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500+ Convening in Baltimore for Economic Education Conference

Nextfeatured 2013 annual conference 500+ Convening in Baltimore for Economic Education Conference week, the Council for Economic Education will hold its 52nd Annual National Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Baltimore, MD, October 3-5, convening leaders, experts and teachers to exchange ideas and discuss the key issues in financial education today.  Joining them are Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard G. Ketchum, chairman and CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) and Jeffrey M. Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, all of whom will be speaking at the Conference. noted financial literacy expert, George Washington University professor and CEE board member, Dr. Annamaria Lusardi, will also be presenting at this year’s Conference.

Over 500 educators, industry thought-leaders and Federal Reserve partners from around the country are expected to attend the conference. Participants will come together to address the most important issues, trends and challenges in financial and economic education. The event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Wells Fargo (Lead Sponsor), Bank of America (Teacher Champion), and the Maryland Council on Economic Education.

“This conference is a unique opportunity for educators to enhance their ability to incorporate financial literacy in the classroom, and to do so while meeting the new Common Core State Standards, and engage with the industry’s most influential leaders on the most pressing issues,” said Nan Morrison, CEO and President, Council for Economic Education.  “We are thrilled to be able to welcome President Lacker, Director Cordray, Chairman & CEO Ketchum and Dr. Lusardi, offering educators the chance to learn from their insights and engage them in dialogue.“

Attendees will also be able to participate in workshops and events featuring best practices and new developments in curriculum, teaching strategies and instructional materials. There will also be networking opportunities and teacher roundtable discussions during which participants can engage with their peers to share ideas and lessons, as well as discuss challenges and innovations.

For additional details, visit http://www.councilforeconed.org/events/cee-national-conference/.

POSTED: September 25, 2013 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,

Financial Literacy Awards Presented to Top Educators at Council for Economic Education’s 52nd Annual Conference in Baltimore

K-12 Educators Honored for Excellence in Financial and Economic Education

Next month, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) will honor educators from across the nation with the William A. Forbes Public Awareness Award, the Adam Smith Award, the Albert Beekhuis Award, and the John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards Awards at its 52nd Annual National Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference. The conference will be held October 3 – 5 in Baltimore, MD. Read more…

POSTED: September 24, 2013 | BY: kwilliams | 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: , , , , ,

Council for Economic Education Hosts 51st Annual Conference in Kansas City

This week CEE hosts the 51st Annual National Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference. Held in Kansas City, MO October 4 – 6, with more than 500 educators, industry thought-leaders and Federal Reserve partners convening to address the most important issues and obstacles and honor excellence in financial and economic education.  Among the highlights of this year’s conference are the introduction of a new Common Core alignment initiative and new Voluntary Personal Finance Standards, furthering the CEE’s mission of strengthening the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school.

During the Opening Plenary Session Thursday October 4, with keynote speaker Troy Davig, Senior VP & Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, CEE will introduce the Voluntary National Content Standards in K-12 Personal Finance, providing a framework for teaching personal finance in kindergarten through 12th grade. The standards contain the areas of knowledge and understanding that are fundamental to personal finance: Earning Income, Buying Goods and Services, Using Credit, Saving, Financial Investing, and Protecting and Insuring, each of which include benchmarks outlining what a student should be able to understand and examples at the 4th, 8th and 12th grade levels.

Friday, October 5, Doug Sovde, Director, PARCC Instructional Supports & Educator Engagement discusses Common Core: What It Means for Financial Literacy and Economics, announcing a new initiative to align resources in economics and personal finance to the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English Language Arts. The CCSS were established to bring some uniformity to the varied state curricula, and is one of the most significant forces driving K-12 education today.  But while adoption has been widespread, teachers are struggling with implementation.  As a solution, CEE has proposed developing an easy-to-use tool that easily connects teachers to high-quality lessons in economics and personal finance that will help them to meet the standards laid out in the CCSS.

CEE will also recognize the winners of the 2012 John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards:
Elementary
Kathy Heyse
Sun Valley Elementary School
Monroe, NC

Middle School Level
Timothy Hopfensperger
Tullar Elementary School
Neenah, WI

High School Level
Michael Melvin
Starr’s Mill High School
Fayetteville, GA

For the full list of award winners, visit the website.

 

 

POSTED: October 4, 2012 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,

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