May 15, 2019
A personal finance workshop for Granite State teachers
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 are grateful that Classroom Connections was once again sponsored and hosted by our friends at Fidelity Investments.
Date and Location
This Year’s Sessions
Savings and Investing – (Personal Knowledge Session)
Feel like the word “wealth” doesn’t apply to you? Then this is a perfect seminar for you! In order to become stronger, you need to first understand your weaknesses. Use this seminar to learn about your personal investment values, the risks and rewards of building your wealth, and guidelines to help you, whether it be to strengthen your savings, your retirement, or any investing you may do. Fidelity Investment Associates will present this workshop based on the Jump$tart Financial Foundations for Educators™ model.
EVERFI provides online co-curricular financial literacy resources to elementary, middle and high schools across New Hampshire at no charge thanks to generous local and national sponsors. These standards-aligned digital courses cover critical topics like savings, budgeting, banking, credit scores, financing higher education, renting vs. owning, taxes, insurance and more all through engaging, game-based simulations and videos. Built in pre and post assessments help teachers track and monitor student progress as they move through the course and a library of offline resources are available to supplement the online component. Kayla Boyer, Schools Manager, will tell you about EVERFI’s personal finance offerings, how to sign up for a teacher dashboard, and how to embed digital lessons into units and lesson plans.
Risk Management and Insurance – (Personal Knowledge Session)
How can you protect what you have while planning for the “unexpected”? Putting off a risk analysis and the strategies needed to address risks can result in unforeseen financial challenges. You may not be able to avoid risk and loss altogether, but you can minimize the impact of financial loss with an appropriate balance of insurance coverage and risk management behaviors. Fidelity Investment Associates will present this workshop based on the Jump$tart Financial Foundations for Educators™ model.
For lack of an alternative, thousands of teachers have been forced to use financial literacy curricula that are compromised because they were shaped by interests of marketers more than educators. FoolProof’s middle and high school curricula are changing that equation. We provide free—and agenda-free— curricula that go beyond teaching rote money skills. We teach consumer life skills than can travel with a young person through life.
Networking, Classroom Resources and Professional Development
In addition to the content sessions, we made 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.