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Fidelity Presents: Personal Financial Literacy Training

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Presented by Fidelity Investments and the Texas Council on Economic Education

 A prize will Be awarded to the:

  • car that safely and legally transports the most training attendees to the January 28th training.
  •  school that has the most teachers in school spirit shirts attending.

Saving, investing, spending and planning concepts are essential components of a course that includes financial literacy TEKS. The Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE) and Fidelity Investments secondary educator staff development program will deliver essential content and provide a variety of resources for teachers to use in their classrooms.

By improving their own personal knowledge of the subject, teacherswill leave the session confident that they can capture students’  attention and develop understanding, retention and development of life skills through the new content and materials provided.

The training will utilize the Jump$tart Teacher Training Alliance curriculum as well as the strong knowledge and lessons that Fidelity staff and TCEE University Center Directors Steve Cobb, Ph.D., and Susan Doty, MBA, can provide.


*The educators attending the training will agree to administer an online pretest to students, teach the concepts taught in the training, and administer a posttest by the end of the 2016 spring semester. Program assessment is online and easy for teachers to administer with convenient pre- and posttest results available for class and individual tracking. Please note that only the teacher will have access to the student names

Audience: Middle and High School teachers responsible for teaching personal financial literacy through Economics, CTE, and math courses. The training will also provide support for those teaching the new CTE financial mathematics course.ceelogo

Trainers: Fidelity Investment experts, Texas Council on Economic Education Center Directors: Steve Cobb, Ph.D. and Susan Doty, MBA

Location: Fidelity Investments One Destiny Way Westlake, TX 76262

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Date: January 28, 2016

Bad weather make up day – 2/11/16 Credits Available: (6) CEU

Credits Available: (6) CEU

Registration: $15

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TCEE Presents at Moolah Palooza

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Cindy Manzano, TCEE Smarter Texas Director, presented on saving for college and budgeting at ESC region 1's GEAR UP Moola Paloosa on October 22, 2015.

Cindy Manzano, TCEE Smarter Texas Director, presented on saving for college and budgeting at ESC
Region 1’s GEAR UP Moolah Paloosa on October 22, 2015.


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EconEdLink – A Premier Source of Classroom-Tested Materials for K-12 teachers

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EconEdLink is a premier source of classroom-tested, Internet-based economic and personal finance materials for K-12 teachers and their students. The site welcomes more than 1.2 million visitors each year and uniquely provides:

  • Hundreds of free, online lessons and classroom interactives that are easily searchable by concept, standard, grade level, and subject; and
  • Free, online professional development videos that allow teachers to gain mastery over challenging content and learn to use our active-learning methodologies in their classrooms.

Each lesson contains a teacher’s version as well as a student’s version, which can be used in a variety of ways. All of the content included on EconEdLink is developed by some of the most respected economists and economic educators in the nation and then rigorously classroom-tested. Additionally, our lessons are designed to meet content standards in multiple disciplines, allowing teachers to “infuse” personal finance and economics into all aspects of the curriculum.

Signing up for EconEdLink allows educators to access and customize content that is relevant to individual classroom needs. It’s a great way to organize and keep track of valuable lessons and resources that teachers and students can use every day!

For more information about EconEdLink, check out the demo video below and visit the site!

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Bank of America Students Leaders Program Accepting Applications

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The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders® Program is accepting applications for the 2016 Student Leaders® program.

Since its inception in 2005, the Bank of America Student Leaders® Program has recognized more than 2,200 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities.  The Program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:

  • A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank.  This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization.
  • The week-long, all-expense paid Student leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 10-15, 2016. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.

Students can apply for the program by going to www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders .  Please note the applications open on November 2nd with a deadline of January 29, 2016.  For more information on the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, please visit www.bankofamerica.com/foundation.

Student Leaders Recruitment Poster

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Stock Market Game Students Recognized for their Achievement

Thanks to a Contribution From FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
finra_logo_std_rgbThanks to a generous contribution from FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the top student teams and their teachers from the the Houston, San Antonio/South Texas/Valley region of the Stock Market Game were honored at award receptions held in May. Family members and school administrator were also on hand to recognize the outstanding performance of these students. The students learned about personal finance and investing as created stock portfolios that increased their value significantly throughout the program.

FINRA Sponors SMG Awards Receptions for Texas Students

PlainsCapital Bank Hosts SMG Award Winners

PlainsCapital Bank Hosts Award Winners from Carmen Elementary Students 

SMG  Award Winners from LaJoya High School
 Award Winners from Hemphill Middle School
SMG Award Winners from Hemphill Middle School
SMG Award Winners 
 SMG Award Winners - Elkhart High School
 SMG Award Winners 

Smarter Texas 2015 Conference: A Big Success

2015 Houston Money Week Art Contest Winners

The TCEE 2015 Houston Money Week Art Contest was a great success with winning student art included in a calendar depicting financially appropriate decision making. TCEE thanks Aaron Gladstone and Texas Society of CPAs for their sponsorship of the competition.