Posts Tagged ‘Personal Finance’

Outstanding Economics Student Award

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Attention Oklahoma High School Educators:


The Oklahoma Council on Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch are pleased to invite you to participate in the third annual Outstanding Economics Student Awards Program.



This award program recognizes outstanding students and highlights the importance of an economic way of thinking. The awards are part of the comprehensive economic education programs of the Oklahoma Council on Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank.


Here are a few things to help you identify your student…. (more information in packet download below)

  • The student is an economic thinker
  • Student does not need to be in an economics class
  • Student does not need to be able explain the GDP (but if they can eloquently, let us know!)
  • A desire to learn more about economics either directly or within another area of interest (ie. sports, fashion, business, etc.)
  • A student you would like to recognize as a leader in the inspiration of economic education at your school.


The honored student, his or her parents or guests, and a representative of your school will be invited to attend a dinner and awards ceremony at the Federal Reserve Bank in Oklahoma City on Thursday, April 25, 2013.


Application Deadline is Friday, April 12th, 2013

Download the Outstanding Student Award packet for more information and the application form.

Become a Friend of OCEE Today!

Friends of OCEE are a group of community supporters that believe in the OCEE mission of promoting economic and financial literacy for all Oklahomans.

Friends of OCEE is ideal for past board members, retired teachers or other community members that want to support the OCEE mission but are not able to make an invested time commitment.

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Friends of OCEE support the mission by:

  1. Making a donation pledge annually
  2. Staying up-to-date on OCEE events and accomplishments
  3. Supporting/Promoting OCEE community events and fundraisers


Click here to download the Friends of OCEE Info Page and sign up form.


Join the Gen i Revolution

Developed for middle school and high school students, this online game gives your students the chance to learn important personal finance skills as they play and compete against fellow classmates.

The game includes fifteen Missions in which students attempt to help people in financial trouble. Students join the Gen i Revolution, strategically select their Operatives, and begin to explore and earn points as they work to complete each Mission.

Incorporate the Gen i Revolution along with the Learning, Earning and Investing lessons into your classroom today! for Classroom Teachers

OCEE invites you to check out our new site designed for classroom teachers implementing HB 1476: Oklahoma’s Passport to Financial Literacy. Included on this site is a listing of teacher resources for each of the 14 areas of instruction required for high school graduation. This site consists of an extensive library of resources all under one location.

Oklahoma Nonprofit Launches New Website & Offers Teachers Solutions

The Oklahoma Council on Economic Education (OCEE) has launched a new website –— to help Oklahoma teachers implement the newly mandated Personal Financial Literacy state standards.  Funded by Tinker Federal Credit Union, the new web site provides links to numerous resources and materials for teachers to use in their classrooms.

The PASSPORT to Financial Literacy Act of 2007 requires all students graduating in 2014 to successfully complete 14 areas of instruction in personal finance.

In addition to the website, OCEE is also offers a variety of personal finance trainings and other valuable resources to teachers.

Julia Cook, a Math for Finance teacher at Santa Fe High School in Edmond, Okla., attended an OCEE training.
“The OCEE programs and resources have been a lifesaver,” Cook said. She added that she has used the free curriculum, lesson plans and other resources she received at last summer’s Academy to integrate the 14 areas of instruction into her classroom.

“The materials have enabled me to teach all levels of students in my classes and help make them successful in their daily lives. They are getting real life experiences about credit, banking, job goals, investments and the stock market.” However, Cook added, the learning has not stopped there. She said many of her students are “sharing this information with their parents and actually educating them.”

Cook said she is using the current economic situation to illustrate the relevance of personal financial literacy to real life.   “When learning about investments, the students had to study companies, how well their stocks were doing and decide how to invest their money. They began to realize that in today’s economy, investing in companies such as Dollar Tree and Dollar General might be more beneficial than investing in higher-end companies that carry more expensive products.”

“The information and materials I gained from the Academy were invaluable,” she continued. “I had nothing to start with — no curriculum, no materials or resources, nothing. When I completed the OCEE training, I had every tool I needed to be a successful teacher and help make these kids successful in personal financial literacy.”
While headlines across the United States tell multiple stories of economic downturn, corporate collapse, stock market lows and personal financial crises, the OCEE continues working to provide a long-term solution: preparing teachers to help improve the economic and financial literacy of Oklahoma’s students.

“Improving students’ knowledge about economics and personal finance may not prevent a future economic crisis, but it will help future generations be better prepared to deal with it,” said OCEE Executive Director, Dr. Sue Lynn Sasser. “Every citizen needs a baseline understanding of how the economy works, how their personal decisions affect the economy, and how to make sound choices about their own future.  OCEE is helping teachers ensure Oklahoma students have these skills.”

The Oklahoma Council on Economic Education was established in 1954 and is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization.  OCEE’s mission is to promote economic and financial literacy for all Oklahomans.