Wilmington, N.C. –– On June 23, The North Carolina Council on Economic Education, NCCEE provide the resource Focus: Globalization as well as training on how to utilize the resource with area teachers in Wilmington. The program was presented via a partnership between NCCEE, New Hanover County Schools, Cumberland County Schools, and the NC Department of Public Instruction. High school teachers took part in an innovative new professional development format. Teaching Globalization to High School Students was part online training and part in-person interactive training. Teachers who participated were granted 10 hours of continuing education credit and will be better prepared to teach international economics concepts to their teachers.
One of the teachers in attendance, Amy Diepenbrock of New Hanover County Schools, said of the workshop, “That was one of the best workshops I have ever been to...I mean it! Thanks for the opportunity!”
“We are always looking for innovative ways to bring resources to the school system in North Carolina, our goal is to train our educators on economic and financial literacy curricula we provide and take some of the burden off educators to deliver first class materials to their students” said Stephen Day, programs director, of the NCCEE.
Support for this program was provided to the NCCEE by the Council for Economic Education as part of the Cooperative Education Exchange Program (CEEP). The CEEP is funded by the United States Department of Education and carried out in coordination with the United States Department of State.
The North Carolina Council on Economic Education was founded in 1970. NCCEE is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization working with K-12 teachers statewide to give our students a better understanding of economics and to prepare them for personal financial decision-making. With support from private businesses and foundations, the Department of Public Instruction, and the University of North Carolina system, NCCEE has been a tremendous example of an effective public-private partnership. More information on the NCCEE is available at www.nccee.org.