UPDATE: TCEE 2014 Smarter Texas Conference

Educators:  You spoke about your needs, and TCEE has listened and will be delivering.  The 2014 Smarter Texas Conference will provide lessons and strategies for student success. We  begin with helping teachers have a better understanding of how they can navigate the system so that they will better prepare their students!  Walk away confident about the lessons that you are teaching in the history, government, math, career and economics courses.

Check out these sessions:

  • Monday, June 16 morning keynote session:  Financial Gossip at the Coffee Counter:  Learn about key financial and economic terms in an interesting manner!
  •  Monday, June 16 at the afternoon keynote session:  How Do I Make Sense of Credit, Debit Cards, and Avoid Being Pick Pocketed? Session presented by Wells Fargo, Frost and PlainsCapital Banks.
  •  Tuesday, June 17 morning keynote:  Financial Independence for Educators presented by Lorraine and Ken Decker.
  •  Tuesday, June 17 afternoon Panel:  How Do I Make Sense of All of These Legislative Changes?  Hear from Texas Representatives Marsha Farney and Justin Rodriguez, members of the House Committee on Public Education, as they help educators understand the new changes.  Ask questions and then continue the discussion at the reception afterwards.
  •  Wednesday, June 18 morning keynote:  What Is My Emotional Spending Barometer?  Hear Emily Bouchard discuss the role that emotions play in determining how we spend and save.
  •  Wednesday, June 18 afternoon keynote:  Messages From the Workplace:  What Is On The Career and Earnings Horizon For Our Students?  By popular demand, Richard C. Froeschle returns to update educators on career opportunities, types of education needed and expected salary ranges

Concurrent Sessions will provide strategies and lessons on:

  • K to 12 social studies economics strand
  • K to 8 math financial literacy
  • K to 3 connections between the math PFL and social studies economics strand
  • Career and Economics topics including entrepreneurship
  • Resources for the new high school PFL courses
  • Lemonade Day
  • The Game of Real Life
  • The Stock Market Game™
  • Math Behind the Market

The workshop for elementary teachers and supervisors will be June 16-17 and the secondary educator workshop will be June 17-18, 2014.

The conference will offer lessons and strategies for K to 12 math, K to 12 social studies, secondary career and economics educators.

Smarter Texas State Conference Flyer

TCEE’s Adopt a Teacher Program Helps Teachers Attend the Smarter Texas Conference

Conference Schedule

Preliminary Schedule for Smarter Texas Conference 2014

Conference Registration

Conference Registration by Credit/Debit Card

Conference Registration by Mail

Hotel Reservations

On May 23 the Hotel Contessa hotel rooms will cost at least $250.  Book now to retain the $159 price.

Hotel Reservation Link

Conference Proposals

Application for Presenter Proposals and Exhibitors

Teaching American History and the Medal of Honor Legacy

Medal of Honor Flier

Founded in 1949, the Freedoms Foundation is a national, not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian organization.
The Freedoms Foundation provides a wide range of educational programs for students and teachers that include
U.S. history, leadership, constitutional rights, citizen responsibilities, student entrepreneurship, and the free
enterprise system. The Freedoms Foundation is located on an 85-acre campus adjoining Valley Forge National
Historical Park. Since 1965, more than 11,000 teachers have participated in Freedoms Foundation’s graduate
education programs.

  • Meet living Medal of Honor Recipients who will share their experience
  • Topics include World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan
  • Five days of scholarly lectures and pedagogy discussions
  • Visit historic sites at Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the
  • Declaration House in Philadelphia
  • Receive resource materials and training for use of the Medal of
  • Honor Character Development Program
  • Visit the Freedoms Foundation Medal of Honor Grove and Archives
  • Network with teachers from around the country
  • One graduate credit hour included and additional credit hours are only $135 each
  • Private rooms and most meals included

You can also apply online
visit our website at
For more information:
Phone: 800.896.5488 x234
Fax: 610.935.0522
E-mail: education@ffvf.org