[These teachers] bring economics to life for their students and have clearly shown their commitment to economic education that extends beyond the classroom.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 04, 2016
The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 John Morton Excellence in Teaching of Economics Award, honoring three outstanding teachers for excellence in economic education. Demonstrating teaching concepts that improve and stimulate economic understanding in and out of their classroom, these teachers are raising the bar for K-12 economic education, and will receive the John Morton Award at CEE’s 55th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference on October 7 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Selected by an expert panel of judges, this year’s winners stood out for their innovative approaches and classroom results on an important subject. They also encouraged their students to use economics and financial literacy as a means to acquire the skills necessary to succeed in their education and their future careers. This year’s winning teachers are: Gina Boyd, Mayflower Mill Elementary School, Lafayette, Indiana; Patricia Dennis, Sonara Middle School, Springdale, Arkansas; and Jacob Clifford, San Pasqual High School, Escondido, California.
“These three teachers exemplify outstanding and innovative economic teaching approaches for all ages. They bring economics to life for their students and have clearly shown their commitment to economic education that extends beyond the classroom,” said Nan J. Morrison, CEE President and CEO. “We hope that by highlighting their achievements and passion for the subject, these educators will continue to help move the needle forward to bring economics into all classrooms.
About the Council for Economic Education
The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is the leading non-profit 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 over 67 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. All resources and programs are developed by educators and delivered by CEE’s national network of affiliates—over 240 across the country. Last year, CEE reached 55,000 teachers in person, and over 1.1 million unique visitors accessed EconEdLink.org— the go-to place for free online teaching resources.