Awards to New York City high school teachers to recognize outstanding contributions to economic education. The purpose of this award is to promote high school-level economic education by honoring exceptional teachers who effectively deliver content both in and out of the classroom and achieve results.
The review committee will look for applicants who:
Exhibit innovative approaches to economic and financial education using multiple teaching approaches.
Inspire their students to make an economic way of thinking a mainstay in their personal and academic lives.
Demonstrate student achievement (examples could include performance assessments, pre-and post-test results, student portfolios, videos, or any other assessment instrument or technique).
Challenge and encourage students to use economics as a mechanism for acquiring the skills necessary to succeed in their education and with their future careers.
Validate projects, lessons, and opportunities designed to push kids to go beyond the textbook, creating student participation with assessments of their learning.
Reflect a commitment to economic education that extends beyond the classroom. What do you do to promote economics outside your classroom? (e.g. clubs, contests, debates, challenges).
Encourage a collaborative environment where students are encouraged to take charge of their learning, create an atmosphere of inquiry, use different lenses to understand a problem, and inspire an economic curiosity to see how their knowledge ties to the real world.
Honorees must agree to support CEE's efforts on behalf of training teachers and representing CEE at selected events. Honorees will agree to lead one professional development workshop within six months of receiving the Sloan award before receiving the additional funding for their school.
• Applicants must teach in one of five New York City boroughs (Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Staten Island).
• This award is open to high school teachers of all subjects, not just teachers of economics. Applicants must demonstrate how they integrate economics into their teaching.
• Teachers will not have to participate in previous CEE training to be eligible.
• All certified teachers in grades 9-12 from public, private, or parochial schools may enter, and you must have taught full-time in the classroom during the 2022-2023 school year.
• Applicants must plan to teach full-time during the 2024-2025 school year.
Substitute and part-time teachers are not eligible.
Recommendation letters from current students or their parents will not be accepted.
All entries must be submitted electronically by Sunday, February 18th, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.
- Letters of recommendation are required for candidates reaching the final stage of the application process.
- Letters of recommendation need to be submitted by March 8th, 2024, if chosen as a finalist.
- Awardees will be notified by March 15th, 2024.
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Awardees will receive:
• A cash award of $5,000.
• A cash award of $2,500 for their school to support economic education.
• Admission to the CEE's Virtual 63rd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in fall 2024.
• Recognition at the Virtual Visionary Awards Benefit on the evening of Wednesday, April 24th, 2024.