Massachusetts Council of Economic Education (MCEE)

The Massachusetts Council on Economic Education is a state affiliate of the National Council of Economic Education.

Because teacher training is such a critical component for the development of a solid foundation and infrastructure for the infusion of economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship into the k-12 curriculum the Bank has partnered with the MCEE.

The reconstituted Massachusetts Council on Economic Education will provide the Commonwealth and the region with additional intellectual resources and institutional and organizational support for the advancement of teacher training in the identified content areas.  Having teachers trained in the basic tenets of these three content areas, provided with additional pedagogical approaches to implement in the classroom and informed of new resources and tools to support the learning experience will create a teaching workforce armed to assist our students in mastering 21st century skills needed to succeed in our ever-globalized economy.

This partnership also advances the capability in the Commonwealth for the Bank to realize its goal to expand the k-12 curriculum by infusing into it more economics, financial literacy and entrepreneurship education through the creation of well informed teacher s confident in their capabilities to bring more economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship into their curriculum and provide more of this content in their classrooms.

MCEE Events

January 14, 2008; February 2, 2008; February 11, 2008; May 6, 2008

Virtual Economics for K-12 Teachers
Professional Development Workshops

You’re invited to join your colleagues for a friendly, interactive introduction to the Virtual Economics 3.0 CD, which contains 1200+ valuable lesson plans. Come share your ideas, enjoy refreshments, and find out about the March 31 Economics Challenge for Massachusetts high school students and Entrepreneurship learning opportunities for elementary and middle school students.

July 14-15, 2008

"Making-a-Job" Teacher Workshop offsite
Bridgewater State College

This workshop, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and National Council on Economic Education, will train 25 middle and high school teachers from eastern Massachusetts to encourage their students to develop and apply their entrepreneurship skills. The workshop will be offered at Bridgewater State College for three consecutive days, July 14-15, 2008, in a technology classroom in Harrington Hall, providing a total of 24 contact hours. An NCEE- certified program trainer will travel to Massachusetts to conduct the training workshop, which will be offered with the collaboration and support of Bridgewater State College and Salem State College economics professors. In addition, two local entrepreneurs will be invited to share their experiences with the teachers. Teachers will be given entrepreneurship curriculum materials, and at the conclusion of the workshop, they will be encouraged to use them in their fall classes. They will also be asked to conduct before/after assessment activities with their classes, and to share their results with trainers and other workshop participants online through Blackboard.

July 21-23, 2008

"Mini-Society" Teacher Workshop offsite
Bridgewater State College

This workshop, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and National Council on Economic Education, will train 25 teachers of grades 2-8 from eastern Massachusetts to encourage their students to develop and apply their entrepreneurship skills. The workshop will be offered at Bridgewater State College for three consecutive days, July 21-23, 2008, in a technology classroom in Harrington Hall, providing a total of 24 contact hours. An NCEE- certified program trainer will travel to Massachusetts to conduct the training workshop, which will be offered with the collaboration and support of Bridgewater State College and Salem State College economics professors. In addition, two local entrepreneurs will be invited to share their experiences with the teachers. Teachers will be given entrepreneurship curriculum materials, and at the conclusion of the workshop, they will be encouraged to use them in their fall classes. They will also be asked to conduct before/after assessment activities with their classes, and to share their results with trainers and other workshop participants online through Blackboard