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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award

Awards to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
High School Teachers for Economic Education

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Council for Economic Education (CEE)

Deadline Date:

06/30/18 11:59 PM EST


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Awards to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut high school teachers in the New York metropolitan area 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.

This award seeks applicants who instill in students an understanding of economics and the tools to make informed and responsible decisions that they will carry with them as they grow into successful and productive adults.

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 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
-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 learning is tied to the real world
-Honorees must agree to support CEE's efforts on behalf of training teachers and represent CEE at selected events. For example, writing guest blog posts during financial literacy month, presenting at local workshops, conferences, webinars, etc.

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GrantWatch ID#: 181136

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Awardees will receive:
-A cash award of $5,000
-A cash award for their school of $2,500 to support economic education
-Recognition at CEE’s Visionary Awards in October, 2018
-A scholarship to attend the 56th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, October 5-6, 2018
-The opportunity to share best practices with their teaching colleagues by co-facilitating a professional development workshop for the National Center for Economic and Financial Education in New York, at the annual conference or via webinar.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Applicants must teach in one of the twelve New York State counties (New York, Kings, Bronx, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess), eight New Jersey counties (Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Union, Morris, Monmouth), or the two Connecticut counties (Fairfield and New Haven)
-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 had 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 2017-2018 school year. Substitute and part-time teachers are not eligible
-Applicants must plan to teach full time during the 2018-2019 school year

Pre-Application Information:

The original deadline for electronic submission was May 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. The deadline for submissions has been extended to June 30.

Awardees will be notified by August 15, 2018.

Applications must include three letters of recommendation: one from a teaching colleague; another from an administrator at your school; and a third from a person outside of school who is familiar with your work in economic education. Recommendations from current students and parents will not be accepted. Recommendation letters should reflect on your teaching practice.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Amy Geffen, PhD, Director, Professional Development

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Fairfield and New Haven Counties;   New Jersey: Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Union, Morris, and Monmouth Counties;   New York City: Richmond, New York, Kings, Bronx, and Queens Counties;   New York: Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, and Dutchess Counties