Economic and Personal Finance Programs for Teachers

Basic Level Programs

Open Enrollment Classes

Elementary PFL Online


NEW Rural Outreach

CCEE is excited for the opportunity to expand our reach in Colorado to rural communities. We recognize how challenging it is for faraway teachers to attend our open enrollment classes. So, we invite you to request a professional development workshop, either as groups of independent teachers, as school districts, or through regional BOCES. We’ll do our best to come to you with a workshop in economics and/or personal finance. Please contact Marc Johnson, Education Program Director, at 303-752-2323 or

Customized In-Service Training for Colorado Schools Districts

In addition to CCEE's open enrollment programs, CCEE is eager to work with individual school districts to provide teacher in-service trainings. We’ll do our best to work with you to create a workshop in economics and/or personal finance that fits your needs and is convenient. Please contact Marc Johnson, Education Program Director, at 303-752-2323 or

Professional Development for Secondary Teachers

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International Trade – The Enduring Issue
March 18, 2017  | Colorado Springs  |  Accredited

Big Economic Ideas  
April 1, 2017  |  Denver  |  Accredited

The Economics of Sports
April 29, 2017  |  Denver

A Citizen's Guide to the Economy
June 26 - July 31, 2017  |  Online|  Accredited

Methods for Teaching Secondary Personal Finance with Economic Reasoning
July 17–21, 2017  |  Denver  |  Accredited

Exploring the Ethical Foundations
of Economics

September 23, 2017  |  Denver  |  Accredited

A Wellness Check-Up for the U.S. Economy
October 14, 2017  |  Denver  |  Accredited

Economics in World History
November 4, 2017  |  Denver  |  Accredited


Partnership Programs

Common Sense Economics for Life 
January 23 – May 8, 2017  | Online class  |  Accredited

FTE's Economics for Leaders 
June 19-24, 2017  |  Boulder |  Accredited

Professional Development for Elementary Teachers

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Teaching Personal Financial Literacy in the Elementary Grades
Online class  |  Accredited

April 3 - May 14, 2017
June 5 - July 16, 2017
September 18 - October 29, 2017

Facilitator training for state councils and centers, click here.

How to Integrate Economics & Personal Financial Literacy Into What You Already Do: Tips, Tricks and Resources
June 8, 2017  |  Denver

Stock Market Experience Simulation Grades 3-12

SME Trading Sessions
The SME is an engaging, state of the art, real life investment simulation that advances student academic achievement in the core academic disciplines.

  • Early Spring Session: January 23 – March 31, 2017
  • Late Spring Session: March 6 – May 12, 2017
  • Fall: September 11 – November 30, 2017
  • Year Long: September 11 – May 11, 2018

SME Webinars

Check back later for fall dates.

Contests for Teachers and Students

2017 Koelbel Enterprising Teacher of the Year
Are you, or do you know, an outstanding teacher of economics or personal finance? CCEE is accepting nominations for exemplary teachers of these academic disciplines (as well as those who integrate these disciplines into other subjects). $2,000 AWARD.  Deadline is February 15, 2017

Kay Schmidt Young Economist Scholarship
$1,000 cash scholarship to one Colorado high school junior or senior who has taken a high school economics class. Teacher will receive an appreciation of $250. Deadline is March 31, 2017

K-8 Student Calendar Contest
K-8 students are invited to illustrate an economic or financial concept, suitable for publication as the “picture of the month” on a 2018 wall calendar.  $50 CASH PRIZES for 14 students and their teachers.  Deadline is May 2, 2017