Professional organizations are committed to serving the needs of its members. Professional organizations provide teachers with invaluable information on up-to-date issues and developments in teaching and provide for numerous networking opportunities. Membership in professional organizations has many benefits such as access to publications, newsletters, online curriculum and much more.

California Council on Economic Education

The California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) is a statewide network that leads in advancing the economic literacy of the people of California. CCEE programs revolve around nine basic economic principles and incorporate CA State Standards. They offer workshops, lesson plans and support for K-12 teachers.

Annual Conference Date: October

Council on Economic Education

Formerly the National Council on Economic Education, CEE is a nationwide network that leads in promoting economic literacy. The site offers comprehensive K-12 economic and personal finance education programs, professional development opportunities for teachers and nationally-normed assessment instruments.

Annual Conference Date: October

Global Association of Teachers of Economics

GATE is a global membership organization sponsored by the Council for Economic Education exclusively for K-12 teachers and others who are interested in economic, financial and entrepreneurship education. Free membership provides you with newsletters featuring economic topics and announcements about international study tours, new materials, workshops, conferences and more. As a member you gain access to web-based communication w ith educators around the world, discount on CEE educational materials and much more.

Annual Conference Date: October (See Council on Economic Education)

California Association of School Economics Teachers

The California Association of School Economics Teachers (CASET) is an organization of educators promoting the effective teaching of economic principles in grades K-12. Each year a conference is held providing teachers with the opportunity to share in their economic knowledge and gain new classroom teaching ideas/strategies.

Annual Conference Date: Middle/End of October

Foundation for Teaching Economics

The Foundation offers workshops for high school educators and students. The site includes workshop dates, locations, and registration information, as well as resources, activities, and lesson plans for teaching economics.

California Council for the Social Studies

CCSS is a non-profit professional organization serving both public and private school educators, and is the leading voice for quality social studies education in California. They are committed to the strengthening and teaching of the social studies discipline though professional development, public awareness and collaboration at local, state and national levels.

Annual Conference Date: March

National Association of Economic Educators

The National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) is a professional association of economic educators. Its primary goal is promoting the quality and quantity of economic education in our nation’s K-12 schools by providing professional development opportunities for educators.

Annual Professional Development Conference Date: February/March

National Council on the Social Studies

The National Council on the Social Studies (NCSS) engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies. NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of history, geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law-related education.

Annual Conference Date: November / December

Jump Start Coalition

Jump$tart is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources. Jump$tart consists of a network of 49 affiliated state coalitions and their local partners.

Annual Educator Conference Date: November

California Jump Start Coalition

California Jump Start Coalition is affiliated with the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. The mission of the California Jump$tart Coalition is to improve the personal financial literacy of California’s youth by helping the personal finance education community become more connected, effective, and powerful and by supporting the implementation of personal finance education at every level from K-12th grades.

California Financial Literacy Conference for Educators Date: April