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.

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.

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.

October 13, 2014
4:30-6:30pm CDT
Financial Fitness for Life workshop for K-12 and pre-service teachers

MSU - Hopkinsville Regional Campus
5305 Fort Campbell Blvd.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

The Murray State University Center for Economic Education is pleased to announce this FREE professional development seminar covering this comprehensive personal finance curriculum for K-12 students.  Receive 2 hours of PD credit specific to economics and consumerism curriculum.  The first 12 teachers that register (and attend) will receive a free flash drive fo the FFFL curriculum ($50 value).
Register OnlineFor more info or to register at MSU
October  8, 2014 EDT
Learn to LifeSmarts!
This webinar is for teachers or coaches (middle and high) interested in having their students participate in the LifeSmarts competition in 2014-15. 

LifeSmarts is an educational program and competition that develops meaningful marketplace skills in teenagers and provides them with a competitive venue to showcase the knowledge they’ve gained. The program complements any curriculum in middle schools and high schools and is used as an activity for classes, groups, clubs, and community organizations.

LifeSmarts focuses on knowledge that teens need to know to function effectively and competently in today’s fast-paced, global marketplace. Specifically, students learn about:


Personal Finance

Health & Safety

Consumer Rights


Register for this webinar today to learn how to engage your students in this exciting state and national competition!

Register Online.