Governor’s Awards Program


The deadline to submit your application is March 31, 2017.

Friday, May 5, 2017
6pm Grand Reception • 7pm Awards Dinner

Saturday, May 6, 2017
8am – 12pm Professional Development Workshops
*All 1st place winners to present winning project. Breakfast will be provided.

 We’re Making Big Changes…

The Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE) is excited to bring you a new and improved Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Economics! The FCEE will provide each winning teacher (1st, 2nd & 3rd place) with a complimentary two-night stay at the Caribe Royale Orlando. This year’s awards ceremony will be held on location at the resort, during a special reception and dinner the night of Friday, May 5th. Each award winner will be provided one complimentary guest dinner ticket in addition to their own. Breakfast and Professional Development Workshops will be held the morning of Saturday, May 6th, where all 1st  place winners will showcase their projects to their peers.  Teachers then have a free Saturday afternoon and evening to enjoy however they wish!

  • Applications due by Friday, March 31, 2017
  • The FCEE will provide a complimentary 2-night stay for each applicant
  • Teachers are encouraged to bring additional guests for the weekend, however, only 1 additional guest ticket will be provided for the awards ceremony and dinner on Friday night (2 tickets total)
  • 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
  • After the Professional Development Workshops, all guests are invited to stay and enjoy the hotel amenities  and nearby Orlando attractions
  • Hotel check-out will be on the morning of Sunday, May 7, 2017


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 March 31, 2017.

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  7. ATTN: Governor’s Awards
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  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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