Teacher Workshops

Rebecca Booth works with teachers during a workshop
Director Rebecca Booth, left, works with teachers at a Center for Economic Education workshop

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 Tobacco Commission and 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: booth.r@lynchburg.edu, 434.544.8791.

Upcoming Workshops

Spring 2014

Economics & Children's Literature

R.S. Payne Elementary School Library
March 24, 2014
4-7 p.m.

This in-service designed for Lynchburg City Schools features childrens literature lessons that coordinate with Virginia Economic Standards of Learning. The in-service lessons are especially designed for use with young children in the primary grades. Lessons are planned so that teachers can present economic concepts found in popular primary storybooks in a hands-on, active-learning format. Each workshop attendee will receive a free copy of the Economics and Children's Literature curriculum book.
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Mathematics and Economics (grades 6-12)

Lynchburg College - Schewel 232
April 24, 2014
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

From cell phones to Movie Prices to Powerball, this workshop combines math and economics in a way that is relevant to your students' everyday lives, putting an end to the age-old question, "Why do I need to learn this?" Teachers will become better equipped to empower students as effective savers, investors, consumers, producers, and informed citizens while reinforcing the mathematics and social studies SOL. Each lesson contains background information about economics and ways in which it relates to mathematics. This hands-on, interdisciplinary approach to classroom instruction is sure to enhance student interest, comprehension, and retention. Teachers will receive a Mathematics and Economics: Connections for Life resource book.
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Dragons Decide (grades K-3)

Lynchburg College - Schewel 207
April 29, 2014
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

"Dilroy and Diana were Dragons. They lived in a nice little castle at the top of the hill. For many years they worked hard to buy things they needed. Even dragons have needs..." Dragons Decide, a combination story and coloring book, is a popular tool designed to reinforce some basic economic concepts, including scarcity, choice and decision-making, opportunity cost, saving, producers, goods and services, resources and specialization and interdependence. Each teacher will receive a set of coloring books courtesy of the Virginia Housing Development Authority.
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Summer 2014

Personal Finance Institute (5-day)

Lynchburg College - Schewel Hall 232
July 7-11, 2014

This institute is designed for teachers who want to deepen their knowledge of personal finance topics. It will be particularly helpful for those teaching economics and personal finance. Detailed content instruction and methodology will be covered for most of the personal finance topics included in the new Economics & Personal Finance SOLs and competencies including banking, credit, consumer rights and responsibilities, insurance, taxes, and financial planning. Content instruction will be delivered by experts from the various fields. Participants will receive curricula for use in the classroom Teachers will also take the W!SE Financial Literacy test and have the opportunity to earn this Teacher Certification at no charge. Click on Workshop Description for registration deadline and other details.
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Economics Institute (for middle and high school)

Albemarle Resource Center located at Murray High School
1200 Forest Street
Charlottesville, Va. 22903

July 21, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Teaching or planning to teach the new Economics and Personal Finance course? Then this 6-day institute in Albemarle County is for you! Blending economic content and classroom methodology, this program focuses directly on the new economics SOLs. Participants will experience first-hand how the economic way of thinking turns basic economics concepts into life skills that enable them to make more meaningful and productive day to day decisions. A detailed analysis of how market economies work and the personal and societal implications of economic indicators inflation, unemployment, and economic growth, etc. will also contribute to more informed decision-making as consumers, producers, savers, investors, employees, and citizens. A broader analysis of economies as a whole will conclude the program, allowing participants to make better sense of world situations. Participants receive classroom curricula valued over $100. Click on Workshop Description for registration deadline and other details.
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Registration Procedures

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.

Extra Incentives

  • 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.

To Burton Student Center - East Room

  • Off Lakeside Drive (221N), enter through Lynchburg College's main entrance on the right.
  • Pass the guard house and veer left at the "Y."
  • Burton Student Center is on the right.
  • Enter through entry on far left of building to access the East Room.