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.

John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards

CEE Seeks Applications for the 2016 John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Award

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2015 John Morton Award Winners

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) recognizes excellence in economic and financial 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 awards program is open to all K-12 teachers that are members of the CEE Educator Community. Any K-12 classroom teacher may use a self-nomination process or one may be nominated by other teachers, department chairs, principals, superintendents and CEE state affiliates.

AWARDEES WILL RECEIVE:

  • A cash award of $1000 each in each category
  • All-expense paid scholarship to attend the 55th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, October 2016
  • Recognition at the CEE’s annual conference Teacher Awards luncheon
  • 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 Phoenix

DEADLINE AND REQUIREMENTS

The entries must be submitted electronically by Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Awardees will be notified by August 15, 2016. Following awardee notification, their schools will be notified, names and pictures will appear on CEE website and press releases will be sent out to the media.

ELIGIBILITY

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 2015-2016 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.

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

 

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awards

CEE Seeks Applications from NY Metro-Area Educators for the 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awards

Capture 300x195 Teacher AwardsThe 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 on October 26, 2016.
  • A scholarship to attend the 55th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Phoenix, AZ, October 5-8, 2016.
  • 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:

The entries must be submitted electronically by 11:59pm ET on June 15, 2016.

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 2015-2016 school year. Substitute and part-time teachers are not eligible.
  • Applicants must plan to teach full time during the 2016-2017 school year.

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

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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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