A personal finance workshop for Granite State teachers
May, 2018 (date and location to be announce in January, 2018)
In 2015, we introduced a teacher training event that was a little different than our previous MoneySmarts teacher conferences. Our intention was to change up our annual program and present something a little different from other one-day workshops for personal finance teachers.
We were grateful that Classroom Connections was once again sponsored and hosted by our friends at Fidelity Investments. They also updated those in attendance on the progress of a very exciting national teacher training project associated with the Financial Foundations for Educators™.
National Jump$tart embarked on a collaborative endeavor designed to standardize teacher training in personal finance through a shared Model called Jump$tart Financial Foundations for Educators (J$FFE), which will ensure consistency and rigor in teacher training programs across the country. The J$FFE is administered by the Jump$tart Coalition on behalf of its partners and affiliates.
In addition to the plenary session regarding the J$FFE, we were excited to welcome James Fletcher, the founder of a new investment resource for your high school students – Young Investor Society. YIS is dedicated to preparing the next generation of investors. It is their goal to encourage young people and give them the tools they need to be outstanding long term investors – investors in companies, investors in their communities and investors in themselves. YIS programs promote financial literacy, teach sound investment fundamentals and provide leadership and investment management experience for high-school-age youth.
Date and Location
Classroom Connections was held on May 11, 2017 at Fidelity Investments, One Spartan Way, Merrimack NH 03054.
Networking, Classroom Resources and Professional Development
In addition to the content sessions, we had classroom resources available as well as the opportunity to share best practices with other teachers from across the state. Six (6) professional development hours were provided for attending this year’s event.
For teachers traveling more than 60 miles, we were once again able to provide free hotel accommodations near the workshop.