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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: Leslie Rasimas | 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: Leslie Rasimas | 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: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , ,

Video Contest for Teachers: What is your most creative idea for implementing personal finance into the classroom?

Calling all K-12 classroom teachers! Enter our video contest for a chance to win $1,000 and one complimentary registration to our annual conference. CEE will conduct an online video contest during the 2013 Financial Literacy Month (April 1- 30).

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

During Financial Literacy Month (FLM), when CEE raises awareness for the importance of financial literacy education, 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.

Need inspiration? Watch CEE’s Doug Young as he uses the board game ‘Look Out Wall Street!‘ to teach the bulls and bears of personal finance.

dougs tip video Video Contest for Teachers: What is your most creative idea for implementing personal finance into the classroom?

Submit your video(s) beginning April 1 at 9:00am EST 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.

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

Grand Prize: Viewers’ Choice:
The winner of the Viewers’ Choice award 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.

Grand Prize: CEE’s Choice:
The winner of the CEE’s Choice award 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.

Start prepping your videos today, and you’ll be ready to enter when the contest opens April 1. Read the complete rules and guidelines on our Facebook page.

Good luck. We look forward to watching your tips and tricks for teaching financial literacy!

POSTED: March 26, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , ,

CEE’s Classroom Mini-Economy Teachers 4th Graders How to Pay the Bills and Have Fun

Kate O’Hagan, a 4th grade teacher in Brooklyn, NY, uses CEE’s ‘Classroom Mini-Economy’ to teach real-world lessons in her class.

The United Federation of Teachers wrote a great article about Kate and her class, “Although they’re having fun, these children at PS 97 in Brooklyn are learning the serious business of being a grown-up in the Classroom Mini-Economy project, which O’Hagan began this past September after taking a free professional development unit on it at the Council for Economic Education in Manhattan.” Read more…

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

Teaching Opportunity – February 2013

In this issue:

  • Advanced Placement Webinars
  • Teaching the News
  • This Day in History
  • Teach the Theme: Debt Ceiling
  • Featured Lesson Plans
  • FRED in the Classroom: Debt and Deficit
  • Mineral-Rich Mongolia
  • What is the “Dutch Disease”?

Read more…

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

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