TCEE March Update

Contessa

Smarter Texas Conference 2015

The 2015 Smarter Texas Conference will be June 18-19  at the Hotel Contessa on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Click here for all of the details. Registration is now open.  

April Financial Literacy Training

Hope Village is hosting a financial literacy training in April  for K-12 Math, Social Studies & Career Teachers. Registration is now open.

2015 Houston Money Week

The 2015 Money Week Art Contest has begun. Click here for complete details. 

TCEE Thanks Aaron Gladstone and His Family and Friends

Thanks to Aaron Gladstone, family and friends for their celebrating his birthday by donating $3,620 so that TCEE can continue spreading financial and economic literacy to students and teachers throughout Texas!!! Donating to TCEE builds a Smarter Texas!”

 

 

Part Time Job Opportunity with TCEE

Texas Council on Economic Education                                      

Stock Market Game Outreach and Development Coordinator

Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE) seeks a part-time employee who will serve as the Stock Market Game™ outreach and development coordinator and will assist with general TCEE responsibilities.  The individual will work with the Stock Market Game™ Director and other staff employees in fulfilling responsibilities.   The current position will require 18 hours a week over a 47 week time period annually, and the employee will work in the TCEE Houston office.

Texas Council on Economic Education is a statewide non-profit that provides educator staff development and student programs on Economics, Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Stock Market Game™, Economics Challenge, and Finance Challenge.  TCEE provides Grades PK to 16 support and  programs.

The Stock Market Game is a 10 week online investment simulation with supporting curriculum materials used in 4th through 12th grade classrooms in Texas. The program reaches over 25,000 students each year and is offered in both the fall and spring.

The candidate should have:

  • experience in personal finance education
  • knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, QuickBooks, social media
  • organization skills
  • written and oral communication skills
  •  capability of lifting up to 30 pounds
  • ability to provide own transportation for limited travel  throughout Texas
  • collaboration skills

 

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

MARKETING

  • Create  and distribute program materials to teachers and school district personnel
  • Write articles and messages to promote TCEE programs  for e newsletter, newspapers, emails, social media
  • Create and distribute press releases to media outlets
  • Attend teacher conferences
  • Email and live outreach to schools
  • Update information on Stock Market Game™, Smarter Texas and TCEE websites

TRAINING:

  • Schedule and conduct training where applicable on the Stock Market Game™, Economics, Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship.

BILLING

  • Create invoices on QuickBooks
  • Record and follow up on unpaid invoices

FUNDING

  • Write grants
  • Recruit new funding sources
  • Maintain communication and create reports for current funders and TCEE Board of Directors

AWARDS:

  • Create and  distribute awards
  • Coordinate award events and delivery of awards with TCEE staff and teachers.

CONFERENCES:

  • Attend and present at the annual TCEE conference(s)
  • Attend national Stock Market Game Conference in New York City in June

The person assuming this position must be willing to learn about the Stock Market Game™ simulation and related programs to successfully implement job related tasks. In addition, the coordinator will be asked to assist as needed on other Texas Council on Economic Education program initiatives. On the job training will be provided.

TCEE is an equal opportunity employer.

For additional information on TCEE, please visit economicstexas.org and smartertexas.org.

Deadline for Application is 4:00 pm on March 31, 2015. The application process involves submitting a resume as well as a letter of interest outlining how one’s skills, knowledge, education and experience qualify the applicant for the position. Both need to be received by mail and/or email no later than 4:00 pm on March 31, 2015.

Mail:  Texas Council on Economic Education, 1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019

Email:  tcee@economicstexas.org.

Please also send a separate email prior to the deadline notifying TCEE that an email or mail application has been submitted.

InvestWrite Webinar

Visit the InvestWrite website today!
It’s easy to bring InvestWrite, our national student writing competition, to YOUR classroom!

 

On Wednesday, March 18, at 5:00 PM Central Time we are offering an hour long webinar, at no charge, to our Stock Market Game teachers. Learn how easy it is to submit InvestWrite essays, hear about the great prizes and recognition, learn how it integrates with Common Core Standards and BEST OF ALL hear other teachers talk about their own InvestWrite experience and how they use it in their class!

 

We invite you to join teachers across the country to learn more about InvestWrite. All you need to participate is internet access and a phone. It is designed to help you and your students get started writing winning essays!
Register for the webinar today! Just click on this link:
InvestWrite is open to Stock Market Game classrooms ONLY and is an effective assessment of student learning in The Stock Market Game.
Teachers and students in the InvestWrite program have a chance to win exciting prizes like a trip to New York and laptop computers!
Learn more about InvestWrite at:

Meet Henry, A Reminder of all the Young Texans for Whom We Work

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Henry is the first grandchild of TCEE and Smarter Texas Web Manager Allen Reding

The Texas Council on Economic Education  -  1801 Allen Parkway  -  Houston, Texas 77019

Telephone 713-655-1650  -   Fax: 713-655-1655