The Council for Economic Education (CEE) recognizes excellence in economic and financial education by honoring three national educators in the elementary, middle and high school levels. The John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards honor inspirational teachers whose innovative teaching concepts improve and stimulate economic understanding. The awards program is open to all K-12 teachers that are members of the CEE Educator Community (GATE members and MyEconEdLink members). Any K-12 classroom teacher may use a self-nomination process or one may be nominated by other teachers, department chairs, principals and superintendents.
Awards will be given in three teaching categories:
Elementary (Grades K-4)
Middle/Junior High (Grades 5-8)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Awardees will receive:
• $500 each
• All-expense paid trip to attend the 52nd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference
• Recognition at the annual conference Awards luncheon and dinner
• Recognition in CEE's Teaching Opportunity newsletter
• The opportunity to share best practices by co-facilitating a session at the CEE annual conference in Baltimore
• Applicants must be current K-12 teachers from public, private or parochial schools.
• This award is open to teachers of all subjects, not just teachers of economics. Applicants must demonstrate how they integrate economics into their teaching.
• Past winning teachers are not eligible to apply.
• All entries and accompanying materials become the property of the Council for Economic Education and may be disseminated to educators throughout the country. Entrants must submit a written request to the CEE for permission to use the materials for publication and/or other professional or commercial purposes.
• Must have been used in the teacher’s class within the last three years.
• Evidence of innovative approaches to economic and financial education using multiple teaching approaches that support differentiated learning styles, including techniques and lessons geared to multiple learning styles.
• Demonstrate standards-based knowledge of economics and/or personal finance for the targeted grade level.
• Must demonstrate evidence of student learning.
• If non-original resources are included, appropriate credit must be listed.
The entries must be submitted electronically by Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
Awardees will be notified by August 30, 2013. Following awardee notification, their schools will be notified, names and pictures will appear on CEE website and press releases will be sent out to the media.