56th Annual Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference

I was awarded a scholarship to attend the 56th Annual Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference from the Massachusetts Council for Economic Education and the Council for Economic Education. I was thrilled to travel to Brooklyn to meet with like-minded educators and business professionals who share a passion for educating our youth about economics and financial literacy. The conference schedule offered sessions for every level of educator, and attendees shared their experience via #CEEconf17 on Twitter.

My favorite session was Laughter, Literature, and Innovation in the Economics Classroom. The presenters modeled great instructional techniques and shared various media with us. The session was interactive, funny, and very well attended. I got so much out of this session that I will be incorporating into my own classes going forward. Here are some of the highlighted items shared during the presentation:


Here’s a sampling of some of the great resources available in the vendor hall:

  • CentSai Adulting – relatable personal finance education for students
  • EconEdlink – lessons, interactive tools, videos
  • NextGen Personal Finance – free financial literacy lessons using articles, videos, interactive activities, assessments and personal finance.
  • NEFE – nonprofit national foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision making for individuals and families
  • Marginal Revolution University – free and engaging economics videos taught by top professors
  • Rigged Monopoly from the Wiser Choice (there are other versions of this if you just Google it)


Thank you to Margaret Brooks for assembling the following list of Twitter handles for the state councils!


And now for some photos!