Events

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Tools for Teaching Personal Finance & Economics in the K-8 Classroom

07/01/2019 - 07/02/2019

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Don’t pass up this chance to take home grade appropriate resources for teaching personal finance and economics in your K-8 classroom while invigorating basic subjects such as language arts, math, science & social studies!  Financial literacy habits begins in primary grades and students will benefit greatly from age appropriate resources to help promote positive financial behaviors.  Economics is the “decision-making science” and one of the most important things we can teach in the classroom to help our student gain the tool to be successful adults. You will be amazed how much economics can enhance core subjects and add the real-life applications.
This FREE professional development event is designed for K-8 Kansas certified teachers.  Attendees have the option for WSU graduate credit for two days or ½ credit for one day.  WSU tuition is very inexpensive (approx. $150/grad credit or $70/half credit) and KCEE has 50% tuition cost scholarships available for most applicants or a $25 stipend per day for most. You will be notified by email of your approved amounts.
Wichita State University
Rhatigan Student Center 3rd Floor Ballroom

(attend one or two days)

Monday, July 1, 2019 – Personal Finance Focus (lunch provided) – 1/2 grad credit optional, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 – Economics Focus (lunch provided) – 1/2 grad credit optional
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

*Additional opportunities will be offered for other 1/2 grad credits.

PERSONAL FINANCE:  Attendees will receive the grade appropriate K-2, 3-5 or 6-8 Financial Fitness for Life Teacher and Student Guide along with training.
ECONOMICS:  Attendees will spend the day learning how to integrate economics into language arts, math, social studies & science along the lesson plans to do so in an exciting way with active-learning activities.

Pedagogy for Building Economic & Financial Literacy

06/28/2019 - 06/28/2019

June 28

This event is offered through the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Integrate best practices and winning strategies to engage students in fundamental economics and personal finance concepts.

  • Optional graduate credit from ESU – Course # EC705 through Rob Catlett.  Two full days of events must be attended to receive one graduate credit.  Earn up to 3 credits by attending any of the KC Fed events.
  • Partial tuition assistance scholarships provided by KCEE through the Emporia State University Center for Economic Education. Certified K-12 Kansas teachers who will be teaching in next academic year may apply for a partial scholarship to the ESU Center for Economic Education.  Send your request to Rob Catlett at rcatlett@emporia.edu.
  • Graduate credit is an additional registration and acceptance to the ESU Graduate School is required.  Unless the student has been accepted to the ESU Graduate School in the past three years or has taken graduate classes at ESU in the past three years application must be made to the ESU Graduate School.  The ESU Graduate School application is online at https://www.emporia.edu/grad/admissions/ and requires a nonrefundable $25 fee for non-degree seeking students.  Requires (unofficial) transcripts indicating a bachelor’s degree.

2019 Financial Fitness Extravaganza

06/25/2019 - 06/26/2019

June 25-26, 2019 (Tues/Wed) at Wichita State University Rhatigan Student Center

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Find out more and apply online!  http://bit.ly/FFEapplication

There is no cost for Kansas personal finance teachers to attend this event.  Thanks to sponsors:  State Farm and Koch Industries, Inc.

Graduate credit is optional from ESU & WSU.  Stipends or partial to full tuition scholarships are available along with housing & travel assistance.  Complete your application to receive amounts you qualify to receive if accepted.

Find out more and apply online!  http://bit.ly/FFEapplication

 

2019 FFE Sponsors:

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New Financial Fitness for Life Curriculum 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.

Advancing STEM Education in the Workplace – Part 2

06/20/2019 - 06/20/2019

June 20

This event is offered through the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Experience the future of technology and how it will shape jobs and workforce development tomorrow.

9 – 4 p.m.for Grades 6-12 Educators
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64198
Registration is required on the Fed’s website at
https://www.kansascityfed.org/events/2019/teacher-workshop-series-2019.

  • Optional graduate credit from ESU – Course # EC705 through Rob Catlett.  Two full days of events must be attended to receive one graduate credit.  Earn up to 3 credits by attending any of the KC Fed events.
  • Partial tuition assistance scholarships provided by KCEE through the Emporia State University Center for Economic Education. Certified K-12 Kansas teachers who will be teaching in next academic year may apply for a partial scholarship to the ESU Center for Economic Education.  Send your request to Rob Catlett at rcatlett@emporia.edu.
  • Graduate credit is an additional registration and acceptance to the ESU Graduate School is required.  Unless the student has been accepted to the ESU Graduate School in the past three years or has taken graduate classes at ESU in the past three years application must be made to the ESU Graduate School.  The ESU Graduate School application is online at https://www.emporia.edu/grad/admissions/ and requires a nonrefundable $25 fee for non-degree seeking students.  Requires (unofficial) transcripts indicating a bachelor’s degree.

Advancing STEM Education in the Workplace – Part 1

06/18/2019 - 06/18/2019

June 18

This event is offered through the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Take an up-close look into the future of 21st century careers and the skills needed to prepare for those career paths

9 – 4 p.m.for Grades K-12 Educators
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64198
Registration is required on the Fed’s website at
https://www.kansascityfed.org/events/2019/teacher-workshop-series-2019.

  • Optional graduate credit from ESU – Course # EC705 through Rob Catlett.  Two full days of events must be attended to receive one graduate credit.  Earn up to 3 credits by attending any of the KC Fed events.
  • Partial tuition assistance scholarships provided by KCEE through the Emporia State University Center for Economic Education. Certified K-12 Kansas teachers who will be teaching in next academic year may apply for a partial scholarship to the ESU Center for Economic Education.  Send your request to Rob Catlett at rcatlett@emporia.edu.
  • Graduate credit is an additional registration and acceptance to the ESU Graduate School is required.  Unless the student has been accepted to the ESU Graduate School in the past three years or has taken graduate classes at ESU in the past three years application must be made to the ESU Graduate School.  The ESU Graduate School application is online at https://www.emporia.edu/grad/admissions/ and requires a nonrefundable $25 fee for non-degree seeking students.  Requires (unofficial) transcripts indicating a bachelor’s degree.

World War I 360: Inquiry-Based Strategies for the Classroom

06/17/2019 - 06/17/2019

June 17

This event is offered through the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Explore inquiry-based learning through the lens of economics and history, including a free visit to the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

9 – 4 p.m.for Grades 6-12 Educators
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64198
Registration is required on the Fed’s website at
https://www.kansascityfed.org/events/2019/teacher-workshop-series-2019.

  • Optional graduate credit from ESU – Course # EC705 through Rob Catlett.  Two full days of events must be attended to receive one graduate credit.  Earn up to 3 credits by attending any of the KC Fed events.
  • Partial tuition assistance scholarships provided by KCEE through the Emporia State University Center for Economic Education. Certified K-12 Kansas teachers who will be teaching in next academic year may apply for a partial scholarship to the ESU Center for Economic Education.  Send your request to Rob Catlett at rcatlett@emporia.edu.
  • Graduate credit is an additional registration and acceptance to the ESU Graduate School is required.  Unless the student has been accepted to the ESU Graduate School in the past three years or has taken graduate classes at ESU in the past three years application must be made to the ESU Graduate School.  The ESU Graduate School application is online at https://www.emporia.edu/grad/admissions/ and requires a nonrefundable $25 fee for non-degree seeking students.  Requires (unofficial) transcripts indicating a bachelor’s degree.

Cultural Relevance: Connecting Your Mindset to the Student’s Perspective

06/11/2019 - 06/11/2019

June 11

This event is offered through the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Discover economics and how to cultivate healthy social-emotional learning in a diverse environment, including a walking tour of the historic 18th and Vine District and its significance to Kansas City.

9 – 4 p.m.for Grades K-12 Educators
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64198
Registration is required on the Fed’s website at
https://www.kansascityfed.org/events/2019/teacher-workshop-series-2019.

  • Optional graduate credit from ESU – Course # EC705 through Rob Catlett.  Two full days of events must be attended to receive one graduate credit.  Earn up to 3 credits by attending any of the KC Fed events.
  • Partial tuition assistance scholarships provided by KCEE through the Emporia State University Center for Economic Education. Certified K-12 Kansas teachers who will be teaching in next academic year may apply for a partial scholarship to the ESU Center for Economic Education.  Send your request to Rob Catlett at rcatlett@emporia.edu.
  • Graduate credit is an additional registration and acceptance to the ESU Graduate School is required.  Unless the student has been accepted to the ESU Graduate School in the past three years or has taken graduate classes at ESU in the past three years application must be made to the ESU Graduate School.  The ESU Graduate School application is online at https://www.emporia.edu/grad/admissions/ and requires a nonrefundable $25 fee for non-degree seeking students.  Requires (unofficial) transcripts indicating a bachelor’s degree.

Stock Market Game Training

01/08/2020 - 04/16/2020

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A variety of training options are available for SMG teachers beginning January 8th through April 16th.  You’ll find a variety of beginner and experienced options.  Check the schedule for the exact date/time options for the topics listed below:

View Schedule & Register Here 

Topics:

  • SMG – The Basics (30 min) – Getting Started, Teacher Support Center, & student portfolios
  • SMG Rules (30 min) – Overview of the main Stock Market Game rules
  • Team Portfolio Review (30 min) – A closer look at the student/team portfolio
  • Winning with Diversification (30 min) – Strategies for building a diversified portfolio with stocks, bonds, ETFs and mutual funds
  • Basic Company Research (30 min) – Using Yahoo and Nasdaq, basic terminology and company headlines will be reviewed
  • SMG Lessons, Tests & other Publications – An overview of Teacher Support Center offerings will be provided
  • Weekly Portfolio Analysis (30 min) – Analysis of major indexes and portfolio holdings
  • Let’s Trade Today! (30 min) – A quick overview of the SMG portfolio and how to get Stock Market Game students trading
  • Handing Market Volatility (30 min) – Team strategies for a market rising or falling
  • How to InvestWrite (50 min) – Learn about InvestWrite, see the resources available to you and your students and hear about the great prizes and recognition, and BEST OF ALL hear teachers talk about their own InvestWrite experience and how they use it in their classrooms!
  • InvestWrite: Easy to Submit (30 min) – Learn how easy it is to submit your student essays online and/or just join in for a quick question and answer session
  • InvestWrite: Join Us Live! (1 hour) – We will be available every Wednesday evening during the month of February between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM ET. Join the InvestWrite Team and other InvestWrite teachers for an informal time to ask questions and share ideas or just pop in to listen!

Summer Economic Education Workshop Series

06/12/2018 - 07/20/2018

K-12 teachers have the option of attending several workshop at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  Graduate credit is optional of 1-3 credits depending on attendance.    Educators must register for the workshops at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City via the link http://frbkc.custhelp.com/ci/documents/detail/2/stw2018reg.

Date(s) & Times
June 12 Entrepreneurship: Transforming the Labor Market
June 18 Personal Finance Boot Camp
June 20 STEM and Workforce Development
June 26 The Regional Landscape: Infrastructure, Transportation and Labor in our Economy
July 12 Technology and the Future of Learning
July 20 Health and Economics

Teacher workshops are 9 am – 4 pm at the Fed. Some involve field trips to external partners. Breakfast and lunch are typically provided by the Fed. Plenty of free resources are available to educators

GRAD CREDIT:  Application to the ESU Grad School (typically as a non-degree seeking student) is necessary for students who have not been active in the ESU Grad School in the past three years.   KCEE scholarships may offset some of this: ($25 nonrefundable ESU Grad School Application) + ($343.25/ Grad Cr Hr).   Rob Catlett can assist with the enrollment and applying scholarships funds to minimize enrollment/fee payment hassles.

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.

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