TCEE Needs ALL Texas High School Teachers to Give Us Your Feedback
Please Complete The Survey For The Economics Challenge
We want and need your feedback on the pilot program that was offered for participation in the Economics Challenge.
The Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE) thanks the Council for Economic Education (CEE) for including Texas in a pilot research project that involved a $20 team registration fee for the 2016 Economics Challenge. This research project allowed Texas to continue participation in the National Economics Challenge last year.
Please take a moment and complete the teacher survey at https://councilforeconed.
Please make sure to complete the survey by Monday, September 19, 2016.
If you have any questions please contact me at the number listed below. We look forward to your students' participation again this year!
For your convenience, the link to the teacher survey is listed here as well: https://councilforeconed.
The Division of Instructional Materials and Educational Technology (IMET) is seeking help from those interested in reviewing new CTE instructional materials for Proclamation 2017.
These CTE Career Clusters are still in need of reviewers, especially for these courses:
Subchapter A. Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
- Agribusiness Management and Marketing
- Agricultural Equipment Design and Fabrication
- Equine Science
- Oil and Gas Production
- Practicum in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Subchapter B. Architecture and Construction: Construction Technology I
Subchapter C. Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communication
- Practicum in Animation
- Audio/Video Production
- Commercial Photography
- Professional Communications
Subchapter D. Business Management and Administration
- Business English
- Global Business
Subchapter F. Finance: Money Matters
Subchapter H. Health Science
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Health Science Theory
- Medical Terminology
- Principles of Health Science
Subchapter J. Human Services
- Child Development
- Dollars and Sense
- Family and Community Services
- Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness
Subchapter K. Information Technology
- Computer Programming I
- Principles of Information Technology
Subchapter M. Manufacturing: Welding I
Subchapter N. Marketing
- Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Subchapter P. Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
- Collision Repair
- Diesel Equipment Technology
- Practicum in Transportation Systems
- Practicum in Distribution and Logistics
- Small Engine Technology
The materials are scheduled to be reviewed this summer, adopted by the SBOE in November 2016, and available for use beginning in the 2017‒2018 school year.
Nomination forms for those interested in serving on the state review panels for Proclamation 2017 are available on the IMET website.Read More
Teaching Personal Financial Literacy during high school is an important springboard for sending students into the world. This session will provide key lessons that meet the senior economics course, one semester Personal Financial Literacy social studies elective, and CTE financial math course’s Personal Financial Literacy TEKS. Experience the hands-on, real world, relevant lessons that you can use in expanding students’ knowledge. Take away a VE4.5 pin drive with 1400 lessons.
Resources for Teaching Personal Financial Literacy
Session ID: 1238384
Date: July 25, 2016
Credit: 6 CPE
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Registration Fee: $50.
For full workshop details, contact email@example.com.
Register online at www.esc4.net/socialstudies
TCEE is a Texas Jump$tart Coalition Board Member
The Texas Jump$tart Coalition is a nonprofit organization that connects diverse financial education champions together to prepare Texas youth for lifelong financial success.
The coalition works to:
- Raise public awareness of personal financial education for Texas youth;
- Promote financial literacy efforts in Texas;
- Serve as a resource in Texas for legislators, educators and other parties interested in financial literacy; and
- Ensure Texas youth are equipped to make informed personal financial decisions.
The Texas Jump$tart Coalition also is an affiliate of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.
WHAT WE OFFER
The Texas Jump$tart Coalition is in a rebuilding year—working with a strong group of volunteer officers and board members. (Pictured below.)
2016 initiatives for the Texas Jump$tart Coalition include:
- Network with other Jump$tart Coalitions to identify best practices.
- Create a new, active, and current Texas Jump$tart website.
- Build communication across existing Texas partners.
- Support the Jump$tart National Educators Conference Nov, 5-7 in Dallas.
- Recruit more state partners to further build the coalition.
WHAT WE NEED
- Sponsors for teachers scholarships to attend the Jump$tart National Educators conference in November.
- Public, private, corporate or personal companies as sponsors or partners for Texas Jump$tart.
Kellie Haayer, President
Texas Jump$tart Coalition
Stocks, bonds and mutual funds – some middle schoolers in College Station were all ears Monday morning as Congressman Bill Flores stopped by to give them some money advice.
They’re currently in a competition, and that advice will come in handy.
There are 3,000 classrooms across the country taking part in this year’s Capitol Hill Challenge, including one at Oakwood Intermediate in College Station. It’s a stock market game, which is aimed at teaching kids what they need to know about managing money and investing wisely. Representative Flores is actually sponsoring the group from Oakwood.Read More