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Competitions and Awards for Teachers and Students

  • STOCK MARKET GAME - For Grades 4-12.  Take advantage of additional training without leaving home with our new SMG Webinars. To register and for more information:   http://www.vcee.org/programs-awards/view/4

  • GOVERNOR'S CHALLENGE IN ECONOMICS AND PERSONAL FINANCE - For High School students.  Quiz bowl style competition with separate categories for personal finance, economics, and non-economics classes. You don't have to be teaching a traditional economics class to have your students participate!  Open to government, business, marketing, and any classes with economics or personal finance content.  Go to www.econchallenge.org and  http://www.financechallenge.org  for information and to register your teams!  

  • COLOR THE CONCEPTS -The Virginia Council on Economic Education is sponsoring a SOL economics poster contest for Virginia students grades K - 5.  The 12 winning entries will be used to create posters that will be distributed across the state. Please call/email the ODU Center for the complete set of rules. Visit the VCEE website for an entry form and to see past winners.   http://www.vcee.org/programs-awards/view/1    

VIRGINIA COUNCIL ON ECONOMIC EDUCATION AWARDS

  • The Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) annually recognizes and rewards teachers who demonstrate outstanding creativity and commitment to the instruction of economics. There are three distinct programs for teacher recognition. Visit the VCEE website for an application   http://www.vcee.org/programs-awards/view/7  Applications due August 1, 2013.                

Outstanding Economics Lesson Plan

This award recognizes teachers who create an outstanding original single lesson plan that increases economic understanding. The lesson is of a short duration, typically taking three days or less to complete.

 

Outstanding Economics Unit/Project Plan

This award recognizes teachers who create an outstanding original unit or project that increases economic understanding. The unit or project may take place over an entire semester or grading period and typically consists of a number of lessons and a culminating activity.

 

The Outstanding Economic Educator

This award recognizes teachers who have a sustained history of commitment and contribution to economic education. An Outstanding Economics Educator will be selected from each of the Centers and will receive $100. One of those teachers will be selected as Virginia's Outstanding Economic Educator and will be awarded $1,000.