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CEE Seeks Applicants for 2014 The John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards

POSTED: April 28, 2014 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: ,

The Council for Economic Education recognizes excellence in economic education by honoring three national educators  in the elementary, middle and high school levels with The John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards.

This award promotes economic education at the K–12 level by recognizing and honoring inspirational teachers whose innovative teaching concepts improve and stimulate economic understanding in and out of their classrooms and achieve results.


The entries must be submitted electronically by Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Materials to submit:

  • Answers to all online questions
  • Sample lesson
  • Two letters of recommendation


  • Applicants must be current K–12 teachers from public, private or parochial schools.
  • This award is open to teachers of all subjects, not just teachers of economics. Applicants must demonstrate how they integrate economics into their teaching.
  • Must have taught in the classroom during the 2013–2014 school year.
  • Past winning teachers are not eligible to apply.
  • All entries and accompanying materials become the property of the Council for Economic Education and may be disseminated to educators throughout the country. Entrants must submit a written request to the CEE for permission to use the materials for publication and/or other professional or commercial purposes.
  • The award results shall be determined on an objective and non-discriminatory basis. In furtherance of the foregoing, members of CEE, employees and directors of CEE and members of the immediate families (i.e., parent, child, sibling or spouse of any applicant or those living in the same household as any of the foregoing) of members, employees and directors of CEE shall not be eligible to participate. Additionally, CEE employs a non-discrimination policy in all of its activities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation in determining the award winner.

Awardees Will Receive:

  • A cash award of $500 each in each category
  • All-expense paid trip to attend the 53rd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Dallas, October 2014
  • Recognition at the CEE’s annual conference Awards luncheon and dinner
  • Recognition on CEE website, digital assets, communications, and in CEE’s Teaching Opportunity November newsletter
  • The opportunity to share best practices with their teaching colleagues by co-facilitating a session at the CEE annual conference in Dallas

For more information, including selection criteria and entry requirements, and to enter, click here.

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