Teaching Opportunity

Teaching Opportunity – September 2012

In This Issue:

  • Enter the Election Video Contest to Win $500!
  • Free Lessons and Webinar: The Economics of Elections
  • October 5-6: 51st Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference
  • Featured Resource: Advanced Placement Economics
  • Teaching the News: Trade Gap in U.S. Widens as Exports Start to Wane: Economy
  • Free Professional Development
  • Join GATE

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POSTED: September 14, 2012 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , ,

Teaching Opportunity – August 2012

In This Issue:

  • The Economics of Elections
  • Conversation with Chairman Bernanke: Teacher Town Hall — Tuesday, August 7
  • Teaching the News: Best Buy Founder Schulze Recruiting Executives for Buyout
  • This Day in History: August 7 The Dollar Downsizes
  • Featured Resource: Teaching Financial Crises
  • Register Now: 51st Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference
  • Free Professional Development
  • Join GATE

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POSTED: August 1, 2012 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , ,

Summer planning leads to improved performance for the school year

There is no better time than the slower days of summer to prepare for the school year ahead. Add some of these ideas to your preparation and you’ll start the next semester ahead of the game!

  • The Council for Economic Education has a nationwide network of local affiliates that provide free professional development for teachers. If you are looking for help or guidance with materials such as Virtual Economics, Stock Market Game training and the National Economics Challenge – contact your local affiliate. All 50 states have economic education centers to help teachers find and use K-12 classroom resources, find ideas from fellow teachers that work with students and offer workshops and more opportunities to grow in the field.
  • CEE’s 51st Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference is October 4-6, 2012 in Kansas City, MO. GATE members receive $100 off the registration fee. This is the best opportunity to meet other K-12 teachers of economics. October 5-6 are conference days dedicated just to teachers. We have a full schedule of professional development, workshops, teacher roundtables and networking events. Join us for the opportunity of a lifetime to meet new friends and reunite with old connections. Register today!
  • Economics is all around you. Every teacher and their students are CONSUMERS, PRODUCERS, SAVERS and CONTRIBUTORS in the economy now! There are daily opportunities to tie classroom content to local events, activities and more. Check out EconEdLink for free classrooms lessons that make current events teachable moments.

Have a great summer and a successful start to your school year ahead. You CAN do this and become a better teacher in economics with a bit of planning and preparation!

Bruce Damasio
Maryland Council on Economic Education
Former GATE President and current GATE Advisory Board Member

POSTED: July 18, 2012 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Teaching Opportunity – June 2012

CEE is pleased to provide you with Teaching Opportunity, our newsletter for educators. Each month we’ll provide new lessons, special promotions, news for teachers and tips for the classroom.

In This Issue:

  • Did you miss the 2012 Economics Challenge?
  • Join GATE today
  • Nominate a Teacher of the Year
  • New Teacher Resource: Entrepreneurship Economics
  • This Day in History
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Help us reach our $200,000 goal!

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POSTED: June 14, 2012 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , ,

Teaching Opportunity – May 2012

CEE is pleased to provide you with Teaching Opportunity, our newsletter for educators. Each month we’ll provide new lessons, special promotions, news for teachers and tips for the classroom. This week we are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week! Many thanks for all the great work you do.

In This Issue:

  • Grants Available for High School Teachers
  • Teaching the News
  • This Day in History
  • 51st Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference
  • Congratulations to our Gen i Revolution contest winner!
  • Survey of the States
  • CEE Wins EIFLE Award
  • 2012 Challenge Grant

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POSTED: May 9, 2012 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , ,

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