Common Core

CEE Introduces Common Core Resource for Teachers Correlating New National Standards with Financial Literacy Lessons

CEE’s New Resource Helps Educators Teach Financial Literacy and Meet Common Core State Standards

This month, CEE introduces a Common Core Alignment Tool, an invaluable resource to help educators meet the Common Core State Standards while teaching financial and economic literacy. Over 400 CEE lessons, designed for K-12 students at varying grades and competency levels, have been aligned with these Standards, giving teachers access to a content-rich pool of classroom resources.  This easy-to-use online tool will be a helpful resource to teachers as they incorporate the Common Core into their lesson planning for the first time.

The mission of the Common Core State Standards is to “provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.”  They are “designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers,” positioning them “to compete successfully in the global economy.” Currently 45 states have adopted the Common Core, which establish a clear set of expectations in math and English Language Arts (ELA) for K-12 students.  CEE’s interdisciplinary lessons offer educators a way to address these expectations and do so through the lens of personal finance and economics.   Read more…

POSTED: June 24, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Teaching Opportunity – June 2013

In This Issue:

  • Play the New Gen i: Murktide Invasion Game
  • Congrats to the 2013 Econ Challenge Champs
  • New Common Core Alignment Tool
  • Buy the 4th Edition AP Economics
  • Free Professional Development near You
  • Sign Up for a Free MyEEL Account
  • Double Your Dollars during our Challenge Grant
  • This Day in History

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POSTED: June 1, 2013 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , , ,

5 Reasons to Teach Financial Literacy

By Brian Page, Finance, Economics, & Business Teacher at Reading High School, Ohio; Working Group, President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability.

#1 Relevance
We are asking our students to make one of the biggest debt choices of their lives before they leave high school, student debt. Student debt now exceeds $1 trillion. It’s a growing problem that needs our attention. Many high school students have jobs and pay taxes and need to understand how to fill out basic tax forms and file for themselves. I could write a dedicated blog post full of further anecdotes, but you get the point. Many of the students we teach have adult responsibilities. Personal finance is relevant to all of their lives in the future, and to many of their lives right now. Read more…

POSTED: April 3, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , ,

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