The Council for Economic Education’s 53rd 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.
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 2013 conference was a great success with over 575 educators, industry thought-leaders and partners convening to address the most important issues in financial and economic education. Importantly, 260 K–12 teachers from 38 states attended, many on scholarships provided by CEE. Thank you to the teachers, CEE affiliates, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and all who attended the Baltimore conference.
Feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive. The following typifies the comments we received from teachers following the conference:
See what K–12 educators say about our conference…
“I have attended many other educational conferences but the conference in Baltimore was unique. In short:
- Presenters and sponsors were high powered
- Presentations followed the ABC’s of good presentations (Accurate, Clear, and Brief enough to keep our attention)
- Well run, professional, sophisticated, and with a touch of elegance
Most conferences have some of these elements—very few have them all as this one did. I look forward to attending the 53rd in Dallas.”
Irvin Hall, CTE Teacher, Hampton City Schools, Hampton, VA
“This year was my first time to attend the National Conference, and it proved to be the most beneficial professional learning experience of my teaching career. From the presenters to the round table discussions, I came away with a wealth of knowledge that I have already begun implementing in my classroom. The kids love the new lessons!”
Randall Speights, Teacher, Tyler ISD, Texas
“The Council for Economic Education conference was truly transformative. I have never attended a conference that was curtailed to the needs of educators like this one was. Many of the presenters were teachers who provided real ways to incorporate economics into the classroom.
By the time I left the conference I was bubbling over with ideas and couldn’t wait to take them back to my school. As soon as I got back we talked to our principal about starting a school store, developing economics based after school clubs and having a trade show where the kids write a business plan, marketing plan and sell a product they created. All of these things were approved immediately and are being implemented just weeks after attending the conference. I have already talked to my district and my school about sending more teachers to this conference. I cannot wait to see what next year holds. Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate and experience this wonderful event.”
Nicole Lipp, Civics & Economics Teacher, Grainger High School, Charlotte, North Carolina