Farm Business Management Update, April - May 2009
By Barbara J. Taylor (email@example.com), Program Coordinator, Virginia Tech Center for Economic Education, and Mike Ellerbrock (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor, Natural Resources and Economic Education, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech
The Virginia Tech Center for Economic Education is providing a well-timed response to a significant need for training teachers in the areas of economics and personal finance. Recently, the Virginia Board of Education passed a requirement that all freshman students entering high school in 2010 receive a one-year course in economics and personal finance, prior to graduation. The Virginia Tech Center for Economic Education is developing a model for that required course, with the aim of beginning teacher training on the course this summer. High school teachers who have either a Social Studies or a Career and Technical Education endorsement will be eligible to teach the required high school course; however, many need assistance to be able do so.
Mike Ellerbrock and Barbara Taylor will offer, at the Crossroads Institute in Galax, a two-week professional development workshop in June for up to 25 teachers from Carroll, Floyd, Grayson, and Wythe counties and the city of Galax. This work is being funded through a grant to the Virginia Council on Economic Education from the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission. If you are interested in attending this workshop please contact Barbara J. Taylor at: email@example.com or by calling (540) 231-1147.
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