Each year the Council for Economic Education (CEE) recognizes three national educators with The John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards.
This award promotes excellence in economic education at the K-12 level by honoring inspirational teachers whose innovative teaching concepts improve and stimulate economic understanding in and out of their classrooms and achieve results.
The awards program is open to K-12 teachers of any subjects (not just economics!). Any eligible teacher may use a self-nomination process or one may be nominated by other teachers, department chairs, principals, superintendents and CEE state affiliates.
One award will be given for each of the following categories:
• Elementary School (Grades K-4)
• Middle/Junior High School (Grades 5-8)
• High School (Grades 9-12)
Each awardee will receive:
• A cash award of $1,000
• Covered expenses related to Transportation, Hotel Accommodations and Conference Registration
to attend the 57th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, October 5-6, 2018.
• Recognition at the CEE’s annual conference Teacher Awards luncheon on October 5, 2018.
• Recognition on CEE website, digital assets, communications and in CEE's EconEdLink November newsletter.
• The opportunity to share best practices with their teaching colleagues by co-facilitating a session at the CEE annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
This award is open to current K-12 teachers from public, private or parochial schools. Past winning teachers are not eligible to apply.
• Demonstrate how they integrate economics into their teaching.
• Have taught in the classroom during the 2017-2018 school year.
• Include a sample lesson that has been used in the teacher’s class within the last three years.
• Be a member of EconEdLink, CEE’s free online site. You can register here: https://www.econedlink.org/register
• Submit a written request to the CEE for permission to use the materials for publication and/or other professional or commercial purposes. All entries and accompanying materials become the property of the Council for Economic Education and may be disseminated to educators throughout the country.
The award results shall be determined on an objective and non-discriminatory basis. In furtherance of the foregoing, members of CEE, employees and directors of CEE and members of the immediate families (i.e., parent, child, sibling or spouse of any applicant or those living in the same household as any of the foregoing) of members, employees and directors of CEE shall not be eligible to participate. Additionally, CEE employs a non-discrimination policy in all of its activities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation in determining the award winner.
The review committee will look for applicants that:
• Exhibit innovative approaches to economic and financial education using multiple teaching approaches.
• Inspire their students to make an economic way of thinking a mainstay in their personal and academic lives.
• Demonstrate student achievement (examples could include performance assessments, pre- and post-test results, student portfolios, videos, or any other assessment instrument or technique).
• Challenge and encourage students to use economics and financial literacy as a mechanism for acquiring the skills necessary to succeed in their education and their future careers.
• Validate projects, lessons, and opportunities designed to push kids to go beyond the textbook creating student participation with assessments of their learning.
• Reflect a commitment to economic education that extends beyond the classroom.
• Encourage a collaborative environment where students are encouraged to take charge of their learning, create an atmosphere of inquiry, use different lenses to a problem and inspire an economic curiosity to see how their learning is tied to the real world.
• List appropriate credit if non-original resources are included.
DEADLINE AND REQUIREMENTS
The entries must be submitted electronically by Friday, June 29, 2018
Awardees will be notified by August 3, 2018
. Following awardee notification, their schools will be notified, names and pictures will appear on CEE websites and press releases will be sent out to the media.