Events

Upcoming Events

Summer Economic Education Workshop Series

06/12/2018 - 07/20/2018

K-12 teachers have the option of attending several workshop at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  Graduate credit is optional of 1-3 credits depending on attendance.    Educators must register for the workshops at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City via the link http://frbkc.custhelp.com/ci/documents/detail/2/stw2018reg.

Date(s) & Times
June 12 Entrepreneurship: Transforming the Labor Market
June 18 Personal Finance Boot Camp
June 20 STEM and Workforce Development
June 26 The Regional Landscape: Infrastructure, Transportation and Labor in our Economy
July 12 Technology and the Future of Learning
July 20 Health and Economics

Teacher workshops are 9 am – 4 pm at the Fed. Some involve field trips to external partners. Breakfast and lunch are typically provided by the Fed. Plenty of free resources are available to educators

GRAD CREDIT:  Application to the ESU Grad School (typically as a non-degree seeking student) is necessary for students who have not been active in the ESU Grad School in the past three years.   KCEE scholarships may offset some of this: ($25 nonrefundable ESU Grad School Application) + ($343.25/ Grad Cr Hr).   Rob Catlett can assist with the enrollment and applying scholarships funds to minimize enrollment/fee payment hassles.

Understanding Global Economic Issues

07/25/2018 - 07/25/2018

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$50 STIPEND DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 3 PM ON JULY 19TH

You don’t want to miss this event if you need graduate credit and want to up your understanding of economic issues!  Join our special guest Don Fell, from the Foundation for Teaching Economics, as he brings Understanding Global Economic Issues to Kansas.  This is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your understanding just in time for the new school year.  This location is very close to Village West Area where you can find the Legends Outlet Mall by the Kansas Speedway so you can stay and do your shopping or check out Cabelas and Nebraska Furniture Mart!  Bring your family and make it a short staycay before school starts.  Spend the day with us and let your family stay busy in the area.

APPLY by 2 pm on July 19th.  KCEE will pay the deposit.  Great workshop for social studies and business teachers in middle or high school.

July 25th (Wednesday)
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 9:15 with breakfast & lunch provided)
Option for one graduate credit in economics through the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs for $122 cost.

Lake Quivira Country Club – Clubhouse
100 Crescent Blvd.
Lake Quivira, KS 66217
9:30-4:00 (Registration/breakfast at 9:15)

Content:   Focus of the program will be on current global economic issues, with a variety of lecture/discussion sessions and case studies / simulations adapted for classroom use. Find more at the FTE Page.

Topics addressed:

  • Standards of living
  • Economic institutions
  • Reasons for trade
  • Trade barriers
  • Exchange rate determination
  • Impact of trade – globally, nationally, per state / region
  • Trade alliances

Optional:      One hour graduate credit in economics from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (approximately $122).  Assignment to be given during program seminar.

APPLY NOW!

 

 

Past Events

2018 Financial Fitness Extravaganza

07/09/2018 - 07/10/2018

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Register by July 2nd for dorm housing.  Applications after this date cannot be guaranteed dorm housing.

July 9-10, 2018 (Monday-Tuesday)

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.

Choose to receive a stipend for this professional development or request graduate credit from ESU or WSU.  More options may be offered.  You do not have to decide until the event.  We will go over all options.  A short assignment will be required for graduate credit to meet seat hour requirements.  Attendance both days is required for stipend or graduate credit.

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

Rejuvenating Your Economics Classroom

12/04/2017 - 12/06/2017

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FREE WORKSHOP – ATTEND IN WICHITA OR TOPEKA!

Receive a $50 stipend to attend or you can apply for a grants that will cover your sub-pay.  Breakfast and registration available at 8:30 and the event will begin promptly at 9:00 am and end at 3:30 pm.

  • 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). This 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 – This workshop may be taken for 1 graduate hour credit in economics from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs for a total cost of $114.00.

There is no cost to attend for Kansas teachers.  Traveling?  We have some travel grants available.

Apply online now!

 

 

2017 Kansas Social Studies Conference

11/05/2017 - 02/06/2017

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November 5-6, 2017 (Sun-Mon)
Wichita, Hotel at Old Town Conference Center

We are excited to be hosting the annual conference this year in Wichita at the historic Hotel at Old Town Conference Center.  Be sure to make plans to join us Sunday afternoon and Monday!   Registration fee is only $50 for schools and that includes snacks Sunday and breakfast and lunch on Monday.  Kansas student teachers have a special price of $20.

If you are traveling, please note that we have secured an excellent group rate at the historic Hotel at Old Town at a rate of $79/queen, $89/King & $99/2 queens and that price includes internet and complimentary parking in the adjacent parking garage.  Taxes and fees are not included in the price.  Be sure to mention the Kansas Social Studies Conference and reserve your room as soon as possible since the rate is only available through October 21st and the number of rooms may be limited.  The hotel has requested that reservations be made by the individual guests.  A credit card for incidentals but you can request an invoice for your school so you can present a check at check-in.  Reserve your room by calling 877-265-3869.

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

Download the flyer to email to colleagues

Need to pay by Check?
Mail to:
Kansas Council for Economic Education
1845 Fairmount St., WSU Campus Box 203
Wichita, KS 67260-0203

Need to pay with credit card?  Please use PayPal.  No PayPal account is required.  You can select to pay as a guest.
Visit the KCEE website for the link to PayPal:
http://kansas.councilforeconed.org/events/2017-kansas-social-studies-conference/

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.

 

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

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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