Teaching Opportunity – November 2012

POSTED: November 7, 2012 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , ,

In This Issue:

  • Congratulations to our video contest winners
  • Nov 27 Webinar: Learning, Earning and Investing – Meet the Author
  • Win a free Learning, Earning and Investing teacher resource from H&R Block
  • Free Professional Development
  • Save the Date: October 3-5, 2013
  • Get more from EconEdLink

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Congratulations to our video contest winners

CEE asked K–12 students “What should the next President do to improve the economy?” and we received creative, entertaining and thoughtful advice from our nation’s students. Thanks to all of the teachers and students who entered. You used this contest as an opportunity to discuss the importance of the economy, and the role it plays this election season.

One winner was chosen by CEE Facebook fans and 3 winners were chosen by economists selected as judges by CEE. Prizes include a $500 American Express gift card for each teacher winner, and $25 iTunes gift cards for the student(s) featured in the winning videos.

View the winners and let us know in the comments who you think had the best advice. You can also use this opportunity to host viewing parties and school assemblies to discuss the ideas in the videos.


Nov. 27 Webinar: Learning, Earning and Investing – Meet the Author

Join us on November 27 for a free webinar featuring the newly revised teacher resource Learning, Earning and Investing for a New Generation. This webinar will present an overview of the book, and we’ll be joined by one of the authors of LEI, Scott Niederjohn from Lakeland College, to learn how the authors improved the curriculum resource for classroom use. Scott will highlight some of his favorite lessons, and show you how to integrate LEI with Gen i Revolution.

Learning, Earning and Investing: Meet the Author webinar
Tuesday, November 27
2:30 – 3:00pm ET

CEE’s webinars are archived here so you can share them with colleagues and take a refresher course at any time.


Win a free Learning, Earning and Investing teacher resource

learning earning investing new generation cover Teaching Opportunity   November 2012As teachers, you know personal finance skills are critical to your students’ future success, but educating them in a way that is as intriguing as texting and gaming can be a challenge.

H&R Block is committed to increasing teens’ financial fitness nationwide and has partnered with the Council for Economic Education to help. As part of the company’s H&R Block Dollars & Sense program, 650 teachers will receive free copies of Learning, Earning and Investing for a New Generation, the companion curriculum to Gen i Revolution. Lessons are designed to take full advantage of the free online game, however all the lessons are free-standing and may be used without the game as well. You can enroll your class for participation in Gen i Revolution missions at www.genirevolution.org. A teacher ID enables you to enroll classes, manage access to missions, and monitor student progress.

Throughout November, high school teachers can enter to win the free classroom materials at www.hrblockdollarsandsense.com. Through November 30, random drawings will determine winners who will be announced on the website and Facebook page.

Apply now for your chance to win!


Free Professional Development

CEE offers free professional development at the National Center for Economic and Financial Education for K-12 educators who teach economics, personal finance, social studies, business and entrepreneurship.

Join fellow teachers in New York City to discover new lesson plans, teaching techniques and emerging technology tools to make the classroom an engaging place for your students. You’ll receive a free lunch and a copy of the resource that is being featured.

Fall workshops:

Don’t have a trip planned to New York? Contact your local CEE affiliate for workshop opportunities near you. CEE and its network of affiliates host hundreds of professional development opportunities each year.


Save the Date: October 3-5, 2013

Thanks to our teachers, affiliates and sponsors, the 51st Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference was a great success with more than 500 educators, industry thought-leaders and Federal Reserve partners convening to address the most important issues in financial and economic education. Importantly, over 240 K-12 teachers from 38 states attended, many on scholarships provided by CEE.

Save the Date: The 52nd Annual Conference is October 3-5, 2013 in Baltimore, MD.

View photos from the 2012 Conference in Kansas City, MO.


Get more from EconEdLink

EconEdLink is the leading online source for classroom-tested, Internet-based economic and personal finance lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students. With more than 1,000 free lessons, videos, interactive and visual supplements, educators can search classroom materials by grade level, concept, state standard and format. Sign up for free and receive monthly updates on new lessons, classroom tools and education updates.

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