Episode 49: John LeFeber Takes Us Inside EconEdLink
In this episode of Talking Financial Literacy Podcast, John LeFeber sits down with Mark Gura to discuss the powerful resources and work at EconEdLink. This interview is a rare opportunity to hear one of the “movers and shakers” in the field of financial literacy education and economic education discuss the resources, trends and needs in this area.
John LeFeber is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Council for Economic Education and the Project Manager for EconEdLink. Affiliated with Thinkfinity, EconEdLink, the Council for Economic Opportunity’s premier resource, is a rich source of classroom-tested, Internet-based economic and personal finance instructional materials. It offers over 700 lessons and a variety of other resources targeted for K-12 teachers and their students. Each of the lessons includes a teacher’s version as well as a student’s version and is designed to be delivered in a variety of formats and classroom settings.
John has been the Project Manager and Curriculum and Instructional Developer for the Council for Economic Education since 2000. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Social Science Education for the Nebraska Department of Education. He was instrumental in developing a Strategic Plan for Social Studies, a Framework for Social Studies and the Nebraska Social Studies Standards. He came to the Department of Education from the classroom where he had taught social studies in elementary, middle school, high school and college environments. He presently teaches social studies methods at Doane College in Crete, NE.
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