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Council for Economic Education Hosts 51st Annual Conference in Kansas City

This week CEE hosts the 51st Annual National Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference. Held in Kansas City, MO October 4 – 6, with more than 500 educators, industry thought-leaders and Federal Reserve partners convening to address the most important issues and obstacles and honor excellence in financial and economic education.  Among the highlights of this year’s conference are the introduction of a new Common Core alignment initiative and new Voluntary Personal Finance Standards, furthering the CEE’s mission of strengthening the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school.

During the Opening Plenary Session Thursday October 4, with keynote speaker Troy Davig, Senior VP & Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, CEE will introduce the Voluntary National Content Standards in K-12 Personal Finance, providing a framework for teaching personal finance in kindergarten through 12th grade. The standards contain the areas of knowledge and understanding that are fundamental to personal finance: Earning Income, Buying Goods and Services, Using Credit, Saving, Financial Investing, and Protecting and Insuring, each of which include benchmarks outlining what a student should be able to understand and examples at the 4th, 8th and 12th grade levels.

Friday, October 5, Doug Sovde, Director, PARCC Instructional Supports & Educator Engagement discusses Common Core: What It Means for Financial Literacy and Economics, announcing a new initiative to align resources in economics and personal finance to the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English Language Arts. The CCSS were established to bring some uniformity to the varied state curricula, and is one of the most significant forces driving K-12 education today.  But while adoption has been widespread, teachers are struggling with implementation.  As a solution, CEE has proposed developing an easy-to-use tool that easily connects teachers to high-quality lessons in economics and personal finance that will help them to meet the standards laid out in the CCSS.

CEE will also recognize the winners of the 2012 John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards:
Kathy Heyse
Sun Valley Elementary School
Monroe, NC

Middle School Level
Timothy Hopfensperger
Tullar Elementary School
Neenah, WI

High School Level
Michael Melvin
Starr’s Mill High School
Fayetteville, GA

For the full list of award winners, visit the website.



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Teaching Opportunity – June 2012

CEE is pleased to provide you with Teaching Opportunity, our newsletter for educators. Each month we’ll provide new lessons, special promotions, news for teachers and tips for the classroom.

In This Issue:

  • Did you miss the 2012 Economics Challenge?
  • Join GATE today
  • Nominate a Teacher of the Year
  • New Teacher Resource: Entrepreneurship Economics
  • This Day in History
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Help us reach our $200,000 goal!

Read more…

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CEE Presents McGraw-Hill Teaching Champions Awards

Long Island educators receive honor at 2011 Visionary Awards

NEW YORK, November 1 – The Council for Economic Education (CEE) honored KimMarie Lennon and Colleen Hoffman with the McGraw-Hill Teaching Champions Awards for excellence in the field of K-12 economics and personal finance. Lennon and Hoffman are elementary school teachers in Half Hollow Hills Central School District, Dix Hills, New York. Read more…

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CEE Honors Top Educators in Financial Literacy and Economic Education

2011 conference award winners CEE Honors Top Educators in Financial Literacy and Economic EducationNational educators receive awards at 50th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference

NEW YORK, October 19 – The Council for Economic Education (CEE) awarded 9 educators from around the nation with top honors in the fields of economic and financial literacy education.

“We are thrilled to honor these educators for their contributions,” said CEE President and CEO Nan J. Morrison. “Educators are the people who pass on the importance of financial literacy and economic education to our nation’s future – our students.” Read more…

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