Newsletter │Volume 3│ 2018 
Kearney Center for Economic Education Welcomes New Director
New to the higher education setting, Alyse Andreasen is already making headway for the College of Business and Technology at the University of Nebraska-Kearney as the Director of both the Business Education Program and the Center for Economic Education. She is also a lecturer for both Business Education and Business Administration courses. The past four years, she spent teaching business and technology at the 7-12 level, bringing new and innovative teaching strategies to the students at UNK. She is an advocate for the business of teaching and uses strong personable tactics in the form of outreach and recruiting, as well as retention for her programs. Students enjoy how engaging she is as a lecturer and the positive pedagogy she brings to the classroom every time they meet. Her network and ability to build relationships and partnerships has been an important aspect for the college and education industry. She is excited to work with the Nebraska Council on Economic Education to improve the students and educators of Nebraska in economic literacy.  
In School Savings Program Celebrates Grand
“The Power of Habits” is this year’s theme for the grand re-opening of the Elementary Savings Program branches. Developing good savings habits at an early age sets the path for positive economic consequences in the future! Pictured is Dr. Tammie Fischer, UNL Center for Economic Education, at the Belmont Elementary all school assembly on September 25. 

Winkler Memorial Scholarship
Mr. Mark Winkler, NCEE’s Executive Chair from 2011 to 2017, left an indelible legacy. He was an incredible leader, mentor, and friend. He was passionate about economic and financial education. Even in passing, he is still providing support for NCEE and Nebraska economics teachers. Mark’s memorial funds have allowed us to establish a scholarship fund to support Nebraska teachers who wish to earn a master’s degree in economic education. His legacy continues.

This scholarship is open to Nebraska teachers pursuing a Masters of Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators.

The scholarship covers housing and transportation to/from residential summer program.

Financial Literacy Fall Concert Series
NCEE's Financial Literacy Concert Series reached 14 Nebraska schools with the 2018 fall tour. This tour featured two bands, GOODING and Carter Hulsey with Me Like Bees.
  • August 27 - Millard West High School
  • August 28 - North Platte High School, Centura High School
  • August 29 - Keya Paha High School (5 area schools)
  • August 30 - Fillmore Central HS(3 schools), Adams Central HS, Wilcox-Hildreth HS
  • August 31 - Plattsmouth High School

The Financial Literacy Concert Series has now reached over 15,500 students across Nebraska with important financial literacy facts delivered in a unique and fun way! Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring this exciting event or scheduling a concert at your school 402-472-2333 or [email protected].
Save the Date ~ Upcoming Public Lecture
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.

Curriculum Corner / Lesson Spotlight
The Nebraska Department of Education is seeking stakeholder input on the proposed Business, Marketing, and Management Program of Study standards. The information collected will be used as part of the content area standards review and revision process. Reviewing a Program of Study will take approximately 15 minutes. You will have the opportunity to review none or all of the proposed standards for each program of study. 

A  Program of Stud y is a sequence of courses designed to provide students successful transitions between secondary and post secondary education and the workforce. Program of Study standards should meet the following criteria: 
  • Reflect essential knowledge and skills that students need relative to Business Administration, Finance, and Marketing.
  • Provide clear and specific learning targets needed for instruction and assessment.
  • Offer a scaffolded framework for teaching and learning within the programs of study.
We are interested in your feedback on topical content and rigor.

The link for the survey is below. Thank you! 

Upcoming events:

November 2
Financial Education Day - UNO

November 9
Econ Day - UNL

November 14

December 1

December 3