Date: November 11, 2011
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
For Immediate Release
Economic Educators Honored for Success in the Classroom
University Park, Illinois – November 11, 2011 – Econ Illinois, the state’s Council for Economic Education, recently presented the 3M “Star in the Classroom” award to three area teachers. The teachers began their participation in Econ Illinois through programs offered by the Office of Economic Education at Governors State University.
The award winners were Peg Seaman, from Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park; Wendy Hegarty, from Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort: and Carita Hall, from High Point School in Orland Park. They received their awards during the annual Economic Education Day Awards Luncheon held recently at the Union League Club of Chicago.
The 3M “Star in the Classroom” award recognizes 10 teachers each year who have done an outstanding job of bringing Econ Illinois’ signature economic education programs into their classrooms to benefit students. These teachers and their students have been winners in the Economics Poster Contest, The Stock Market Game™ program, InvestWrite, Illinois Personal Finance Challenge, or Illinois Economics Challenge in the previous academic year. Additionally, 3M “Star in the Classroom” teachers have promoted economics in the classroom by providing leadership for economics in their school, showing evidence of professional growth in economic education, or having sustained student growth in economic understanding.
Seaman, Hegarty, and Hall each received a certificate and cash award for success in the classroom. They also had the opportunity to participate in a unique professional development seminar to share curriculum ideas with other award-winning teachers and to learn about additional resources for the classroom.
The Office of Economic Education at Governors State University provides curriculum consulting, student programs, and professional development programs for K-12 teachers to enhance economic understanding. For additional information, please contact Sheryl Szot Gallaher at (708) 534-4926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.