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 Susan Sandage @ 502-272-8707 or susan@econ.org.

Choose a webinar date that works for you!

August 28, 2014
4:00pm EDT
Sept. 9, 2014
6:00pm EDT



Take Stock in KY webinar
Sept. 23, 2014
4:30-5:30pm EDT

Stock Market Game webinars for Teachers

In the Stock Market Game™ (SMG) student teams invest a virtual $100,000 in stocks and mutual funds using a real-world Internet simulation. Come learn how to enhance your math, social studies, language arts, personal finance and technology classes using the Stock Market Game and/or Take Stock in Kentucky in the classroom, grades 4-12.  We will discuss teaching strategies, preview the simulation, and review free resources. 

Register Online for the date that works for you.

Once you have registered online, you will receive login information for the webinar.
Questions?  Contact Susan Sandage, susan@econ.org.

Take Stock in Kentucky webinar!  Learn to use this abbreviated version of the Stock Market Game!  Game dates are 10/6/2014-12/12/2014.

Sept. 10, 2014
5-7pm EDT


Personal Finance After School Programs   FREE!
for elementary grade educators

Learn about the "Never Too Young: Personal Finance for Young Learners", the after-school program for elementary students in personal finance and economics. Participants will receive a free copy of the 12-lesson manual and curriculum thanks to a grant from the LG&E and KU Energy, LLC

We will also review "Family Money Math Night", and the resources that are available for you free to use. 

Family Money Math Nights are a great way to get parents involved and expand math education into the home.  And what better way to teach math than through money!  Everyone has an interest in money – parents and children alike.  Schools are committed to closing the achievement and opportunity gap for all children and to accomplish this, the full support and involvement of students’ families is necessary.

Family Money Math Nights are developed by the Kentucky Council on Economic Education through funding by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK).  Our goal is to engage families in their children’s learning and academic development.  This kit includes the how-to set up a Family Money Math Night and hands-on activities for preK-5 students and their parents working together to learn about earning, spending, and saving, using math applications.

Stock Market Game Afterschool - We will also share the Stock Market Game Afterschool curriculum. The SMG Afterschool program is extremely flexible. SMG trading windows are available throughout the year and the self-guided Challenges allow teams to progress at their own pace.

Register Online

Sept. 29, 2014
4:30-7:30PM CT

Gary Ransdell Hall
Room 2003

Teaching Economics Through Children's Literature

This workshop offered by the WKU Center and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis-Louisville Branch, introduces elementary school teachers to basic economic concepts and demonstrates how to teach them using popular children's literature.

Attendees will receive:
1. Classroom-ready, standards-based, printed curriculum materials with whiteboard applications;
2. Interactive, hands-on instruction;
3. Information on how they can use the lessons to meet Program Review requirements;
4. A copy of Uncle Jed’s Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell for your classroom library;
5. Dinner; and
6. Three hours of professional development.


Please visit www.stlouisfed.org/education_resources/events/ to complete the online registration process. This event is free, but registration is required by Sept. 19, 2014.