The Council for Economic Education's teaching award programs recognize and honor inspirational K-12 teachers whose innovative teaching practices stimulate economic understanding in and out of the classroom.
Currently, CEE is accepting nominations for its 2018 John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards. Through the annual program, CEE recognizes three inspirational K-12 teachers whose innovative teaching concepts improve and stimulate economic understanding and achieve results.
A single prize will be given in each of the following categories: Elementary School (grades K-4), Middle/Junior High School (grades 5-8), and High School (grades 9-12). The prizes include a cash award of $1,000; expenses related to transportation, hotel accommodations, and conference registration to attend the 57th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, October 5-6, 2018; recognition at CEE’s annual conference Teacher Awards luncheon on October 5; recognition on the CEE website, in its digital assets and communications, and in the November issue of its EconEdLink newsletter; and the opportunity to share best practices with their teaching colleagues by co-facilitating a session at the CEE annual conference.
The competition is open to K-12 teachers currently teaching in a public, private or parochial school. Past winning teachers are not eligible to apply. In addition, nominees must demonstrate how they integrate economics into their teaching; have taught in the classroom during the 2017-18 school year; and include a sample lesson that has been used in the teacher’s class within the last three years.
For complete program guidelines and nomination instructions, see the CEE website.