New for 2016-17: Mini-Grants open to ALL K-12 teachers — Apply soon!

Mini-Grants

Mini-Grants up to $250 are awarded to help all K-12 teachers expand economic and/or financial education in their classrooms. The most effective projects will be eligible for additional cash awards of up to $250. Deadline for Mini-Grants: October 21, 2016.
Click here for Mini-Grant application and report form.

~ Watch for announcement of 2016 Economic Educator winners soon, along with 2017 award categories ~

VCEE 2016 Outstanding Economic Educator

VCEE selects an educator with a sustained history of commitment and contribution to economic and financial education and recognizes them as Virginia’s Outstanding Economic Educator for 2016 with an award of $1000. Teachers or administrators may nominate themselves or a colleague. Deadline for nominations: August 1, 2016.
Click here for nomination form.

Award Categories

Teachers, share your success and let us celebrate your innovation! Enter your favorite lesson plan or unit that increased students’ understanding. Awards are given in two categories. A single entry may be considered in all relevant categories.

•  Outstanding Economics or Personal Finance Lesson/Unit K-12

Entries of a single lesson or unit of study and may include technology such as videos, power points or podcasts.

1st place            $1,000
2nd place           $500
3rd place            $250

•  VCEE Institute Graduate

Lesson/Unit developed and taught by a teacher who has completed a VCEE Economics or Personal Finance Institute 2011-2016 and put the knowledge into practice—either in the Economics/Personal Finance course or another course and can demonstrate the impact on students. 1st place up to $1,000. Deadline for K-12 Lesson/Unit and VCEE Institute Graduate Awards: August 1, 2016

Criteria Applicable to Each Category:

  • Must have been used in the author’s class within the last three years
  • Co-authored entries are acceptable
  • If non-original resources are included, appropriate credit must be given
  • Must demonstrate evidence of student learning

Click here for required cover page and suggested format. Economic Education Centers are available to provide feedback prior to submission of an entry. Click here to find a center near you.

An award-winning entry will:

  • Demonstrate standards-based knowledge of economics/personal finance for targeted grade level.
  • Support increased student learning and growth in economics/financial understanding and knowledge.

The Economic Educator Awards are made possible by generous funding from Virginia Housing Development Authority and Virginia Credit Union. Thanks also to our partner The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond for its support of this program.