Council for Economic Education Honors NYC Metro Area Teachers for Innovation in Economic Education

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Top Economic Educators Receive 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awards

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We applaud these outstanding teachers for their innovation and dedication to making economic concepts come alive for their students.

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 4th annual Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awards, honoring three outstanding NYC metropolitan area teachers for excellence in economic education. Demonstrating innovative teaching methods, lesson plans and learning strategies, these teachers are raising the bar for economic education, and will receive the Sloan Award at CEE’s annual Visionary Awards gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Wednesday, October 26.

Selected by an expert panel of judges, this year’s winners stood out for their creativity and ability to effectively engage students. This year’s winning teachers are: Theresa Fisher, Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield, CT; Jonathan Joseph, White Plains High School, White Plains, NY; and Gloria Schneider, SAR High School, Bronx, NY.

“We applaud these outstanding teachers for their innovation and dedication to making economic concepts come alive for their students,” said Nan J. Morrison, CEE President and CEO. “We hope that by bringing awareness to their achievements, these educators will inspire their fellow teachers to bring economics and personal finance to every classroom.”
The winners will co-facilitate a training workshop for area teachers and share their best lessons with teachers nationwide through videos on CEE’s teacher website, EconEdLink. Winners receive a $5,000 prize, and their schools receive a cash award of $2,500 to support economic and financial education.

Offered since 2013, the Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Awards promote economic education at the high school level by recognizing and honoring teachers who effectively deliver this important content in and out of their classrooms and achieve results. The three award recipients provide students with an understanding of economics and the tools to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives.

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— the go-to place for free online teaching resources.

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About the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grantmaking institution based in New York City. Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors, the Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics.  The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awards are funded through the Foundation’s New York City Initiatives program, which aims to benefit the New York City metropolitan area in ways that advance the Foundation’s mission.

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