Radford University hosting Economics Teacher Conference 2019 for secondary educators

Economics Teachers Conference

Radford University’s Department of Economics is hosting its third annual Economics Teachers Conference July 25-26 in Kyle Hall, home of the University’s Davis College of Business and Economics.

The two-day session is designed for middle and high school educators who teach economics in Southwest Virginia schools. Conference registration is free.

Space is limited and is reserved to first come, first served.

The conference will provide teachers an opportunity to meet with peers and explore key topics in economic theory that are essential for students to learn before they enter college. Participants also will discuss resources and teaching approaches with Radford University economists.

“Attendees from previous years have commented on how beneficial the materials and teaching ideas have been, and how applicable they are to the secondary school audience,” said Assistant Professor of Economics Tom Duncan, Ph.D. “The economics faculty try to be sure the material is associated with a corresponding Standards of Learning (SOL) goal.”

Topics to be covered include:

  • Cost and choice;
  • Analytical decision-making;
  • Wealth of nations;
  • How markets work;
  • Economic growth;
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship;
  • American economic history;
  • Business cycles;
  • Economic policy approaches;
  • Globalization and trade; and
  • Ethics in the market system.

Upon successfully completing both days of activities, participants will receive a certificate of completion and may also receive credit for 10 contact hours, subject to approval by their respective school administrators.

Up to two nights lodging and conference meals will be provided. Selected conference materials will be provided free of charge.

To register or learn more, contact Tom Duncan at tduncan13@radford.edu or visit the conference website at https://rueconomics.wixsite.com/swvet2019.


May 29, 2019
Chad Osborne