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

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