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Check out these students talk about what they’ve learned through the Stock Market Experience developed by the Colorado Council for Economic Education!
How much emphasis do you think is placed upon financial literacy in your state? The Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College has assigned a grade to each of the 50 states representative of their attempt to provide high school students with basic knowledge of personal finance.
The study was based upon CEE’s Survey of the States, a biennial reports that examines the status of economic education in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. According to the scale used by CFL Champlain College, nearly 60 percent of states earned a ‘C’ or lower with many states only offering finance courses as electives.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Economic Education hosted a China Seminar for teachers this June. Nebraska’s top export destinations are Canada, followed by Mexico, then Japan and China. But the growth is with the world’s most populous nation: Exports of Nebraska farm products, machinery, chemicals and other goods to China more than doubled between 2005 and 2010 to $229 million, according to state records.
“The event was sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Economic Education, an effort now in its fifth year to encourage teachers to emphasize economic and financial proficiency among their students. About 40 Nebraska teachers attended Tuesday, with expert speakers from business, government and academia scheduled to continue today.”
“The goal is to teach more economics to teachers so they can teach the students,” said James Dick, director of the UNO Center for Economic Education.”
Sid Conrad, an economics teacher at the middle school and high school in Norris, said his students always get a big helping of international trade in his classes. A better working knowledge of Nebraska’s external ties, he said, will allow him to devise talking points that he said will better resonate with Nebraska students.
“International trade is a huge issue,” he said. “Basically, the more you trade, the wealthier you get.”
You can find full coverage of the event and the work done by the UNO Center here.
GCEE’s 2013 Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year finds interactive ways to help his students learn economics
The Council for Economic Education proudly congratulates John Cook, Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year, awarded by the Georgia Council on Economic Education.
John Cook had two teachers growing up in Cordele, Ga., – Janet Robinson and Sharon Stewart – who had such an impact on his learning, they inspired his teaching style.
“They made their subjects come alive in a way that continues to stay with me,” says Cook, who now teaches economics at South Effingham High School in Guyton, Georgia. “Mrs. Stewart taught my enrichment class in middle school, and we were always putting on radio plays or doing activities like building bridges out of toothpicks. Mrs. Robinson was my ninth grade English teacher, and she was great at getting me excited about reading and writing. I remember both teachers’ classrooms always being welcoming, exciting places. They both gave me a love for school.” Read more…