Educational Institutions

Wisconsin Council on Economic Education

Train. Teach. Transform.

aka EconomicsWisconsin   |   Milwaukee, WI   |  www.ewwcee.org

Mission

EconomicsWisconsin is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes economics education and financial literacy. We are a statewide organization that offers programs for elementary and secondary teachers to assist them in educating students about the free market and free enterprise system. We provide curricular resources, sponsors training seminars and provides classroom materials so teachers can provide turn key classroom practices and activities highlighted each school year by “The Stock Market Game” and “EconChallenge."

Ruling year info

1964

Executive Director

Robert Glowacki

Main address

7635 West Bluemound Road Suite 106

Milwaukee, WI 53213 USA

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EIN

39-6076951

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Secondary/High School (B25)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Only 43% of 12th grade students tested proficient on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) economics assessment, and even in the more limited area of financial literacy. American teenagers fall in the middle of the pack globally. Unfortunately, many parents are ill-equipped to instruct their children in economics and/or personal finance, and teachers, too, are often unprepared to impart even basic levels of this knowledge. History and common sense tells us economics and related financial literacy changes the way people see the world and their roles in it. The realities of today’s education system are educators simply were not trained in economics or financial literacy, especially at the elementary and middle school level. PwC surveyed K-12 educators nationwide to understand their perspective on financial education. Interestingly these educators increasingly view financial education as a responsibility that schools should take on, starting in earlier grades.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Stock Market Game

Student teams begin with $100,000 to invest. As a team, they must make at least three trades based on their research in the investment. In total, over 1200 teams composed of 4,000 students competed statewide last school year. Beyond learning the value of investing, students learn teamwork, decision-making and are exposed to potential career opportunities.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)

The Challenge is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of Economic Literacy by competing with other students across the state in written and “Quiz Bowl” examinations. Students and teachers in Wisconsin begin the challenge by participating in a preliminary first round of the Challenge online. Teachers and Students throughout the State will be able to participate regardless of travel or budgetary constraints. In the first round each team of three to four students in two divisions will complete online exams that cover topics in macro, micro and international economics.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)

This one-day conference at Lambeau Field is geared to support K-12 teachers and community outreach educators, or anyone with an interest in enhancing the financial and economic literacy of individuals (young or old) within their community. Network with leaders in the field of financial literacy and economic education, ranging from: college professors, K-12 teachers, private foundations, members of the financial services industry, regulatory agencies, and others who share your passion. Among those presenting are college professors with expertise in personal financial and economics education, fellow K-12 teachers with years of experience teaching these disciplines, as well as financial industry veterans. Fifteen sessions will be offered including a strand focusing on teaching financial literacy to the community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

EconomicsWisconsin has a reputation of presenting teachers with training that stresses mainstream, widely agreed upon, concepts and principles of economics and personal finance. Each year, thousands of teachers participate in our programs. We have now expanded our efforts to include opinion Leaders. "Economics for Opinion Leaders" is a series of seminars on economics for Wisconsin area opinion leaders. Key opinion leaders in Wisconsin include journalists, teachers, clergy, nonprofit managers and elected officials. This series of seminars introduces opinion leaders to the economic way of thinking which stresses choices, costs, incentives, rules of the economy system trade and gains from trade. Our Economics for Opinion Leaders seminars feature energetic presentations, clear examples, and interactive simulations on voluntary trade, property rights and supply and demand. EconomicsWisconsin's goal is to have our Wisconsin area journalists, teachers, clergy, nonprofit managers and elected officials walk away with an understanding of the key concepts of economics.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Governor's Financial Literacy Award 2006

State of Wisconsin/Office of the Governor

Affiliation 1963

Council on Economic Education

Friend of Correctional Education 2006

Wisconsin Department of Corrections

Affiliations & memberships

National Council on Economic Education - Affiliate 1963

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

EconomicsWisconsin promotes the basic concepts and underpinnings of economics and the free markets that shape our history and society. Our goal is for each student to understand their influence as a consumer, producer and investor in our market-based economy.

EconomicsWisconsin accomplishes this by leveraging the resources of the National Council on Economic Education to provide free lesson plans to teachers, couple with our university centers that provide educational content to our seminars and workshops. Couple that with our fun and interactive activities the Stock Market Game and EconChallenge and you have a well-rounded economics program that challenges students.

With connections to national and university resources, we have the experience and the technical knowledge to provide support to teachers, along with a history of nearly 60 years.

Increase in economics courses and inclusion of economics within social studies courses showing the interplay between our history and the free market system.

We have developed deep connections to economics teachers in elementary and secondary education demonstrated by over 1800 teams taking part in our competitions.

Financials

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Wisconsin Council on Economic Education

Board of directors
as of 2/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gregory Grambow

Duwell Grinding Company

Term: 2018 - 2019

Allan Selig

Major League Baseball

Edward Zore

Northwestern Mutual

Greg Charlesworth

Whitewater Analytics

Andrea Golvach

Briggs-Stratton

Laurie Meyer

Davis & Kuelthau

Cliff Hendrickson

Baird

Richard Hensley

InvestorsBank

James Hunter

Dynamic Solutions Worldwide

Ariam Kesete

AK DEVELOPMENT

Dean Muller

Jim Nelsen

Sue Nelson

Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Charles Revie

Willie Johnson, Jr.

Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors

Greg Grambow

DuWell Grinding Company

Mark Murphy

Green Bay Packers

Keywords

Education, financial literacy, economic education, children, youth, students, low-income, minority, underprivileged, disadvantaged, opinion leaders