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AKCEE is a non-profit partnership of leaders in business, economics and education devoted to advancing economic ways of thinking so Alaskans understand economics, shapes their future and advocates sound personal, local and national economic policies.
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Shout out to Begich Middle School's Stock Market Game team ZZ12, lead by Debbie Whitehouse, teacher, for being #1 at the end of week 11 of Alaska's Stock Market Game.
Stock Market Game Leading Portfolios: High School and Overall: Team ZZ35 from Gladys Dart School, Manley Hot Springs, Fargo Kesey, Advisor Middle School Division: Team ZZ79, Mikiski Jr./Sr. High School, Brian Bailey Advisor
Why Economic Education? When children and youth have a better understanding of economics, they can make informed choices and function in a changing world economy. Youth who understand economics when they graduate are more prepared to shape their own futures and that of their communities. Economics curriculum also enhances learning in math, technology, and social studies, all while teaching and reinforcing important skills in critical thinking, decision making, research, cooperation and communication.
We got great feedback from the last AKNomics! class... “[Before the class] I didn’t know how to answer how to utilize economics and financial education in my classroom. How am I going to get the economics in there? As the class continued and Theresa talked about how economics is more than just finances and money, it really is about making decisions. Greg elaborated on this idea and told us how valued Economists are because of the methodical way folks with this degree are taught to think and make decisions. On the second day we spend a good amount of time on decision making flowcharts or matrices. I realized that these skills of how to evaluate can be used in every classroom in every subject and age level. When you teach a person to read you open up innumerable doors to them to gain information on their own. When you help a person evaluate and make decisions you likewise give them a tool that will help them all through their life. This is a job skill and a life skill.” Traci Sanders (Matsu)
The Alaska Council on Economic Education works to educate Alaska's young people, primarily through well-prepared teachers, so they can become empowered with economic and financial literacy.
1,400 K-12 teachers trained20,000+Students impacted Donate Today »Economics Forums 3-credit courses that introduce K-12 educators and administrators to important economic concepts through topical issues affecting Alaskans.
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Stock Market Game Courses Teachers take up to three 1-credit courses covering stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, to implement this online simulation game in their classes.
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