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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.



    • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Matthew Gherman, Midwood H.S.

    Herbert Hoover is often taught as a laissez- faire President, whose inaction helped to usher in and worsen the Great Depression. However, Hoover’s Presidency is much more complicated, with critics ranging from he did too much to he did not do enough. This webinar examines Hoover’s handling of the Great Depression and an analysis of why this President was so polarizing.

    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Andrew Menfi, New Visions Charter School.

    How should I set up my desks? How should I grade classwork? How much homework should I assign? How often should I give a quiz? These are some of the hundreds of fundamental questions that teachers ask themselves every day. When you add them up, they have an immense impact on how the classroom functions, yet we rarely talk about them in depth. Through this webinar, gain some new potential insights on how to set up your classroom’s structures and routines

    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Matthew Gherman, Midwood H.S.

    This webinar analyzes the role slavery had in many different facets of the development of not just the Southern economy, but the entire American economy. We will evaluate to what extent slavery was entwined not just in Southern plantation wealth, but also manufacturing, textiles, banking, insurance and Westward Expansion. We will also include a contemporary Keynesian analysis of the extent of its profitability.

    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Andrew Menfi, New Visions Charter School.

    Too often we are victims of unscrupulous marketing tactics, which causes us to spend our limited resources poorly. How to identify and avoid deceitfully marketed products is a useful and engaging topic in personal finance that is often not covered in economics classrooms.

    • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Presented by Matthew Gherman, Midwood H.S.

    Should John D. Rockefeller be seen as one of America’s greatest heroes or villains? The webinar analyzes both points of view and also analyzes his and Standard Oil’s role in American history.

    • Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 1600 E. Warren Avenue. Detroit, MI 48207
    Teacher Night at the Fed - Elementary Focus

    The event takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 5, 2019. We will have dinner followed by professional development. 2 SCECH available.

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Michigan Council on Economic Education
41500 Gardenbrook
Novi, MI  48375

Office: 248.939.4995

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