NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is excited to announce the recipients of the 6th annual Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awards; the Sloan Awards honor three outstanding NYC metropolitan area teachers for excellence in economic education. Demonstrating innovative teaching methods, lesson plans and learning strategies, these teachers are raising the bar for economic education.
Selected by an expert panel of judges, this year's winners stood out for their creativity and ability to effectively engage students. These teachers will receive the Sloan Award at CEE's annual Visionary Awards gala at the Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, October 24:
11-12th Grade Economics and Participation in Government
Union Square Academy for Health Science High School, New York, NY
10-12th Grade Advanced Placement Microeconomics/Macroeconomics
Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, NJ
11-12th Grade AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, and Social Science Research Methods
Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY
"We applaud these outstanding teachers for their innovation and dedication to making economic concepts come alive for their students," said Nan J. Morrison, CEE President and CEO. "We hope that by bringing awareness to their achievements, these educators will inspire their fellow teachers to bring economics and personal finance to every classroom."
The winners will co-facilitate a training workshop for NYC metropolitan area teachers and share their best lessons with teachers nationwide through videos on Council for Economic Education's teacher website, EconEdLink. Winners receive a $5,000 prize, and their schools receive a cash award of $2,500 to support economic and financial education.
Offered since 2013, the Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Awards promote economic education at the high school level by recognizing and honoring teachers who effectively deliver this important content in and out of their classrooms and achieve results. The three award recipients provide students with an understanding of economics and the tools to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives.
The 2018 Visionary Awards are made possible by the generous sponsorship of Platinum Sponsors: Barry Haimes and Citi; Gold Sponsors: AlixPartners, Bank of America, Moody's, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, PwC, StateFarm, Verizon, Voya Financial; and Silver Sponsors: Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, Charles Schwab, DTCC, Edelman, FINRA, Ford Credit, Guardian, the Julius Rabinowitz Family and UPS.
For more information about the Alfred P. Sloan Award and CEE's Visionary Awards, please visit www.councilforeconed.org/visionaryawards.
About the Council for Economic Education
The Council for Economic Education is the leading non-profit organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school - and we have been doing so for nearly 70 years. We carry out our mission by educating the educators: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers that instruct, inspire, and guide. All resources and programs are developed by educators, and delivered by our national network of affiliates. Our goal is to reach and teach every child. Each year CEE's programs reach more than 55,000 K-12 teachers and over 5 million students across the United States. Nearly 2/3 of these educators come from schools serving large numbers of low- and moderate-income students. EconEdLink – our free, online educator gateway for economic and personal finance lessons and resources – attracts more than 1.1 million unique visitors each year.
About the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grant making institution based in New York City. Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation, the Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics. https://sloan.org
SOURCE Council for Economic Education