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The Michigan Council on Economic Education uses the multiplier effect to reach students through their teachers. We invest in teachers who, in turn, reach thousands of students over the course of their career. We offer professional development in economics and personal finance both face to face and through on demand platforms.

Our premier student competitions include the annual Michigan Economics Challenge sponsored by Amerisure Insurance and the Personal Finance Challenge sponsored by Michigan Credit Unions.

Each competition begins with a qualifying round held online at your convenience January through March. The top scoring teams are invited to the state finals to compete for thousands of dollars worth of scholarships and an all expense paid trip to the national finals!



The Council for Economic Education is pleased to offer professional development webinars for teachers nationwide. The webinars cover multiple topics on how to integrate personal finance and economics in the classroom and create a fun learning experience for your students.

When you attend the webinar(s), you will leave with relevant lessons, resources and tools that can be implemented the next day. Also, Michigan teachers earn one Continuing Education Unit (SCECH) for each webinar. If you are interested, but cannot attend the live webinar, please register to get access to the archived version.

An evening to celebrate the economic education achievements of Michigan teachers and students who have excelled in the classroom and those individuals and organizations whose efforts have expanded the role of MCEE, economic education, and financial empowerment throughout the state.



    • Tuesday, December 03, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Matthew Gherman, Midwood H.S. 

    Using college costs to help teach the concept of inflation. We will also discuss how to teach savings so that students can prepare for college.

    • Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Ted Opderbeck, Waldwick H.S.

    After an exploration on the history and economic concepts relating to minimum wage, teachers will be provided with several lessons they can implement in their classrooms that will stimulate student engagement in the pros and cons of raising the federal and state minimum wages

    • Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Matthew Gherman, Midwood H.S. 

    Using different projects to teach and build personal finance skills. We will visit three different, large research projects about the economics of politics and teaching students core concepts and skills rooted in personal finance.

    • Tuesday, December 17, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Matthew Gherman, Midwood H.S. 

    John Maynard Keynes was perhaps the most influential economist of the 20th century; his General Theory re- shaped the role of government and the economy. However, to what extent do the Keynesian economists and politicians actually follow what Keynes wrote?

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Michigan Council on Economic Education
41500 Gardenbrook
Novi, MI  48375

Office: 248.939.4995

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