2013-14 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.

April 14, 2014
4:30 - 6:30pm

The Common Core and Virtual Economics 4.0

Offered by The Murray State University Center for Economic Education

 FREE professional learning opportunity for K-12 teachers!

Discuss Math and ELA common core, look at lessons that connect to common core and find online resources that help us meet Kentucky Social Studies Standards and the Common Core while teaching economics. VE 4.0 contains over 1,400 activity-based lessons from more than 75 publications, 51 key economic concepts, and a glossary with over 500 terms. This is a resource every economics teacher should have.

Location: MSU Paducah Regional Campus, 4430 Sunset Avenue, Paducah, KY

*Free Curriculum Provided ($109.95 value)  SEE FLYER

Register Online or contact Todd Broker with the MSU Center for Economic Education,
Email:  msu.econed@murraystate.edu  or
Telephone:  (270) 809-5193   Fax:  (270) 809-5478

 *This workshop and the accompanying materials are made available to teachers through the generous support of State Farm and the Kentucky Council on Economic Education.

Monday April 14, 2014


Adventures in Economics and U.S. History Audience: Elementary and Middle School Social Studies Teachers 

 The WKU Center for Economics Education is sponsoring a FREE professional development opportunity!

Ever wonder how to integrate difficult economics concepts into the story of U.S. history? Join other social studies teachers as we explore lessons from Adventures in Economics and U.S. History  (a curriculum suggested by both the National and Kentucky Council of Economic Education) from two different eras in U.S. history.

 *Try to survive with scarce resources in the Plymouth colony

*Make economic choices during the era of immigration

*Discuss strategies for integrating economics

 Time: Monday, April 14, 2014; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Location T.C. Cherry Elementary School, 1001 Liberty Way, Bowling Green, KY

Presenter: Dr. Jana Kirchner, Assistant Professor, Director of WKU Center for Economics Education, WKU

To Register: E-mail Dr. Kirchner at jana.kirchner@wku.edu 


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.