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Basic personal financial skills are seen as one of the most important skills students can possess in today’s society. Today’s economic and financial landscape requires students to make important decisions from an early age, and these choices can often have significant and long-lasting impacts.

The webinars described below offer an opportunity for teachers to learn more about how to incorporate financial education into lessons in an engaging and relevant manner.

Access the webinar series registration page to sign up.

  • March 16, 2020: FoolProof for Middle School and High School (A Making Cents PA: “Curriculum Deep Dive” Webinar) Mike Sheffer, Director of Education, FoolProof
    Learn to teach your students how to be healthy consumer skeptics using FoolProof, a free financial education curriculum. FoolProof can be used to teach middle and high school students the power of healthy skepticism as well as how to identify and neutralize misinformation. Mike Sheffer, FoolProof’s Director of Education, will provide an introduction to FoolProof and how to implement the curriculum in your classroom. Alignment to PA academic standards as well as the Council on Economic Education and Jump$tart national standards will also be addressed. 
  • March 30, 2020: Linking College and Career Readiness with Financial Education (A Making Cents PA: “Six in Sixty” Webinar) Hilary Hunt, The Making Cents Project

During this fast-paced webinar, Hilary Hunt, Director of Pennsylvania’s Making Cents Project, will discuss natural connections between the six big ideas of Pennsylvania’s Instructional Framework for Personal Finance and college and career readiness. Participants will receive concrete ideas for ways to make connections across grade levels as well as examples of artifacts that can be collected to demonstrate both college and career readiness skills and financial know-how.

  • May 11, 2020: Using Board and Card Games to Enhance Personal Finance Instruction (A Making Cents PA: “Six in Sixty” Webinar) Hilary Hunt, The Making Cents Project

Monopoly and The Game of Life may be perennial favorites, but there are many other board and card games that can be used to liven up lessons in personal finance. In this webinar, participants will learn about six great games, including how they work, ways to integrate them into your instruction, and resources to assist you along the way. Some are also available to play free online if purchasing games is not an option. Ideas for funding the purchase of games will also be discussed.

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