Governor’s Awards Program

MAY 2018 • Central Florida





  • Applications due by Friday, April 27, 2018
  • Professional Development Workshops attendance is required for all winning teachers
  • All 1st place winners will be asked to present a quick verbal explanation of their project during the Professional Development Workshops

About The Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Economics

For 38 years, the Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE) has recognized Florida’s most outstanding teachers for their creativity in presenting lessons in economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship. Open to all K-12 teachers, the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Economics is a celebration of best practices and a way of acknowledging the innovation that teachers bring to the classroom.

At the Governor’s Awards, the FCEE will award best practices in five project based categories for elementary, middle and high school grade levels. The FCEE will also recognize one project applicant who is either a first year teacher or new to teaching economics as the Rookie of the Year, and an outstanding Stock Market Challenge educator for Stock Market Challenge Advisor of the Year. Project winners receive:

1st Place winners for each age group in each category: $500
2nd Place winners for each age group in each category: $200
3rd Place winners for each age group in each category: $50

As always, we will recognize one teacher as our Charles C. Harper Economic Educator of the Year. The Harper Award, which includes a $1,000 cash prize, goes  to a teacher who has demonstrated leadership in financial literacy, free enterprise and economic education over a sustained period of time, with evidence of creativity and innovation in teaching these concepts at the local, state and national level.

At GAP, educators from around the state gather to share ideas and inspiration. We provide a breakfast, professional development workshops, and a special dinner for you and your guest. It’s a day all about YOU!

Applying is easy! Simply choose a favorite lesson you taught this school year that involves economics, personal finance, entrepreneurship, or free enterprise, fill out our online form and attach the lesson (including supplemental materials).

The deadline to submit your application is April 27, 2018

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Please complete the form below for PROJECT APPLICATIONS:

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  3. Upload Supporting Documents (DOC, PPT, PDF files)
  4. Upload Supporting Visuals (Photos, Videos, JPEGs)
  5. To Mail Supporting Documents, Forward to Address Below:
  6. Florida Council on Economic Education
  7. ATTN: Governor’s Awards
  8. 501 S. Dakota Ave., Suite 1
  9. Tampa, FL 33606
  10. DISCLAIMER: Submitted materials will remain property of the FCEE, please make copies of all documents you wish to retain. By submitting your application, you certify that the materials submitted are original and that you have the right to copy and distribute them. You authorize FCEE to use, reproduce, publish and distribute all or any portions of the materials submitted as it sees fit.
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