Excellence in Teaching Award

Each year we recognize an educator with our Excellence in Economics Teaching Award sponsored by EdVest, Wisconsin’s College Saving plan.

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This award promotes excellence in economic education at the K-12 level by honoring inspirational teachers whose innovative teaching concepts improve and stimulate economic understanding in and out of their classrooms and achieve results.

EconomicsWisconsin seeks nominations for skilled and passionate K-12 educators for our Excellence in Teaching Award who demonstrate the following:  

Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes educators who:

  • Preparing their students for the future: providing the tools and knowledge of economics and personal finance so that their students can make better decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities. 
  • Committed to Student Growth & Achievement: providing creative lessons, interactive simulations and competitions that increase student knowledge of economic concepts and demonstrated gains in student outcomes.
  • Advocate for Excellence: connecting economics from the classroom to the world (or markets) students will enter after their graduation as a consumer, employee, producer, entrepreneur, leader and citizen.  Awardee shares their expertise and role as an educator to promote the teaching economic concepts at all grade levels.  A demonstrated commitment to continuing their life long role as learner.

This year our state recipient will be recognized at our annual conference in Green Bay, receive our Apple Trophy and a stipend.

Our state winner will be nominated for the John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards. Getting a chance to be selected as a national award winner and attend the annual Council for Economic Education conference that includes registration and travel expenses.

Nomination must include:

  1. Nominator must complete nomination form and short essays. 
  2. Provide one letter of support from school administration, department chair or colleague who supports nomination.
  3. Provide EconomicsWisconsin with an example of either a video of the nominee, lesson plan or game simulation by the deadline of April 10, 2020. 

All Wisconsin K-12 teachers who give their students a background in economics and personal finance are eligible to be nominated. Past winners of the Excellence in Teaching award are eligible. Self-Nominations are accepted and encouraged.

Should nominee be selected as the winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award, nominee will work with EconomicsWisconsin staff to complete the nomination materials for the national teaching award.

Follow this link to submit a nomination

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