High School teacher and students in the library.

The Center for Economic Education at Virginia Tech provides resources for K-12 educators to effectively teach economics and personal finance to students in Virginia’s primary and secondary schools. The center provides K-12 curricula and activities, in-service training workshops, and graduate-credit courses for teachers.

The Virginia Tech Center for Economic Education is affiliated with the Virginia Council on Economic Education and Council on Economic Education, as well as Virginia Cooperative Extension.

CEE Educator Resources

Workshops provide an opportunity for teachers to brush up on their knowledge of basic economic and financial concepts, familiarize themselves with state requirements included in the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL), and obtain tools and ideas for teaching basic economic and financial concepts in a fun and engaging manner. Workshops can be used to provide in-service training and recertification credits for teachers.

The Center for Economic Education offers teacher training workshops which can be customized to meet the needs and interests of specific groups of teachers. Contact Cheryl Ayers for more information. 

The Center for Economic Education has a variety of resources available for borrowing free of charge. These e-materials are all designed to help teachers incorporate economics and personal finance into the current curriculum.

Materials from the lending library may be requested by emailing Cheryl Ayers.

Items include:

  • Curriculum guide and lesson plans for K-12;
  • Instructional videos;
  • Board and simulation games;
  • Stock Market Game resources

The Center for Economic Education has a variety of resources available for borrowing free of charge. These e-materials are all designed to help teachers incorporate economics and personal finance into the current curriculum.

Materials from the lending library may be requested by emailing Cheryl Ayers.

Items include:

  • Curriculum guide and lesson plans for K-12;
  • Instructional videos;
  • Board and simulation games;
  • Stock Market Game resources

The Center for Economic Education's staff members are available for school visits to provide in-class demonstrations of educational activities designed to help students grasp basic economic and financial concepts and prepare for SOL testing.

If you would like to arrange for us to visit your classroom, please contact Cheryl Ayers or telephone at least one month prior to the date of the proposed visit.

Education for Sustainable Development: K-12 Lessons Based on Virginia's Standards of Learning