a Virtual Economics 4.5 flashdrive with over 1400 lessons searchable by grade and concept (valued at $160) and other classroom resources. The class is designed to require 6 hours/week over 7 weeks, with weekly reading and other assignments to be completed in order to receive a certificate of completion and have your deposit check returned. Many assignments can be done ahead of schedule, but once a week posting on a discussion board or an experiment is required.
Teachers who successfully complete this course will earn recognition as a VCEE Certified Economics Educator: High School. A refundable deposit of $140 is required and must be received by Monday, June 4, 2018 to participate in the class. Checks will be returned uncashed to participants who complete the entire course or to any teacher who notifies VCEE of their desire to withdraw no later than Monday, July 2, 2018 and returns the curriculum material they have received.
Civics and Economics Institute (grades 6-12)
July 23-26, 2018
Franklin County Public Schools
150 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151
8:30 am- 4 pm
The study of economics goes hand in hand with the study of civics in developing students into responsible and knowledgeable citizens and voters. This 4-day institute will focus on the importance of civic and economic education. This institute will equip middle and high school teachers with hands-on lessons and resources to teach economic concepts to their students. Connections will be made to the Civics & Economics Standards of Learning, as well as economic concepts in the high school Economics and Personal Finance course. The institute is comprised of eight modules, which include: Economics is About Making Choices • Why Do We Need an Economic System? • How Our Economy Flows • Markets and Prices • How Does Government Relate to the Economy? • What is Globalization and How Does It Affect Me? • Banks and the Federal Reserve System • How the Economy Affects You Financially
Participants completing the 4 instructional days in class and additional assignments outside of class will be eligible for 30 hours of re-certification credits and receive recognition as a VCEE Certified Economics Educator in Civics & Economics. Participants receive a number of resources for use in the classroom including a Virtual Economics flash drive with over 1,400 activity-based lessons searchable by grade and topic, 51 key economic concepts, and a glossary with over 500 terms. ($160 value) Morning Snacks and Lunch will be provided. A refundable deposit of $40 is required to hold your space for the institute and must be received by Monday, June 4, 2018 to participate in the class. Checks will be returned uncashed to participants who complete the entire 4-day institute. Please mail your $40 refundable fee to: Rebecca Booth, Director, Lynchburg College, Center for Economic Education, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501.
All teachers should register using the above links or by accessing the Virginia Council on Economic Education website (www.vcee.org), clicking “Teacher Workshops” and selecting “Lynchburg College” as the “Sponsoring Center for Economic Education.” Next “Search,” then “Register” (located in blue bar beneath workshop description). Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
- All workshops are SOL-compliant.
- Each participant will take home a collection of ready-to-use lessons and/or curriculum unit.
- Certificates of completion will be awarded for recertification points, as approved by each school division.
- Food and drink will be served at every workshop!
Click here for turn by turn directions to campus.
To Schewel Hall
- On Lakeside Drive (221N), pass Lynchburg College’s main entrance on the right.
- Take the first right at the first light.
- Take the next right onto College Drive.
- Take a right onto Vernon Street at the top of the hill.
- Schewel Hall is the three-story brick building straight ahead (beside the Chapel and attached to library).
To Brewer Townhouse 1 – Large Meeting Room
- Off Lakeside Drive (221N), enter through Lynchburg College’s main entrance on the right.
- Take the first right.
- Continue past dorms toward Wake Field House.
- Park in the large parking area before Wake Field.
- Walk down the incline. Enter the building to the left of the Pavilion. Enter lowest level of building.