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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…

POSTED: June 24, 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: , , , ,

GCEE’s 2013 Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year finds interactive ways to help his students learn economics

JohnCook 199x300 GCEE’s 2013 Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year finds interactive ways to help his students learn economicsThe Council for Economic Education proudly congratulates John Cook, Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year, awarded by the Georgia Council on Economic Education.

John Cook had two teachers growing up in Cordele, Ga., – Janet Robinson and Sharon Stewart – who had such an impact on his learning, they inspired his teaching style.

“They made their subjects come alive in a way that continues to stay with me,” says Cook, who now teaches economics at South Effingham High School in Guyton, Georgia.  “Mrs. Stewart taught my enrichment class in middle school, and we were always putting on radio plays or doing activities like building bridges out of toothpicks. Mrs. Robinson was my ninth grade English teacher, and she was great at getting me excited about reading and writing. I remember both teachers’ classrooms always being welcoming, exciting places. They both gave me a love for school.” Read more…

POSTED: June 7, 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: , , , , , , , ,

Econ Challenge Champs Receive Exciting Homecoming

Little Falls Community High School won for the second year in a row the National Championship title in the David Ricardo Division in the National Economics Challenge.

The winners, students Aaron Nilsen, Brian McNamara, Travis Spillum, and Eric Schmidt, and coach Tom Stockard, were welcomed home to Little Falls, Minnesota by a proud community and local press coverage.

“Little Falls represented Minnesota after winning first place in the state Economics Challenge competition, held April 7. It then advanced to the National Finals as one of the top four highest scoring teams at the National Semi-Finals competition, outpacing over 10,000 other students to win the all-expense paid trip to New York City.”

Read the full story here.

CEE wants to congratulate all of the winners at local, state and national levels. You can watch the National Championship Quiz Bowl here.

POSTED: May 22, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

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