An Affiliate of
NIU Center for Economic Education
The NIU Center for Economic Education is committed to helping K-12 teachers guide their students through our complex financial landscape because learning about economics and personal finance prepares students to make wise decisions as consumers, investors, citizens, and participants in the global economy. We deliver teacher workshops and sponsor student activities designed to improve competencies in financial literacy while also improving achievements in reading and mathematics.
The Center offers
- Credit and non-credit professional development programs that enable teachers to incorporate economics into their classroom activities.
- Consultations with educators who wish to incorporate economic education across the curriculum at all grade levels.
- Support for Econ Illinois’ statewide programs such as the Economic Concepts Poster Contest, 3M Educator Awards, Economics Challenge, and The Stock Market Game™ and InvestWrite.
Congratulations, Kerry DiFusco, District 204 Project Arrow Gifted Teacher, recipient of the 2014 3M Outstanding Economic Educator Award!