|Integrating Economics Becomes Easier for Teachers
KCEE, MTTC and MTTC-east met to discuss the newly established partnership between these
organizations. From left to right: Bobby Clark- MTTC east, Bob Chilton- MTTC, Brian Daly
-MTTC, Susan Sandage -KCEE, Ray Zavada -MTTC, John Sumansky -KCEE and Florence Huffman
MTTC Partners with Kentucky Council on Economic Education
6, 2000: The McConnell Technology & Training Center and the Kentucky Council on
Economic Education (KCEE) are working together to provide computer based training for
Kentucky teachers. The KCEE is a 25 year old non-profit organization which delivers
economic education training and teaching material for teachers to use in K-12 classrooms.
Economic knowledge is taught as decision-making skills that young people need throughout
their lives as family members, workers, citizens and community leaders.
KCEE's most successful training is
distributed to teachers as software packages on compact disks. Teachers often do not have
access to computers with CD drives in their classrooms. The majority of Kentucky teachers
do not have a CD accessible computer at home, where most lesson planning is done. MTTC is
working with KCEE to provide the computers needed for teachers to integrate economics
training into their curriculum. In addition to computer systems, MTTC will provide
beginning level computer training for teachers not having basic computer skills. Combining
computer access for teachers, basic computer training and economics training will
ultimately offer the young people in the Commonwealth better decision-making skills that
will improve all aspects of their lives.
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