WHAT WE DO:
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. For the past 60 years, our mission has been to instill in young people the fourth “R”—a real-world understanding of economics and personal finance. We carry out our mission by providing professional development to teachers, teaching resources across the curriculum and nationally-normed assessment tools.
WHAT WE OFFER:
51st Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference
CEE’s Conference is a nationwide annual gathering of educators including K-12 teachers, college and university professors and Federal Reserve partners. We provide a diverse selection of presentations, workshops and events to enable educators to raise the levels of economic and financial literacy among K-12 students. We feature the latest in curriculum development, instructional materials, teaching strategies, new programs and best practices; professional development workshops and sessions for K-12 teachers; outstanding speakers on current economic and financial topics; hands-on technology education sessions; networking opportunities; and teacher roundtables to discuss shared issues, accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities.
K-12 Economics and Personal Finance Lessons and Materials
CEE publications and lessons use activities, simulations, multimedia content and background readings to give students an applied, hands-on experience with economics and personal finance principles. Visit http://store.councilforeconed.org for our full product portfolio. In addition, EconEdLink (www.econedlink.org) is CEE’s free source of online economic & personal finance lessons and resources for educators, students and afterschool providers.
Gen i Revolution: Free Online Personal Finance Game
Gen i Revolution is a free online game for middle and high school students that teaches investment and personal finance skills. Students explore key concepts through 15 missions. Working with mission leader Monique, students undertake 15 missions to fight the "Murktide," an insidious lack of personal finance knowledge that is creeping across the country. Students join the Gen i Revolution, strategically select their operatives, and begin to explore and earn points as they work to complete each mission. (www.genirevolution.org)
WHAT WE NEED:
The CEE promotes economics and financial literacy in the K-12 classroom. We seek partners who can assist the CEE in reaching an increased numbers of teachers and students with critical economic and personal finance education.
Video Contest for K-12 Classroom Teachers
This election season, CEE is holding a video contest asking students in kindergarten through 12th grade, via their teachers, for the best economic advice they can give our next President. Teachers should record one student, or a group of students, answering the question: "What Should the Next President do to Improve the Economy?"
One winner will be chosen by CEE Facebook fans ("Viewers' Choice") and at least one winner will be chosen by one or more economists selected as judges by CEE ("Economists' Choice"). Prizes include a $500 American Express gift card for each teacher winner, and $25 iTunes gift cards for the student(s) featured in the winning videos.
Video Submission Period
Opens: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 9:00 a.m. EST
Closes: Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 11:59 p.m. EST
Public Voting Period
Starts: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 9:00 a.m. EST
Ends: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 11:59 p.m. EST
Learning, Earning and Investing for a New Generation
Learning, Earning, and Investing for a New Generation introduces students to the world of personal finance through 21 lessons that provide active learning experiences to help students master the basics of investing. Lessons cover basics such as the language of financial markets, gathering information on investments, and the nature of financial institutions in the U.S. economy. The lessons in this book are designed to take full advantage of the Council for Economic Education's free online game, Gen i Revolution. (http://store.councilforeconed.org/learning-earning-investing.html)
Advanced Placement Economics, 4th edition
CEE’s AP Economics is the go-to guide for helping teachers to prepare their students for the AP Microeconomics and Macroeconomics Exams administered by the College Board. CEE continues to provide teachers with the highest quality economic content and pedagogy for preparing students for success on the AP exams. (http://store.councilforeconed.org/advanced-placement-economics.html)
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy