Our singular focus is on helping Georgia schools teach the state-mandated standards in economics and personal finance.
The Georgia Council on Economic Education was founded in 1972, largely through the efforts of metro Atlanta business, community and education leaders. Since its founding, the Georgia Council has served tens of thousands of K-12 teachers throughout the state by creating and delivering interactive workshops and teaching materials designed to make economics and personal finance exciting subjects to teach. The Georgia Council continues to support K-12 teachers by providing grade-level appropriate lesson plans and materials through workshops designed to strengthen their knowledge of economics and personal finance. The Georgia Council’s board consists of top leaders from the business and education communities of Georgia, and it receives financial support from hundreds of businesses, foundations and individuals throughout the state.
What sets the Georgia Council on Economic Education apart from other community organizations is our singular focus on helping k-12 teachers in Georgia teach the state-mandated standards in economics and personal finance. We work to improve their content knowledge, pedagogy and classroom management skills. This proven strategy helps ensure Georgia’s economics and personal finance standards are being taught in effective and engaging ways and that every public school student in Georgia is being adequately prepared for their economic and financial futures. All of our workshops and materials are offered to teachers at no financial cost.
The Georgia Council on Economic Education’s mission is to help teachers teach economics and personal finance in the public and independent schools of Georgia. Our vision is of students leaving school prepared for their economic roles as productive workers, informed consumers, involved citizens and lifelong decision-makers in a globally interdependent world. Each year, the Georgia Council serves thousands of K-12 teachers by conducting grade- and content-specific workshops designed to help them teach the state-mandated standards in economics and personal finance. The Georgia Council also coordinates a variety of special programs, including the Stock Market Game, the Georgia Economics Challenge, the Personal Finance Challenge, Mini-Society, and the fourth and fifth grade Econ Games.
What Would You Do with $5,000 and a Day of Service?
If we had $5,000 and a Day of Service, we would use it to create and deliver an effective teacher workshop focused on improving the financial lives of students in Georgia so they may one day meet their financial goals and aspirations.