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    • Sunday, December 19, 2021


    Both the nominator and the nominee must be members of NAEE. Anyone involved in economic education can nominate if they are a member of the organization, and any individual nominated can be considered if they are members or join the organization. Nominations open October 1, 2021 and close on December 19, 2021.

    Nominations will be held for consideration for three years. If a nominee is not selected the first year, he/she will automatically be considered for the same award during the next two years.


    1. Before nominating an individual, please ask his/her permission, make sure she/he is a current NAEE member, and request a current vita in electronic format. The vita should be five pages or less and should focus on the criteria for the relevant award.

    2. Please submit all materials associated with the nomination at the same time. The following information is needed:

    • Name, title, affiliation, address, phone number, and email address of nominee
    • Name, title, affiliation, address, phone number, and email address of person submitting nomination
    • A letter of nomination from the primary nominator
    • (Optional) A maximum of two additional letters supporting the nomination
    • Nominee's vita, up to five pages, and should focus on the criteria for the relevant award.

    3. Nominating and support letters should provide specific information regarding the nominee's accomplishments in economic education relevant to specific awards. Incomplete nominations will not be considered. Please upload the vita and up to three nominating letters with the nomination using the online form.

    • Sunday, December 19, 2021


    The NAEE will accept entries for its curriculum awards from October 1, 2021 to December 19, 2021. 

    Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze NAEE Curriculum Awards will be granted to creators of exceptional resources for teaching economics, personal finance, and/or entrepreneurship in grade levels K-5, 6-8, or 9-12. Winning entries will be selected based primarily on creativity, and accuracy of content. Submit entries in the form of lessons, videos or podcasts, or online programs.

    Award winners will be notified by email in early 2022.

    Award Criteria

    To be eligible for consideration, each submission must meet the following criteria:

    • The resource must be original work.
    • The content is accurate based on national standards in economics, personal finance, and/or entrepreneurship.
    • The content is age appropriate, based on grade-level standards and benchmarks.
    • Concepts and areas of debate are treated impartially.
    • Students are asked to use higher-order thinking skills.
    • Friday, March 04, 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • Saturday, March 05, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Omaha, NE

    Register for the NAEE 2022 Spring Professional Development Conference

    The National Association of Economic Educators annual professional development conference for 2022 will be offered in a hybrid format. Those attending in-person will enjoy networking with colleagues in the comforts of Mammel Hall on the campus of the University of Nebraska Omaha. This location was selected for its state-of-the-art technology that will allow us to offer a high quality virtual conference for those unable to attend in-person. Every session of the NAEE Professional Development Conference will be accessible to those registering for virtual attendance.

    Conference agenda and details are currently being developed by the conference committee. If you have a session proposal please complete this Google Form to submit your idea to Susan Reilly, Conference Committee Chair.

    There will be a reception on Thursday evening and conference sessions will begin on Friday. We will have dinner together on Friday evening. The conference will conclude on Saturday no later than 2pm.

    Attending In-person Registration Pricing
    In-person prior to January 8: $100
    In-person January 8 - February 20: $140

    Attending Virtual Registration Pricing
    Virtual: $50

    In-person registration will close on February 20, 2022. Please plan to register soon! Registration for the virtual option will remain open until the conference begins on March 4.

    Please register for the hotel as soon as possible. The official conference hotel is COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT OMAHA AKSARBEN VILLAGE. It is conveniently located directly across the street from our conference location at Mammel Hall. Rates are $114/night for King and $134 for 2 Queen.

    Please use this link to register for the hotel at the NAEE rate:

    Book the Courtyard by Marriott Omaha Aksarben

    (Hotel block is only reserved until February 3, 2022)

    We will be following the Covid rules and precautions in place on the UNO campus in March 2022. We do not expect the rules to change between now and then. Please note, masks will need to be worn while in buildings on the UNO campus at all times unless actively eating or drinking. 3 feet of spacing from mouth-to-mouth while seated during sessions and 6 feet of spacing during meals must be maintained.

    Current COVID guidance at University of Nebraska Omaha

    2022 Conference Sponsors

    Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, & St. Louis
    Foundation for Economic Education
    University of Nebraska Omaha
    National Endowment for Financial Education
    Council for Economic Education
    Foundation for Teaching Economics
    Georgia Council on Economic Education

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Join the JET Set!
Friday, October 29, 2021 Fall Conference 2021
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Thursday, July 15, 2021 The tools of monetary policy have changed. Has your instruction?
Thursday, June 10, 2021 NAEE 2021 Professional Development Conference
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Are teachers financially secure? Could they use a little help from their Friends?
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 NAEE Monthly PD: a "how to" guide for taking your Econ and Personal Finance Challenges virtual
Monday, October 05, 2020 Economic Misery and Presidential Elections Lesson Demonstration
Friday, September 25, 2020 2020 NAEE Fall Conference
Friday, August 28, 2020 GCEE Synchronous Virtual Adaptations
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 NAEE 2020 Professional Development Conference
Thursday, October 03, 2019 NAEE Business Luncheon
Thursday, October 03, 2019 NAEE Technology Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 03, 2019 NAEE Awards Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 03, 2019 NAEE Spring Conference Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 03, 2019 NAEE Educational Resources Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 03, 2019 NAEE Research Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 03, 2019 NAEE International Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 03, 2019 NAEE Membership Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 03, 2019 The 58th Annual Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference
Saturday, May 18, 2019 2019 National Economics Challenge
Friday, May 10, 2019 2019 National Personal Finance Challenge
Monday, April 22, 2019 NAEE Curriculum Awards
Thursday, February 28, 2019 NAEE Spring Conference
Friday, October 05, 2018 Council for Economic Education 57th Annual Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference
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