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Judy Kraus from Hyde Park Middle School on Financing for College and Beyond

CEE’s Blog Series on Teaching Techniques delivers teaching ‘best practices’ from practitioners in the field. These K-12 teachers from all over the United States present their proven tactics and techniques that keep their students interested and engaged in learning economics and personal finance concepts and lessons. Part 5 of 8.

Judy Kraus from Hyde Park Middle School in Las Vegas, Nevada, gets her 7th grade pre-algebra class thinking early about their future education plans and career goals. With this year-long project, she gets her students very involved by simulating their projected finances after they graduate college and are working at their chosen entry level job. The result? Students can see how much money it takes to reach their goals and be financially prepared when the time comes.

Stay tuned for the next edition of CEE’s new Blog Series, Teaching Techniques: Classroom Innovation on Economic Education on August 13th.

POSTED: August 6, 2014 | BY: GeorgiAnna Carbone-Wynne | TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Teaching Opportunity – August 2014

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In This Issue – Back to School Checklist:

  • Register for National Teacher Conference
  • Free Resources Available: Sign Up for myEconEdLink
  • HS Econ, 3rd Edition: Save 20%
  • Register your Class for Free Personal Finance Game: Gen i Revolution
  • Get Ready for the National Economics Challenge
  • Learn, Engage and Network with CEE

 
 
 


Register for National Teacher Conference

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Register now for the 53rd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference, October 8–11 in Dallas, TX. The registration fee includes over 100 hands-on sessions, pre-conference workshops, Awards Dinner and reception, and Teacher’s Breakfast and Luncheon. PLUS teachers earn certificates of completion that may be applied toward CEU requirements. Special room rates at the conference hotel are available – book early to guarantee the conference rate.

Register today!


Free Resources Available: Sign Up for myEconEdLink

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Sign up for myEconEdLink to gain access to 1200+ resources—it’s FREE! Check out the complete list of benefits including a 20% discount code to be used when ordering online.

Customize your EconEdLink experience and access content that is relevant to you and your students. myEconEdLink provides teachers with a great way to organize and keep track of valuable lessons and resources that you can use in your classroom everyday.

Other myEconEdLink benefits include: ability to save and annotate lessons, custom quiz builder tool and Virtual Economics admin access.


HS Econ, 3rd Edition: Save 20%

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Check out our resources including the all new 3rd Edition of High School Economics with 28 engaging lessons which employ an active-learning approach. Ten of the lessons in High School Economics include web-based interactive supplements that range from simple online worksheets designed to help teachers make the best possible use of instructional time to rich, collaborative activities that have students working together and interacting with each other.

Download a free sample lesson and online interactivity here. You can use your myEconEdLink discount code and save 20%.


Register your Class for Free Personal Finance Game: Gen i Revolution

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Register your class for Gen i Revolution so your students can start the semester off right. This free online personal finance game includes 15 missions that focus on strategies for investing for the long term. Missions are aligned with lessons in companion resource Learning, Earning and Investing for a New Generation. This book is available and you can use your myEconEdLink discount code and save 20%.

Join the 15,000+ teachers and over 200,000 students using Gen i Revolution—a FREE suite of interactive online games.


Get Ready for the National Economics ChallengeSM

Get ready for the 2015 National Economics ChallengeSM. State competitions begin next month. Check with your local council for specific dates. If you missed the 2014 finals, watch it with your students and witness the fun and excitement—it’s a perfect teaching opportunity!


Learn, Engage and Network with CEE

Share/Follow/Like Us the Council for Economic Education and its national network of affiliates and teachers—learn, engage, network and spread the word.

POSTED: August 4, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

For Florida’s Students, Money Matters

It’s a sobering thought: Florida’s students are graduating high school without a good understanding of how to manage money.

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Michael L. Bell, M.E.d., Executive Director of the Florida Council on Economic Education

The unfortunate truth is, nearly half of Florida’s graduating seniors lack comprehension of financial basics like credit scores, balancing checkbooks, paying back loans and avoiding bankruptcy. For each student who graduates prepared, another leaves school unready to meet financial challenges.

One of the reasons for this is lack of adequate financial education. A recent study by the Council for Economic Education found that students in states with a specific, required financial literacy course were more likely to save and pay off credit cards, and less likely to be compulsive buyers and make late payments.

Florida took a step in the right direction in 2013 by including financial literacy content in its education standards – but it didn’t go far enough.

While deliberating the bill that introduced some level of financial education to our students, lawmakers became alarmed by the growing trend of crushing personal debt incurred by high-school graduates. Research has shown this debt not only impairs their ability to find a job, but also their ability to keep one.

Fortunately, lawmakers did the right thing in that 2013 bill that required financial literacy for our high-school students. The Florida Department of Education also studied the cost of a one-semester, half-credit statewide course and found it to be very reasonable, as little as $140,000. And last month, the DOE finished updating our state’s education standards to prepare for a required financial literacy course.

So what’s left to do?

Lawmakers just need now to finish what they’ve started, by passing legislation to create that required course on financial literacy. We call it the Money Course. But Florida’s students – and businesses – may well call it a lifesaver when our graduating seniors hit campuses, offices and shops knowing how to keep and manage their money for a lifetime.

This article was originally written by Michael Bell and posted on the Pensacola News Journal July 26th 2014.

POSTED: July 31, 2014 | BY: GeorgiAnna Carbone-Wynne | TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Florence Falatko from Cromwell Valley Elementary on Teaching Outside of the Classroom

CEE’s Blog Series on Teaching Techniques delivers teaching ‘best practices’ from practitioners in the field. These K-12 teachers from all over the United States present their proven tactics and techniques that keep their students interested and engaged in learning economics and personal finance concepts and lessons. Part 4 of 8.

Florence Falatko from Cromwell Valley Elementary Regional Magnet School of Technology in Towson, Maryland, teaches 5th graders that are motivated and excited to learn about economics in and out of the classroom. Ms. Falatko has found innovation with Edmodo, a web platform administered by the teacher, where students can discuss and collaborate on projects in addition to communicating with their teacher during off hours. The result? Students leave Ms. Falatko’s economics class with a thorough understanding of financial literacy as they go forward for the rest of their education.

Stay tuned for the next edition of CEE’s new Blog Series, Teaching Techniques: Classroom Innovation on Economic Education on August 6th

POSTED: July 30, 2014 | BY: GeorgiAnna Carbone-Wynne | TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

CEE In The News: Florida High School Students Need Separate Financial Literacy Course

Last week,chris small CEE In The News: Florida High School Students Need Separate Financial Literacy Course CEE Vice President of Programs Christopher Caltabiano spoke with WFSU about Florida’s new state standards for personal finance education, based on CEE’s own National Standards for Financial Literacy.  He discusses the development of the standards, highlighting their emphasis on making “wise decisions, in particular, what areas of personal finance you may need to be making these decisions in.”  Click here to read the article in full.

POSTED: July 29, 2014 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , ,

Jennifer O’Neil from Concord High School on Economics and Entrepreneurship

CEE’s Blog Series on Teaching Techniques delivers teaching ‘best practices’ from practitioners in the field. These K-12 teachers from all over the United States present their proven tactics and techniques that keep their students interested and engaged in learning economics and personal finance concepts and lessons. Part 3 of 8.

Jennifer O’Neil from Concord High School in Wilmington, Delaware, has shown her students that creativity goes hand-in-hand with economics. After finishing the entrepreneurial section of CEE’s publication, Financial Fitness for Life, she divided her class into groups of two or three students and assigned a project — to create never-before-seen product and put it out to market. Her students came up with phenomenal ideas for products and apps and Ms. O’Neil was able to demonstrate the importance of entrepreneurs in helping our economy.

Stay tuned for the next edition of CEE’s new Blog Series, Teaching Techniques: Classroom Innovation on Economic Education on July 30th 2014.

POSTED: July 23, 2014 | BY: GeorgiAnna Carbone-Wynne | TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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