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 more than 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:
K-12 Economics and Personal Finance Professional Development, Lessons and Materials – Come and Explore!
CEE offers many professional development opportunities for educators, including live workshops and webinars. CEE resources and lessons use activities, simulations, multimedia content and background readings to give students an applied, hands-on experience with economics and financial literacy principles that apply to the real world.
52nd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference - Attend!
The 2013 conference is October 3-5 in Baltimore, MD. CEE’s conference is a nationwide gathering of more than 500 educators from 40 states including K-12 teachers, college and university professors and Federal Reserve partners. 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; technology education sessions; and teacher roundtables to discuss shared issues and opportunities.
We are looking for exhibitors who are interested in reaching classroom teachers and afterschool/out of school educators. Learn more about the benefits of exhibiting.
National Economics Challenge for High School Students - Start or Support a Team
CEE’s National Economics Challenge applies the excitement of an athletic competition to academic excellence, and encourages students to apply their economics knowledge and work in teams. Competitions are held at the State, National Semi-Final, and National Final levels. In each competition, teams of students answer rigorous questions on microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and current events. At the National Final, attended by the top 4 teams in each division in NYC, students complete rounds of testing, work in teams to solve case problems and participate in a quick-paced oral quiz-bowl in order to compete for the title of National Champions.
WHAT WE NEED:
CEE offers the opportunity for you to provide scholarships for new teachers to attend our national conference. In making a commitment to become a sponsor, your company will contribute to philanthropic efforts in support of financial literacy and economic education that will benefit K-12 teachers and students nationwide. If you are interested in sponsoring a track session or group of teachers for the conference, please contact us.
If you want more information on how to bring one of our financial literacy programs into your school or district, reach out to us here.
Join in the effort to make economic and financial literacy a priority in our schools, and help educate young people about the economy they will ultimately inherit by donating today. Thanks to the generosity of two of our board members, all gifts received by June 30, 2013 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $175,000.
Gen i Revolution: Free Online Personal Finance Games
We are pleased to introduce Gen i: Murktide Invasion and Gen i: Beyond the Mission, two new interactive games based on Gen i Revolution our free online game, that taps into the power of social and digital media to teach your students about saving and investing.
Available online and Facebook, Gen i games are designed for students in grades 6-12. The games challenge players to put their investing knowledge to the test, going head-to-head with the "Murktide," a network of double agents spreading false information about finance across the country. Users must answer a series of questions correctly, and then they must use strategic thinking to beat back the Murktide in key regions, and win control of the U.S. map.
Students join Gen i Revolution, strategically select their operatives, and begin to explore and earn points as they work to complete each mission. (www.genirevolution.org).
CEE works closely with schools and districts to design and implement personal finance and economics curriculum either into a stand-alone course, or as a supplement to other subjects such as social studies. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is implementing a Financial Literacy Framework to build financial skills at the K-11 level, culminating with a capstone personal finance course for 12th-graders created by CEE. This framework is based on Gen i Revolution and the correlating print resource, Learning, Earning and Investing for a New Generation. We can bring this curriculum to your district.
Connecting the Common Core to Economics and Financial Literacy
The Common Core Standards Initiative is one of the most significant forces driving K-12 education today, established to bring some uniformity to varied state curricula. Since their release in 2010, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has been adopted by 47 states.
In response to this initiative, CEE has aligned much of its high-quality economics and financial literacy lessons to the CCSS in mathematics and English language arts (ELA). In all, 77 CEE lessons have clear alignments to the CCSS in mathematics and 354 lessons to the CCSS in ELA.
Educators can visit the CEE website and easily search our lessons and find the applicable standards, or they can search the standards and find correlating lessons.
National Standards for Financial Literacy
CEE is proud to introduce the National Standards for Financial Literacy, a framework for the body of knowledge and skills that should be contained in a K-12 personal finance curriculum. Developed by a team of experienced and talented economists, education specialists at Federal Reserve banks, and financial education researchers, the National Standards raise the bar for financial literacy education. The standards are our basis for our advocacy efforts to get requirements passed nationwide.
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; Protecting and Insuring/
Watch our short video for an introduction to the new standards and download a free copy at www.councilforeconed.org/standards. We thank many of our affiliates, and other partners such as Jump$tart, for working with us to promulgate these standards nationwide.
Vice President of Program Administration
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy