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PCEE Teacher Advocate Gina Boyd named TSC Teacher of the Year

The Tippecanoe School Corporation has named Gina Boyd as their TSC Elementary Teacher of the Year.  Gina Boyd has been the PCEE's Teacher Advocate for Elementary Education since 2014.

Boyd teaches a fourth- and fifth-grade high ability class at Mayflower Mill Elementary School. She has taught for 24 years,16 of those years with the Tippecanoe School Corporation. Boyd holds a bachelor's degree from Lipscomb University and a gifted and talented license from Purdue University. Mayflower Principal Shannon Cauble says Boyd is recognized by her colleagues for her incredible classroom instruction and innovation. "She is a master of differentiation and personalized instruction. She uses proven research-based strategies to make every minute in her classroom count," says Cauble.

Boyd has conducted many highly-rated teacher workshops for the PCEE including Chocolate Economics, Classroom Mini-Economy, Full STEAM Ahead: Integrating Economic Education with STEAM, and Classroom Business Enterprise. In 2016, she was recognized with the national John Morton Excellence in Teaching Award from the Council for Economic Education.

Boyd will represent the TSC in the Indiana 2019 Teacher of the Year program.

2018 Purdue CBE Showcase a Big Success!Girl holding a big sheet of homemade paper

Four teachers and 34 students from the greater Lafayette area and Frankfort, Indiana, attended the 2018 CBE Showcase at Purdue University on April 12th to display their innovative classroom businesses and products. The Showcase gives teachers and their students who have participated in the PCEE's Classroom Business Enterprise program the opportunity to display and sell their products, and share all they have learned by running a classroom business during the school year. 

Students from McCutcheon High School  displayed information about their highly successful smoothie business, Smoothie Stampede.  Other schools represented were Frankfort Middle School, Mayflower Mill Elementary, and Mintonye Elementary, featuring such items as stress balls, marshmallow launchers, UV bracelets, sparkle balls, duct tape pens, slime, and homemade suckers.  Four local business experts visited each display to talk with students and to evaluate the students on their knowledge of product design, production, marketing, and presentation and leadership skills, and to provide feedback to the students.  At the end of the program, business experts spoke on what each business was doing especially well. 

Read the Krannert News Feature on the 2018 CBE Showcase Here.

For information on how your school can be involved with the Classroom Business Program, visit the CBE webpage or contact the PCEE.

Financial support for the Showcase was generiously provided by the Lafayette Life Foundation, Lafayette Bank and Trust, and the Purdue Federal Credit Union. 

57th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference

Online Registration for teachers for the 57th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference is OPEN! The CEE is currently offering teachers an EARLYBIRD 10% discount, valid until 5/01/18.  The Conference will take place October 5-6, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia, and the schedule can be found on the CEE registration website. Raphael Bostic, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will be the featured speaker for the teacher’s awards recognition luncheon on Friday, October 5th.