Events

Upcoming Events

Financial Fitness for Life 9-12 – Garden City

10/23/2019 - 10/23/2019

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Garden City USD, Board Room
Food & drink provided!

REGISTER ONLINE:  http://bit.ly/FFFLGardenCity

Garden City area personal finance teachers are invited to register for this FREE 3 hour workshop to receive a copy of the brand new 3rd Edition Financial Fitness for Life 9-12 along with training on how to use this great resource and activities. Powerpoints,  Kahoot/Quizlet activities and new Intuit simulations have been added to enhance this great curriculum.

WORKSHOP SPONSOR:
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.

Financial Fitness for Life 9-12 – Olathe

10/28/2019 - 10/28/2019

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Monday, October 28, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Olathe IRC, 14090 S. Black Bob Rd, Olathe, KS 66062
Food & drink provided at Noon.

REGISTER ONLINE:  http://bit.ly/FFFLOlathe

Kansas City area personal finance teachers are invited to register for this FREE 3 hour workshop to receive a copy of the brand new 3rd Edition Financial Fitness for Life 9-12 along with training on how to use this great resource and activities. Powerpoints,  Kahoot/Quizlet activities and new Intuit simulations have been added to enhance this great curriculum.

WORKSHOP SPONSOR:
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.

 

Financial Fitness for Life 9-12 – Wichita

10/30/2019 - 10/30/2019

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m..
Wichita State University, exact location TBD.
Food & drink provided!

REGISTER ONLINE:  http://bit.ly/FFFLWichita

Wichita area personal finance teachers are invited to register for this FREE 3 hour workshop to receive a copy of the brand new 3rd Edition Financial Fitness for Life 9-12 along with training on how to use this great resource and activities. Powerpoints,  Kahoot/Quizlet activities and new Intuit simulations have been added to enhance this great curriculum.

WORKSHOP SPONSOR:
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.

Understanding Fiscal Responsibilty – Wichita

11/12/2019 - 11/12/2019

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November 12 (Tuesday)
WSU Old Town Offices, 238 N. Mead, Wichita, KS 67202
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner & Drinks Provided!

AUDIENCE:  Great for any Kansas high school teacher teaching any economics, government, history and any current events or public issues!  Help students gain the knowledge to become civically engaged!
STIPEND:  $35 stipend for teachers accepted
GRADUATE CREDIT OPTION:  One-half WSU grad credit will be offered with a full scholarship ($70 value).  Additional opportunities will be offered for additional half credits but seat time limits to half credit.

WORKSHOP TOPICS:  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 a training workshop on Understanding Fiscal
Responsibility, a set of lessons which uses essential dilemmas to help
students focus on current fiscal issues such as the national debt,
budget deficit, national security, Social Security, and current national
policy issues.

Join us for this engaging and fast-paced session!

APPLY TODAY:  http://bit.ly/UFRWichita

Financial Fitness Extravaganza 2020

06/16/2020 - 06/17/2020

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Tentative Dates: June 16-17, 2020 at Wichita State University

June 16 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (to accommodate travel.  Lunch provided)
June 17 – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (Breakfast and Lunch provided)

Apply online now!  http://bit.ly/FFEapplication

There is no cost for Kansas personal finance teachers to attend this event.  Lunches and breakfast along with all educational resources are also provided at no cost.  Thank you KCEE donors!

Graduate credit is optional from ESU & WSU (and maybe other locations) with partial to full scholarships.  Details on scholarships/stipends/travel assistance for this year have not been determined at this time.  Registrants will be contacted as soon as those amounts are determined.

Apply online!  http://bit.ly/FFEapplication

Social Studies from an Economic Perspective

07/07/2020 - 07/08/2020

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SAVE THE DATE:
July 7-8, 2020 (Tue/Wed)
Wichita State University, Rhatigan Student Center
FREE for Kansas Teachers!

If you teach world history, geography or economics you won’t want to miss the 2020 Social Studies Extravaganza!  Attendees will receive lesson plans ready to go!

  • How does who colonized a country affect the geography history & economy today?
  • How has specific beliefs about economic freedom impacted the geography & history of a region?

Option for graduate credit
Option for housing in the dorm

*More information on scholarships & other assistance coming around December after all funding in confirmed.

Past Events

Understanding Global Economic Issues

07/25/2018 - 07/25/2018

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POSTPONED – Contact us to received rescheduled date

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 and we will send you the rescheduled date.  Great workshop for social studies, business and agriculture teachers in middle or high school.

WILL BE RESCHEDULED
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.

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!

 

 

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!