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Kentucky Council on Economic Education               www.econ.org October 2011
In this issue...
Stock Market Game
KCEE trainers needed
CUB Bank provides classroom resources
Virtual Economics
Seven Rules of Wall Street Webinar
Math and Personal Finance
Federal Reserve Bank seminar
Book of the Month
smglogosmall 2 Registration is still open for the Stock Market Game and Take Stock in Kentucky competitions!  (Registration closes for Fall competitions on October 15.) Register and learn more about this exciting Internet simulation at www.econ.org/smg
Year Long Stock Market Game  09/06/11 – 04/27/12
Fall-11 Stock Market Game  09/26/11– 12/02/11
Fall-11 Take Stock in KY  10/03/11 - 12/09/11
Spr-12 Stock Market Game  01/30/12 - 04/06/12

Spr-12 Take Stock in KY

 02/06/12 - 04/13/12

"It puts you in a real-life situation.  It really gets you thinking and
turns on that light bulb in your head."
  middle school student

Trainers NEEDED!  We are seeking teachers who are interested in being trainers for KCEE (elementary, middle or high)!  Stipends and travel expenses are paid.  Workshops are typically after school.  Send an email with your qualifications outlined and contact information to susan@econ.org or call 502-267-3572.

Citizens Union Bank Promotes Economic Education in Local Schools with KCEE grant!
Through a Citizens Union Bank (CUB) grant, KCEE is visiting local schools to provide teachers with classroom resources and activity booklets during Fall 2011. The book, BERENSTAIN BEARS’ "TROUBLE WITH MONEY", is an excellent resource for teaching students about money—earning, spending and saving. KCEE has developed an accompanying activity book  in a tic-tac-toe format to extend the regular reading unit. The menu is a great resource for those students who are always asking: I’m finished. What do I do now? Special attention has been given to Bloom’s Taxonomy to help students develop their cognitive abilities. Visit the CUB sponsored Parents' Corner for this and more activities!  The activity book can be downloaded at www.econ.org/CUB.

Professional Development Opportunities!

October 20
4-6pm EDT 

Virtual Economics - FREE!
@ Citizens Union Bank - 11601 Bluegrass Parkway, Louisville, KY
Join us for a Virtual Economics workshop where we will share the strategies and techniques needed to successfully use the Virtual Economics Cd-Rom (new version 4.0) to teach K-12 economics and personal finance. The CD has over 1,400 lesson plans in a searchable database, as well as concept demonstrations for 51 key economic and personal finance principles. Bring your wireless laptop and take your own CD for a spin! Participants will leave with fresh ideas to use in your classroom as well as your own FREE copy of the Virtual Economics CD-ROM! ($100 value). (Pizza and soft drinks will be served during the break.)  register online

This workshop is made available to teachers through the generous support of State Farm and the Council for Economic Education.

October 18

The Seven Rules of Wall Street webinar - FREE for  current and past Stock Market Game (SMG) teachers
Have you ever been told Sell in May, and then go away? or As goes January, so goes the year?  Join us for a discussion of the age old investment adages included in the book, The Seven Rules of Wall Street, with the author and S&P Chief Investment Strategist, Sam Stovall. This special webinar is being held for SMG teachers.  For more info

You may register online at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/310648153

Nov. 10
4:30 7:30pm

Math and Personal Finance workshop - for grades 3 - 8 teachers
offered by the EKU Center in cooperation with KCEE
@ Central Bank in Richmond, KY

Give your students a real-world finance education with supplemental lesson plans and hands-on activities using the newly revised Financial Fitness for Life CD-ROM and Math and Economics: Connections for Life.  In addition, make sure your students understand investing and the stock market with Math Behind the Market and Money Math. Teachers receive their own copies of each of these curriculums! as well as PD certificates and light dinner. 

Even though the workshop is FREE, there is a $10 refundable registration deposit to hold your reservation which must be paid in advance. For more information and to register  Register early as attendance is limited to 20!

Workshop and resources funded by a grant from State Farm Insurance.

October 19
3:45 - 7:30pm


The Federal Reserve Bank Annual Educators Conference- Louisville Branch Location, 101 S. Fifth St., Louisville, KY

Understanding Exchange Rates and Monetary Policy Systems
Join Fed economist Christopher Neely for a practical overview of two timely topics. In the first session, he will discuss how interest rates, prices, and exchange rates are jointly determined; he will distinguish fixed from flexible exchange rates and exchange rate manipulation from monetary policy. In the second session, Neely will discuss some of the many possible national monetary systems, including our model of a central bank and a commodity standard. Take home engaging lessons for your classroom.  Register early! The conference fills quickly!For more information and to register online visit  http://www.stlouisfed.org/newsroom/events/?id=274

Book of the Month!  

What Economics Is About: Understanding the Basics
Designed for teachers at every grade level and in all disciplines. This 20 page booklet offers simple, time-saving ways to teach the fundamental economics content every K-12 student needs to know.
 Only $9.95.  Visit our catalog online!


Susan Sandage,Acting Executive Director

Cynthia Goff, Business Manager

Jan Mester, Program Consultant

Betty Sue Johnson, Program Consultant

502-267-3570               502-267-3579 (fax)           1--800-I-DO-ECON



Bellarmine University Center

Kathy Cooter,Director

Eastern Kentucky University

Cynthia Harter,Director

Morehead State University

Janet Ratliff,Director

Murray State University

Barry Brown,Director

Northern Kentucky University

Nancy Lang,Director

Western Kentucky University

Michael McDonald,Director

  Kentucky Council on Economic Education  www.econ.org
 11601 Bluegrass Parkway, Louisville, KY 40299
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