Lessons

Gen i Revolution goes mobile with two new mini games

CEE is pleased to introduce Gen i: Murktide Invasion and Gen i: Beyond the Mission, two new interactive games based on Gen i Revolution, that tap into the power of social and digital media to teach your students about saving and investing.

Available online and as Facebook applications, Murktide Invasion and Beyond the Mission are designed for students in grades 6–12. The games challenge players to put their investing knowledge to the test in a series of questions, going head-to-head with the “Murktide,” a network of double agents spreading false information about finance across the country.

Are you ready to take on the Murktide?

Play on the Gen i Revolution website.

Play on Facebook.

Gen i: Murktide Invasion and Gen i: Beyond the Mission were made possible by generous funding from H&R Block Dollars & Sense, which works to increase teens’ financial fitness nationwide.

gen i blog banner Gen i Revolution goes mobile with two new mini games

POSTED: June 18, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , ,

CEE Affiliate in the News: UNO Center’s China Seminar

The University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Economic Education hosted a China Seminar for teachers this June. Nebraska’s top export destinations are Canada, followed by Mexico, then Japan and China. But the growth is with the world’s most populous nation: Exports of Nebraska farm products, machinery, chemicals and other goods to China more than doubled between 2005 and 2010 to $229 million, according to state records.

“The event was sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Economic Education, an effort now in its fifth year to encourage teachers to emphasize economic and financial proficiency among their students. About 40 Nebraska teachers attended Tuesday, with expert speakers from business, government and academia scheduled to continue today.”

“The goal is to teach more economics to teachers so they can teach the students,” said James Dick, director of the UNO Center for Economic Education.”

Sid Conrad, an economics teacher at the middle school and high school in Norris, said his students always get a big helping of international trade in his classes. A better working knowledge of Nebraska’s external ties, he said, will allow him to devise talking points that he said will better resonate with Nebraska students.

“International trade is a huge issue,” he said. “Basically, the more you trade, the wealthier you get.”

You can find full coverage of the event and the work done by the UNO Center here.

POSTED: June 17, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , ,

CEE Seeks Applications from NY Metro-Area Educators for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awards

The Council for Economic Education recognizes excellence in economic education by honoring three outstanding educators from the New York Metropolitan area with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award.

This award promotes economic education at the K-12 level by recognizing and honoring teachers who effectively deliver this important content in and out of their classrooms and achieve results.

REQUIREMENTS:

The entries must be submitted electronically by 11:59pm ET on July 15, 2013.

Materials to submit:

• Answers to all online questions
• Two lessons
• Three letters of recommendation
• Resume

ELIGIBILITY:

Applicants must teach in one of the twelve New York State counties (New York, Kings, Bronx, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess), eight New Jersey counties (Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Union, Morris, Monmouth), or the two Connecticut counties (Fairfield and New Haven).

This award is open to teachers of all subjects, not just teachers of economics. Applicants must demonstrate how they integrate economics into their teaching. Teachers will not have had to participate in previous CEE training to be eligible.  All K-12 certified teachers from public, private or parochial schools may enter, and you must have taught in the classroom during the 2012-2013 school year.

AWARDEES WILL RECEIVE:

• A cash award of $5,000.
• A cash award for their school of $2,500 to support economic and financial education.
•Recognition at CEE’s Visionary Awards in NYC on October 22, 2013.
•A scholarship to attend the 52nd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Baltimore, MD, October 3-5, 2013.

For more information, including selection criteria and entry requirements, and to enter, please visit the website and complete the online form.

POSTED: June 6, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , ,

CEE and PBD partner to provide teachers with the best materials and stellar customer service

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!

CEE first order with PBD CEE and PBD partner to provide teachers with the best materials and stellar customer service

POSTED: June 4, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

CEE in the News: Leading the Way in Teaching Children About Personal Finance

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently highlighted top organizations that are leading the way when it comes to teaching our nation’s children about personal finance, despite the experts that imply the country is not doing a good job teaching financial literacy skills.

CEE, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability’s Money as Your Grow website were highlighted for their proactive approaches to improving financial literacy among the youth.

Read the full article here.

POSTED: May 29, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , ,

Teacher Sandra Wright Shares Why She Gives to CEE

WrightSandra rgb 300x272 Teacher Sandra Wright Shares Why She Gives to CEEDear Friends,

Hi, my name is Sandra Wright. When I was a new teacher (15 years ago!), CEE materials were on the cutting edge of educational best practices with accurate economic and financial content. It was so helpful to have lessons and activities that were grounded in sound economic thinking and pedagogy. Now as an experienced teacher, I still use the lesson plans and student resources in the Capstone Book, Economics in Action, and each edition of AP Economics. The lessons I used at the beginning of my career that helped foster student engagement with the economics content are the lessons I go back to semester after semester.

One former student said, “I realize not only that I can’t have everything, but also that I need to prioritize what I want so that I can make good decisions along the way to get me to where I want to be.”

CEE continues to help teachers close the gap between what students know about economics and finance, and what they need to know. They do this by educating the teachers: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers who instruct, inspire, and guide. I believe that CEE delivers the fourth “R”—a real-world understanding of how to build fruitful lives to America’s young people.

Please join me in the effort to keep opportunity and optimism alive for America’s youth. And remember, all gifts received by June 30th will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $175,000.

Sincerely,

Sandra K. Wright, PhD
President
GATE (Global Association for Teachers of Economics)

POSTED: May 9, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Resources

See our featured classroom materials. Free Download