The California Council on Economic Education has as our mission to instill in young people the fourth “R” – a real-world understanding of economics and personal finance. It is only by acquiring economics and financial literacy that students can learn that there are better options for a life well-lived, will be able to see opportunity on their horizon line and, ultimately, can grow into successful and productive adults capable of making informed and responsible decisions.
We carry out our mission by providing professional development to teachers, teaching resources across the curriculum and nationally-normed assessment tools. We deliver our programs through in-person local workshops, partner organizations and online. We are embracing online technology as the new vector for delivery because teachers have less time and money to spare from their classrooms for their own education. Please find our professional development lineup and resources at our dedicated site, EconWorks.
This is the fourth of nine economic principles. All people respond to incentives. In choosing which course to take, decision makers look at alternatives that will achieve their goals. Prices provide incentives to suppliers to produce goods and services desired by society. Economic rules and regulations provide incentives from how to treat natural resources to when to hire workers. Students respond to their own incentives every day. Teaching youngsters how to evaluate incentives is crucial to prepare them to be intelligent consumers, skilled workers and entrepreneurs, and informed voters.
So what’s in it for you? California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) offers teachers:
Easy access to materials:
A wide variety of ways to learn:
A variety of ways to teach students practical life lessons, such as how to:
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