Financial Fitness Extravaganza

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Thank you to the 2019 sponsors for making this event possible:

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New FFFL Curriculum sponsor:  A portion of this workshop and the accompanying materials are made available to teachers through the generous support of the Alliance Data Corporate Giving Fund and the Council for Economic Education.

SCHEDULE FOR 2019: 

Wichita State University, Rhatigan Student Center 3rd Floor Ballroom

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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

APPLY ONLINE NOW!  http://bit.ly/FFEapplication


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

*New for 2019 – We are excited to be able to distribute the “hot off the press” revised Financial Fitness for Life lessons for high school teachers!  The overarching goal of the materials is to help students make thoughtful, well-informed decisions about important aspects of personal finance, including earning income, spending, saving, borrowing, investing, and managing money. All lessons are based on real-world concepts, and are presented in a manner that reinforces learning through practice.  New attendees will also receive the Virtual Economics 4.5 flash drive ($165/value) with over 1400+ lessons/concept videos/teaching tips.

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 thanks for a grant from State Farm and the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation.

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.

SCHEDULE FOR 2019: 

Wichita State University, Rhatigan Student Center 3rd Floor Ballroom

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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

APPLY ONLINE NOW!  http://bit.ly/FFEapplication

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 newest 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 2015 Financial Fitness Extravaganza

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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.

HISTORY OF THE FINANCIAL FITNESS EXTRAVAGANZA:

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.

CLASSROOM RESOURCES PROVIDED:

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 4.5 (flash drive valued at $159.99 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 kcee@wichita.edu if you would like to receive an email when available.

COST/HOUSING OPTION:

This event is offered at no cost – including meals during the event and educational resources.  Housing and travel stipends are available by request on the application.  Full semester personal finance course teachers coming from over an hour away will be offered free housing in the dorm.  Others integrating personal finance may also request housing & travel stipends on the application.

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Participants may chose to stay in the new WSU dormitory, Shocker Hall, at a very reasonable rate of around $43/night.  Full scholarships for housing are also available.  You can request*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.

GRADUATE CREDIT OPTION:

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:

Teachers accepted may request tuition assistance with graduate credit or a stipend.  Full semester personal finance teachers can receive a $100 stipend or a scholarship for 100% of grad credit costs.  Those integrating personal finance may request to receive a stipend or partial graduate credit.  Amounts will be determined on a case by case basis.

APPLICATION:

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