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July 30, 2013
Using Multimedia to Teach Economics and Personal Finance
All teachers, grade K through college, learn how the latest online simulations, videos, smart boards, apps, and other media can be used to stimulate student interest in economics and personal finance.
Sponsor: The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Location: 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO
For more information, email Turn on JavaScript!, call her at 816-881-2736, or visit the workshop webpage.

August 1, 2013 - April 28, 2014
LifeSmarts
The mission of LifeSmarts is to provide opportunities for students to increase their knowledge and skills in the five topic areas that include Personal Finance; Consumer Rights and Responsibilities; Health and Safety; Technology and Ecology. LifeSmarts provides resources for teachers, activities for students and multiple opportunities for competition. There is no charge for the resources or for participating in LifeSmarts activities.
LifeSmarts Registration Opens August 1, 2013
LifeSmarts Competition Begins Spetember 9, 2013
TeamSmarts Monthly Competitions Begin September through January
Missouri LifeSmarts Junior Varsity In-Person Competition February 25, 2014
Missouri LifeSmarts Varsity In-Person Competition February 26, 2014
National LifeSmarts Competition, Orlando FL April 26-28, 2014
Sponsor: DESE
For more information, email Turn on JavaScript!, call her at 573-751-6878, or vist the program website.

August 5-9, 2013
Personal Finance Institute
The Personal Finance Institute (PFI) provides an in-depth study of Missouri's Personal Finance Course. The sessions will include expert speakers on selected Personal Finance themes, model syllabi for teaching the course, and a free copy of Virtual Economics 4.0. Virtual Economics is an interactive database of over 1,400 lessons by grade level, concept, and state standards. The Personal Finance Institutes will also include an introduction to video games and other online interactive resources that can bring Personal Finance to life in the classroom.
SPONSOR: Missouri Council on Economic Education, Missouri Centers for Economic Education, Missouri State Treasurer's Office
Locations:
August 5 - St. Louis
August 6 - Kirksville
August 7 - Warrensburg
August 8 - Columbia
August 9 - Kansas City
For more information, email Turn on JavaScript! or visit the workshop webpage.
Click here to register for a workshop.

August 19-December 14, 2013
Tuesdays, 5:30-8:15 p.m.
ECON 5052 Microeconomics for the School Curriculum
This graduate credit course equips teachers to teach microeconomic topics by providing a strong foundation in economic concepts, effective resources, and practical teaching strategies.
SPONSOR: Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education
LOCATION: University of Missouri-St. Louis
Register online at myview.umsl.edu or call 314-516-5994.

September 12, 2013
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Online Learning Games for Personal Finance
Games can be an effective tool to engage students and increase learning. This workshop will introduce teachers to free online learning games designed to increase students' financial literacy. Participants will gain hands-on experience exploring the games and how to use them with students. The workshop is free, but registration is required.
SPONSOR: Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education
LOCATION: University of Missouri-St. Louis
For more information, send an Turn on JavaScript!, call 314-516-5248, or visit the workshop webpage.

September 18, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Financial Aid Reality Check Webinar
Join the Missouri Department of Higher Education's financial literacy expert, Marilyn Landrum, for a live webinar that will focus on current issues relating to future and current college students. Topics covered during the session include:
  • The Journey to College: Planning and Paying
  • Student Loan Management
  • Federal and State Financial Aid Initiatives and Updates
  • Postsecondary Resources for Schools, Parents and Students
  • FAFSA Frenzy and College Application Day
  • Question and Answer Session

SPONSOR: Missouri Department of Higher Education
Register here.


Every 3rd Monday
September-November, 2013 and February-March, 2014
4:30-6:30 p.m.
K-12 Teacher Training (Kansas City Area) The Kansas City Metro Support Team (KCMOST) consists of a group of education professionals with more than 100 years of combined experience in education from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Missouri Council on Economic Education, the University of Missouri-Kansas City Center for Economic Education, American Century Investments, the Emporia State University Center for Economic Education and the Kansas University Center for Economic Education. The Team will provide monthly two-hour training workshops to help K-12 teachers learn instructional techniques to enhance economics and personal finance curriculum and to provide free classroom-ready lessons that are relevant and Common Core applicable.
For more information and to register, visit the events section of the Kansas City Fed webpage after August 16.

October 23, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Federal Reserve Financial Education Day
Federal Reserve Financial Education Day is sponsored by Federal Reserve banks and their branches around the country, and it will offer personal finance teaching resources that are effective and aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The program will include introductory personal finance lessons on earning income, saving, budgeting, and credit. You will also have the opportunity to learn about many other resources than can be used to help high school students develop financial capabilities. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
SPONSOR: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
LOCATION: Federal Resrve Bank of St. Louis
Register here.


November 13, 2013
4:00-8:00 p.m.
Evening at the Fed
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City invites you and your fellow K-16 educators to attend this year's Evening at the Fed, an opportunity to hear from Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke, via webcast about the Federal Reserve's centennial. Dinner will be provided and attendees will receive free, classroom-ready materials to help apply economics and personal finance into existing curriculum, as well as a professional development certificate.
SPONSOR: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
LOCATION: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
For more information and to register, visit the events section of the bank's webpage afer October 1.

March 7, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Economic Literacy Conference This one-day conference for K-12 teachers features multiple sessions related to economics and personal finance that enhance teachers' knowledge and provide practical resources and curriculum demonstrations. The conference is free, but registration is required.
SPONSOR: The Center for Entrepreneruship and Economic Education
For information, Turn on JavaScript!, call 314-516-5248, or visit the program webpage.