We believe that the most effective way to impact students is to support educators and their critical work in the classroom. Teacher professional development creates a path for developing student knowledge and skills year after year. The Economics Challenge and the Personal Finance Challenge are two exciting tools for teachers to use in concert with their classroom lesson plans and assessments.
Today’s students thrive on the use of technology and simulations and can learn effectively by working in teams. Students who work in groups learn more than just the course content; they learn important skills about how to cooperate with others to get tasks done. Businesses value those teamwork skills when evaluating a candidate for employment. Both challenges use a team format to encourage content knowledge, decision making skills, and collaboration and cooperation within an entertaining venue.