Upcoming Professional Development
E-STEM Summer Institute: A Bus Tour for Educators
Friday, June 16th
This summer, SC Economics is planning an exciting opportunity for educators to engage with business leaders across the state on a bus tour! This bus tour is not just an opportunity for business education and economics teachers! Invite your STEM friends, as the evolving workforce in South Carolina is demanding more students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics who can make interdisciplinary connections!
June 26-30 (Winthrop University)
Participants will receive 3 credit graduate course (appropriate for the content area). Registration cost of $200 (SC Teachers) and $275 (Out-of-State Teachers). South Carolina teachers will be eligible for a $50 scholarship from SC Economics (please contact Amanda Stiglbauer for details). Institutes will be led by experienced AP teachers, AP exam graders, and content specialists. All participants will leave with sample lessons, a syllabus for their fall course, resources for teaching their AP course, tips on AP exam grading and preparation, and review of pertinent content. This is a great professional development for current AP teachers, individuals hoping to add AP endorsement to their certificate, and all teachers in the discipline.
Fundamentals of Environmental Economics
Friday, July 28th
In partnership with the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE), a national organization dedicated to promoting economic education by helping teachers of economics become more effective educators, SC Economics is excited to provide this one-day workshop. This program is designed to familiarize middle and high school teachers and curriculum specialists with a non-biased approach that introduces the basics of environmental economics and provides effective classroom simulations to introduce the concepts in the classroom. Sample topics include the Tragedy of the Commons, Using Marginal Analysis to Make Environmental Decisions, and Addressing Climate Change. You will not want to miss this rare opportunity to engage with Donald G. Fell, professor for the FTE Institute on the Environment and the Economy as well as The Right Start Institute!
The Classroom Mini-Economy: Expanding Your Classroom Mini-Economy
May 9, 2017 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Once you have mastered the mini-economy there are many ways you can enrich or extend it. This session will give teachers ideas for extensions and projects that can be done along with the mini-economy.
Economics, U.S. History and the C3 Framework: Why Are Sweatshop Workers Usually Young Women?
May 17, 2017 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
This webinar uses economic reasoning – and the voices of the workers themselves – to help answer this and other questions.
Behavioral Economics: Other Things Matter: How Emotions Impact our Decisions
May 23, 2017 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
This webinar will explain how to run the classical behavioral experiment called the Ultimatum Game with your students.
Stock Market Game
Each year, more than 6,000 students in grades 4-12 play the Stock Market Game in South Carolina. Available to public, private and home schools, along with community organizations, the Stock Market Game is SC Economics’ signature program for students.
The first round of the South Carolina Economics Challenge will be conducted virtually on site at schools. Teachers may register for the Spring contest beginning February 15, 2017. The testing window for teams is March 1-15th. The top ten teams from the David Ricardo and Adam Smith Divisions will be invited to the state contest at the Darla Moore School of Business for EconDay on Friday, March 24, 2017.
InvestWrite (Stock Market Game Writing Contest)
1/17 Essay Prompts Posted; 4/5 Submission Deadline
InvestWrite is the perfect bridge between language arts and the Stock Market Game. The InvestWrite Essay Contest gives students the opportunity to reinforce their newfound knowledge from the Stock Market Game by composing an essay on one of their investments during the contest. Visit www.investwrite.org for more information, including webinar opportunities, registration, and past essay prompts. Essay prompts will be posted January 17, 2017 and the essay deadline is April 5, 2017.
Gen i Revolution
This free, online personal finance game for high school students can be played online, on a tablet device, and via Facebook. Students assume the role of a secret agent assigned to solve a variety of financial problems--in the form of 15 missions--and defeat the "Murktide" of financial confusion that is spreading across the country.
Vault--Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program
This interactive financial education course, powered by EverFi, is a web-based, new-media learning platform that brings complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation.
Stock Market Game
This online game provides students with a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn about investing and how the economy works. Competing on a team of 3-5 students, learners manage a virtual portfolio of $100,000 for 10 weeks, September 26-December 2. Grades 4th-12th, with a teacher division as well!