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Understanding Fiscal Responsibility – Topeka Area

01/15/2020 - 01/15/2020

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January 15, 2020 (Wednesday)
KNEA Building, 715 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner & Drinks Provided!

APPLY TODAY:  http://bit.ly/UFRTopeka

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 or $70 tuition scholarship
OPTIONAL GRADUATE CREDIT:  One-half WSU grad credit will be offered with some outside assignments.  Attendees may select the $35 stipend or $70 scholarship.  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.

Add more civic engagement in your high school with this nonpartisan and inquiry-based set of lessons designed to engage students in critical policy dilemmas and include the resources students will need to deepen their understanding of the complex issues the dilemmas raise. The curriculum invites participants from all points of view to ask:

  • What do the decisions we make about the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit say about who we are as a people?
  • How should we address our nation’s fiscal challenges now and in the future to assure that our decisions are consistent with our values and traditions?
  • Is there a fair and efficient way to fund and maintain the public service we want?
  • Is it convincing facts or effective rhetoric that determines what the public thinks about the debt and the deficit?

Join us for this engaging and fast-paced session!

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

Understanding Fiscal Responsibilty – Wichita Area

01/16/2020 - 01/16/2020

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January 16, 2020 (Thursday)
WSU Campus, Clinton Hall #213
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner & Drinks Provided!

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

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 or $70 tuition scholarship
OPTIONAL GRADUATE CREDIT:  One-half WSU grad credit will be offered with some outside assignments.  Attendees may select the $35 stipend or $70 scholarship.  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.

Add more civic engagement in your high school with this nonpartisan and inquiry-based set of lessons designed to engage students in critical policy dilemmas and include the resources students will need to deepen their understanding of the complex issues the dilemmas raise. The curriculum invites participants from all points of view to ask:

  • What do the decisions we make about the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit say about who we are as a people?
  • How should we address our nation’s fiscal challenges now and in the future to assure that our decisions are consistent with our values and traditions?
  • Is there a fair and efficient way to fund and maintain the public service we want?
  • Is it convincing facts or effective rhetoric that determines what the public thinks about the debt and the deficit?

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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June 16-17, 2020 at Wichita State University

June 16 – 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (to accommodate travel.  Lunch provided)
June 17 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (8:00 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 on day 2 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.  Those teaching a full semester personal finance class will receive a cash stipend and 100% tuition assistance.  Others will be determined individually.  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!

APPLY TODAY! at http://bit.ly/KCEE-SS-2020

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 that will be helpful with the new social studies assessments!

  • 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 with partial to full scholarships available or stipends
Option for housing in the dorm

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

Past 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.

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.

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