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CBE Teacher Justine Skillman Receives National Award

Justine Skillman is the recipient of the prestigious 2018 John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Award, Elementary Level.  She received the award at the 57th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, in October.  Skillman is a teacher at Hasten Hebrew Academy in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She has been an active participant in the PCEE's Classroom Business Enterprise program.  In addition to participating in a CBE Showcase event with her students, she also led a session on "How I Ran a Classroom Business" at a past CBE teacher workshop.  Click here to view a YouTube video of Justine accepting her award and speaking about CBE in her classroom. Congratulations, Justine, on this well deserved award!

Study Tour Opportunities for Teachers

The Global Economic Education Alliance is offering Study Tours for up to ten K-12 school teachers from throughout the United States.  Teachers will have the opportunity to visit schools and classes at both the secondary and university level, meet with teachers, students, and education officials, and will observe how educators conduct classes and manage their schools.  Tours will also include visit to important cultural and historic sites.  Participants will take part in 3 phases of the study tours -- preparation, trip, and post-tour follow-up.  Complete information can be found on the tour fliers, linked below.

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.