Economic and Personal Finance Literacy
Programs for
Elementary Teachers

Stock Market Experience

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.

  • Late Spring:  March 6 – May 12, 2017
  • Fall: September 11 – November 30, 2017
  • Year Long: September 11 – May 11, 2018

SME Webinars

  • check back for fall webinars

Professional Development

Click on the class links below for more information and to register.

Teaching Personal Financial Literacy in the Elementary Grades

This online course will help you meet the Personal Financial Literacy requirements in the Colorado Academic Standards and its testing.  TPFLEG is available by either an instructor facilitated course or a self-directed course.

  • January 30 - March 12,2017 (closed)
  • April 3 - May 14, 2017 (in session)
  • June 5 - July 16, 2017
  • September 18 - October 29, 2017

Facilitator training for state councils and centers, click here.

What Every Teacher and Student Should Know About the Economy
June 1, 2017  |  Colorado Springs

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

What Every Teacher and Student Should Know About the Economy
August 1, 2017  |  Colorado Springs


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

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 & Their Teachers.  Deadline is May 2, 2017