Teaching Personal Finance in the Digital Age

Exploring and Evaluating Digital Resources for Teaching Personal Finance

April 1, 2019 in Asheville, NC

Register for the Waitlist


Due to overwhelming response, registration for this event is now closed and all spots are full. However, we are accepting registrants to our waitlist. In the event of cancellations, or if we are able to offer more spots, individuals who register for the waitlist will be contacted and offered an opportunity to attend.

Please contact csfe@wcu.edu should you have any questions, and thank you for your understanding. 

About the Event

Interactive Lesson Demos | Free Lesson Plans | Digital Literacy CEUs

Need digital, interactive resources that are perfect for middle or high school students? Want high-quality resources at no cost? Join us on April 1, 2019 from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm in Asheville, NC.

This digital workshop, aimed at giving our educators turn-key solutions for teaching personal finance, economics, and financial literacy. The day-long workshop is presented by the Center for the Study of Free Enterprise at Western Carolina University and the North Carolina Council on Economic Education in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

You will receive exposure to digital resources to explore and evaluate for inclusion in your instruction of personal finance content. Some of the benefits include:

  • Certificate for 7 hours of high-quality professional development with digital financial literacy resources; LEA may grant .7 Digital Literacy CEUs
  • Aligned to NC Essential Standards in economics and personal finance
  • Interactive and hands-on
  • Introduction and access to web-based resources with thousands of lesson plans and interactive resources (bring your own laptop for the best experience)
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Substitute teacher pay will be reimbursed upon request for attending teachers
  • There is no cost to attend, but space is limited so register now! 


April 1, 2019 at 8:30 am – 3:30 pm


Hyatt Place Asheville/Downtown
199 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801

See below for discounted hotel rates and booking information. 

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Hyatt Place Asheville / Downtown

This was one of the best personal finance and financial literacy workshops I’ve attended. I really enjoyed the interactive demos and lesson plans.

- 2018 Attendee

Buncombe County Schools Teacher

A Note on Substitute Teacher Reimbursement

All attendees are eligible for substitute pay reimbursement after attending the full workshop on April 1st, 2019. Eligible attendees may request, via email or US mail, substitute teacher reimbursement to be paid by NCCEE to the school or LEA. We are unable to offer this payment before event attendance. If you have specific questions, please email swheat@nccee.org.

Planning Your Stay

We are excited to offer a discounted rate at the Hyatt Place for guests checking in Sunday night, March 31 and checking out April 1, 2019. 

To book by phone, via Hyatt Place Central Reservations, call 1-800-993-4751. Please ask for the “Teaching Personal Finance” group rate.

To book via the online Reservation Link, simply click the link below and fill in your travel dates. The discount code will auto-populate.

Attendees must complete registration by March 14 to book and receive the contracted discounted rate.

About the Center for the Study of Free Enterprise

Founded in 2015 as a part of Western Carolina University, The Center for Study of Free Enterprise (CSFE) supports the University’s economic development missions through scholarly inquiry and community engagement in the areas of economic development, applied research, and free enterprise. The Centers’ Advisory Board consists of WCU faculty and community members from the private and public sectors, and a Director within the School of Economics, Management, and Project Management and is housed within the College of Business with a direct report to the Dean.

At the CSFE, our mission is to provide economics research and thought leadership on issues pertaining to economic development in North Carolina, the region, and beyond, by conducting scholarly inquiry, policy analysis, educational activities, and community outreach on the role of free enterprise in a flourishing society. We seek to involve students and faculty from every college and discipline on campus and support their work that improves understanding of economic development in the region, state, and beyond. The Center will be an interdisciplinary forum for WCU faculty, students, and community members to exchange ideas, engage in mutual outreach, and collaborate on applied research.


About the North Carolina Council on Economic Education

In 1970, the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) was founded with one goal in mind — to enhance and advance economic and financial education for K-12 educators and students of North Carolina.

Today, our non-profit organization provides financial literacy courses, workshops and programs, as well as economic education training to more than 1,500 North Carolina teachers a year. Through our economic education programs, we directly reach more than 15,000 students a year and indirectly reach another 100,000 via better prepared teachers. With support from private businesses and foundations, as well as through partnerships with state agencies, the NCCEE is a tremendous example of an effective public-private partnership.

Visit NCCEE’s Website here.