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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: admin | 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: admin | 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: admin | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

CEE Announces Two Teacher Winners for Financial Literacy Month Video Contest

In honor of Financial Literacy Month, CEE asked our nation’s K-12 classroom teachers to share their lesson plans in our contest “What is your most creative idea for implementing personal finance into the classroom?”

We received videos from across the country, and posted them on our Facebook page for our fans to vote for their favorite.

Congratulations to the Popular Vote Winner:

Teacher: Bobby Letter
School: Peak to Peak High School, Lafayette, CO

Bobby Letter video CEE Announces Two Teacher Winners for Financial Literacy Month Video Contest

Congratulations to the CEE’s Choice Winner:

Teacher: Greg Cox
School: Ellis Elementary, Logan, UT

Greg Cox video CEE Announces Two Teacher Winners for Financial Literacy Month Video Contest

Both winners will receive a $1,000 gift card from American Express and a complimentary registration to our 52nd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference.

Thanks to all of the teachers who created videos, entered the contest and supported each other by voting. You can get inspiration for your own classroom by viewing all of the video submissions here.

POSTED: April 30, 2013 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Insurance. Don’t Leave Home Without It! A Teacher’s Perspective.

By Joan Rosenbaum, 5th Grade Social Studies and Economics Teacher, North Star Public Charter School, Idaho.

Every year I take my students through a personal financing/budgeting unit, and I try to make it as real as possible. I am fortunate to have a guest speaker come to my classroom and explain the importance of having good insurance, which is definitely an important part of one’s budget.

One year I had a student who came to me and told me he didn’t want to pay for insurance. I asked him if he was really sure he wanted go through life without insurance. He told me he thought it would be a waste of his money. Since economics has everything to do with choices, I agreed to let him not pay insurance, but asked him if he was really sure about his choice he was making. He assured me that he did not want to include that in his budget. Read more…

POSTED: April 26, 2013 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

K-12 Teachers! Enter our video contest for a chance to win $1,000.

Roll the camera…!

Calling all K-12 classroom teachers to enter our video contest for a chance to win $1,000 and one complimentary registration to our annual conference. We’ve been teasing you for weeks with details, and now we’ve officially opened the entry system.

CEE wants to know:

What is your most creative idea for implementing personal finance into the classroom?

We’re looking for creative ideas from K-12 teachers on how you incorporate these concepts in the classroom. You should record yourself explaining or demonstrating (in 30 seconds or less) a specific lesson, activity or project. Think of this as an ‘elevator pitch’ for your best lesson, original idea or creative spin on an existing concept.

Submit your video(s) beginning today through Sunday, April 14 at 11:59pm EST.

Public voting for entries begins Tuesday, April 16 at 9:00am EST and ends Monday, April 29 at 11:59pm EST. Anyone can vote, so we encourage you to share your video when we send you the link!

Two ‘Grand Prizes’ will be awarded on April 30, and all videos will be featured on CEE’s websites and Facebook pages.

Grand Prizes for Viewer’s Choice and CEE’s Choice:
Two winners will receive a $1,000 American Express gift card for classroom use and one complimentary registration ($125 value) to CEE’s 52nd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Baltimore, MD in October.

Good luck!

POSTED: April 1, 2013 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , ,

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