Teacher Awards

The Council for Economic Education’s teaching award programs recognize and honor inspirational K-12 teachers whose innovative teaching practices stimulate economic understanding in and out of the classrooms.

2018 John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards

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 expenses related to Transportation, Hotel Accommodations and Conference Registration to attend the 57th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, October 5-6, 2018.
  • Recognition at the CEE’s annual conference Teacher Awards luncheon on October 5, 2018.
  • Recognition on CEE website, digital assets, communications and in CEE’s EconEdLink November newsletter.
  • The opportunity to share best practices with their teaching colleagues by co-facilitating a session at the CEE annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

DEADLINE:

The entries must be submitted electronically by Friday, June 29, 2018.

Awardees will be notified by August 3, 2018. Following awardee notification, their schools will be notified, names and pictures will appear on CEE websites and press releases will be sent out to the media.

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.

For more information, including selection criteria and entry requirements, and to enter, please complete the online form.

Apply for the 2018 John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards >>>

2016 John Morton Awardees

2016 John Morton Award Winners


 

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awards

CEE Seeks Applications from NY Metro-Area Educators for the 2018 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 high school level by recognizing and honoring teachers who effectively deliver this important content in and out of their classrooms and achieve results. We seek applicants who instill in students an understanding of economics and the tools to make informed and responsible decisions that they will carry with them as they grow into successful and productive adults.

AWARDEES WILL RECEIVE:

  • A cash award of $5,000
  • A cash award for their school of $2,500 to support economic education
  • Recognition at CEE’s Visionary Awards in October, 2018
  • A scholarship to attend the 57th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, October 5-6, 2018
  • The opportunity to share best practices with their teaching colleagues by co-facilitating a professional development workshop for the National Center for Economic and Financial Education in New York, at the annual conference or via webinar.

REQUIREMENTS:

Deadline for submission extended to June 15 for Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Award.

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 high school 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 certified teachers in grades 9-12 from public, private or parochial schools may enter, and you must have taught full time in the classroom during the 2017-2018 school year. Substitute and part-time teachers are not eligible
  • Applicants must plan to teach full time during the 2018-2019 school year

For more information, including selection criteria and entry requirements, and to enter, please complete the online form.

2013 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Award Winner Saji James

2014 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Award Winner Kathleen O’Hagan

To meet more of our past winners, please visit our Teaching Awardees page on YouTube.

This page will be updated as award applications processes open.

 

 

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