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Every Teacher Count$: Personal Finance for Teachers (5/13)

Saturday, May 13, 2017
9am – 4pm
Mira Costa College
3333 Manchester, Cardiff, CA 92007

By attending you will Improve your own financial literacy by getting answers to questions about:

  • Money Management
  • Buying a Home-Teacher Incentive Programs
  • Credit/Loans
  • Options: IRA, 403b, 401k, CalSTRS
  • Taxes-Special Benefits for Teachers
  • Retirement Choices
  • Saving and Investing
  • Receive classroom ready lessons and teaching materials on personal finance that you can take to your students
  • Network with other teachers in the area!
  • And more!

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Federal Reserve Institute on Economics and Personal Finance

Federal Reserve Institute on Economics and Personal Finance
Hosted by San Diego Center for Economic Education
July 10-14, 2017

The California Council on Economic Education, in partnership with the San Diego Center for Economic Education at Cuyamaca College and in association with the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Kansas City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and St. Louis, look forward to hosting this first-ever opportunity for educators!

The week-long course designed for middle school and high school teachers will feature interactive lessons, online courses, video Q&A, interactive infographics and more of your favorite tools to meet any learning style and interest. 

PLUS: After-class excursions in San Diego and Baja California will complement classroom activities.

  • Meet San Diego State University Guidance Counselors to learn the ins and outs of being prepared for university study.
  • Visit Old Town San Diego State Park and take a docent guided tour of the birthplace of Spanish California.
  • Tour the USS Midway to enhance your knowledge of the impact of the U.S. military on San Diego’s regional economy.
  • Observe an actual bankruptcy trial at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and receive personal financial literacy lessons developed by the Court.
  • Take an excursion to Baja California (passport required).

We will supply the blocks; you build your course to meet the needs of your students.

Registration is $500 and includes on-campus, double-occupancy housing (single occupancy available for additional fee), breakfast, lunch, parking, and a plethora of materials for you to keep.

Seating is limited, so register today! A $50 non-refundable deposit will be required to reserve your seat.

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.

History Day 2017

Fusenot Foundation and SDCEE Economics History Day Awards

The San Diego Center for Economics Education continues its support of History Day through the recognition of economics themes in students projects. The following students were given awards for their outstanding work. See below for images and descriptions of each project.

  • From Selma to Saigon Documentary Students Accepting Award (Picture 2) 2.26.17
  • From Selma to Saigon Documentary with Students 2.25.17
  • Milton Friedman Exhibit with Student 2.25.17
  • Milton Friedman Exhibit with Student Accepting Award (Picture 3) 2.26.17
  • Sit-In to Stand Up Exhibit Students Accepting Award (Picture 2) 2.26.17
  • Sit-In to Stand Up Exhibit Students Accepting Award (Picture 3) 2.26.17
  • Sit-In to Stand Up Exhibit with Students 2.25.17
  • The Congo Reform Association Website with Students (Picture 1) 2.25.17
  • The Congo Reform Association Website with Students Accepting Award (Picture 3) 2.26.17

“Sit-In to Stand-Up: A Victory for 504”
Ian Lillie and Addy Phillips

$100 Award
Ian and Addy did a great job identifying how cost/benefit analysis can be used to evaluate government policies. When asked about the costs associated with implementing federal section 504, they did a good job identifying both private business and societal costs associated with improving access for disabled people. Against these costs they balanced the financial and societal benefits of integrating disabled people into our workforce and concluded that the benefits exceeded the costs.

“From Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement’s Shifting Stand on the Vietnam War”
Eleanor Hansen and Amanda Wasserman
$100 Award
Historical context dominated the economics, but both students elaborated well on multiple economic concepts including opportunity cost of war, political expediency, diminishing benefits of war and the micro ramifications of war on particular demographics, namely African-American people, in America.  Overall, both students did a stellar job and offered knowledge in extracting economic principles from this historical event.

“The Congo Reform Association: History’s First Humanitarian Movement”
Elias Jinich, Neusha Kharrati, Gabriel Jinich and Avi Waldman
$100 Award
This senior group website that very articulately demonstrated a solid comprehension of economic concepts related to their project.  They understood per capita income, opportunity costs, mercantilism, economic growth, the relationship between a political system and economic conditions.  The students were able to extrapolate from history to our modern era, drawing important connections to better evaluate government policy and its implications.  The most insightful point was how the Congo economy has minimally progressed to this day anchored by its past.

“Milton Friedman: Using Media to Influence the Politics Fueling Both Capitalism and Freedom”
James Cockerman
$150 Award
Our grand prize of $150 goes to an individual junior exhibit that did an utterly amazing job capturing the influence Milton Friedman had on Reaganomics.  James articulated economic concepts and vocabulary, like money supply, monetarism, incentives, the Federal Reserve and inflation, to name a few) throughout his presentation.  He did a great job connecting to the History Day theme discussing how Friedman used his prolific book writing, the radio, TV and newspapers to get his message out.

10th SDCEE Anniversary Celebration

You’re invited to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the San Diego Center for Economic Education at Cuyamaca College

Ten years ago Cuyamaca College and the EconEd Foundation
( joined forces to host and financially support the San Diego Center for Economic Education (

The San Diego Center for Economic Education is an important source for San Diego and Imperial County teachers for training and assistance in teaching economics and personal finance.  The workshops, community forums, field trips and school events sponsored by the Center help students and the public gain an understanding of economics and personal finance.

One of the missions of the center is to provide teaching resources to instructors in order to meet state mandates such as the 1985 legislation that students complete a semester course in economics before graduating from high school.

We have set the date for the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the San Diego Center for Economic Education at Cuyamaca College. The date/time: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College.

It would be great if you could attend to commemorate our important milestone.

Please mark your calendar now. A formal invitation will follow.


National Economics Challenge


Enroll Your Student Teams Now!
CCEE invites you and your students to be part of the following contests this spring!


  • Now thru March 24th (Online Testing)
  • April 3rd (Northern California State Finals in San Francisco)
  • April 10th (Southern California State Finals in Los Angeles)
  • April 27th (National Semi-Final Written Test)
  • May 20th-22nd (National Finals in New York)

Details:  Teachers can register as many teams of 3 or 4 students as they would like to take online tests in 1 of 2 divisions (beginning and advanced).  The top 5 teams from each division (northern CA and southern CA) and each region of the state will then advance to the State Finals.  The winners of the State Finals will complete a proctored exam at their high school for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to New York to compete at the NY Stock Exchange for the national title.

Registration and More Details:  Econ Challenge Homepage

Contact:  Joshua Mitton  –  – 310-954-1333


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.


CASET 2016 Economics in Education Conference

Registration Info–CASET 2016 Economics in Education Conference

Friday October 21, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM PDT

Nixon Presidential Library & Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Dear Economics Teacher,

The California Association of School Economics Teachers (CASET) presents its 21st annual Economics Conference. Join us at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum and celebrate the great work that you do. Enjoy a day of fun as we present resources and information to help you improve your students’ understanding of economics.

Please tell a colleague about this great conference.

Presentations will include the following:

  • Steve Reff–“Best Practices”
  • Integrating Economics into Personal Finance
  • FRED- Federal Reserve Economic Data
  • Lesson Plan Sharing in a Roundtable format

Conference attendees will receive the followiing:

  • Useful teaching ideas, resources and curriculum that you can take into your classroom on Monday.
  • A continental breakfast and delicious lunch.
  • The fee to register is $90.00, which will be returned to you at  the end of the conference.
  • In addition, you will receive a $25.00 gift certificate at the end of the conference

Click for registration and more information.

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