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2016-2017 EconLitCo Annual Report

2016-2017 EconLitCo Annual Report

2016-2017

ANNUAL REPORT

ECONOMIC LITERACY EconLitCo.org

COLORADO

FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE COLORADO COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION


LEADERSHIP MESSAGE

Bridging the knowledge gap of economic and personal finance

In the Spring of 2017, the Colorado Council OUR MISSION
for Economic Education started a rebranding
process. Our goal was to raise awareness of Economic Literacy Colorado educates teachers
the need for economic and personal financial in economics and personal finance so they can
education in our schools, while positioning prepare their students with essential life skills
our organization as a leading resource to K-12 to effectively participate as responsible and
educators state-wide. productive members of our free enterprise system.

Economic Literacy Colorado was born out of 2016-2017 Programs Stats:
this process, and unveiled as our official name
in the Fall of 2017. 8,276

Without the support of our Board and donors, HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL
we could not have accomplished this. Without DEVELOPMENT
the commitment of our Professors and
teachers, we could not provide this valuable 100,753
education to our students.
STUDENTS
Together we can ensure that students
acquire the knowledge and tools they need 1,517
to make informed decision in their personal,
professional and civic lives; decisions that will TEACHER ATTENDANCE
open doors to opportunity and success.
50
Thank you for making this possible!
TEACHER AND STUDENT
Debbie Pierce, President and CEO PROGRAMS

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YkOnoUw

We are the only Colorado non-profit that
provides university accredited graduate-level
professional development for K-12 teachers in
economic and personal finance education.


EQUIPPING TEACHERS

Train one teacher . . . and you reach a classroom full of future decision-makers

93% 1 50

OF TEACHERS SAY OUR TEACHER COUNTIES WITH
CLASSES MAKE THEM ECONOMIC LITERACY
MORE EFFECTIVE IN Educates up COLORADO TEACHERS
THE CLASSROOM to 125 students
in the 1st year*
?tWeacHheYrs
Educates up to
Teachers are indispensable 375 students by the 3rd year
to student learning
– the greater their
understanding, the more
their students will learn.

Imagine the number of students 1 teacher will reach
by their 6th, 9th, or even 12th year in the classroom —

that’s what we call the Multiplier Effect
*Based on the average middle and high school teacher

We provide professional development
programs and are best known for our
unique open enrollment professor-led
classes. Continuing a proud tradition,
our seminars offer ongoing education
in the principles of economics, and are
dovetailed with timely topics that capture
the interest of teachers and their students.


EDUCATING STUDENTS

Our goal is to prepare students to make informed economic and financial choices

There are many ways to integrate economics and personal finance into classroom education. In addition to our
accredited programs for teachers, we offer programs directly to students:

27,196 323 55

STUDENTS PARTICIPATED STUDENTS PARTICIPATED STUDENTS PARTICIPATED

The Stock Market Experience The annual Calendar Contest Launched in 2017, the LaKay
incorporates math, reading, invites K-8 students to Schmidt Young Economist
writing and technology skills demonstrate their understanding Scholarship honors a high school
into this simulated investment of economics and personal junior or senior who writes the
classroom program. finance through art. most compelling essay addressing
“What Economics Means to Me”.

kno?wdid Economic and personal finance education prepares students to
become better informed citizens, employees and entrepreneurs.
YOU


ELEVATING FINANCIAL FUTURES

Why we promote and teach economics and personal financial literacy concepts

Informed financial decision making is vital for a healthy
functioning economy. The more knowledge and skills
our students acquire, the more the community benefits.

?did 87% 67%
YkOnoUw Colorado does
not require OF PARENTS OF TEACHERS
THINK THAT DO NOT FEEL
K-12 students THEIR CHILDREN COMFORTABLE
SHOULD LEARN TEACHING
take a course in ABOUT MONEY IN FINANCIAL
SCHOOL EDUCATION
economics or

personal finance to

graduate.

“Our economic system is like air. Whether we are
conscious of it or not, it touches every aspect of our lives.”

LaKay Schmidt, founding president of Economic Literacy Colorado


CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

Teacher programs, student programs and community events offered in 2016-2017

JULY SEPTEMBER

Methods for Teaching Secondary Financial Stock Market Experience
Literacy with Economic Reasoning
SME – Students
Methods - One cooperate in
stop shopping teams which
where teachers are then compete
immersed in the with others from
topic of personal around the state
finance and receive as they learn about
content, methods investing.
and resources.

Teaching Personal Financial Literacy in the Exploring the Ethical Foundations of
Elementary Grades Online Course Economics Class

The knowledge I gained from this Economic Forces in American History Class
course provided me with tools
to guide students through PFL My principal frequently comments
standards with much more insight on my knowledge and creativity
and experience. when it comes to teaching, and this
class is a reason why.
Carla Dennis, Lamar School District; Teaching
Personal Financial Literacy in the Elementary Grades Jeff Arnold, Estes Park School District;
Economic Forces in American History
AUGUST
Economic Forces
Stock Market Experience in American
History – Teachers
Mesa Middle School explore the topics
student presents of the Constitution
the ups and downs as an Economic
of the Stock Market Document; Wars and
to her classmates the Economy and
while participating Immigrants in the
in the Stock American Workforce.
Market Experience
simulation program. Teaching Personal Financial Literacy in the
Elementary Grades Online Course
Board Strategic Planning Session
Jefferson County World of Economics
Workshop


OCTOBER NOVEMBER

Teaching Personal Financial Literacy in the Out With the Old Rules, In With the New:
Elementary Grades Online Course Macroeconomics After the Great
Recession Class
Innovation, Infrastructure and Influx:
The Effects on Colorado’s Economy I will be better able to demonstrate
Special Event and explain fiscal and monetary
policy to my students – my teaching
Guests enjoy of these topics will be much better
listening to the in the future.
panel discussion
on the benefits Emily Tremaine, Douglas County School
and challenges of Dsitrict; Out With the Old, In With the New
an ever expanding
Colorado. Southern Colorado Partnership Council
Luncheon and Panel Discussion
Immigration Challenges on Both Sides of
the Atlantic Class Integrating Social Studies Across
World History Class
Economic Models: Know Them, Appreciate
Them, Use Them Class Integrating Social
Studies – Middle
Rural Outreach Program Workshop school teachers
in Haxtun learn how to
incorporate all
WOW. The presenters were the social studies
incredible. They are experts in disciplines in their
their field and incredibly gifted teaching of World
instructors. History

Jeff Kenefsky, Cheyenne Mountain School DECEMBER
District; Immigration Challenges
Colorado Gives Day
Economic Summit Class
Teacher Program
Integrating Social Studies Across Elementary Student Program
Grades Class Community Program


CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

Teacher programs, student programs and community events offered in 2016-2017

JANUARY FEBRUARY

Stock Market Experience Stock Market Experience

Teaching Personal Financial Literacy in the Koelbel Enterprising Teacher of
Elementary Grades Online Course the Year Award

Agriculture and Food Controversies Class Ken Benson of
Niwot High School
Agriculture & Food celebrates his
Controversies – recognition as the
Teachers apply 30th recipient of
economic reasoning ELC’s prestigious
to food and farm Koelbel Enterprising
topics such as Teacher of Year
GMOs, pesticide Award.
use, carbon
footprint and more. MARCH

Amazing class! Interesting topic, Stock Market Experience
great discussions, and some new
hands-on lessons to take back to the Students from
classroom. Brush Creek
Elementary School
Rachel Bryan, Littleton School District; attend the 2017
Agriculture and Food Controversies SME Awards
Ceremony.
Denver Public Schools Collegiate (Michelle Morrison,
Prep Academy Economics Workshop teacher).

Denver Public Schools Collegiate What Every Teacher and Student Should
Prep Academy Personal Finance Know About the Economy Workshop
Literacy Workshop
Countries Gone Bad Class
Common Sense Economics for
Life Online Course International Trade - the Enduring
Issue Class
Teacher Program
Student Program LaKay Schmidt Young Economist
Community Program Scholarship Award


APRIL JUNE

Big Economic Ideas Class Teaching Personal Financial Literacy in the
Elementary Grades Online Course
Annual Donor Appreciation Luncheons in
Denver and Colorado Springs Brews and Views at MolsonCoors Private
Tap House Networking Event
Colorado Council for the Social Studies
Conference Guests at Brews
and Views event
Teaching Personal Financial Literacy in the enjoy networking
Elementary Grades Online Course with one another at
the MolsonCoors
The Economics of Sports Class Taphouse.

Real world examples were taught A Citizen’s Guide to the Economy
which will help me connect my Online Course
students to essential economic
concepts, theories and principles. Economics for Leaders Class

Danny Bowman, Cherry Creek School How to Integrate Economics and
District; The Economics of Sports Personal Financial Literacy Into What
You Already Do Class
Stock Market Experience
Mentored Challenge Pilot Program This class gave me great ideas
as well as resources to use in my
MAY classroom. The examples were
pertinent and very manageable. I
Stock Market Experience Award Ceremony feel prepared to integrate these
principles immediately.
Sangre de Cristo
Middle School Ingrid Williams, Colorado Springs School District;
student Seanna How to Integrate Economics and Personal Financial
Mackey and her
team placed 1st in Literacy Into What You Already Do
State for the Middle
School Division. What Every Teacher and Student Should Know
About the Economy Class
Economics and Personal Financial Literacy
K-8 Calendar Contest


FINANCIALS

A copy of our Audit and Form 990 are available upon request

REVENUE EXPENSES NET ASSETS

Donations, $634,260 Teacher Programs, $403,137 Unrestricted Operating, $345,777
In-kind Donations, $45,151 Stock Market Experience, $145,541 Board Designated, $227,090
Special Events, $37,240 Management & General, $83,139 Permanently Restricted, $178,425
Investment Income, $24,794 Fundraising, $110,074 Temporarily Restricted, $96,621
Teacher Program Fees, $12,349
Publications/Other Income, $1,394

MAJOR DONORS

For a complete list of donors, please visit www.econlitco.org/contributors

Anonymous The Bruni Foundation Considine Foundation

American Furniture Warehouse City, Denver Branch Eric D. Sipf
AMG National Trust Bank FirstBank Holding Company Laton Spahr/Oppenheimer Funds
Autrey Foundation
Patrick Bridges Lou W. Hutchison, Jr. Swalm Family Foundation
Colorado Lending Source Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation Tri-State Generation and
Transmission Association, Inc.
Garland D. and Carolyn S. Cox Buz and Sherri Koelbel Trueblood Foundation
Denver Business Journal Mr. and Mrs. Eric Koeplin
Denver Post MolsonCoors Brewing Company Alfred S. Watson
EKS&H Wells Fargo Bank
Bruce W. Peterson Andrew C. Wilson
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas Brooks J. Rarden
Joe Woodford
Tim Sheesley


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Thanks to the commitment and advocacy from our dedicated board of leaders

Chair Amanda Peterson WHERE
Patrick Bridges Colorado Lending Source DOES YOUR
Tri-State Generation and MONEY GO?
Transmission Association Bruce Peterson
Vice Chair Rio Grande Co. $5,000 provides one full-
Sandra Michel day university accredited
AMG National Trust Bank Brooks Rarden class to 25-35 middle or
US Bank high school teachers, who
Treasurer in turn will teach economic
Chuck Dahlman William Schuck or personal finance lessons
Regis University, retired The Schuck Corporation to upwards of 150 students
annually.
Secretary Tim Sheesley
Andrew Wilson Xcel Energy $1,000 retains a university
Stantec professor to teach high
Sandy Shoemaker quality, accredited classes
Members EKS&H to 25-35 teachers.
Peggy Altoff
School District 11, retired $500 allows five teachers
to participate in a
David Cicchinelli university-accredited
FirstBank Holding Company professional development
class, expanding their
David Colson Sloan Smith subject knowledge and
CPA Innovest Portfolio Solutions acquiring new classroom
lessons and activities for
David Ettenger Laton Spahr their students.
Bow River Capital Partners Oppenheimer Funds
$250 provides classroom
Chris Hammond Rob Vincze materials, books and
West Elk Partners Partners Group AG resources for five teachers
who participate in one of
Stephanie Hartman, Ph.D. President and CEO our workshops or district
Colorado Department of Debbie Pierce trainings.
Education Economic Literacy Colorado
$100 allows 20 students
Taylor Merritt ADAM SMITH CIRCLE to participate in the Stock
Merritt Aluminum Products Market Experience, our
Company Co-Chair online stock market
Walter (Buz) Koelbel, Jr. simulation that integrates
Chris Mohler Koelbel & Company math, reading, writing,
Wells Fargo Bank and technology skills
Co-Chair into a hands-on learning
David Morrison Sherri Koelbel experience like no other.
Kentwood Commercial Community Leader


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