Economic and Personal Finance Programs for Teachers

Basic Level Programs

Open Enrollment Classes

Elementary PFL Online

Contests/Study Tours

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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Agriculture and Food Controversies
January 28, 2017  | Denver  |  Accredited
Class is full -- Call 303-752-2323 to be waitlisted

Great Lessons, Great Teachers
February 11, 2017  |  Denver
Class is cancelled

Countries Gone Bad  
March 4, 2017 |  Denver  |  Accredited
Class is full -- Call 303-752-2323 to be waitlisted

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

Methods for Teaching Secondary Personal Finance with Economic Reasoning
July 17–21, 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
January 30 - March 12,2017
April 3 - May 14, 2017
June 5 - July 16, 2017
September 18 - October 29, 2017

Facilitator training for state councils and centers, click here.

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.

  • Fall Session: September 19 - December 2, 2016
  • Yearlong Session: September 19, 2016 – May 12, 2017
  • Early Spring Session: January 23 – March 31, 2017
  • Late Spring Session: March 6 – May 12, 2017

SME Webinars

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017  |  4-5:30 pm - closed
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017  |  4-5:30 pm

Join Professor John Brock on a Study Tour to Peru

Tour Dates: June 9 – 19, 2017
Application deadline:  March 1st

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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