Aug 10, 2009

School Day

Welcome back to school everyone. After today you only have 179 more days until summer vacation. It will be here before you know it.

What's new at the Georgia Council you ask? Well, we have been working diligently all summer to bring you what you have come to expect from us...workshops that are worth your time and access to valuable resources that will help you teach economics. With that in mind we are happy to announce that we will be offering a number of new workshops this fall.

Starting next week you can attend our new one day Micro workshop for high school teachers (you will walk away with a John Stossel "Teaching Tools for Micro" DVD). In addition, we will be offering a number of high school one day workshops that focus on Macro (you will get a 2nd Stossel DVD) and another that focuses on International. Visit for registration details.

For all of you middle school teachers out there we will be offering a new workshop called "Economics in World Studies." This workshop, born out of the highly successful middle school Berry College Summer Institute, will provide you with a wealth of information that will be very useful in the classroom. Visit for registration details.

Back by popular demand is our middle and high school series "Economies in Transition." This year we will focus on Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Visit for registration details.

On the web side of things ECONBLOG is happy to welcome back Starr's Mill High School teacher extraordinaire Michael Melvin for another year of his popular "From the Classroom" teaching tips. We are also happy to welcome 2009 Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year Ms. Amy Hennessy aboard as a new blog contributor. Amy will be sharing teaching tips and successful strategies from the AP classroom. Look for her "From the AP Classroom" posts soon.

As always, please let us know what we can do to help you teach economics.