With lower cost devices and increased access to the Internet, technology is beginning to have a major affect on how educators craft their instruction. For many, technology has made it easier and more efficient to share lesson materials and present content. In addition, advances in as well as increased access to technology allows for a number of exciting opportunities to radically change the way we teach financial literacy. Two of these opportunities are using game-based learning experiences to increase student engagement in financial literacy and leveraging advanced data analysis tools to obtain increased insight into student understanding. Read more…
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…
CEE is pleased to announce that we have partnered with a new fulfillment center and warehouse, PBD Worldwide, to store and ship our educator resources.
You’ll see a revamped online store, easy-to-search menus and improved online tracking with a new log in feature.
With the 2013 school year coming to an end, now is the perfect time to stock up on CEE resources such as the new 4th edition of Advanced Placement Economics, the revised Learning, Earning and Investing for a New Generation, and every educator’s favorite personal finance suite of products, Financial Fitness for Life.
Place your order today and leave a comment below letting us know how it goes!
We’re looking forward to a great relationship with PBD. Thanks for shipping out our first order!
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, government officials, parents, teachers and the general public rallied around the idea that personal finance must be taught to our children so they don’t end up in the same dismal situation where we currently find ourselves – owing more than $1 trillion in student loans and $870 billion in credit card debt.
But over the past four years, we haven’t made great improvements in teaching financial life skills to our children. CEE’s latest Survey of the States finds that only 14 states require a high school course in personal finance to be taught, and only 13 of those require the course be taken in order for students to graduate.
On today’s The Take Away radio segment, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Beth Kobliner, author of Get a Financial Life and a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, discussed the Obama administration’s initiative to teach children personal finance skills, starting as young as three years old. CEE contributed curricula and advice on the initiative, including content from the Financial Fitness for Life program.
Secretary Duncan says, “It is in the country’s best interest to be a financially literate workforce.”
CEE couldn’t agree more. For the past 60 years, our mission has been to instill in young people the fourth “R”—a real-world understanding of economics and personal finance. The core work at CEE is in the content and pedagogy of personal finance and economic education for K-12 educators. Through programs like the personal finance integration project, we implement systematic approaches to bringing personal finance concepts and materials into a diverse range of subjects, including math, social studies, science and English – all subjects that lend to well-rounded and financially literate students.
As Secretary Duncan said this morning, we all have a role to play, but there is no place better to teach these skills than in the schools. Later this year CEE will release the Voluntary National Content Standards in Personal Finance to provide a detailed framework for teaching personal finance in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Three times a year the Council for Economic Education releases the CEE Report, highlighting our new and noteworthy events, programs and partnerships, including pilot programs and joint ventures with key supporters.
“We know that education is everything to our children’s future. We know that they will no longer just compete for good jobs with children from Indiana, but children from India and China and all over the world.”
- President Barack Obama
CEE is pleased to provide you with Teaching Opportunity, our newsletter for educators. Each month we’ll provide new lessons, special promotions, news for teachers and tips for the classroom. This week we are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week! Many thanks for all the great work you do.
In This Issue:
- Grants Available for High School Teachers
- Teaching the News
- This Day in History
- 51st Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference
- Congratulations to our Gen i Revolution contest winner!
- Survey of the States
- CEE Wins EIFLE Award
- 2012 Challenge Grant