Events

Upcoming Events

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.

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.

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.

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:

State Farm Horizontal

Koch Industries, Inc.

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.

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.

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

07/01/2019 - 07/02/2019

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APPLY ONLINE NOW:  http://bit.ly/k8tools
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.

Real-Life Applications for Social Studies

07/08/2019 - 07/09/2019

2019 SocialStudies Flyer

Apply online today http://bit.ly/RealLifeApp 

July 8 – 9, 2019:  Real-Life Applications for Social Studies:  WSU Campus
This workshop is designed for middle & high school U.S. History, U.S. Government & Economics Teachers. Attendees will receive lots of great lessons plans ready to take back to the classroom.  Virtual Economics 4.5 ($165/value) will be distributed along with other lessons designed for social studies teachers.  Graduate credit is optional from WSU or ESU.

*If you are teaching U.S. History, Government or Economics in 2019-20, you will have the option for a $100 stipend or 100% tuition scholarship for graduate credit.  Housing & travel assistance for those same teachers coming from over an hour away.  All other teachers may receive a cash stipend or partial tuition assistance and may apply for housing/travel assistance.

Sessions will address Kansas Social Studies Standards 1-4 and the standards in the C3 Framework.

U.S. Government Issues: economics sanctions, the U.S. Constitution, culture & trade & more!
U.S. History Issues:  immigration, fiscal policy, foreign policy, morality & markets, civil rights & more!
Economic Issues:  Six Principles of Economics, economic indicators, economics of government policies & more!

2019 Sponsors:  The Emporia State University Koch Center for Leadership & Ethics and Koch Industries, Inc.

Apply online today http://bit.ly/RealLifeApp

Solve the Financial Illiteracy Crisis

07/18/2019 - 07/18/2019

July 18

This event is offered through the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Identify tools and tactics to bridge the knowledge gap between financial illiteracy and a financially healthy future.

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.

Past Events

USD 259 – K-2 Financial Fitness for Life

04/27/2017 - 05/04/2017

USD 259 K-2 teachers are invited to attend of the free workshops below to receive training and a free copy of the Financial Fitness for Life curriculum teacher and student books along with trainings. There is no cost to receive these resources thanks to the Rotary Club of Wichita Charitable Fund. Attendees may choose to receive partial graduate credit from WSU in the Summer.  Additional opportunities for graduate credit will also be offered this summer to complete one credit.  Must have a minimum of 5 participants.

Download the flyer to share with others:  K-2 FFFL 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

Financial Literacy Month

04/01/2017 - 04/30/2017

April is Financial Literacy Month and the Council for Economic Education has put together a calendar to help K-12 teachers find ways to celebrate.  I have highlighted the key to show the grades levels for the activity.  Follow the link to download the calendar: Fin Lit Calendar 2017Fin Lit Calendar 2017

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.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

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.