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Purdue’s Classroom Business Enterprise Program Workshop Offered to South Bend Area Teachers

In conjunction with the Indiana Council for Economic Education, Purdue's Krannert School of Management, and the IU South Bend Center for Economic Education, the PCEE is offering the popular Classroom Business Enterprise program to teachers In the South Bend area.  The workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 8, on the IU South Bend campus. 

Through teacher training and support, the program allows teachers in elementary and middle schools to incorporate applied business experiences in their current classroom curriculum, giving students the opportunity to learn important economic skills. Workshop participants receive expert instruction from Purdue economic educators and practicing teachers who've run a classroom business, curriculum materials, and financial support for business start-up costs and to pay for their substitute teacher while attending the workshop.  Teachers also receive ongoing support after the workshop via a private on-line social network which allows participants to ask questions, share ideas, and post success stories.  There is no charge for teachers to attend the workshop, but advance registration is required.  For more information on the Classroom Business Enterprise program, visit the CBE web page.  For information specific to the South Bend Workshop, or to register, click here.

Council for Economic Education's Master Teacher Program

The Council for Economic Education is seeking oustanding teachers to represent the CEE in a number of different forums including workshops, webinars, and confereces.  If you love to teach and would like to earn extra income, and you are passionate about integrating economics and financial literacy into the classroom, this may be the program for you!  Training is provided. 

Once you are accepted and complete the program, you will then have an opportunity to earn extra income by teaching professional development workshops and webinars, or developing lesson plans for Econ Ed Link.  This program is designed for teachers, coaches, and administrators of K-12, early childhood, math, social studies, US History, Global History, Economics, and AP Economics.  For more information and application requirements, please visit the CEE's Master Teacher Program Webpage.

PCEE Affiliated Teachers Recognized for their Achievements

Several teachers affiliated with the PCEE were recognized on June 29th at the $mart Indiana Economic Education and Financial Literacy Conference in Indianapolis.  The Olin Davis Awards for Exemplary Teaching of Economics is given annually to teachers who demonstrate outstanding and creative economic education projects.  This year, the state winner of the Olin Davis Award (elementary school level) was Justine Skillman of the Hasten Hebrew Academy in Indianapolis.  Justine is a teacher participant in the PCEE's Classroom Business Enterprise (CBE) program.  Barbara Tilley, Mintonye Elementary School, Lafayette, was a finalist for the award.  Barb is also a CBE teacher participant, and serves on the PCEE's Educator Advisory Committee.  The PCEE's Teacher Advocate at the Secondary Level, Emily Vanderwall, Lafayette Christian School, Lafayette, was also a finalist along with her colleagues Michelle Tuinstra and Kim Plantenga. Emily is also a member of the PCEE's Educator Advisory Committee, and Michelle a CBE teacher participant.  We are very proud of these outstanding teachers who are so dedicated to economic education, and to helping their students learn about economics in fun and creative ways.  To see the full list of statewide Olin Davis Award winners, visit

Tilley Skillman

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