FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Three Georgia economics teachers are traveling to Japan Feb. 16-21 to share their approach to economic education with students and teachers in Tokyo and Odate.
The team traveling to Japan consists of Mike Raymer, associate director of the Georgia Council on Economic Education in Atlanta; Stacy Dockter, advanced social studies teacher at DeSana Middle School in Forsyth County; and Angie Battle, fourth grade gifted teacher at Langston Road Elementary School in Houston County.
The focus of the trip is to demonstrate to Japanese educators how using an active-learning approach to teaching K-12 economics can increase student engagement, test scores and a deeper understanding of economic concepts.
The Council for Economic Education-Japan, the leading advocate for K-12 economic education in Japan, will host and facilitate during the five-day trip. CEE-Japan’s mission is to help Japanese teachers teach economics in new and meaningful ways so that their students gain a better understanding of economic concepts.
The Georgia Council on Economic Education was selected for this opportunity because of its long history of creating and delivering effective teacher workshops, grade specific lesson plans, and teaching materials designed to help K-12 teachers teach economics more efficiently.