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Coaches: Be sure to sign up to receive more information. Have questions? Participate in one of our online trainings or contact Angela for assistance at KCEE@wichita.edu or call 316-978-5183.

Welcome to the Kansas LifeSmarts page! Gain an advantage over your peers when navigating the consumer maze we live in by participating in LifeSmarts. Coaches have access to many free lesson plans and other educational resources to help make this a great classroom activity. Click on the Resources tab to view them.

Step 1: Register as a coach and create teams
Step 2: Have students register and join the team
Step 3: Have students take the pre-test as soon as possible
Step 4: Have students take the individual topic quizzes and the final capstone test before your closing date. SEE JV & VARSITY DATES BELOW:

Teams should study as much as possible and then complete the final online competition quizzes between October 30, 2018 and February 17, 2019. We hope to have an in-person state competition for JV in April at Wichita State University. There is not a national level for JV at this time.

VARSITY DETAILS (Grades 9-12):
Teams study as much as possible then complete the final online competition quizzes any day between October 30, 2017 and December 14, 2018. Qualifying schools will be invited to select 4-5 of their top players to advance to the next level competition (online) with hopes of advancing to the in-person State Finals tentative for Monday, March 4th. See Varsity dates below:

-Final Varsity Online Competition Quizzes: Final Quizzes Open October 30 to December 14, 2018 (*Required for a team to be considered for next step in state)
-Kansas Varsity TeamSmarts Online Quiz: Open one week in January 2019 (*invitation only)
-Kansas Varsity In-personal Finals: Tentative March 4, 2019 (Monday) -- Wichita State University, Marcus Welcome Center
-National Finals: April 13-16, 2019 -- Orlando, FL

New(er) to LifeSmarts?

*Be sure to down load the Coach's Guide from the Coaches tab.

*View 7 tips for a winning LifeSmarts team at: http://lifesmarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/LifeSmarts-7-tips.pdf

*Join a free online training for new teachers? Check the events tab at www.kcee.wichita.edu to see if there is one scheduled. If not, email kcee@wichita.edu with a request for training.

*Watch a video describing how to setup your team and add and delete players. It is on youtube at https://youtu.be/SxfJAR41gaI.

*Student videos are also available to help your student get started and also a video on tips for making the most of LifeSmarts. These videos were created by a past LifeSmarts team member with several trips to National LifeSmarts under his belt. These videos are available on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/album/4209619.

Thanks to our state sponsors:
Competition Dates
Contact Your Coordinator
  • Angela Howdeshell
  • Kansas Council for Economic Education
  • Send Mail     Phone:316-978-5183