CEE Seeks Applications for the 2017 John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards

From the Council for Economic Education:

Each year, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) recognizes three national educators with the John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards. This award promotes excellence in economic education at the K-12 level by honoring inspirational teachers whose innovative teaching concepts improve and stimulate economic understanding in and out of their classrooms and achieve results. We seek applicants who provide their students with an understanding of economics and the tools to make informed and responsible decisions that they will carry with them as they grow into successful and productive adults.

The awards program is open to K-12 teachers of any subject (not just economics!), who are members of EconEdLink. Any eligible teacher may nominate themselves or may be nominated by other teachers, department chairs, principals, superintendents or CEE state affiliates.


Each awardee will receive:

  • A cash award of $1,000
  • All-expense paid scholarship to attend CEE’s 56th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Brooklyn, New York, October 6-7, 2017
  • Recognition at the CEE’s Annual Conference Teacher Awards luncheon, October 6, 2017
  • The opportunity to share best practices with their teaching colleagues by co-facilitating a session at CEE’s Annual Conference in Brooklyn, New York
  • Recognition on CEE website, digital assets, communications and in CEE’s EconEdLink newsletter

All entries must be submitted electronically by June 30, 2017. Awardees will be notified by August 15, 2017. Following awardee notification, their schools will be notified, names and pictures will appear on CEE websites, and press releases will be sent out to the media.

For more information, including eligibility, selection criteria and entry requirements, please visit our website.

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