In Teaching Teens to Manage Money: It Takes a Nation to Raise a Financially Literate Generation, high school business teacher Kristine van der Hoeven discusses the benefits and challenges of teaching financial literacy. A former public accountant and financial manager, Ms. van der Hoeven describes how she brings financial literacy lessons to life in her classroom, and refers readers to her own “go-to” resources; among them, she cites the Council for Economic Education.
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Econ Illinois, an affiliate of the Council for Economic Education, has been chosen to spearhead the Finance STEM Learning Exchange program in the state of Illinois.
STEM Learning Exchange partnerships coordinate statewide education and industry resources to support local programs of study organized by career clusters.
The Finance Learning Exchange will connect high school students with the proper resources to prepare them for college education and aid in the selection of future careers in the areas of securities and investments, business finance, accounting, insurance and banking.
Summer’s only halfway over, but teachers know that Fall is fast approaching—which means it’s time to start lesson planning. And with the roll-out of the new Common Core State Standards in practically every state, educators may be spending more time than usual figuring out a plan for the upcoming semester. Which is why CEE has created the new Common Core Alignment Tool for teachers, an online resource that correlates our economics and personal finance lessons to the Standards—and the media is buzzing about it.
Check out T.H.E. Journal’s article about our new online teacher resource:
And a recommendation from NPR: