Newsletter │Volume 4│ 2019 
NCEE Wins State Council of the Year
Lf. to Rt., Alyse Pflanz-Kearney Center Director, Nan Morrison-CEE President, Jennifer Davidson-NCEE President, Tammie Fischer-Lincoln Center Director, Becky Barnard-NCEE Council Coordinator.
The Nebraska Council on Economic Education was named "State Council of the Year" at the annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference. Council for Economic Education President, Nan Morrison, presented the award at the annual meeting held in Los Angeles this October.

The award criteria includes:
  • raising awareness through advocating for economics and personal finance
  • demonstrating innovative ways in reaching teachers
  • providing the most effective economic and financial education to students, teachers and the community at large
  • providing a strong and sustainable organizational structure.
Teachers Learn Financial Fitness for Life
Tammie Fischer, Lincoln Center Director, led 25 teachers through the Financial Fitness for Life professional development program in Lincoln. The day was filled with hands on activities demonstrating lessons from the curriculum. Each teacher received a stipend and a copy of the 3rd edition curriculum. We will be offering the program again on October 12 in Kearney.

Rock 'n Roll Concerts
Teach Financial Freedom
GOODING, a group of amazing musicians that are passionate about financial education, travel around the country to share their unique and energetic message with students. This will be their fifth year touring in Nebraska. This leg of their national fall tour will take them to Chase County, Norfolk, Omaha Northwest as well as both FBLA Fall Leadership Conferences.

Lf. to Rt. Jennifer Davidson, Syndey Kobza, John Gessert, John Murante, David Dickinson, Nathan Kaufman, Jerry Herbert, Gary Grote, Allison Malcolm, Steve Ethen, William Walstad, Mark Wyneger, Richard Baier, Christopher Decker, Eric Hallman, Not pictured: AshLea Allberry, Matthew Blomstedt, Tammy Beck, Tim Clare, Brett Ebert, Kathy Farrell, Scott Fuess, Lynn Harland, Scott Seavey, and Tony Veland.
NCEE Executive Committee Meets & Adds New Members
NCEE Executive Board met on September 20, 2019 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Omaha Branch. Welcome to NCEE’s new board members: 
  • John Gessert, Vice President for Concerto Family Office & Union Bank and Trust
  • Lynn Harland, Interim Dean, UNO College of Business
  • Allison Malcolm, TD Ameritrade Branch Manager
  • John Murante, Nebraska State Treasurer
  • Tony Veland, 15 year financial planner, former Husker & Denver Broncos Championship team member
  • Mark Wyneger, Tributary Capital Management Portfolio Manager

We are thankful to have a supportive and very engaged executive board.
In School Savings Partnership Luncheon
On August 23, NCEE hosted a luncheon to support our growing In School Savings Program. Seventeen financial institutions gathered to talk about program best practices. With 31 active branches statewide, the In School Savings Program is one of our most impactful programs. Thank you to our friends at the FDIC for sponsoring the luncheon.
Impact Across the State
Wildcat Business Competition
October 30, 2019

Wayne State College will host a high school business competition on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Registration is open and limited to the first 200 students entered. The competition will have several skill tests including Business Calculations, Economics, Accounting and Personal Finance. There will be a Job Interview section for seniors.

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Join Us!
We appreciate your interest in the Council. Our goal is to create opportunities for economic and financial education throughout Nebraska. Let's set up a time to talk about how we can work together.

Economic Education Certificate Now Offered
As economics grows in popularity, more secondary schools are requiring economics as a graduation requirement. This certificate qualifies high school teachers to deliver advanced courses in economics (AP, honors, and duel enrollment) so that high school students can fill graduation requirements and also earn college credits.
Curriculum Corner / Lesson Spotlight
Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) and the Georgia Council on Economic Education (GCEE) partnered with the award-winning media developers at FableVision Studios to create Lights, Camera, Budget! , a new FREE personal finance game for students. Lights, Camera, Budget! was designed to work across web and mobile platforms and is available online and via mobile devices.
In the game, students take on the exciting role of movie producer, making important decisions about everything from actors and directors to shooting locations and marketing strategy. Their job is to analyze the risks and rewards of each choice and its impact on the movie budget, with the goal of creating a blockbuster movie that doesn’t bust the bank.
Luckily, they don’t have to go through it alone—a sage mentor who’s been around the block(buster) gives financial, professional, and personal advice to help students make the best choices for success. Throughout the game, players draw on and enhance their knowledge of key financial literacy concepts including debt, interest, loans and credit, budgeting, and goal setting.
Upcoming events:

September 9

September 23 - 27

October 21- 25

October 24

October 30

November 13 - December 3

December 2 - 17

December 6
Fall Stock Market Competition ends