Discover strategies to empower migrant, dual-language, Native, and other underserved youth populations with financial confidence and capability!This training focuses on providing equitable access to financial education, with a whole-student, asset-based approach rooted in social emotional learning. Educators will receive culturally relevant and equitably translated resources, as well as suggestions to engage with families and communities within financially vulnerable populations.
Financial Education & SEL, K-5Explore the natural connection between financial education and social-emotional learning! In this training, participants will dig into standards alignment and review three strategies for implementing SEL-based personal finance in the elementary classroom, with an emphasis on DEI and underserved student populations. Educators will walk away empowered to integrate SEL and financial education using “grab and go” resources, ideas, and lesson plans.
Guide students through real-world math applications with personal finance!From skip counting to decimal operations, this training will dive into the math skills linked to financial education. Participants will learn methods for integrating personal finance with math standards instruction, with an emphasis on small group strategies, problem-solving, and decision-making. Educators will walk away with lessons, online games, and resources to engage learners.
Financial Education & ELA, K-5Discover how children’s picture books can be used to teach personal finance! This resource-based training will introduce participants to the FEPPP Library, a diverse collections of titles with personal finance themes and SEL opportunities, as well as the Bilingual Spanish Library, featuring bilingual read-alouds and dual language resources. In addition, educators will receive Lesson & Resource Guides featuring no- or low-prep text-aligned lessons and activities.Webinar recorded on August 14, 2023
Washington’s Basic Education Act requires that school districts provide opportunities for every student to “understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.”
Financial education attends to the development of short-term and long-term skills and competencies for academic and personal growth. Financial education supports students’ academic performance in several subject areas and plays a major role in preparing students for college, career, and a life of financial stability and well-being
The cost of college should never discourage anyone from going after a valuable degree. –Arne Duncan, former United States Secretary of EducationLEARNING OBJECTIVESBy the end of this section, you will be able to:Establish financial goalsIdentify strategies for creating and maintaining a budgetDescribe available options for paying for collegeDescribe the benefits and risks of creditDevelop financial literacy skills to prepare for your financial future
No surprise—people with more education often earn higher incomes and are unemployed less than those with less education. Those with higher incomes also tend to accumulate more wealth. Why? Research shows that well-educated people tend to make financial decisions that help build wealth. Their strategies, though, can be used by anyone.
This video from Next Gen Personal Finance follows the stories of five remarkable students from Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Washington. The short (19 min.) documentary film demonstrates how student activism is behind the movement to increase access to financial education.
Students will learn how their values influence financial decisions. Students will understand the difference between a want and need, and they must take care of their needs first when it comes to making financial decisions. They will also learn how opportunity costs and trade-offs can help them with their financial decision making.
Watch this short video to get your bearings in a seemingly endless sea of financial-aid options. Grants, scholarships, loans—you name it—we cover it in this informative clip.
The cost of a college education seems to be skyrocketing—but is it really? Learn about the concept of price discrimination and how it affects college costs.
With this video series, teach teens and pre-teens how to manage their money and foster an entrepreneurial spirit. Visit PBS Learning Media site to download a handout, discussion questions, and view alignment to additional Washington learning standards.
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"Future Ready: Financial Literacy" is an educational resource that introduces the importance of financial literacy and provides an overview of key concepts such as savings accounts, types of interest, and financial planning. It aims to equip learners with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed financial decisions, manage money effectively, and build a secure financial future.
This activity from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has students practice budgeting by planning for a fun overnight trip to a city.
What types of things should be included in a budget?
How can budgeting help me manage my money?
This website guidance document describes the Debt Slapped project, produced by Consumer Education and Training Services. Debt Slapped provides videos and helpful resource links to help people smartly finance their education.
These resources were orginally shared at the FEPPP WA529 Plans Overview Workshop held on April 21, 2021. You will find resources that will help familes learn about and set up college savings plans.