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Cascade: No. 82, Winter/Spring 2013

Philadelphia Fed’s Economic Education Advisor Honored

Andrew T. Hill, Ph.D., economic education advisor and team leader in Community Development Studies and Education, has been honored with the:

  • Bessie B. Moore Service Award from the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) for outstanding service and dedication to excellence and innovation in economic education; and the
  • University of Delaware’s Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement, which honors University of Delaware graduates of the past 20 years who exhibit great promise in their professional career and/or public service activities.

He is the first person to receive this award from the NAEE while serving in a Federal Reserve economic education position.

Andrew T. Hill, economic education advisor and team leader in Community Development Studies and Education, has received an award from the National Association of Economic Educators for service and dedication to excellence and innovation in economic education (upper right) as well as the University of Delaware's Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement.Andrew T. Hill, economic education advisor and team leader in Community Development Studies and Education, has received an award from the National Association of Economic Educators for service and dedication to excellence and innovation in economic education (upper right) as well as the University of Delaware’s Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement.

Hill has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Delaware. In 2001, he received the University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching award. Before joining the Bank in 2002, he was a visiting assistant professor of economic education at Washington College in Chestertown, MD.

Hill has also held an appointment as an adjunct professor of economics at Temple University since 2009. He served as chair of the Federal Reserve System’s economic educators group in 2006 and 2007 and chaired the Philadelphia Fed’s Diversity Council in 2010 and 2011. Since 2011, he has served on the writing committee for the National Standards for Personal Financial Literacy and on the Pennsylvania Task Force on Personal Finance and Economic Education. His articles have been published in Social Education, Social Studies and the Young Learner, and the Journal of Consumer Education.

The Bank’s economic education program is engaged in numerous efforts to train teachers and provide curriculum materials, which are available to teachers free of charge at http://www.philadelphiafed.org/education/. Each year, the Philadelphia Fed’s economic education staff trains 500 to 700 program participants in numerous teacher-training programs that are geared toward teaching economics and personal finance in the K-12 classroom.

The Philadelphia Fed’s economic education program currently has three major initiatives:

  • The Federal Reserve and You, a forthcoming video that includes the purposes and functions of the Federal Reserve System, the history of central banking in the United States, money and banking, monetary policy, the payments system, and the Fed’s supervisory and regulatory role. To order a free DVD or watch the video streaming online, visit www.philadelphiafed.org/the-federal-reserve-and-you. Lesson plans for teachers will also be available.
  • Making Sense of Money and Banking, a five-day course for teachers that covers money, banking, and the Federal Reserve System. The course emphasizes active- and collaborative-learning teaching methods and curricula for teaching money and banking in the K-12 classroom. Participants receive professional development credit. The course, which is taught by Federal Reserve economists and economic education specialists, will be held on July 15–19, 2013, at the Philadelphia Fed.
  • Keys to Financial Success, a teacher-training program that prepares teachers to teach a 52-lesson high school personal finance course. The program, which will be offered June 24–28, 2013, at the Philadelphia Fed, is taught by the economic educators from the Philadelphia Fed and from the Delaware Council for Economic Education. In the course, students learn the knowledge, skills, and processes required to make sound financial decisions and manage their personal finances.

For more information on the Philadelphia Fed’s economic education program, contact Andrew T. Hill at 215-574-4392 or andrew.hill@phil.frb.org E-Mail; http://www.philadelphiafed.org/education/.