The Council for Economic Education’s 54th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference is a nationwide meeting of K–12 educators, local CEE affiliates from across the country, Federal Reserve partners, and other educators in this field. Click the image to download last year‘s conference program. The conference features a diverse selection of professional development workshops on economic and financial literacy geared for elementary, middle and high school levels. Topics include pedagogy and resources, curriculum strategy for schools/school districts, teaching strategies, assessment and research, new programs and best practices. In addition to the workshops, outstanding speakers address current economic and financial topics to enable educators to bring these perspectives back to their classrooms. The conference also features special roundtable sessions led by master teachers to discuss shared issues and successes, and informal opportunities for networking. Our 2014 conference was a great success with over 500 educators, industry thought-leaders and partners convening to address the most important issues in financial and economic education. Importantly, 250 K–12 teachers from 34 states attended, many on scholarships provided by CEE. Thank you to the teachers, CEE affiliates, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and all who attended the Dallas conference.
Highlights from the 2014 Annual Conference
According to teachers who attended CEE’s annual conference, 100% would recommend the conference to a friend and 96% are still using information and resources gained at the conference in their classrooms.
The following typifies the comments we received from teachers following the conference:
“I cannot express how grateful I am for the opportunity to go to this conference. It was a wonderful experience and I left with numerous ideas and resources for my classroom. I am so excited to reevaluate the way I am teaching Personal Finance and to bring the information from the conference to my students.”
Teacher from Oklahoma
“The conference was extremely timely, as the state’s new focus of improving student’s financial literacy, support our district goal of ensuring that all students graduate college and career-ready. I have been able to share information from this conference with members of my department as well as collaborate with core disciplines (math, social studies and language arts) regarding best practices that support interdisciplinary alignment. My passion has been reignited as I reflect upon the information learned and shared at the conference.”
Marilyn Robinson, Teacher, Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Middle School
“The Economic Conference was a fabulous experience. I learned so much and was so excited about coming home and informing my fellow teachers about the resources and information I gathered. The seminars were fun, informative, relevant, and energizing. I met wonderful teachers and facilitators that provided me with an awesome network of support. I can’t wait to put into practice much of what I learned and I can’t wait until next year.”
Dawn Patterson, Social Studies Teacher, Ardrey Kell High School, Charlotte, NC