Illinois Educators,
Thank you for all that you do! When using engaging economic and personal finance education with your students, you have a positive impact on choices they make.

This issue will be the final e-note for the school year. Our office remains open during the summer if you would like resources, support with curriculum planning or to schedule professional development for your school or district. Enjoy your summer!           The staff of Econ Illinois

Economic Educator Award (K-12)

Submit an application! Two K-12 teachers will be reconginzed for their creativity and commitment to the instruction of economic education. The winners and their school will each receive a cash prize and be honored at the Econ Illinois Economic Education Day Awards Luncheon, held at the Union League Club of Chicago in October. Entries are accepted through July 15 for the 3M Outstanding Economic Educator Award. Nominate yourself or a colleague!

EXPLORE The Stock Market Game™ program (4-12)

During the July 15-Aug 2 Summer Trial Promo, you will have access to see resources available in the Teacher Support Center as well as to view the student portfolio format and capabilities. The Promo allows you to see the sequential outline of lessons, the tutorials and features of the system as well as the resources that complement lessons and activities. Perfect, if new to the SMG program.

Full access to viewing and downloading all materials and to testing out all aspects of a portfolio is provided to teachers who register for an account during the school year.

Watch the Econ Challenge live! (9-12)

Watch the final round of the National Economics Challenge competition live on Monday, May 19th, at 12:00 noon (Central Time) from WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.  Tune into the Council for Economic Education (CEE) Facebook page. Stream it live in your classrooms allowing students to witness the energy and fun of the competition! States with AP students competing for the Championship: Texas, Indiana, Alabama, Hawaii.

Empowerment Summit (K-12)

You already devote your working life to helping young people realize their dreams. Join us July 24/25 in Chicago to help remove one more obstacle from their path. The low 2014 ANFE Fee includes all meals and materials, transportation between the hotel and the Fed, ILJC membership, and a chance to win an iPad Mini! Register before June 30 for the lowest registration fee.

Summer programming (K-12)

Resources (K-12)


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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SMG winning students!


This spring, approximately 13,000 Illinois students in grades 4-12 participated in The Stock Market Game™ program statewide.

The top ranked students in each division are recognized for their accomplishments.

Naperville Central - Nat'l 2nd place winners

Naperville Central – National 2nd Place
in Personal Finance Challenge

On your mark, get set, budget! Seventy-five high school students from across the nation came together to compete in the National Personal Finance in St Louis.

Naperville Central HS advanced to the final “Quiz Bowl” round of competition squaring off against the team representing Maryland.  The students from Applications and Research Laboratory in Howard County, Maryland ultimately won the Championship title.

This year, over 3,185 student teams in 19 states participated in the competition.

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