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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 (Oct. 8): Election Economics

screen-shot-2016-09-09-at-8-25-57-pmMaking the Connection (Flier)

Are you looking for ways to get your middle and high school students interested in the upcoming elections? Then this workshop is for you!

You’ll get lessons and inter-actives to help you teach the connection between economics and elections. Be sure to bring your laptop to access additional online resources that will be provided and explored!

The workshop is FREE and includes information and lessons.

When: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time: Registration: 10:00-10:30 am
Workshop: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: San Diego County Office of Education

Includes a $25 stipend. Click here for more information.

To register:

Email name, school and grade level to Alfredo Beltran-Aguirre:

Space is available to the first 30 registrants.

For questions regarding content:
Anthony Zambelli, SDCEE Center Director

Support EconEd and SDCEE

Dear supporter of financial and economics literacy:

The dedicated volunteers at the San Diego Center for Economic Education have had a very busy year promoting the financial and economic literacy of students in the greater San Diego area. Our volunteer staff have trained over 350 teachers which means we have potentially reached over 12000 students this past year.

Although our presenters are volunteers, our activities still entail costs which we are able to fund through grants and the generosity of individual contributors. As you may expect, we could do a lot more if we had additional funds. That is why we are contacting you.

Did you know that if you are already shopping at you can financially support our activities without it costing you anything more than what you are already purchasing? has a program called AmazonSmile that allows you to donate to our funding arm, the EconEd Foundation. All you have to do is signup and select the EconEd Foundation as your designated charity. From then on, a portion of any purchases you make through the AmazonSmile program will be forwarded to the EconEd Foundation.

It is just that easy: Sign up, designate the EconEd Foundation, and make your purchases on AmazonSmile and you will be helping us continue to promote the financial and economic literacy of all students in the San Diego area.

So, if you are already purchasing merchandise through or have thought about doing so and would like to donate to EconEd (FREE OF CHARGE), please check out the brief information below that will help you do this easily and painlessly (when watching the “How to add charity video,” click the “Skip Ad” button in the lower right-hand corner).


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Anthony Zambelli

Director San Diego Center for Economic Education

Congressional District Coordinator for We the People

Cuyamaca College

1400 Rancho San Diego Parkway

El Cajon, CA 92019


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

JMUN 2016 Conference

On May 19, Florence Ye from Wangenheim Middle School with the Patrick L. Pierson Award for Excellence in Economic Understanding and Reasoning at the Junior Model United Nations’ (JMUN) conference held at USD each year. SDCEE Board Member Rohn Trieglaff presented the award.

Ms. Ye was joined on stage by other students who were recognized for integrating economic concepts into their JMUN committee work.

SDCEE maintains its commitment to economics education through its support of the annual JMUN conference.


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.

History Day 2016 Economics Winners

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.

Workshop: Every Teacher Count$ – Promoting Personal Finance


TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm
Registration and networking at 8:30am
PLACE: Junior Achievement of San Diego
4756 Mission Gorge Place
San Diego, CA 92120

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


For more information, please contact

Click here for a flyer.

Economics Challenge – Deadline March 23

When:  February 15th – March 23rd (Online Testing), April 4th (Northern California State Finals in San Francisco), April 5th (Southern California State Finals in Los Angeles), April 26th (National Semi-Final Written Test), May 20th-23rd (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 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 a trip to New York to compete for the national title.

Registration and More Details:  Econ Challenge Homepage

Contact:  Eileen Quinn,

Workshop – Civic Education Teacher Training

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University of San Diego

This five-day training for teachers of 8th and 12th grade social studies will include content presentations by respected scholars, lesson demonstrations by mentor teachers, and time to share best practices with colleagues. Lodging, meals and travel stipend are provided.

Participants will receive a class set of texts.

Upon completion of all components participants will receive a $750 stipend. Contact Terri Richmond for information.

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