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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Where to Find Financial Education Resources for the Classroom

Last Thursday, DFI staff presented at the summer Financial Education Public Private Partnership teacher institute. The two day institute, held in Renton, connected local educators with financial education resources, curriculum, and ideas that can be used in the K-12 classroom.

I had the opportunity to conduct a workshop on where educators can find financial education resources online.

Below are some of the resources I shared with them.

1) Jump$tart Clearinghouse
The national Jump$tart Coalition maintains a searchable clearinghouse of financial education resources. The clearinghouse allows you to filter the resources until you find exactly what you are looking for.

2) EconEdLink
EconEdLink, maintained by the Council for Economic Education, also has a searchable database of curriculum and resources. Their information packed website also features teachable moments in the news, apps that can be used in the classroom and an online community where educators can connect with one another.

3) Money As You Learn
Money As You Learn provides teachers with Common Core aligned texts, lessons, and tasks that also equip students with the knowledge needed to make smart financial decisions.

4) Practical Money Skills
Practical Money Skills is a financial education program sponsored by Visa. The Practical Money Skills website features curriculum, an online Avengers comic book that teaches the basics of saving, and a financial football and soccer game.

5) Financial Education Public Private Partnership Reviewed Curriculum
The Washington Financial Education Public Private Partnership publishes curriculum they have reviewed to their website. The partnership looks at the curriculum and determines how it aligns with Washington education standards.