The Econ Illinois staff thank you for all that you do on behalf of your students. We appreciate your dedication to enabling youth to be successful participants in our economy. Enjoy a well-deserved break over the holidays!
Bring Multimedia with Common Core Applications to Any K-12 Classroom – Jan 24 (K-12)
Attend our 6th Annual Conference on Teaching Economics and Financial Literacy and learn to use a wide variety of media to deliver economic and financial literacy lessons and activities. This 2014 Conference will feature the latest tools and applications used by educators when aligning to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English/Language Arts. FREE registration, meals, curriculum materials are available at no financial cost to each eligible full time K-12 Illinois teacher. Once seats are filled a waiting list will be generated.
Spring is coming - register early!
Professional Development (K-12)
Don’t forget to bookmark the Econ Illinois Professional Development page for workshop and Webinar trainings, graduate coursework offerings, and customized workshop opportunities for your school or district.
Community informational programs, blogs and Podcasts on STEM, economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship topics are listed under the News & Announcements page as they do not involve certification or graduate credit.
WIU – Economics Day conference (9-12+)
Save the date! Western Illinois University will hold their Economics Day on January 31, 2014. All details will be available in January.
Online resources to check out! (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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You could win a trip to NYC! (AP econ)
Illinois Economics Challenge: Learn more about the only competition that rewards knowledge in high school economics. For teachers and students - get involved in the local and state competitions and you could win a trip to New York City for the National Economic Challenge!
A Competition for ALL high school students
All students in Illinois are required to take a consumer education/personal finance course. The Illinois Personal Finance Challenge competition is the perfect way to engage them more fully in their learning and to assess how well they are meeting the state mandate.
Teachers of various courses are engaged in the competition: Business, Consumer Economics, Economics, Family & Consumer Science, Career and Technical Education, Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship.
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