Feb 5, 2013

Stock Market Game (spring) 2013 is off and running. The rankings after week #1 are as follows...

1. Walnut Grove High- $108,513.00
2. Long Cane Middle- $107,734.00
3. George Walton Academy- $104,519.00
4. Long Cane Middle- $104,183.00
5. Pace Academy- $103,515.00

With more than 4,000 student teams participating, SMG 2013 is going to be a good one.

Jan 7, 2013

Here We Go...

New Year. New Workshops? Looking for some teaching strategies or new lesson ideas? Of course you are. The winter/spring GCEE calendar is up and the chances are really good that there is a workshop (or two) specifically for you. With workshops designed for teachers in grades K-12, GCEE provides Georgia teachers with resources to help them teach economics.

Please visit www.gcee.org for registration information.

Aug 7, 2012

APP

Looking for a nice little Econ app? This one just might do the trick. Why not get your students using economics-themed apps? Maybe they're not as cool as Angry Birds or Total-War-Monger-Mania but they will certainly help a lot more in preparing your students for the EOCT.

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Aug 1, 2012

Ben Speaks ... To You


In less than a week, the Federal Reserve will broadcast the "Conversation with the Chairman: Teacher Town Hall" on 8/7/12 from 2:30pm until 3:30pm.

Hit up this link for all of the awesome Bernanke action.

Jul 31, 2012

Pathway to Financial Success


Discover has recently launched a program designed to help students (and teachers) learn more about financial education. A few of the things they are offering ...

... Grants to cover the costs of a personal finance course at qualifying public high schools.

... Training sessions for teachers.

Check out www.pathwaytofinancialsuccess.org for plenty of information.

Jul 30, 2012

Welcome Back

The Fall 2012 school year is about to kick off and GCEE has you covered with 80+ workshops between August 12th and December 15th. 

Check www.gcee.org on August 1st for all of the locations, dates and times of our workshop offerings.

Jul 26, 2012

GAEE

Want to be a member of a special group of economic educators who are all committed to bringing the latest and greatest lessons, ideas and teaching strategies to their students? 

Why not consider joining the Georgia Association of Economic Educators (GAEE)? GAEE members gain access to the amazingly cool and helpful GAEE website, they get invited to the annual GAEE luncheon at the Georgia Council for the Social Studies conference in October, they get first dibs on spots in workshops and they periodically receive cool publications.

All for a mere $15.00.

Mar 27, 2012

Georgia Economics Challenge

Congratulations to Starr's Mill High School and John's Creek High School for taking home first place in their respective divisions yesterday at the 2012 Georgia Economics Challenge.

Starr's Mill won their third David Ricardo Division title in the last six years while John's Creek brought home top honors in the Adam Smith Division in their very first year of competing.

Both teams now move on to the national semi-finals on April 24th. Best of luck in round two to both teams!

A giant Econblog thank you to the great people at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta for being such amazing hosts.