Financial Fitness Extravaganza

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2 Day Event scheduled for June 16-17, 2020 at Wichita State University.  The schedule below is to accommodate those traveling long distances.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – (continental breakfast)
  • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Sessions (lunch & break provided)


100% of teachers over the last three years said they would recommend this workshop to a colleague!

This event is for teachers of grades 7-12 that will be integrating personal finance.  If your application is accepted there is no cost to attend this event along with lunch both days and breakfast on day 2 and all the fantastic educational resources.

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • State Farm Horizontal
  • WSU Center for Economic Education
  • ESU Center for Economic Education
  • KSU Financial Planning Program

We are excited to be able to distribute the revised Financial Fitness for Life lessons for high school teachers if you were not with us in 2019!  New attendees will also receive the Virtual Economics 4.5 flash drive ($165/value) with over 1400+ lessons/concept videos/teaching tips.

Please see qualifications below for additional benefits from attending: 

  • If you will be teaching a full semester personal finance course for the 2019-2020 school year, you have the option to receive a $100 stipend or a full scholarship (100% of cost provided) for graduate credit.  You may also request a housing & travel stipend if coming from over an hour away.
  • If you will be strongly integrating personal finance into another subject area then you may receive a stipend or partial tuition scholarship.  You may also request a housing & travel stipend if you are from over an hour away.  You will be notified of your stipend or scholarship amount in your acceptance letter.
  • If you will be integrating a small amount of personal finance, you will be considered for a stipend/partial scholarship.  You will be notified of the approved amounts in your acceptance letter.

*A decision regarding credit or the stipend is not required until you get to the event but you cannot receive both.  You will have the choice to receive graduate credit from ESU or WSU.

Priority acceptance given to high school teachers if necessary since we will be providing a new high school resource but we expect to be able to accommodate a large number of teachers with the space option.


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 the Virtual Economics (VE) version 4.5 ($159/value) if they have not received one recently plus much more!.  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.

Comments from Previous Financial Fitness Extravaganzas


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 the “hot off the press” revised Financial Fitness for Life high school resource this year.  First time attendees will also receive the Virtual Economics 5,0 (flash drive valued at $164.99 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 have the option to receive training on how to use these financial literacy programs: Better Money Habits video & lessons series, 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.  Applications will be accepted mid-April.  Send a message requesting notification to if you would like to receive an email when available.


This event is offered at no cost – including meals during the event and educational resources.  Housing and travel stipends are available.  Details are available on the registration page.

Participants may chose to stay in the new WSU dormitory, Shocker Hall, at a very reasonable rate of around $43/night.  Please note the bedrooms are separate and lockable and a bathroom is shared with one other person 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.


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 scholarships.  Attendees may select to receive grad credit from ESU, WSU and possibly PSU.


Tuition assistance amounts have not been finalized fort his year but will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.  .