Cuyamaca College hosts the San Diego Center for Economic Education (SDCEE). SDCEE provides programs in economics and personal financial literacy for pre-K to 12 teachers in San Diego County and surrounding areas. SDCEE helps schools to integrate the teaching of economics and personal finance across all grade levels. SDCEE provides a variety of quality programs, classes and workshops that enable teachers to help students meet California State Standards in economics and to have the practical knowledge and skills necessary to become vital members of the local and global economy. This is the tenth year that Cuyamaca College has been hosting SDCEE. SDCEE is one of five other centers in California; the others are all hosted by universities.
Members of the SDCEE Advisory Board have a busy fall presenting at teacher conferences.
Board member Gifford Asimos conducted a breakout session on innovative ways to teach economics to high school students at the annual California School Economics Teachers Conference at the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank. Associate Director Brett Litoff and board member Chris O’Bryne conducted two separate financial literacy trainings for teachers and staff at Diego Valley Charter School in El Cajon and at the San Elijo campus of Mira Costa College. Center Director Anthony Zambelli conducted a breakout session on using YouTube videos to teach personal finance at the California Business Educators Conference in Garden Grove, California and a breakout session on using public choice theory to explain the election of Donald Trump at the Professors Teaching Conference at the St Louis Federal Reserve Bank. Gifford teaches Accounting and AP Economics at Helix Charter High School and Principles of Economics at Cuyamaca College, Brett teaches at San Pasqual Academy, Chris teaches accounting at Cuyamaca College and Anthony is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Cuyamaca College.