Teaching Economics and Financial Literacy Conference

ANNOUNCEMENT:  The 2015 conference is scheduled for Friday, January 23!  Registration will open November 1, 2014.  

Sixth Annual K-12 Teaching Economics and Financial Literacy Conference

January 24, 2014

Econ Illinois welcomed K-12 teachers to this year's technology-themed conference on Friday, January 24, 2014. The all day conference, held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, brought engaging presentations that featured a wide variety of media to deliver both content and pedagogy. Designed to bring all levels of the multi-media world to the K-12 classroom, lessons and activities targeted many learning styles. This 2014 Conference featured the latest tools and applications used by educators when aligning to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English/Language Arts.

Registration, meals, participation stipends, and curriculum materials were available at no financial cost to each eligible full time K-12 Illinois teacher. Registration and attendance requirements applied. 

For more information, or to view the 2014 Program choose from the following:

3M Outstanding Economic Educator Peter Duffer John LeFeber, CEE technology guru John LeFeber, CEE technology guru

Award winning presenters make multimedia come alive in the classroom!

Teacher feedback includes:

  • This is the go-to conference for all educators, at any grade level. Each year it delivers fun and useful tips, a plethora of resources and materials, and current methodologies that I can use immediately.
  • TEFL is one of the best conferences for teachers of the 21st century classroom.
  • This program is vital for economic and financial literacy education and definitely should continue; there is no replacement for the program's value.
  • Hands-down, this is the best conference out there for educators. Every year I walk away with multiple resources I can use in my classroom the very next day.

The 2014 Conference and the accompanying materials were made available to teachers through the support of the Council for Economic Education.