Texas Council on Economic Education • 1801 Allen Parkway • Houston, Texas 77019
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TCEE Educating Texas

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Galveston Area Personal Financial Literacy Training for Grades 9-12

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Workshop Highlights: Teachers will learn. . .the concepts included in the personal financial literacy TEKS 9 to 12 social studies, Economics, math and career courses. how they can empower their students to make informed and responsible choices as consumers and savers, including planning for college. how to use student-centered lessons that are designed to reinforce students’ understanding through meaningful, personalized and practical activities. about online tools that increase conceptual understanding by making information more meaningful and attainable for all students. **Please bring your own laptop to access and download lessons during the training** Audience: High school teachers responsible for teaching…

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Galveston Area Personal Financial Literacy Workshops for Teachers of Grades K-8

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The K-2 training is February 9, 2017  K-2 Details The grades 3-5 training is February 10, 2017   Grades 3-5 Details The grades 6-8 training is February 13, 2017   Grades 6-8 Details   Workshop Highlights: Teachers will learn. . .  the concepts included in the personal financial literacy TEKS  how they can empower their students to make i: nformed and responsible choices as consumers and savers.  how to use student-centered lessons that are designed to reinforce students’ understanding through meaningful, personalized and practical activities.  teaching techniques that facilitate each student’s learning.  about online tools that increase…

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Spring 2017 Stock Market Game Webinar Schedule

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The Stock Market Game is an engaging educational program used in classrooms nationwide to teach economics, math, social studies, business, language arts and technology while focusing on the importance of developing real world personal finance skills. Teams of students in grades 4-12 use the SMG simulation to learn the basics of investing as they create and manage an online portfolio over 10 weeks. The SMG is more than a game…it is an education for life. Topic:  Just the Basics – How to Get Started with SMG A comprehensive intro on implementing The Stock Market Game program in your classroom. The…

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Leaders Discuss Why They Support TCEE

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Leaders Discuss Why They Support TCEE “If we’ve learned anything from the recent recession, it’s the importance of developing good personal financial habits and having at least a basic understanding of our economy.  In the past, most children weren’t exposed to economics until they were confronted with important financial decisions as young adults. Thankfully, lessons in fiscal responsibility and good financial habits are now a mandatory part of our public school curriculum in Texas.  However, unlike more traditional subjects like math, history and social studies, economics is a subject that very few educators are trained to teach. That’s why TCEE…

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Be the Change!

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Give Change to Make A Difference in the lives of 5,000,000+ Texas students.  Support TCEE!   Texas and U.S. Problems: In 2015: 54% of Texans broke even or spent more than their annual income 33% of Texans used a form of non-bank borrowing 49% of Texans have an emergency fund 27% of Texans have a fundamental level of financial knowledge $1.2 trillion is the national student college loan debt 60% of Texas students are on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program   TCEE Provides Solutions: Educate Teachers Empower Students Build Financial Capability & Capacity Construct a Stronger Texas TCEE is one…

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Apply for the Economics Education Teacher Study Tour to Peru in June 2017

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The Global Economic Education Alliance (GEEA) is conducting another Economics Education Teacher Study Tour to Peru in June 2017.  Ten secondary-level school teachers from throughout the United States will be selected to participate in the tour.  Our host in Peru has put together another amazing program for our teachers.  Our past two Study Tours to Peru in 2015 and 2016 went exceptionally well with 18 teachers from 9 different states participating.  All of the teachers thoroughly enjoyed the experience and continue to communicate with one another. Peru Study Application

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K-12 Workshop Financial Foundations for Educators

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Teachers As Adult Learners Personal Financial Literacy Presented by Fidelity Investments and the Texas Council on Economic Education Audience:  K-12 grade teachers responsible for teaching personal financial literacy through Economics, CTE, Social Studies, and math courses. The training will also provide support for those teaching the new CTE financial mathematics and social studies PFL courses. Trainers: Fidelity Investment experts, Texas Council on Economic Education Center Directors: Steve Cobb, Ph.D. and Susan Doty, MBA Location: Fidelity Investments Two Destiny Way Westlake, TX 76262 Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Date: January 26, 2017  (Bad weather make up day – 2/09/17) Credits Available:…

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Media Coverage of Bellaire High School’s Win at the National Economics Challenge

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Steve Liesman, CNBC’s Senior Economics Reporter, emceed the Council for Economic Education’s National Economics Challenge championship rounds in NYC. The Challenge was aired on CNBC.com, CNBC’s Power Lunch, Squawk Boxand was featured on PBS’s Nightly Business Report.  Here are highlights from the coverage:   PBS’s Nightly Business Report highlighted the Challenge and winning teams. View Video >>> CNBC.com and MSN.com: Winners of the National Economics Challenge. View Video >>> Huffington Post and Yahoo! Finance shared the National Economics Challenge Finals, Adam Smith Division, Round 2. View Video >>> CNBC traveled to Carmel, Indiana to meet the Carmel High School Team. The segment showcased how the students’ prepped for…

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Spotlight on: The Texas Jump$tart Coalition

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TCEE is a Texas Jump$tart Coalition Board Member The Texas Jump$tart Coalition is a nonprofit organization that connects diverse financial education champions together to prepare Texas youth for lifelong financial success. The coalition works to: Raise public awareness of personal financial education for Texas youth; Promote financial literacy efforts in Texas; Serve as a resource in Texas for legislators, educators and other parties interested in financial literacy; and Ensure Texas youth are equipped to make informed personal financial decisions. The Texas Jump$tart Coalition also is an affiliate of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. WHAT WE OFFER The Texas…

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A Fire Chief on a mission

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True or false. Car crashes are the number one cause of death for teen drivers? It’s true. In 2014, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety, there were 77,399 vehicle crashes in Texas involving teen drivers. A Texas Fire Chief has seen this reality up close and personal. “Every firefighter dreads responding to vehicle crashes involving teens. What a senseless feeling it is to witness death or severe injury that will change that young person’s life forever!” The Woodlands Township Chief Alan Benson said. “Anything public safety can do to decrease vehicle crashes would be a win-win-win for teens,…

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