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Teaching Opportunity – November 2014

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In This Issue:

  • New CEE Resource: Math in the Real World
  • Teacher Champion Awardees Honored At CEE 2014 Visionary Awards
  • Thank you CEE 53rd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference Sponsors
  • The John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards
  • This Day in Economic History

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POSTED: November 5, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Chairman Bernanke Addresses Attendees at CEE Annual Conference

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) hosted its 51st Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Kansas City, MO last week. The conference had over 500 in attendance; 240 K-12 educators representing 38 states.

Attendees at the Opening Plenary Session were greeted with a special recorded video message from Chairman of Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Ben Bernanke.

In addressing the K-12 teachers, industry thought-leaders and Federal Reserve partners, Chairman Bernanke praised the work of teachers in preparing students to make financial decisions for their own personal success, and in teaching the next generation to become informed citizens on which the country depends.

At the conference, CEE introduced the Voluntary National Content Standards in K-12 Personal Finance, providing a framework for teaching personal finance in kindergarten through 12th grade. Chairman Bernanke highlighted the importance of the collaboration between CEE and the Federal Reserve System on these standards.

In his summary to our attendees, Chairman Bernanke asked the educators to remember that the Federal Reserve System is a partner and a resource, and he thanked teachers for their dedication to our young people and their families.

The 51st Annual Conference received excellent coverage from across the country, including:

The Kansas City Star

The Bay Area Citizen’s Education Briefs

The Bullard Banner News

Ultimate Pearland

Save the date and join us October 3-5, 2013 in Baltimore, MD for the 52nd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference.

POSTED: October 15, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , ,

Council for Economic Education Hosts 51st Annual Conference in Kansas City

This week CEE hosts the 51st Annual National Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference. Held in Kansas City, MO October 4 – 6, with more than 500 educators, industry thought-leaders and Federal Reserve partners convening to address the most important issues and obstacles and honor excellence in financial and economic education.  Among the highlights of this year’s conference are the introduction of a new Common Core alignment initiative and new Voluntary Personal Finance Standards, furthering the CEE’s mission of strengthening the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school.

During the Opening Plenary Session Thursday October 4, with keynote speaker Troy Davig, Senior VP & Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, CEE will introduce the Voluntary National Content Standards in K-12 Personal Finance, providing a framework for teaching personal finance in kindergarten through 12th grade. The standards contain the areas of knowledge and understanding that are fundamental to personal finance: Earning Income, Buying Goods and Services, Using Credit, Saving, Financial Investing, and Protecting and Insuring, each of which include benchmarks outlining what a student should be able to understand and examples at the 4th, 8th and 12th grade levels.

Friday, October 5, Doug Sovde, Director, PARCC Instructional Supports & Educator Engagement discusses Common Core: What It Means for Financial Literacy and Economics, announcing a new initiative to align resources in economics and personal finance to the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English Language Arts. The CCSS were established to bring some uniformity to the varied state curricula, and is one of the most significant forces driving K-12 education today.  But while adoption has been widespread, teachers are struggling with implementation.  As a solution, CEE has proposed developing an easy-to-use tool that easily connects teachers to high-quality lessons in economics and personal finance that will help them to meet the standards laid out in the CCSS.

CEE will also recognize the winners of the 2012 John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards:
Elementary
Kathy Heyse
Sun Valley Elementary School
Monroe, NC

Middle School Level
Timothy Hopfensperger
Tullar Elementary School
Neenah, WI

High School Level
Michael Melvin
Starr’s Mill High School
Fayetteville, GA

For the full list of award winners, visit the website.

 

 

POSTED: October 4, 2012 | BY: admin | 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: admin | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Join the Gen i Revolution for a chance to win tickets to CEE’s Annual Conference

 Join the Gen i Revolution for a chance to win tickets to CEE’s Annual Conference

April is National Financial Literacy Month!

Help your students improve their understanding of personal finance concepts and real-world circumstances by playing the free online game Gen I Revolution.  The game teaches investment and personal finance skills to middle and high school students through 15 interactive missions where students battle the Murktide and save the world from financial confusion.

How to play:

1. Sign up as a “Teacher” at www.genirevolution.org.

2. Assist your students with registering as “Students” after you create your class. Students can play individually or in teams.

3. Students become operatives to help Monique, the leader of Gen I Revolution, conquer the Murktide by playing 15 missions and earning points based on each mission’s goals.

4. Ensure all of your students complete all 15 missions by April 30 to be eligible to win prizes from CEE!

First prize: One teacher whose class completes all 15 missions with the highest average score will win 2 registration tickets to the 51st Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Kansas City, MO, October 5-6, 2012.

Second prize: One teacher from each state whose class completes all 15 missions with the highest average score will win a Financial Fitness for Life CD-Rom.

Sign up now and help your students fight the Murktide!

POSTED: April 2, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , ,

CEE Honors Top Educators in Financial Literacy and Economic Education

2011 conference award winners CEE Honors Top Educators in Financial Literacy and Economic EducationNational educators receive awards at 50th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference

NEW YORK, October 19 – The Council for Economic Education (CEE) awarded 9 educators from around the nation with top honors in the fields of economic and financial literacy education.

“We are thrilled to honor these educators for their contributions,” said CEE President and CEO Nan J. Morrison. “Educators are the people who pass on the importance of financial literacy and economic education to our nation’s future – our students.” Read more…

POSTED: October 19, 2011 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , ,

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