Teachers attend 'mini-economy' session at Lander

February 22, 2012
Mini-economyAbout 30 teachers from school districts in the Upstate and Midlands regions convened at Lander University on Monday, Feb. 13, for a "mini-economy" program, conducted by Dr. Mona El Shazly of Columbia College, pictured standing left, and Constance Dyson, program director with S.C. Economics, a nonprofit organization designed to promote greater economics and financial literacy among elementary, middle and high school students. The one-day session at Lander taught teachers how to create a mini-economy within their classrooms, providing their students with unique opportunities to learn about earning money, setting up businesses and the concepts of supply and demand. The program was co-hosted by Lander's College of Business and Public Affairs and the College of Education. Attending teachers were from Greenwood, Pickens, Aiken, Chester, Richland, Allendale and York counties.