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$mart Indiana Economic Education and Financial Literacy Conference - July 8, 2015

Mark your calendars now and save the date for $mart Indiana Economic Education and Financial Literacy Conference!

Smart IN logo The $mart Indiana Economic Education and Financial Literacy Conference will feature a diverse selection of professional development workshops on economic and financial education topics suitable for elementary, middle and high school levels. Attendees of the conference will learn about effective teaching methods, best practices, curriculum integration strategies, and instructional resources. In addition to the workshops, outstanding speakers address current economic and financial topics to enable educators to bring these perspectives back to their classrooms.

The $mart Indiana Financial Literacy Summit will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian Street, Carmel, IN.


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2015 Economics Challenge Winners!

Thanks to all teams that participated in the 2015 Economics Challenge Competition and congratulations to the state Competition winners, Carmel High School in the Adam Smith Division and Carmel High School in the David Ricardo Division! The members of the Adam Smith winning team were Kevin Mi, Joseph Philleo, Michael Wong, Brendan Yap. The members of the David Ricardo winning team were Samantha Bleykham, Allen Zhang, Pranav Sriram and Ruth Zhong. Their teacher is Michelle Foutz

The winning teams will advance to the national semi-final competition which will be held on April 16 for a chance to compete at the National competition in New York in May!

See http://www.econed-in.org/ec_winners.asp for a complete listing of winners at each site and participating schools.

Congrats to all of the participating students!




NEW - 5th & 7th Grade Econ Resource Guides

These resource guides were developed for teachers in fifth and seventh grades to assist with economics instruction. The resources in these guides are among the best print and web-based lesson plans available from the Council for Economic Education (CEE), the Indiana Council for Economic Education (ICEE) including the KidsEcon Posters (KEP) materials, and other sources.

Lessons is the guides are organized by Indiana Academic Standards for the Social Studies/Economics.

5th Grade Econ Resource Guide (pdf)
7th Grade Econ Resource Guide (pdf)


2 Carmel (IN) High School finish 2nd in 15th Annual National Economics Challenge

For the 9th time in 13 years, Carmel High School Economics Teacher, Michelle Foutz, and her students have qualified for the finals of the National Economic Challenge. Each year, National Economics Challenge competitions are held at the state, national semi-final, and national final levels. In each state competition, teams of high school students test their economics knowledge by answering questions on microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and current events. This year, the teams from Carmel High School bested over 10,000 students from around the United States to make it to the National Finals. 8 teams (4 students on a team) from 6 schools competed May 16-18 in the finals held in New York City. The 8 kids from Carmel did a great job in the competition with each team ultimately finishing second in their respective divisions. They proudly represented their school and their state in the competition. You can view the wrap up report of the National Economic Challenge competition at the links below. Nightly Business Report http://bit.ly/1F0loHf CNBC Power Lunch http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000380498 These are a remarkable group of students who have a tremendous teacher in Michelle Foutz. They posted videos about their team on Facebook prior to the competition. https://www.facebook.com/councilforeconed/app_364132957030396 ADAM SMITH DIVISION DAVID RICARDO DIVISION Carmel High School /Carmel, Indiana Robert Greaser Kevin Mi Joe Philleo Brendan Yap Coach: Michelle Foutz Carmel High School /Carmel, Indiana Samantha Bleykhman Pranav Sriram Allen Zhang Ruth Zhong Coach: Michelle Foutz About the Economics Challenge The teams from Carmel HS earned the right to compete by winning the Indiana Economics Challenge on April 13th and then scoring high enough in the national semi-final test to earn a trip to New York to compete in the 8 team finals (4 teams in each division). Each year, National Economics Challenge competitions are held at the state, national semi-final, and national final levels. In each state competition, teams of high school students test their economics knowledge by answering questions on microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and current events. More information on the national Economics Challenge. The National Economics Challenge is a program of the Council for Economic Education. http://www.councilforeconed.org/programs-2/national-economics-challenge/ The Indiana Council for Economic Education presented the state qualifying round on April 13th. ● Itís the 15th year for the Economics Challenge in Indiana. ● This year, our state competition has grown to include approximately 300 students on 74 teams from 22 high schools competing at 4 sites: Indianapolis, Penn High School in Mishawaka, IU Southeast in New Albany, University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. More information about the Indiana Economics Challenge http://www.econed-in.org/econchallenge.asp A big thanks to Indiana Farm Bureau Foundation for their support of this yearís Indiana Economics Challenge.

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KidsEcon Posters

The KidsEcon Posters© project is dedicated to giving teachers the tools they need to help their students understand the exciting economic world around them Ė making them more effective producers, consumers, savers, investors, and voting citizens. At the heart of the project are 22 colorful economic posters, each describing an important economic concept identified in the National Standards in Economics and in most state Standards. All new KidsEcon Bingo and Activity Cards are now available.

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