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Civic Learning Showcase

Join us at UC San Diego’s Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club for this is a special opportunity for those involved in education to gain ideas, share programs, and obtain information on implementing civic learning in the classroom for grades K-12.   Hear from teachers and students from award winning schools on civic learning, and our special guest speaker:  The Hon. M. Margaret McKeown, Circuit Judge, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Together, we can better prepare our students for college, career and civic life by giving them the tools to investigate issues, think critically, and solve problems.  Free Admission & Parking *  Hosted Beverages & Appetizers.

Event Location:  Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla CA 92093

Download a FlierRegister here.

JA Stock Market Challenge

Hello supporters of Economic Education!

Junior Achievement is PROUD to present a new event and student competition!

JA Stock Market Challenge will be a FUN and exciting event for students to experience a fast paced simulation of 90 days of trading.

Join us! Space is limited and team registration deadline is fast approaching.

The event is at NO COST to teachers and students.

Preparatory curriculum is provided for optional use.

Adult competition will take place the same evening. If you are interested in participating in the adult event please feel free to reach out for additional information.

Financial Literacy Working Group

The Financial Literacy Working Group at MiraCosta College, Mike Dear,
Mike Deschamps, and Delores Loedel, hosted the ‘Deck Series (Engaged 4
Success)’ at the San Elijo campus on November 2nd. Representatives
were present to speak with students about various financial literacy
topics. Representatives included Kerri DeJager and Tamara Ferguson
from Junior Achievement, Donna Lilly from Smart Start and the AAUW
(American Association of University Women), Brett Litoff, a teacher of
Financial Literacy at San Pasqual Academy and on the board of the
SDCEE (San Diego Center for Economic Education), David Lo, CalCPA and
their Dollars and Sense program, Claudia Caywood with Operation Hope,
Jordan Varvel with CalCoast Credit Union, Mike Dear with Financial Aid
and students from the Service Learning program at MiraCosta. In
addition, business professor Ali Mohareri was present to assist
students with their questions regarding Financial Literacy.


Economics of Concrete – California STEM Conference

screen-shot-2016-10-08-at-5-58-50-pmThousands of STEM educators and advocates are returning to Anaheim to be inspired, to check out the latest in STEM education resources, and to learn from each other. For the latest news, check out our Headlines section on this page and Twitter account: @CDEFoundation.

The 2016 Program is now available! If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page. You can also contact us at

More information.


Workshop: Fundamentals of Environmental Economics


This one-day workshop is designed to familiarize middle and high school teachers and curriculum specialists with a non-biased approach that introduces the basics of environmental economics and provides effective classroom simulations to introduce the concepts into the classroom.

October 1st, 2016
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Room 34-170
Grossmont College, San Diego, CA
8800 Grossmont College Dr., El Cajon, CA 92020

Featuring expert presenter Don Fell, from the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE). Lesson plans, materials, and lunch will be provided. Space is available for the first 40 registrants. There is a $25 registration fee, which will be refunded to at the workshop. Download a flier here.

For more information, please contact Joshua Mitton or Anthony Zambelli.

Click here to register. PLEASE NOTE: The $25 registration fee will be refunded at the workshop.

Workshop: Every Teacher Count$ – Promoting Personal Finance for Teachers


Screen Shot 2016-06-10 at 10.00.13 AMJoin us for a dynamic, FREE In Service for teachers!!

What to Expect:

  • Learn how to get the most from your earnings through “Financial Smarts for Teachers!”
  • Enjoy a fully immersive JA Finance Park budgeting simulation!
  • CCEE’s Classroom-Ready Financial Literacy Lessons
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be served
  • Network with area educators


For more information, please contact

TIME: 8:00am-3:00pm (Registration and networking at 7:30am)
PLACE: Junior Achievement of San Diego
4756 Mission Gorge Place
San Diego, CA 92120

Workshop: Energize your Economics Course

Econ is fun!

Join Dirk Mateer and Charity-Joy Acchiardo for an enjoyable day of economics. Dirk and Charity-Joy use pop culture to draw students into learning economics. They use clips from popular television shows and movies to demonstrate economic concepts and engage students in interactive activities so they can experience economics firsthand. They use bargaining games to demonstrate asymmetric information, karaoke to visualize the law of supply, tennis balls to represent diminishing returns, and much more! This is your chance to experience these lessons first hand and get a sneak peek into their media library and latest projects.

Workshop Details

When: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Junior Achievement of San Diego
Workshop: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m Continental breakfast & lunch is provided
4756 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego 92120

To register:
Email name, school/school district, grade level, subject area(s) taught and contact phone number to Gifford Asimos at Space is available to the first 30 registrants.

For questions regarding content:
ContactAnthonyZambelli, SDCEECenterDirectorat

Click here for a flier.