2014-15 Professional Development Opportunities

The Kentucky Council and its Centers offer training for teachers through professional development offerings, approved by the Kentucky Department of Education.  These professional development workshops focus on KCEE curricula that have been aligned with the Core Content and can guide teachers as they integrate economics, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy into subjects like, social studies, math, arts and humanities, practical living, language arts, science, business, and economics. 

Registration is required for most ALL workshops! All workshops are FREE unless otherwise indicated.
Workshops are offered by KCEE, Centers for Economic Education, and partnering organizations.


If you are interested in offering an economics or financial literacy workshop in your district, please contact Joseph Bianca @ 502-272-8707 or jfbianca@bellarmine.edu.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
4:30-7:00 pm

Exploring Economics - Free Professional Development Opportunity!

- For teachers grades K-8 and curriculum coordinators.
- Discuss Kentucky's new social studies standards draft while engaging in student-centered economics lessons.
- Learn economic concepts through texts by Robert McCloskey, Marjorie Priceman and Donald Hall.
- WKU, Gary Ransdell Hall, Room 3002
- Presented by Dr. Jana Kirchner

To Register contact:
Dr. Jana Kirchner with the WKU Center for Economic Education
:  jana.kirchner@wku.edu

Exploring Economics
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Stock Market Game webinars for Teachers

FREE!  Offered by the national Stock Market Game office

Come learn how to enhance your math, social studies, language arts, personal finance and technology classes using the Stock Market Game in the classroom, grades 4-12.  We will discuss teaching strategies, preview the simulation, and review free resources.  During each session, we will review the basics of the Teacher Support Center, the trading portfolio and highlight the InvestWrite and Invest it Forward programs.

Webinar dates are (EDT):

  • Thursday, 11/20/14, from 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 12/2/14, from 3:30-4:30 PM
  • Monday, 12/8/14, from 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 1/7/15, from 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Monday, 1/12/15, from 8:00-9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 1/14/15, from 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Thursday, 1/22/15, from 3:30-4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 1/27/15, from 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Thursday, 2/5/15, from 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 2/11/15, from 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 2/18/15, from 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Monday, 2/23/15, from 8:00-9:00 PM
  • Friday, 3/6/15, from 11:30-12:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 3/10/15, from 4:00-5:00 PM
  • Monday, 3/16/15, from 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Thursday, 3/26/15, from 3:30-4:30 PM
  • Thursday, 4/2/15, from 8:00-9:00 PM

To register, send an email to ereidel@sifma.org (cc to susan@econ.org)  Please include your name, school, email address and date/time of webinar you want to attend. You will receive a confirmation and directions to login in the the webinar. 
Questions?  Contact Susan Sandage, susan@econ.org.