Events

Past Events

USD 259 – K-2 Financial Fitness for Life

04/27/2017 - 04/27/2017

USD 259 K-2 teachers are invited to attend of our the free workshops and receive training and a free copy of the Financial Fitness for Life curriculum teacher and student books along with trainings.  Partial graduate credit from WSU is optional in the Summer.  Must have a minimum of 5 participants.

Download the k-2 Flyer

WSU West Campus is very quick and easy to get to and there is plenty of parking available next to the building.
WSU Corbin Hall is location on the main WSU Campus just off of 21st but west of the baseball stadium.  Parking is open to all after 5 pm except for restricted.  Plenty of parking is available between Corbin Hall and the baseball stadium.

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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.

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.

USD 259 – K-2 Financial Fitness for Life

04/13/2017 - 04/13/2017

USD 259 K-2 teachers are invited to attend of our the free workshops and receive training and a free copy of the Financial Fitness for Life curriculum teacher and student books along with trainings.  Partial graduate credit from WSU is optional in the Summer.  Must have a minimum of 5 participants.

Download the k-2 Flyer

WSU West Campus is very quick and easy to get to and there is plenty of parking available next to the building.
WSU Corbin Hall is location on the main WSU Campus just off of 21st but west of the baseball stadium.  Parking is open to all after 5 pm except for restricted.  Plenty of parking is available between Corbin Hall and the baseball stadium.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

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.

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 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 - 02/24/2017

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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.

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.