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Watch CEE’s New 2013 Overview Video

From the time it was founded in 1948, Council for Economic Education has made it its mission to deliver economic education and financial literacy to K–12 students nationwide. CEE’s unique way of “educating the educators” has proven successful with both teachers and students. In this video, we take a look at the past 65 years and reflect on how far we have come.

With affiliates in every state, Council for Economic Education is able to reach a tremendous number of educators—over 55,000 in 2012—and the students they teach. In this overview, you’ll hear accounts from Helen Roberts, Director, University of Illinois-Chicago Center for Economic Education along with educators and students, of how personal finance is being implemented in their schools; and notably, how the coursework has boosted students’ confidence in finance.

Since its inception, CEE has been integral to educating K–12 students on economics and personal finance—we look forward to even greater progress in the next 65 years (and more) to come.

cee 2013 overview video Watch CEE’s New 2013 Overview Video

POSTED: November 13, 2013 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , ,

Educator Spotlight: 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Award Winner Wendy Garcia-Buchanan

Wendy Garcia Buchanan Educator Spotlight: 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Award Winner Wendy Garcia BuchananThe Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Award honors teachers in the New York Metropolitan area who have displayed excellence and innovation in their classrooms while teaching economics and personal finance. Recently, CEE asked Wendy Garcia-Buchanan some questions to find out more about the award winner and her success in the classroom. See what Wendy told us about her work innovating economics and personal finance education while keeping the attention of a room full of 9 year-olds.  Read more…

POSTED: October 18, 2013 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: ,

Educator Spotlight: 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Award Winner Kathleen Brennan

Kathleen Brennan Educator Spotlight: 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Award Winner Kathleen BrennanThe Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Award honors teachers in the New York Metropolitan area who have displayed excellence and innovation in their classrooms while teaching economics and personal finance. Kathleen Brennan is such a teacher and is one of the recipients of this year’s award. CEE sought to find out more about Kathleen and her teaching career. See what she had to say… Read more…

POSTED: October 17, 2013 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: ,

Game-Based Financial Learning

With lower cost devices and increased access to the Internet, technology is beginning to have a major affect on how educators craft their instruction. For many, technology has made it easier and more efficient to share lesson materials and present content. In addition, advances in as well as increased access to technology allows for a number of exciting opportunities to radically change the way we teach financial literacy. Two of these opportunities are using game-based learning experiences to increase student engagement in financial literacy and leveraging advanced data analysis tools to obtain increased insight into student understanding. Read more…

POSTED: October 10, 2013 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: ,

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