John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards

Each year the Council for Economic Education (CEE) recognizes three United States educators with the John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards.

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

Teachers are encouraged to apply at this link. Applications are due June 28, 2019.


 

ABOUT THE AWARD:

Each year, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) recognizes three national educators with the John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards. This award promotes excellence in economic education at the K-12 level by honoring inspirational teachers whose innovative teaching concepts improve and stimulate economic understanding in and out of their classrooms and achieve results.

The awards program is open to K-12 teachers of any subjects (not just economics!). Any eligible teacher may use a self-nomination process or one may be nominated by other teachers, department chairs, principals, superintendents and CEE state affiliates.

One award will be given for each of the following categories:

  • Elementary School (Grades K-4)
  • Middle/Junior High School (Grades 5-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)

AWARDEES WILL RECEIVE:

  • A cash award of $1,000
  • Covered travel, hotel expenses and registration to attend CEE’s 58th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Los Angeles, California, October 4-5, 2019
  • Recognition on the CEE website and in CEE’s EconEdLink November newsletter

2019 AWARD WINNERS

Julie Ingram
Florence Middle School,
Florence, MS
Grades 7-8

Amanda Stiglbauer
Blythewood High School,
Blythewood, South Carolina
Grades 10-12


ELIGIBILITY:

This award is open to current K-12 teachers from public, private or parochial schools. Past winning teachers are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate how they integrate economics into their teaching.
  • Have taught in the classroom during the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Include a sample lesson that has been used in the teacher’s class within the last three years.
  • Be a member of EconEdLink, CEE’s free online site. You can register here: https://www.econedlink.org/register
  • Submit a written request to the CEE for permission to use the materials for publication and/or other professional or commercial purposes. All entries and accompanying materials become the property of the Council for Economic Education and may be disseminated to educators throughout the country.

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