Virginia Council on Economic Education
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Virginia's Outstanding Economic Educator for 2012
VCEE will select an educator who has a sustained history of commitment and contribution to economic and financial education and recognize them as Virginia's Outstanding Economic Educator for 2012. Teachers or administrators are encouraged to nominate themselves or a colleague using this form. Nominations must be received by August 1, 2012. The Outstanding Economic Educator will be awarded $1,000.

Click here for the Outstanding Economic Educator nomination form. 

VCEE Excellence in Economic Education Award Categories:

Teachers, share your success and give us an opportunity to celebrate your innovation!  Enter your favorite lesson plan or unit that increased your students’ understanding of economics and/or personal finance. Awards will be given in the following threecategories. A single entry may be considered in all relevant categories.

Outstanding Economics or Personal Finance Lesson or Unit K-12
Entries may be a single lesson or unit of study and may include technology such as videos, power points or podcasts.
            1st place            $1,000
            2nd place           $   750
            3rd place            $   500
            4th place            $   250

Technology K-12
Lesson/Unit must utilize technology such as videos, power points and/or podcasts. (You may have created these technological resources, assigned your students to create them, or you may have developed an innovative lesson utilizing publicly available videos, podcasts, or other materials.) 1st place $1,000

VCEE Institute Graduate
Lesson/Unit developed and taught by a teacher who has completed a VCEE Economics or Personal Finance Institute in 2010, 2011 or 2012 (prior to June) and has put the knowledge into practice—either in the Economics and Personal Finance course or another course and can see the impact on your students. 1st place $1,000

                           ** Deadline for all entries: August 1, 2012 **

Criteria Applicable to Each Category:

  • Must have been used in the author’s class within the last three years.
  • Co-authored entries are acceptable.
  • If non-original resources are included, appropriate credit must be given.
  • Must demonstrate evidence of student learning.

Click here for the required cover page and suggested format.

Economic Education Centers are available to provide feedback prior to submission of an entry. Click here to find a center near you.


An award-winning entry will:

  • Demonstrate standards-based knowledge of economics and/or personal finance for the targeted grade level.
  • Support increased student learning and growth in economics and financial understanding and knowledge. 

Winning entries will be announced in October and teachers invited to an awards luncheon at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, December 7, 2012. 


Winning entries may also be posted on VCEE’s web site for use by other teachers.

The Economic Educator Awards are made possible by generous funding from the Virginia Housing Development Authority and the Virginia Credit Union.
Thanks also to our partner, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, for its support of this program.