In This Issue:
- Register for CEE’s Annual Conference
- Apply to the Teaching of Economics Awards
- Play the New Gen i: Beyond the Mission
- New Common Core Alignment Tool
- CEE’s New Online Store
- 4th Edition AP Economics
- Summer Professional Development near You
- Sign Up for a Free MyEEL Account
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Register for CEE’s Annual Conference
REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 52nd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Baltimore, MD, October 3–5, 2013. The preliminary conference program and hotel information is now available. We at CEE are excited for another year of reuniting with old friends and colleagues, as well as meeting all the new educators who will join us. Highlights of this year’s conference:
- Common Core implementation in the classroom – Using CEE’s new correlation tool to find standards and related lessons for the K-12 classroom.
- National Standards for Financial Literacy – Learn to build a financial literacy curriculum for your school.
- Special Luncheon honoring teachers of excellence whose innovative teaching concepts improve and stimulate economic understanding in the teaching of economics and financial literacy.
- Annual Awards Dinner recognizing individuals whose outstanding and dedicated service has had a significant impact on the delivery and enhancement of economic and financial education.
Register today. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!
Apply to the Teaching of Economics Awards
CEE is pleased to announce the 2013 national teaching awards program. The John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards recognize inspirational teachers whose innovative teaching concepts improve and stimulate economic understanding. The awards program is open to all K–12 teachers that are members of the CEE Educator Community (GATE members and MyEconEdLink members). Any classroom teacher may use a self-nomination process or one may be nominated by other teachers, department chairs, principals and superintendents. The entries must be submitted electronically by Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Apply online here. Awards will be given in three teaching categories: Elementary (Grades K–4) Middle/Junior High (Grades 5–8) High School (Grades 9–12) Awardees will receive:
- $500 each
- All-expense paid trip to attend the 52nd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference
- Recognition at the annual conference Awards luncheon and dinner
- Recognition in CEE’s Teaching Opportunity newsletter
- The opportunity to share best practices by co-facilitating a session at the CEE annual conference in Baltimore
Play the New Gen i: Beyond the Mission
The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is pleased to introduce Gen i: Murktide Invasion and Gen i: Beyond the Mission, two new interactive games based on Gen i Revolution, that tap into the power of social and digital media to teach your students about saving and investing. Available online and as Facebook applications Gen i: Murktide Invasion and Gen i: Beyond the Mission are designed for students in grades 6–12. The games challenge players to put their investing knowledge to the test in a series of questions, going head-to-head with the “Murktide,” a network of double agents spreading false information about finance across the country. Are you ready to take on the Murktide? Play now. Gen i: Murktide Invasion and Gen i: Beyond the Mission were made possible by generous funding fromH&R Block Dollars & Sense, which works to increase teens’ financial fitness nationwide.
New Common Core Alignment Tool
The Common Core Standards Initiative is one of the most significant forces driving K–12 education today, established to bring some uniformity to varied state curricula. Since their release in 2010, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has been adopted by 47 states. In response to this initiative, CEE has aligned much of its high-quality economics and financial literacy lessons to the CCSS in mathematics and English language arts (ELA). In all, 77 CEE lessons have clear alignments to the CCSS in mathematics and 354 lessons to the CCSS in ELA. Educators can use the new correlation tool to easily search our lessons and find the applicable standards, or they can search the standards and find correlating lessons.
CEE’s New Online Store
CEE is working with a new vendor to manage our online store and fulfill product orders. We are very excited about the change because there are enhanced capabilities that will make ordering easier for you. You can now create a login which makes it easy to view your order history and track orders. The search function is improved, and you can browse products by subject type. Stock up this summer on your favorite teacher resources, and let us know what you think of the new store!
4th Edition AP Economics
The 4th edition of CEE’s AP Economics reflects the adjustments in the AP Course Outlines and Exams in the years since the publication of the 3rd edition. Some changes include paring down content for better emphasis of essential AP economics concepts; revising lessons to utilize contemporary examples; and most importantly, addressing the current state of the test with the addition of new content. In addition, you will see some reorganization of the material in response to teacher feedback. We’ve discontinued the 3rd edition, so take the summer to get acquainted with the new resources.
Summer Professional Development near You
CEE and our Network of local affiliates provide free professional development training for K–12 educators in personal finance, economics, business, social studies and entrepreneurship. Find a local CEE Council or Center and inquire about their summer schedule. Participants receive materials and training that can be utilized immediately in your classroom.
Sign Up for a Free MyEEL Account
EconEdLink is CEE’s primary source of free classroom-tested, online economic and personal finance lesson materials for K–12 teachers and their students. With over 800 lessons to choose from, teachers can use as many of the lessons as they would like and as often as they would like. Each of the lessons includes a teacher’s version as well as a student’s version. Each of the lessons are designed to be delivered in a variety of formats and classroom settings. Sign up for a free MyEEL account and you’ll have the ability to save lessons, add notes to your saved lessons and receive notifications when new resources are available.