Events

Upcoming Events

Financial Foundations for Kids Training

06/20/2017 - 08/11/2017

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Financial Foundations for Kids (FF4Kids) is a free courseware for teachers to use with Kansas Kindergarten through 8th grade students.  FF4K helps teach economics and personal finance while integrating math and language arts in a fun and engaging way.

This training occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/8550343760190154242

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  You will also receive another reminder an hour prior to the training.

Need a different date/time or want to setup a free training session for your building in an in-service at no cost?  Send your request to Angela at kcee@wichita.edu or call 316-978-5183.  What to find out more about FF4Kids?  Go to http://ff4kids.com.

 

2017 Kansas Social Studies Conference

11/05/2017 - 02/06/2017

kcss logo 150 nov 2015We are excited to be hosting this annual conference this year in Wichita at the Hotel at Old Town Conference Center.  Makes plans to join us!  We have secured excellent hotel rate and know you won’t want to miss this event.

November 5-6, 2017 (Sun-Mon)
Wichita, Hotel at Old Town (great group rate)

Visit the KCSS conference website for conference details and registration at http://kssocialstudiesconference.com/?page_id=492.

Rejuvenating Your Economics Classroom

12/04/2017 - 12/06/2017

FREE WORKSHOP – ATTEND IN WICHITA OR TOPEKA!

  • Wichita – December 4th (Monday) at WSU Old Town Offices at 238 N. Mead, Wichita, KS 67202
  • Topeka – December 6th (Wednesday) at the Kansas Association of School Boards Offices at 1420 SW Arrowhead Rd, Topeka, KS 66604.

Plan to join us for some direction on REJUVENATING YOUR ECONOMICS CLASSROOM with the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE). T his One Day program is designed for new and experienced economics teachers, as well as middle school teachers and curriculum specialists charged with incorporating economic principles into their curriculum.

The program will help teachers refresh their economics understanding, bring back the excitement of teaching economics and provide simulations to engage students in group-structured activities that will enrich their understanding of a variety of economic principles.

The conference will include classroom-tested activities, as well as a variety of interactive lectures focusing on the following:

  • Supply and Demand – Teaching Market Dynamics and Distortions
  • Economic Goals – Understanding Economic Priorities and Policies
  • The Federal Reserve – Understanding the Role, Policy Tools and Recent Policy Actions of the Federal Reserve
  • International Trade – How Economists Look at International Trade and Trade Issues

Option – may be taken for 1 graduate hour credit in economics from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

There is no cost to attend for Kansas teachers but a $25.00 refundable deposit is required at least 21 days prior to the event.  Space is limited so be sure to sign up right away.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Need a hotel?  Let us know on your registration and we will work on a room block at a nearby hotel.

Apply online now!

 

 

Past Events

Teacher Professional Development Series at the KC Fed

06/09/2017 - 07/21/2017

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The Emporia State University Center for Economic Education will be working jointly with the Federal Reserve Bank to offer event this summer.

Click here to view details & online registration

 

2017 Financial Fitness Extravaganza

06/14/2017 - 06/15/2017

FFE logo 2014 side editJune 14-15, 2017

Wichita State University
Rhatigan Student Center Ballroom

 

The Financial Fitness Extravaganza is a premier financial education event for Kansas teachers.  This event makes sure teachers have some of the best resources for teaching personal finance available at no cost along with training.  This event is structured like a business conference with options for hear speakers in the field of personal finance topics along with time for sharing with other teachers around the state.

Graduate credit is available or teachers are welcome to participate for professional development points.  We are happy to supply whatever documents you need.

WSU Graduate Credit – Course #Econ753AC (1 hour)

Visit the Financial Fitness Extravaganza page for more details and to apply online now!

USD 259 – K-2 Financial Fitness for Life

04/27/2017 - 05/04/2017

USD 259 K-2 teachers are invited to attend of the free workshops below to receive training and a free copy of the Financial Fitness for Life curriculum teacher and student books along with trainings. There is no cost to receive these resources thanks to the Rotary Club of Wichita Charitable Fund. Attendees may choose to receive partial graduate credit from WSU in the Summer.  Additional opportunities for graduate credit will also be offered this summer to complete one credit.  Must have a minimum of 5 participants.

Download the flyer to share with others:  K-2 FFFL Flyer

WSU West Campus is very quick and easy to get to and there is plenty of parking available next to the building.
WSU Corbin Hall is location on the main WSU Campus just off of 21st but west of the baseball stadium.  Parking is open to all after 5 pm except for restricted.  Plenty of parking is available between Corbin Hall and the baseball stadium.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

Financial Literacy Month

04/01/2017 - 04/30/2017

April is Financial Literacy Month and the Council for Economic Education has put together a calendar to help K-12 teachers find ways to celebrate.  I have highlighted the key to show the grades levels for the activity.  Follow the link to download the calendar: Fin Lit Calendar 2017Fin Lit Calendar 2017

USD 259 – K-2 Financial Fitness for Life

04/27/2017 - 04/27/2017

USD 259 K-2 teachers are invited to attend of our the free workshops and receive training and a free copy of the Financial Fitness for Life curriculum teacher and student books along with trainings.  Partial graduate credit from WSU is optional in the Summer.  Must have a minimum of 5 participants.

Download the k-2 Flyer

WSU West Campus is very quick and easy to get to and there is plenty of parking available next to the building.
WSU Corbin Hall is location on the main WSU Campus just off of 21st but west of the baseball stadium.  Parking is open to all after 5 pm except for restricted.  Plenty of parking is available between Corbin Hall and the baseball stadium.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

2017 Kansas Personal Finance Challenge – High School

04/26/2017 - 04/26/2017

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The top high school teams from the online Finance Challenge will be competing on Wednesday, April 26th at Wichita State University in the Rhatigan Student Center 3rd Floor Ballroom.  Competition is scheduled to begin at 9:20 a.m.  The winning team from today will represent Kansas at the National Personal Finance Challenge on Friday, May 5th at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Schools wanting to participate should go to http://financechallenge.unl.edu and must participate in the preliminary online testing open from March 15-28.

Kansas Personal Finance Challenge-Middle School

04/18/2017 - 04/18/2017

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The top middle school teams from the online Finance Challenge will be competing on Tuesday, April 18th at Wichita State University in the Marcus Welcome Center.  Competition is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.

Schools wanting to participate should go to http://financechallenge.unl.edu and must participate in the preliminary online testing open from March 15-28.  There is no national level for the middle school division.