Econ Illinois resource links (K-12)
Online searches produce a multitude of resources, but it is difficult to trust organizations and products unless colleagues have found them helpful and credible! We have linked to resources that Illinois teachers and administrators have recommended as well as to organizations that we partner with to bring opportunities and resources of integrity to your attention.
Student & parent resources are also available.
Financial Literacy month will be here soon! (K-12)
April is Financial Literacy Month and resources will abound. Watch for the March 25 Tuesday Tips!
Illinois STEM events
Northern Illinois University: (K-12, community)
University of Illinois: I-STEM education initiative (Teachers)
Western Illinois University: (7-12)
Winning student econ videos (7-12)
The Foundation for Teaching Economics Economics for Leaders (EFL) program is designed to help students understand human behavior and decision-making by developing the tools and insights of the economic way of thinking. Econ Live! challenges students to create original videos that demonstrate their ability to use Economic Reasoning Propositions (ERPs) they learned in EFL to explain choices and issues they face as individuals, as members of groups, and as citizens of societies and nations.
Econ Illinois provides information on programs, curriculum and opportunities as a service to K-12 educators and does not endorse any particular resource.
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American Dream Event
Econ Illinois will host the annual American Dream Dinner, to bring attention to and raise money for economic and financial literacy education in Illinois, on May 15. Featured guest speaker will be Bill Brodsky, Executive Chairman of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
Know of a firm or individual that would be interested in partnering with Econ Illinois to support economic education? Would you like to provide support? If so, please contact Tricia Maxwell: email@example.com. Econ Illinois is a registered 501(c) (3) charity.
Teacher Awards! (K-12)
K-12 educators are invited to apply if you incorporate economic education into your classroom. Outstanding Economic Educator Award recipients receive: award monies for the teacher, a plaque of recognition, funding for economic education in your school, and a unique seminar with other award winning teachers.
Look over the application and consider your impact on students while school is in session. The application deadline is July 15.
Educators may apply or may submit an application for another teacher. Administrators are also welcome to nominate an educator!
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