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Teaching Opportunity – November 2013

POSTED: November 1, 2013 | BY: CEE Staff | TAGS: , , , , ,

In This Issue:

  • 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Teacher Champion Awardees
  • Thank you CEE National Conference Sponsors
  • The John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards
  • Get Ready for the 2014 National Economics Challenge
  • Your ‘Managing Risk’ lesson is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Find out how!
  • Gen i Revolution’s Teacher Support Materials
  • This Day in History
  • Financial Literacy Awards
  • Teacher Town Hall with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Nov. 13.
  • CEE Attending NCSS Conference

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Teacher Champion Awardees Honored at CEE Gala

The Alfred P. Sloan 2013 Teaching Champion Awardees were recognized at the CEE Visionary Awards for excellence and using innovative teaching methods in their classrooms.

Kathleen Brennan Visionary Awards  
Kathleen Brennan
Mount Saint Mary Academy, Watchung, NJ
Wendy Garcia Buchanan Visionary Awards  
Wendy Garcia-Buchanan
Park Avenue Elementary School, Freehold, NJ
Saji James Visionary Awards  
Saji James
Concord High School, Staten Island, NY

Thank you CEE National Conference Sponsors

Lead Sponsor: Wells Fargo, Teacher Champion Sponsor: Bank of America, Teacher Leader Support: Western Union and Ally, Bronze Sponsors: Discover and T. Rowe Price
Thank you to the Federal Reserve System for their ongoing partnership with the Council for Economic Education.

The John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards

The John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awardees were recognized at CEE’s National Conference for excellence in the teaching of economics and financial literacy.

Congratulations to:

John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awardee Sheila Humphrey  
Sheila Humphrey
Woods Elementary School, Fort Smith, AR
John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awardee Shanan Riegel  
Shanan Riegel
Yorktown Elementary School, Yorktown, IN
John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awardee Martha Rush  
Martha Rush
Mounds View High School, Shoreview, MN

The Competition Begins – 2014 National Economics Challenge Coming Soon!

CEE’s National Economics Challenge will soon be heating up for next year. The competition begins this fall. Teams and coaches should check with CEE’s local affiliates for specific start dates in their state. Competitions are held at the State, National Semi-Final, and National Final levels in the Adam Smith Division (for AP and IB Economics students) and David Ricardo Division (for students who have only taken one economics course).

State Economics Challenge winners advance to the National Semi-Finals, from which the top 4 scoring teams and their coach, in each division, win an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to compete in the 2014 National Finals for a chance to take home a national title and $1000 cash prize (totaling to $20,000 in cash prizes). See all the excitement from the competition in our 2013 Economics Challenge Highlights video.

Last year over 10,000 students from across the country competed in the National Economics Challenge—will yours be among the competitors this year?

Read more about the National Economics Challenge on our website.

Your ‘Managing Risk’ lesson is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Find out how!

CEE has created a new tool to help K–12 educators align lessons with the widely-adopted Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The standards have been adopted by 47 states since 2010 and are part of a larger initiative to unify varied state curricula.

The CEE tool is designed to make it easy for educators to find lessons in mathematics and English language arts (ELA) that correlate to a specific standard in the CCSS. The tool aligns 77 mathematics lessons and 354 ELS lessons to the CCSS.

Click here to search our lessons and the applicable standards.

Teacher AND Student registration at an all time high!

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Teacher Support

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Gen i Revolution is currently being used by teachers across EVERY state in the U.S.—sign up today!

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This Day in History

November 1, 1950

Unsucessful Assassination Good For Business
On this day in 1950 an assassination attempt was made on President Harry Truman. In the aftermath of this unsuccessful attempt Wall Street traders relieved by the news that Truman was safe went on a modest buying spree in the stock market. The Dow posted modest gains for the day.

November 2, 1982

The percentage of the workforce remaining unemployed lingered at 7.4 on this day, while the service industry began to rise, providing less security and lower wages than factory-based work.

November 3, 1982

Unemployment Numbers Stay the Same
On this day in 1982 the labor department’s report on unemployment reported 7.4% of the workforce was unemployed. This number had remained relatively the same for the previous two years. The blame was put on the United States shift from higher paying manufacturing jobs to lower paying commercial jobs.

PwC’s Financial Literacy Award

PwC’s Financial Literacy Award recognizes educators’ who are prioritizing financial literacy education among our nation’s high school student by submitting a one-to-three (1–3) minute video demonstrating learning activities, such as PwC’s financial literacy curriculum, and real-world application to bring the topic to life. The first place winner will receive an iPad for classroom use and $5,000 for his or her high school to support financial literacy education. Two honorable mention recipients will each receive $2,500 for his or her school. All winning educators also receive priority entry into the 2014 PwC and KWHS Seminar for High School Educators on Business and Financial Responsibility.

All teachers that submit a complete award application will receive a $100 e-gift card. The application period opens on September 30, 2013, and closes on December 20, 2013. Additional information on the award can be found on PwC’s Financial Literacy Award webpage.


Sponsor: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership.

Teacher Town Hall with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Nov. 13.

Teachers can register for Reserve Banks’ events here:

D.C. conference information and the press release can be found online.

CEE Attending NCSS Conference

CEE will be exhibiting at the upcoming NCSS conference. If you are planning to attend, be sure to stop by our booth to say hello!

NCSS Annual Conference

November 22–23, 2013
Americas Center
St. Louis, MO
Booth #226

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