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St. Pete Annual Conference

St. Pete Annual Conference  – Hotel deadline reservation date is Wednesday, September 16

The annual conference is only two months away. Wednesday and Thursday are dedicated to more focused and individualized sessions for affiliates. We have invited a fundraising consultant, Fred Hueston, who is currently collaborating with the Arkansas Council to conduct sessions at the conference. On the August 19 council directors call we will have more to share on conference sessions and updates.  Please encourage your teachers to attend on Friday and Saturday where they will be sessions geared towards them. There will be limited teacher scholarships available for teachers to attend. We will be sending info to you next week for teachers to apply.

Click Here to register, make hotel reservations and view full Program Schedule.

Better Together: California Teachers Summit

This summer, more than 20,000 teachers from across the state will gather forBetter Together: California Teachers Summit, a one-of-a-kind event designed to help teachers like you build a powerful network of peers, share best practices and access effective resources to implement the California Standards. The FREE event will take place on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will be held at 33 locations, including college and university campuses across the state. In San Diego, we will meet at the Town & Country Convention Center in Fashion Valley.

We all agree teachers deserve more opportunities to connect with other teachers, share what’s working in classrooms and learn cutting edge strategies that will help them maximize their skills. That is why New Teacher Center, the California State University (CSU), and the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) have put together this unprecedented day of learning. The program will include presentations from nationally renowned speakers and discussions led by teachers and for teachers about new and innovative practices. You will walk away with access to resources and concrete tools you can immediately use in your classroom. A .5 unit continuing education credit will be available to interested teachers at a minimal cost.

We encourage you to register for this opportunity today! Go to to learn more, find the location nearest to you and register for the free day of learning.

Financial Education is Broken. Can we Borrow From Successful Education Campaigns and Triumph Over Financial Irresponsibility?

In 1787 John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson a damning summation of the cause of America’s problems:

“All the perplexities, confusions, and distresses in America arise, not from defects in their constitution or confederation, not from a want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.” (Italics added.)

We’re no better enlightened now, over 200 years later, despite hundreds of classes and workshops and books. Youth display a shocking ignorance and recklessness in financial matters, with just 48.3% of high school students demonstrating financial literacy. Similarly, the majority of adults can’t answer three simple questions that underlie knowledge needed for smart retirement saving.

Read More.

High School Teacher & Industry Connections Business and Entrepreneurship Regional Workshop

September 17, 2015
Double Tree Mission Valley

  • Connect with business members in the local community
  • Collaborate with teachers implementing business and entrepreneurship concepts into their classes

Open to all high school teachers teaching business classes or integrating business and entrepreneurship into their curriculum. CTE as well as core academic teachers are welcome!

Workshop registration information will be available in the fall.

Please mark your calendars NOW!

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JMUN 2015

The annual Junior Model United Nations was held at USD on May 20. SDCEE is proud to continue is support of the this event and the JMUN organization.

The 2015 winner of the Patrick Pierson Award for Excellence in Economic Understanding Reasoning was Alex Reinsch-Goldstein from Del Mar Heights Elementary School. Congratulations Alex!

Economics of California Drought (SDCOE Social Studies Mini-Conference)

California is in the fourth year of severe drought. NASA predicts that all of California’s stored water will be depleted by the end of next year. Yet Californians seem to be dealing with the water emergency by hoping and praying for rain.

Common Core lessons on the California drought:

  1. Economics of California Drought (PowerPoint | Google Slides)
  2. The Economics of California’s Drought (article)
  3. A Modern Day Dust Bowl (article)
  4. California’s Drought Transforms Global Food Market (article)
  5. Drought Questions
  6. California Drought Web Links

Junior Achievement Scholarship Opportunity

KUSI is holding a scholarship contest for an opportunity to be one of the first schools to attend JA Finance Park. All it takes is 100 words about what #imagineSD and a visit to Mission Fed JA Finance Park will mean to your students. The contest is open to 10th grade teachers. Please forward the opportunity on to your colleagues and fellow educators. Not a 10th grade teacher? That is ok! You can still attend JA Finance Park with your Econ students.


State-Wide Teachers Workshop for Economics/Business/Personal Finance

California State University at Fullerton, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831
Saturday, August 1, 2015,  8a.m. to 5p.m.
Register for our FREE workshop! or call Center Director,  Dr. Radha Bhattacharya   657-278-3652

  1. Fun and engaging lessons from nationally recognized experts
  2. Attendees will receive classroom-ready lessons in a folder and flash drive, free teaching kits: the bull and bear puppets, scarcity lesson material, stock and bond cutouts, and much more
  3. Network with fellow teachers over breakfast, lunch, and tea
  4. Enjoy the best of our facilities: free parking, computer labs, and a nearby hotel for teachers who are out of the region
  5. Nominal stipend depending on distance travelled.


  1. Strategies for Picking Stocks:  This session benefits educators personally and also provides classroom-ready lessons for your students. Michael Milligan, Managing Director in Applied Security Analysis Program at California State University, Fullerton.
  1. Use Fun Videos to Teach Economics: The Econ Guy. Prof. Patrick Walsh, Ph.D., “The Econ Guy,” Associate Professor of Economics at St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT.
  1. The Stock Market Game™: Rules, Portfolio, classroom-ready assignments, InvestWrite, Capitol Hill Challenge, and other features.For Middle-School and High-SchoolElizabeth Reidel,  Vice President,  National Director Stock Market Game Program, SIFMA Foundation,  New York, NY
  1. Make a Business Plan and Sell it in 60 seconds. William Taormina, National Start-up League with support from Prof. John Jackson, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, Cal State Fullerton
  2. Personal Finance Classroom-Ready Folder Overview: Receive a binder of meticulously designed lessons, exercises, and answer keys for you to take to your class with a flash drive for classroom presentation of the PowerPoints.  Center for Economic Education at Cal State Fullerton.
  1. Why Care About Financial Literacy? Research conducted by the Center for Economic Education. Dr. Andrew Gill and Dr. Radha Bhattacharya, Professors of Economics.


For more information, please contact:

Prof. Radha Bhattacharya, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Economic Education
California State University, Fullerton

Virtual Economics Workshop – June 6

Ready to take the leg work out of lesson planning? Come learn about Virtual Economics, a teacher’s single-stop resource library for teaching economics, entrepreneurship, and personal finance content in grades K-12. This powerful, boredom-proof resource will give your students an active approach to learning.

The workshop is free!

When: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 2:00pm (Breakfast and lunch provided)
Location: San Diego County Office of Education, Room 401

Click here for more information and to register.


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