Newsletter │Volume 4│ 2022
NCEE leads a statewide initiative advancing economic and financial literacy.
Professional Development
Personal Finance Institutes at UNO & UNK
Each Institute is an intensive four day residential training that culminates in participants taking the Working in Support of Education (W!se) national certification to teach personal finance. Each participant is required to complete a pretest, 20 hours of prework, and then attend the 4 day in-person training.
Dr. Jamie Wagner, UNO Center Director organized and led an Institute at UNO (July 11-14) where we had 27 participants and a 89% pass rate on the certification exam. Many thanks to our UNO Institute Sponsor – The Weitz Foundation
Alyse Pflanz, UNK Center Director, organized and led the Institute at UNK (July 18-21) where we had 29 participants and an 88% pass rate on the certification exam. Many thanks to our UNK Institute Sponsor – The Nebraska Credit Union League
Investor Education: Investing 101 for Teachers
We had so much fun at 'Investing 101 for Teachers' learning how to implement the Stock Market Game into the classroom. Thank you to Claire McHenry, Deputy Director Securities Bureau, Nebraska Department of Banking & Finance and Brett Burchett, FP Wealth Management, for your time and excellent presentations. Thank you to our sponsor, Investor Protection Trust.
Lindsay Tillinghast, Lincoln Center Director

Lindsay Tillinghast!
Meet Lindsay Tillinghast, our new Lincoln Center Director! For the past 14 years, Lindsay taught economics and personal finance to juniors and seniors at Lincoln Southeast High School. She loves all things ECON/FinLit and is passionate about increasing economic and financial literacy among young people and adults. This fall, in addition to her Center Director duties, she will be teaching macroeconomics for pre-service teachers at UNL. She is an excellent addition to the team and we are excited to see her grow in her new position.

Personal Finance Presentations for Husker Athletes
On July 5th and August 9th, Dr. Jennifer Davidson and Lindsay Tillinghast had the pleasure of teaching lessons about financial wellness, including budgeting, saving, and investing, to UNL student-athletes at Memorial Stadium.The introduction of NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) makes this topic especially important.
Congratulations Alyse!
Alyse Pflanz, UNK Center Director, received one of the outstanding faculty teaching awards in the untenured faculty category for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a well deserved honor. Congratulations to an outstanding educator.
Posters for Your Classroom!
Let us help you decorate your classroom! All high school teachers and counselors qualify for free 13x19 economics posters from the American Economic Association. The purpose of the poster distribution is to encourage more students to consider economics as a career path.
New Opportunity:
NGPF Distinguished Educator Award
Become NGPF Certified in specific personal finance topics for FREE!
Certification Courses are NGPF’s most in-depth professional development format. Each course combines 9 hours of live virtual sessions focused on a core personal finance content area with a 1-hour assessment exam. These courses are 100% FREE, and 33 States and Washington, DC accept them for State CEUs.

  • Become more confident, qualified, and ready for the classroom
  • Deepen your understanding of a specific personal finance topic
  • Boost your resume and earn digital badges to add to your email
  • Receive NGPF Academy credits and swag
  • Earn Continuing Education Credits, if eligible in your state
  • Achieve the NGPF Distinguished Educator award when you complete 6 or more certifications - Receive physical plaques, digital badges, and public recognition. Each NGPF Certification is 10 hours of live PD + certification exam passage.
Have questions? Interested in signing up? Go to:
Congrats to these Nebraska educators who have already earned this award:
  • Cynthia Elliott, Hershey High School
  • Elizabeth Rudden, Skutt Catholic High School
  • Epley Hamilton, Bellevue West Sr. High School
  • Jennifer Roth, Bellevue West Sr. High School
  • Laura DeVries, South Platte Schools
  • Paul Hamilton, Bellevue East Sr. High School
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Upcoming events:

September 9 - December 2

Economic Education Month

October 26
Wayne Business Competition

November 18
UNL Business Competition

November 14 - December 2

November 21 - December 9