The Center for Economic Education at Bridgewater State College, which is affiliated with the National Council on Economic Education, regularly offers economics workshops to K-12 teachers and administrators in the southeastern Massachusetts area. The purpose of these workshops is to enhance both content and pedagogy. The Bridgewater Center was established in 1992.
The workshops are usually held in computer classrooms and contain a component that focuses on economic education resources available over the Internet. Participants engage in hands-on demonstrations of economics lessons that are appropriate to their grade levels, and discuss how the concepts involved pertain to the curriculum frameworks.
Mr. George G. Watson, Jr. is the current Director of the Center for Economic Education. He has been a leader in economic education in Massachusetts for over 30 years. He works with the Center to develop and administer workshop programs. He also maintains a resource library within the Center for Economic Education office in Hunt Hall for teachers who wish to review economics-related lesson plans and materials. Mr. Watson is also a visiting lecturer in the Department of Economics at Bridgewater State College.
Dr. Margaret Brooks, the former Center Director, is the new President of the Massachusetts Council on Economic Education, which now has offices at Bridgewater State College.
Teachers joined George Watson and Margaret Brooks
(center) at a Virtual Economics Workshop
at Bridgewater State College on January 16, 2008
Last Modified: July 10, 2012
Center for Economic Education
George G. Watson, Jr. Director
Hunt Hall, Room 119
Bridgewater, MA 02325