Events

Upcoming Events

2017 LifeSmarts Varsity Championship

03/07/2017 - 03/07/2017

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March 7, 2017 (Tuesday)
Wichita State University, Marcus Welcome Center

The top teams from the high school division will compete for the opportunity to represent Kansas at National LifeSmarts in Pittsburgh, PA in April.

Stock Market Game – Online Trainings

12/01/2016 - 03/31/2017

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Get started on the right foot and sign up to participate in our of our many free Stock Market Game webinars for new(er) teachers.  These workshops are also beneficial to any teacher who already uses the program but would like to know more about the free resources available to teachers using the Stock Market Game.  There is no cost for Kansas schools to participate in the Stock Market Game this year if they have 3-5 students per team.  Colleges, home schools & adults are $10/team.

This online training occurs many times during the Fall & Spring semesters. Some oare offered through the National SMG Office and some are offered locally.  You can view all the schedules of events concerning the SMG and register online below:

http://kansas.councilforeconed.org/events/smg-training-options/

Participate in as many as you would like.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar along with another reminder about an hour before the training.

Looking for an in-person workshop?  Those will also be listed on the link above and also individually on the events calendar.  Request a workshop in your area or suggest a date/time for an online event by contacting Angela at KCEE@wichita.edu or 316-978-5183 and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule.

2017 Kansas Economics Challenge

04/05/2017 - 04/05/2017

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April 5, 2017 (Wednesday)
Wichita State University, Rhatigan Student Center Ballroom, 3rd Floor
9:30-3:00 p.m.

Top teams from the high school online competition will compete for the opportunity to advance to National Semi-Finals with hopes to move on to Nationals in New York in May.  Teachers wanting to join the online competition should go to http://econchallenge.unl.edu.

2017 LifeSmarts Junior Varsity Championship

04/12/2017 - 04/12/2017

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April 12, 2017 (Wednesday)
Wichita State University, Rhatigan Student Center

The top teams from the middle school division will compete for the title of Kansas JV LifeSmarts Champions.

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.

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.

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.

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

Past Events

Financial Foundations for Kids Training

12/05/2016 - 01/31/2017

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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/3550765425397838340

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 a training for your building in an in-service?  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.

 

Understanding Fiscal Responsibility

10/20/2016 - 12/10/2016

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Take Advantage of this Teachable Moment!

The issues surrounding the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit are complex, but not beyond the reach of high school students. We are offering FREE online trainings on Understanding Fiscal Responsibility, a non-partisan, research-based, inquiry-driven curriculum which uses fiscal policy dilemmas to help students focus on current issues such as the national debt, budget deficit, national security, Social Security, and current national policy issues. Help them become more educated about these issues with brand new lessons written just for high school students.

The lessons are appropriate for students ranging from grades 9–12, and can be taught in three subject areas: Civics/Government, Economics, U.S. History/Geography or current events.

15 Lessons:

-Social Security & the National Debt (Econ Focus)
-Medicare and the National Debt (Econ Focus)
-The Economics of National Security (Econ Focus)
-Taxation & the National Debt (Econ Focus)
-Balancing the Federal Budget (Econ Focus)
-Social Security Governance, and the National Debt (Civics Focus)
-Medicare Governance, & the National Debt (Civics Focus)
-National Security Goals, & the National Debt (Civics Focus)
-Political Beliefs & the Federal Budget (Civics Focus)
-Rhetoric (Civics Focus)
-The History of Social Security (U.S. History Focus)
-The History of Medicare (U.S. History Focus)
-The Federal Reserve System Overview Lesson (U.S. History Focus)
-The Panic of 1893 and the Election of 1896 (U.S. History Focus)
-President Jackson and the Veto of the Second National Bank (U.S. History Focus)

Want to learn more about the rationale and designer of this curriculum?

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Sponsors:  This workshop and the accompanying materials are made available to teachers through the generous support of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and the Council for Economic Education.

LifeSmarts Teacher Trainings

08/16/2016 - 09/30/2016

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Have you wanted to learn a little more about LifeSmarts and how it can be used in your classroom?  Please join us for an online training that will provide an overview of the program, resources and learn how to set up your teams.

We have multiple dates/times to choose from.  View dates and register online at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7846090062633187588.

Don’t see a date/time that works for you?  Email kcee@wichita.edu with a few suggested dates/times and we will do our best to schedule one that will work for you.

Want to get a little more details about LifeSmarts before you sign up?  Visit www.lifesmarts.org.

Online Assessment Center for Econ & Personal Finance Training

08/11/2016 - 09/30/2016

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Looking to assess upper elementary, middle or high school students in economics or personal finance?  Join us for an online training and learn to navigate the basics of the the FREE Online Assessment Center by the Council for Economic Education.

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

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2879987466107297284

This webinar will focus on how to set up your class, assign a test and review results so that you can get up and going very quickly.

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

Stock Market Game Training – Topeka

09/07/2016 - 09/07/2016

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Wednesday, September 7th
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (food & drink provided)
Perkins Room 201
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
*Bring a laptop or tablet if possible

Join us for a training for new(er) teachers wanting to learn more about using the Stock Market Game with their students.  We will cover all the basic topics such as team setup, registration, student screens, exploring the lesson plans and activities for teachers, and provide lots of suggested activities.  Be sure to register in advance if possible for food and drink.

Register online now:  https://wichitastate.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1WWLfwdQ8C2fHRb

 

Stock Market Game Training – Wichita

08/22/2016 - 08/22/2016

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Monday, August 22nd
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wichita State University
W. Frank Barton School of Business
Clinton Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room
*Bring a laptop or tablet if possible but not required

Join us at Wichita State University for a training for new(er) teachers wanting to use the Stock Market Game.  We will cover all the basic topics such a team setup, registration, students screens, exploring the lessons and activities for teachers, and provide lots of suggested activities.  Be sure to register in advance if possible so we can have the appropriate amount of food and drink, specific building/room info and parking details.

Register Online at https://wichitastate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0SoZYL6cVtiC9A9.

Stock Market Game Training – KC Fed

08/09/2016 - 08/09/2016

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Tuesday, August 9th
9:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (Lunch Provided)
Fed Reserve of KC
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64198

Join us at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City at 9:30 a.m. for a training for teachers wanting to use the Stock Market Game or anyone wanting to gain additional ideas from a few experienced teachers.  We will also discuss the InvestWrite Essay Competition and the Invest It Forward financial industry professional speaker program.  You will also receive an overview of the helpful resources offered by the KC Fed and have the option to tour the Money Museum at 3:00.  Be sure to register in advance so you can be approved to enter the bank and for a correct meal count.

Register at http://frbkc.custhelp.com/ci/documents/detail/2/stockmarketgamereg.    Registrants will receive additional details for parking, etc. prior to the event.

Economics of Sports and Entertainment Marketing

07/01/2016 - 07/29/2016

Summer 2016 – Dates to be determined
Fort Hays State University, Course #BUED 673
Class will be held in Kansas City

Contact the Felix Albl, fmalbl@fhsu.edu, at the FHSU Center for Economic Education for registration details and possible scholarships made possible through the Kansas Council for Economic Education.

Pre-register by April 1

 

Economics of Entrepreneurship in Rural Kansas

07/26/2016 - 07/27/2016

July 26-27
Fort Hays State University, BUED 673 – 1 credit

Contact the Felix Albl, fmalbl@fhsu.edu, at the FHSU Center for Economic Education for registration details and possible scholarships made possible through the Kansas Council for Economic Education.

Economics of Travel and Tourism

07/01/2016 - 07/29/2016

Summer 2016 – date to be determined
Fort Hays State University, Course BUED 673 – 1 credit
Class will be held in Kansas City

Contact the Felix Albl, fmalbl@fhsu.edu, at the FHSU Center for Economic Education for registration details and possible scholarships made possible through the Kansas Council for Economic Education.