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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award

Awards to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
Teachers for Excellence in Economic Education

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Council for Economic Education (CEE)

Deadline Date:

04/19/21 11:59 PM EST


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Awards to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut high school teachers in eligible counties to recognize outstanding contributions to economic education. The purpose of this award is to promote high school level economic education by honoring exceptional teachers who effectively deliver content both in and out of the classroom.

The review committee will look for applicants who:

  • Exhibit innovative approaches to economic and financial education using multiple teaching approaches
  • Inspire their students to make an economic way of thinking a mainstay in their personal and academic lives
  • Demonstrate student achievement (examples could include performance assessments, pre- and post-test results, student portfolios, videos, or any other assessment instrument or technique)
  • Challenge and encourage students to use economics as a mechanism for acquiring the skills necessary to succeed in their education and with their future careers
  • Validate projects, lessons, and opportunities designed to push kids to go beyond the textbook, creating student participation with assessments of their learning
  • Reflect a commitment to economic education that extends beyond the classroom
  • Encourage a collaborative environment where students are encouraged to take charge of their learning, create an atmosphere of inquiry, use different lenses to understand a problem, and inspire an economic curiosity to see how their knowledge ties to the real world.
  • Honorees must agree to support CEE’s efforts on behalf of training teachers and representing CEE at selected events. Honorees will agree to lead one professional development workshop within six months of receiving the Sloan award.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181136

Number of Grants:

Three (3)

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awardees will receive:
- A cash award of $5,000
- A cash award of $2,500 for their school to support economic education
- Complimentary registration to attend CEE’s 60th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference, offered online September 29-October 1, 2021
- Recognition at the Visionary Awards Virtual Benefit on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must teach in one of twelve New York State counties (New York, Kings, Bronx, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess), eight New Jersey counties (Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Union, Morris, Monmouth), or two Connecticut counties (Fairfield and New Haven).

This award is open to high school teachers of all subjects, not just teachers of economics. Applicants must demonstrate how they integrate economics into their teaching.

Teachers will not have had to participate in previous CEE training to be eligible.

All certified teachers in grades 9-12 from public, private, or parochial schools may enter, and must have taught full time in the classroom during the 2020-2021 school year. Substitute and part-time teachers are not eligible.

Applicants must plan to teach full time during the 2021-2022 school year.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: Submit your application by April 19, 2021 to be eligible.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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If you have any questions about the application process, please e-mail:
Ruben A Rivera
Director, Professional Development
Council for Economic Education

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Fairfield and New Haven Counties;   New Jersey: Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Union, Morris, and Monmouth Counties;   New York City: Richmond, New York, Kings, Bronx, and Queens Counties;   New York: Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, and Dutchess Counties

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