Council for Economic Education
To promote economics education, especially in New York high schools, by recognizing innovative teachers, by promoting successful pedagogies, and by developing culturally relevant curricula that motivate diverse students to learn more economics
This grant supports Christopher Caltabiano at the Council for Economic Education (CEE). That organization helps teachers convey economic concepts and skills to K-12 students. The goal is to provide valuable life skills and to encourage a diverse range of students to study economics at college. Grant funds will allow CEE to make progress on these efforts through four main strategies: recognizing innovative teachers with Sloan Teaching Champion Awards ($5,000 to each teacher and $2,500 to their school to support economics education); disseminating successful pedagogies by, for example, running three-day “boot camps” for teachers; motivating diverse student populations by working directly with high school students; providing a web tool for administering tests, analyzing performance, and tracking progress; and developing innovative and inclusive online learning materials.