The Virginia Council on Economic Education annually recognizes teachers who demonstrate creativity and commitment to economic and financial education. New this year is a Mini-Grant program for Title I schools, designed to assist teachers in expanding economic education in their classrooms.
Economics & Personal Finance Mini-Grants (NEW for 2012-13)
Mini-Grants of up to $250 will be awarded to assist teachers in Title I schools (including targeted assisted Title I schools) to expand economic and/or financial education in their classrooms. The most effective projects will be eligible for additional cash awards of up to $1000.
Deadline for Mini-Grants: October 5, 2012 (1st round). Mini-Grants will be awarded by Oct 26, 2012. To the extent funds remain, additional awards may be made by Jan 25, 2013 for applications received by Jan 4, 2013.
Click here for the Mini-Grant application and report form.
Virginia's Outstanding Economic Educator for 2013
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 2013. Teachers or administrators are encouraged to nominate themselves or a colleague using this form. The Outstanding Economic Educator will be awarded $1,000.
Deadline for Outstanding Educator nominations: August 1, 2013
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 two categories. 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 $ 500
3rd place $ 250
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 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 K-12 Lesson/Unit and VCEE Institute Graduate Awards: August 1, 2013
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.
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 for Educator Awards will be announced in October 2013 and teachers invited to an awards luncheon at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
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.