What We Do:
The mission of the Council for Economic Education is two-fold: to advocate for better and greater school-based economic and personal finance education at the K-12 level; and to educate young people in the United States and around the world, primarily through well-prepared teachers, so they may become empowered with economic and financial literacy.
The Council for Economic Education believes that financial literacy is best achieved through the teaching of sound economic and decision-making skills.
What We Offer:
The Council for Economic Education offers curriculum materials for teaching K-12 economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship, as well as professional development for K-12 teachers.
The Council for Economic Education (www.councilforeconed.org) offers comprehensive, best-in-class K-12 economic and personal finance education programs, including the basics of entrepreneurship, consisting of teaching resources across the curriculum, professional development for teachers, and nationally-normed assessment instruments.
Each year, the Council's programs reach more than 150,000 K-12 teachers and 15 million students in the United States and in more than 30 other countries. These programs are delivered through a diversified system: directly from the Council, through a network of affiliated state Councils and university-based Centers for Economic Education, and through other partner organizations.
Visit our Web site (http://www.councilforeconed.org/) to learn more about our programs and professional development services, explore our online Catalog, use our collection of free on-line lessons, join our mailing list, request printed brochures, or view contact information for local Council for Economic Education affiliated state councils and university-based centers for economic education in your area.
The Council for Economic Education has created an online training platform for K-12 teachers. The modules range from 1 to 6 hours of instructional seat time; show teachers how to use the Council for Economic Education's most popular programs; and include videos of teachers using lessons with their students in a classroom setting and economic education experts explaining key principles.
Current offerings include:
Upcoming modules will include "Understanding Economics in US History," "Globalization" and "Teaching the Role of Markets in Economic Growth: The Institute of Capital Formation."
To learn more about the Council for Economic Education's online professional development platform, visit http://store.councilforeconed.org/training.html
Troy D. White, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy