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2010 Online Professional Development Trainings – ‘Learning, Earning, and Investing’ and ‘Virtual Economics’

Date: January 4 – May 14, 2010
Registration: To register, visit and enter our Center’s Registration Code:  538DD3A01055ECCF
Course Credits: 4 CPDUs for completion of LEI and 1 CPDU for completion of VE.  These credits are based on the estimated time required to complete each course (4 hours for LEI and 1 hour for VE).

For more information about the online trainings, contact Dr. Angela Lyons (217-244-2612;


Sign up for FREE virtual seats to our new online professional development trainings for Learning, Earning, and Investing and Virtual Economics. During the trainings, you'll watch educators in action as they demonstrate the lessons and activities. Upon completion of the modules, you'll receive a FREE copy of each curriculum, a certificate of completion, and professional development credits (CPDUs). As an added BONUS, you'll receive a complimentary copy of the DVD-based curriculum Risky Business.

This entire training package is valued at over $430!

Courses need to be completed by Friday, May 14th. There are a limited number of online seats so register as soon as possible! 

Learning, Earning, and Investing is a comprehensive investor education curriculum used by educators to teach the ins-and-outs of long-term saving and investing. The curriculum includes 23 lessons that take a critical look at investment opportunities – mutual funds, stocks, bonds, and more – and uncovers strategies for building lasting wealth and financial security. Each lesson introduces key investment concepts and then reinforces them with engaging hands-on activities and simulations.

Virtual Economics is an interactive tool on CD-ROM that helps educators understand the most important concepts in personal finance and economics and assists them in finding the right lessons for their students and clients. The CD-ROM has a searchable database of over 1,200 lessons from leading economics and personal finance curricula. It also includes demonstrations of key economic and personal finance principles and a glossary of key terms.

These online trainings are made possible through a partnership with University of Illinois Extension and a generous grant from the Council for Economic Education, the Moody's Foundation, State Farm, and the United States Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement.