Financial Fitness Extravaganza

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Thank you to the Fred & Mary Koch foundation for expressing their support for financial literacy by sponsoring the Financial Fitness Extravaganza for the sixth year in a row!

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*New for 2018 – Added an option for a $100 stipend instead of tuition assistance for those who do not need credit.  Stipend drops to $75 after April 16th so register soon if you are interested in choosing the stipend!  You do not have to choose the stipend or graduate credit at this time.  Options will be determined at the event.

*Priority acceptance given to high school teachers but middle school teachers can apply.


Monday, July 9, 2018

  • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Sessions (lunch & break provided)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – (continental breakfast)
  • 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Sessions (lunch & break provided)

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The Financial Fitness Extravaganza is a great way to get all the free resources & training you need to teach a semester personal finance course!  You will also be network with other colleagues teaching personal finance around the state.   Attendees will receive a copy of new Virtual Economics (VE) version 4.5 if they have not received one recently.  VE is a flash drive with over 1400 lessons K-12 for integrating economics and personal finance, concept video demonstrations, etc.  View a list of  the curriculum guides on VE you’ll have plus you will receive even more resources accessible online and from the speakers.  Still not convinced, view VE contents by lesson title.

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We will be sharing a new comprehensive personal finance resource and lots of other new options for teachers who have attended in the past.  New attendees will be able to catch up with some of the past sessions.


Since 2001 the KCEE’s blockbuster Financial Fitness Institutes have received hundreds of thumbs-up from teachers across the state. This Financial Fitness Extravaganza (started in 2013) is a combination of all prior institutes with revised resources and more. Personal Finance teachers can receive updated resources along with financial topic updates from professionals in the field. The conference style event will also provide time for sharing with others throughout the state teaching personal finance.


We will have a new resources for past attendees and those attending for the first time will also receive the Virtual Economics 4.5 (flash drive with over 1,400 K-12 economics/finance lessons) that contains full versions of the New High School Economics, Revised Learning Earning & Investing for a New Generation,  Financial Fitness for Life, Economics and Entrepreneurship and much more. These resources will give you more than enough to teach a full semester personal finance course.   Teachers will also receive training on how to use our financial literacy programs, the new Better Money Habits video & lessons series, Gen i Revolution, Stock Market Game, LifeSmarts, EconEdLink online lessons and much more!

Are you teaching a full semester personal finance course or strongly integrating personal finance into another class? If yes, this workshop is for you.  Apply online today!


Register by April 16th and you can choose to receive a $100 stipend.  Amount drops to $75 after April 16th.  If you choose to receive a scholarship for graduate credit then you cannot receive the stipend.   You do not need to decide about graduate credit or stipend until the event.  Refer to the tuition assistance section below to see more about the scholarship.


All costs associated with the conference – including meals during the event, curriculum materials are provided FREE of charge. Participants may chose to stay in the new WSU dormitory, Shocker Hall, at a very reasonable rate of around $40/night.  Full scholarships for housing are also available.  *See details below.  Before you decide against the dorm, please note that the bedrooms are separate and lockable so it isn’t the old style dorm room.  If you are strongly against staying in the dorm, contact me for another option.  Bring a colleague and specify your roommate. We usually try to match with grade/subject area if we are assigning.  Rooms are set up as double occupancy and are designed suite-style sharing a bathroom.  There are a few rooms that have 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms that we also try to use that the teachers have enjoyed. Each room is carpeted and furnished with two single beds, a sink/vanity separate from the toilet, a closet and drawer space in the two desks and dressers. Bedding is provided. Daily maid service is not included in the rates, but public areas will be routinely cleaned.

*Full scholarships for housing on Monday night are provided to teachers teaching a full semester course and coming from over an hour away.  A letter confirming that you teach a full semester course will be requested later and that letter will get you free housing and free grad credit if desired.


In addition to receiving the fantastic resources and training, you have the option of participating for professional development or choosing to receive one hour of graduate credit with a partial to full scholarship.  University credit options will be listed at a later date.

WSU Graduate Credit
ESU Graduate Credit


Partial to full scholarships will be provided to teachers who select to receive graduate credit.  To receive this tuition assistance teachers must be CERTIFIED KANSAS TEACHERS currently under contract with a Kansas public or private school and strongly teaching personal finance in middle or high school.  Everyone accepted will receive at least $125 scholarship. More details to come!


Apply Online Now!  We will begin accepting applications early March.  This event is only open to teachers who are strongly integrating personal finance in a middle or high school classrooms.  *Priority acceptance given to high school teachers.

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