New York Stock Exchange Virtual Field Trip

Discovery Education is organizing a virtual field trip to the New York Stock Exchange on April 14, 2011.  The trip is scheduled from noon to 1pm eastern time. 

Students will have the opportunity to interact with market professionals, executives, and financial experts.  There will be pre and post visit classroom connectors for teachers, as well as student activities.  For more information, and to register your class for this opportunity, visit the Discovery Education website.

USI and USII ODU Econ Center Workshop

These guys have great workshop.  There is a list of sample lesson plans, although I only included the ones relevant to USI.   There were many more designed for USII.  Registration information is at the bottom of the post. 

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION

People’s choices have consequences that lie in the future.  Can teaching about US History using economic theory help our students to make better choices in their futures?  In the country’s future?  Absolutely!

 Focus: Understanding Economics in US History: Grades 6-12

Saturday, April 10, 2010  9:00am – Noon

Virginia Beach Higher Education Center

Mysteries abound in U.S. history.  Students, acting like detectives, solve these mysteries by searching for clues and sifting through evidence in an effort to gain new insights into familiar subjects.  Using the interactive lessons from Focus: Understanding Economics in US History, students use economic reasoning to engage and learn.  These 39 lessons use a unique mystery-solving approach to teach U.S. economic history to your high school students. The activity-based lessons will give you a new, refreshing way to meet your U.S. History content goals, and infuse eye-opening economics material at the same time.  Lessons are correlated to the Virginia Standards of Learning. Each participant will receive the curriculum guide with 39 lessons, a $60.00 value, FREE.   Worth three recertification/professional development hours.  Registration information at the bottom of this email.  

 A sampling of some of the 39 lessons in the curriculum.

Lesson 5: Indentured Servitude: Why Sell Yourself into Bondage?

Lesson 6: Specialization and Trade in the Thirteen Colonies

Lesson 7: The Costs and Benefits of American Independence

Lesson 8: Problems Under the Articles of Confederation

Lesson 9: The US Constitution: Rules of the Game

Lesson 11: How Did Cotton Become King? The Economics of Cotton and Everything Else.

Lesson 12: Francis Cabot Lowell and the New England Textile Industry

Lesson 16: Andrew Jackson and the Second Bank of the United States

Lesson 17: Free the Enslaved and Avoid the War

Lesson 18: Why Did the South Secede?

REGISTER ONLINE at the Virginia Council on Economic Education’s workshop page http://www.vcee.org/workshop/home and search by SPONSORING CENTER (ODU) for more information and to register for the workshops. *If you do not immediately receive a confirmation email then your registration did not go through.   Try again, or email Ruth Cookson ASAP at rcookson@odu.edu.

 

ODU Econ Workshops

A couple of workshops through ODU…

Old Dominion University Center for Economic Education

 NEW REGISTRATION PROCEDURE:  REGISTER ONLINE at the Virginia Council on Economic Education’s workshop page http://www.vcee.org/workshop/home and search by SPONSORING CENTER (ODU)  for more information and to register for the workshops. *If you do not immediately receive a confirmation email then your registration did not go through.  Try again, or email Ruth Cookson ASAP.

 Recession Economics: Basic Lessons for Helping to Understand the Current Crisis

Wed., March 24, 2010 4:30 – 6:30pm 

Virginia Beach Higher Education Center

Should we worry about inflation? What should the role of government be?  How does fiscal policy work?  This session will demonstrate basic lessons to help your students better understand current economic events.  Lessons will focus on Civics and Govt. topics such as monetary and fiscal policy, the role of the Federal Reserve and unemployment, and inflation.  Each participant will receive classroom materials and lesson plans.  For Teachers Grades 6-12. Free.  Refreshments provided.

 Focus: Understanding Economics in US History: Grades 6-12

Saturday, April 10, 2010  9:00am – Noon

Virginia Beach Higher Education Center

        Help your students to not just understand “what happened” but “why it happened” using active- learning lessons from the Council on Economic Education.  These 39 lessons, ranging from early Native Americans property rights to the economic problems faced in the 1970’s, use a unique mystery-solving approach to teach U.S. History to your high school and middle school students. Lessons are correlated to the Virginia Standards of Learning. Each participant will receive the curriculum guide Focus: Understanding Economics in US History – a $50.00 value – FREE.  Registration is limited to 25 teachers. This program made possible with support from the CEE with funding from the U.S. Dept of Education Office on Innovation and Improvement and the Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation.  Coffee and danish provided.  USI.1, USI.5, USI.6, USI.7, USI.8, USII.1, USII. 4, USII.6, USII.9, VUS.1, VUS.2, VUS.3, VUS.6, VUS.8, VUS.9, VUS.10, VUS.15

A few more ODU Econ workshops

NEW REGISTRATION PROCEDURE:  REGISTER ONLINE at the Virginia Council on Economic Education’s workshop page http://www.vcee.org/workshop/home and search by SPONSORING CENTER (ODU)  for more information and to register for the workshops. *If you do not immediately receive a confirmation email then your registration did not go through.  Try again, or email Ruth Cookson ASAP.

 Economics in Ancient Civilizations for Grades 2-3

Thurs., Feb 25, 2010    4:30 – 6:30pm 

Virginia Beach Higher Education Center

        Need help finding quality, interactive lesson plans on Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, China, and Mali? This workshop combines hands-on activities and children’s literature to help your students master these interesting yet difficult SOL concepts. Play Ancient Workers relay, teach about specialization, and focus on resources in this workshop.  Each participant will receive classroom materials, a children’s book, and lesson plans. SOL 2.1, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9.  Free.

 Decision Making: Addressing the New SOL Skill in Grades K-12

Thurs, March 4, 2010    4:30 – 6:30pm 

Virginia Beach Higher Education Center

Teachers will leave this session understanding how economics really is a “life skill” and not a dismal science! Kudos to the Virginia Board of Education for adding these essential skills to the revised 2008 History & Social Science SOL to be effective in 2010-11. This session will get teachers ahead of the game by demonstrating various K-12 grade-appropriate decision-making models and cost-benefit analyses as they apply to everyday life. Participants will then divide into grade-specific groups and apply these skills to respective subject content.  Free.

 Picture This!  Bulletin Board Economics

Tuesday, March 16, 2010    4:30 – 6:30pm

Virginia Beach Higher Education Center 

        Receive a set of 12 posters when you attend this workshop.  These posters, illustrating economic and financial literacy concepts, give teachers innovative teaching tools to cover the SOL economics strand.  During the workshop we will review the K-3 economics concepts and learn great tips on teaching them in your classroom.  Connect the concepts with the provided list of children’s literature and you have ready-made interdisciplinary lessons.  Free

Virginia Council on Economic Education Awards Program

Just in case anyone is interested!  From Suzanne Gallagher, Virginia Commonwealth University.

If you have developed a lesson or a project that does a really good job of teaching economics concepts , I hope you will consider submitting an entry to the Virginia Council on Economic Education Awards program.  There are cash prizes!  Winners are recognized at a lovely luncheon at the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank in the fall.  

 

This is not like applying for a National Science Foundation grant.  The entry must be brief.  There are actually page limits.  You have until August 1st to get your entry in.  

 

The application form and guidelines are on the VCEE website:  Go to this

link:  http://www.vcee.org/programs-awards/view/7

Remember, if you don’t enter, you can’t win!  Email Suzanne Gallagher, Director of Economic Education, School of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University, if you have questions.  sgallagh@vcu.edu

ODU Economics Workshops

There are three more ODU workshops coming up in case anyone is interested!  They are great workshops with lots of materials!

Picture This!  Bulletin Board Economics

Tuesday, October 7, 2008       4:30 – 6:30pm

Virginia Beach Higher Education Center

Receive a set of 12 posters when you attend this workshop.  These posters, illustrating economic and financial literacy concepts, give teachers innovative teaching tools to cover the SOL economics strand.  During the workshop we will review the K-3 economics concepts and learn great tips on teaching them in your classroom.  Connect the concepts with the provided list of children’s literature and you have ready-made interdisciplinary lessons. 

To register please provide your name, school, grade you teach, and phone number to Ruth Cookson by email

(rcookson@odu.edu) or by phone (683-5570). Free

 

Economics, Money and Children’s Literature

Wednesday, November 19, 2008      4:30 – 7:30pm

Virginia Beach Higher Education Center

Personal Finance and Children’s Literature is a resource manual with

15 lesson plans on popular children’s trade books that teach about money skills and math. Lessons are designed for children in grades K-3 and provide literature connections with the following books: Annie’s Pet, Beatrice’s Goat, Bunny Money, Glow goes Shopping, The Case of Shrunken Allowance, My Rows and Piles of Coins, Pigs will be Pigs, Matilda The Moocher, Doggone Lemonade Stand, plus seven more titles.   Participants will receive a copy of the curriculum. 

To register please provide your name, school, grade you teach, and phone number to Ruth Cookson by email

(rcookson@odu.edu) or by phone (683-5570). Free

Risky Business: What Every Teenager Needs to Know About Living Smart  for Grades: 6-12

Thursday, November 6, 2008  4:30 p.m. –  7:30 p.m. 

Tri- Cities Higher Education Center, Portsmouth (College Drive)

Risky Business shows your students how sound economic decision-making can empower teenagers to enter their adult years with skills to be healthy, wealthy, and secure. This complete DVD teaching resource contains four 15-20 minute video segments that are complemented by 12 lessons and activities (3 for each video). Workshop participants receive the DVD (a $99

value) which is also a wonderful resource for meeting several of the newly mandated Economic Education & Personal Finance Literacy Objectives.

To register please provide your name, school, grade you teach, and phone number to Ruth Cookson by email (rcookson@odu.edu) or by phone (683-5570).

Available for recertification credit.  Limited to 12 participants!

 

 

 

 

 

Stock Market Game Workshop

Old Dominion University Center for Economic Education

 Play the Stock Market Game: Grades 4-12

 

Thursday,  September 25, 2008  from 4:30 – 6:30pm

Virginia Beach Higher Education Center, Virginia Beach

 Always wanted to have your students play the Stock Market Game but not sure how to get started?   Has it been a while since you played and you need a refresher?  Then this is the workshop for you!   Materials and refreshments provided. To register please provide your name, school, grade you teach, and phone number to Ruth Cookson by email (rcookson@odu.edu) or by phone  (683-5570). Free

 The Stock Market Game dates for Fall 08 are September 29 – December 5, 2008

 New this year!   A seven month simulation (instead of the shorter 10 weeks)

Sept 29 – April 24, 2009

Workshops and Summer Opportunities

Money, Money, Money!  Coins in the Classroom for Grades K-12Fri. and Sat., April 11th and 12th, 2008    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Virginia Beach Higher Education Center

Everybody Loves Money!   They love to talk about it, complain about it, spend it, and save it! Use all that enthusiasm as a tool to enhance already existing lessons in mathematics, social studies, business, and economics.

“Coins in the Classroom” is a benchmark program from the American Numismatic Association with fun and interactive materials specifically designed for teachers.   Lessons correlate to the Virginia SOLs and EEFLs.

 Leave with hands-on materials, actual coins and paper money, plus a wealth of supplies to use in your classroom! This nationally recognized seminar has been conducted all over the country but this is the only time it will be offered in Virginia this year.  All materials, lunch, and morning coffee/juice/Danish provided.  

What a deal!  It’s FREE!

Here’s the direct link for registration:

http://www.money.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Teacher_Tool&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=7590

Professional development credits worth 14 hours!   You must attend both days.

 

More Questions? Contact Ruth Cookson by email (rcookson@odu.edu) or by phone (683-5570).

Samuel de Champlain and the Founding of Quebec Summer Institute

July 6-11, 2008

Experience first hand the sites and artifacts from the evolving French colonization of North America.  The institute will focus on “Samuel de Champlain and the Meeting of Two Worlds:  1601-1607.”

You must register by May 5, 2008.  There is a registration fee of $649

For more information, visit

www.umaine.edu/canam/teachingcanada.htm