News, Notes and Knowledge from GCEE

2018 CEE Conference

Make Plans to Attend CEE Conference in Atlanta

The Georgia Council on Economic Education is serving as the local host for the Council for Economic Education’s 57th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference being held at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel on October 5-6.

Here are the top 5 reasons you should attend:

  • Outstanding networking opportunities to meet with other teachers to learn best practices and share tips.
  • Conference sessions and workshops providing resources and tactics that will help you incorporate economics and financial literacy in your classes.
  • An impressive list of guest speakers will help you gain valuable perspectives
  • Earn certificates of completion that may be applied toward CEU requirements.
  • An affordable registration fee includes all conference sessions, teacher social events and more!

Register Today >>>

Stock Market Game Luncheon Video

The Georgia Council held its Annual Stock Market Game Luncheon in the Egyptian Ballroom at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in May - changing both the venue and the format of the awards luncheon from years past. The event recognized both Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 winners. Watch the video below to see what a fun event it was!!

Stock Market Game Luncheon

GCEE Celebrates Success!

The winning teams of the fall and spring Stock Market Game gathered at the Fabulous Fox Theatre for the annual Stock Market Game Luncheon on May 7. This year, teams were divided by Congressional District, with each winning team receiving a banner. Caden Brown, an eighth grade student at William James Middle School in Statesboro, Georgia, in Bulloch County was the statewide Fall Stock Market Game winner with a winning portfolio of $150,668. For the spring game, Sebastian Cruz, John Huynh and Zachary Walker, twelfth grade students at Christian Heritage School in Dalton, Georgia, made up the statewide winning team with an ending portfolio of $138,450.

March Madness Comes to GCEE

We’re pleased to announce that the Georgia Council on Economic Education has been selected to participate in Brackets For Good – a bracket style fundraising tournament that will coincide with NCAA Basketball’s March Madness. The Atlanta 2018 tournament tomorrow night - March 2nd at 8 pm.

Once the game beings we have one week to raise more money than our opponent in order to advance to the next round and get closer to winning the $10,000 Championship grant. Check out the brackets here.

All you need to do is visit Brackets For Good to make a donation. Each dollar equals one point. At the end of the week, whichever nonprofit has the most points will move on to the next round.

Make sure to follow us on facebook and twitter to get real-time updates when the tournament tips off.

GCEE Recognition

GCEE Announces 2018 Teachers of the Year

Executive Director Mike Raymer and Associate Director Chris Cannon visited Chattahoochee High School and Woodstock High School on January 23 to surprise Tim Reeder and Josh Saliers, two teachers who had been selected as 2018 Georgia Economics Teachers of the Year. Both men teach AP Economics.

Teacher of the Year

Pictured above: Chris Cannon, Tim Reeder and Mike Raymer.

Pictured above: Dr. Brian Hightower, Cherokee County Schools Superintendent; Chris Cannon; Josh Sailers; Mark Smith, Woodstock High School Principal; and Mike Raymer.