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Business 5 Learning for Life Teaching Award

Learning for Life Teaching Award

Central Bank and the EKU Center for Economic Education are pleased to offer the annual Central Bank Learning for Life Teaching Award for elementary teachers in Madison County.  EKU and the Central Bank established this award to stimulate and recognize development and advancement in teaching decision-making and problem-solving with applications to personal finance, economics, and entrepreneurship. Economic knowledge and financial literacy are core skills for college and career readiness, and this award recognizes teaching in this area that engages young students in learning to make real-world connections that can have a lifelong impact.  During the spring semester, Central Bank will offer up to two $1,000 awards to Madison County elementary teachers who best meet the eligibility requirements and criteria.


Eligibility and Criteria

  • Current, full-time Madison County teachers who have taught for at least one full year in any elementary grade, K-5 (teachers in special areas such as guidance, library, physical education, etc. are eligible in addition to classroom teachers)
  • Award is based on the ability to engage students in content that has real-world connections.
  • Innovative activities are encouraged, but original lessons are not required.
  • Teachers may collaborate and submit an application jointly.  In this case, the award will be divided evenly among all teachers listed on the application.
  • Evidence of student engagement and learning must be provided in the form of an electronic poster or an electronic presentation (such as PowerPoint or a movie/video) that highlights the real-world connections of the teaching.  Examples of what to include are pictures, video clips, student work, assessment results, student feedback, teacher feedback, etc.
  • To apply for the award, complete the application at the link below.
  • Contact with any questions.

College of Business

521 Lancaster Avenue
BTC 214, Business and Technology Center
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-1409 (For general inquiries)
Fax: 859-622-1413

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