The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school, and we have been doing so for more than 65 years. We do this by educating the educators: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers that instruct, inspire and guide. Last year, CEE reached 55,000 teachers in person, and more than 1.3 million unique visitors accessed EconEdLink.org — the go-to place for free online teaching resources.
The conference features a diverse selection of professional development workshops on economic and financial literacy geared for elementary, middle and high school levels. In addition to the workshops, outstanding speakers address current economic and financial topics that enable educators to bring these perspectives back to their classrooms.
The 54th Annual Conference will be held in St. Petersburg, Fla., Oct. 7-10.
The National Economics Challenge (NEC): The nation’s most prestigious pre-college economics competition. Each year, more than 10,000 students across the United States enter the competition hoping to win awards and recognition. The NEC honors exceptional high school students for their knowledge and ability to apply real-world problem-solving and critical-thinking as they test their awareness of economic principles and current events. According to one NEC alumnus, “participating in the NationalEconomics Challenge ignited my interest in economics, which has largely shaped myacademic trajectory.”
A New EconEdLink: CEE’s premier online teacher resource. Recently redesigned to have a brand new look and feel, EconEdLink has everything ranging from lesson plans to interactive tools to multimedia resources, all centered around economics and financial literacy.
The online lessons are designed for K-12 teachers and their students, and can be used in various formats and classroom settings.
2015 Visionary Awards Honorees: The Council for Economic Education is pleased to recognize our 2015 Visionary Awards Honorees:
- Ann Kaplan, Partner, Circle Wealth Management - Robert E. Moritz, U.S. Chairman and Sr. Partner PwC - Prof Robert J. Shiller, Sterling Professor of Economics Yale University - Andrew Ross Sorkin, Founder of DealBook and Financial Columnist for the New York Times