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New Opportunities is a proud participant of the State of Iowa Department of Education Financial Literacy Network.
Resources for financial literacy educators and for families to use at home have been made available as of March 31, 2020. Please visit

https://educateiowa.gov/pk-12/resources-support-learning-during-covid-19?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Additionally, Personal Finance Lab has made their Budget Game free for educators through the end of the semester.
https://www.personalfinancelab.com

 

National and State Standards for Financial Literacy Education:

 

NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY
https://www.councilforeconed.org/resource/national-standards-for-financial-literacy/#sthash.En9IXcrP.dpbs

STANDARDS BY STATE:
https://www.councilforeconed.org/resource/state-standards/#sthash.Ys3TdOdj.dpbs

SURVEY OF THE STATES/STATE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS:
https://www.councilforeconed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Survey-of-the-States.pdf

The Council for Economic Education provides free professional development webinars. Both on demand and upcoming webinars are available at no cost. Listed below are a few webinars to get started. To browse The Council for Economic Education’s webinar library, please visit https://econedlink.org/professional-development/.

Webinars: 1 hour of professional development continuing education for each. When the webinar is finished if they have watched at least 45 consecutive minutes the council will email a certificate of completion with 1 credit hour. To receive credits for professional development please register by creating a username before participating.

Career Management: Career Readiness
60 min webinar
- PowerPoint slides
- 1 hour continuing ed.
https://www.econedlink.org/resources/career-management-career-readiness/

Financial Management: Insurance
60 min webinar
- PowerPoint Slides
- 1 hour continuing ed.
https://www.econedlink.org/resources/financial-management-insurance/

Financial Management: Money Management
60 min webinar
- PowerPoint Slides
- 1 hour continuing ed.
https://www.econedlink.org/resources/financial-management-money-management/

 
Scholastic’s Budgeting for a Trip Simulation:

Encourage planning and budgeting skills with this trip planning activity!
Vacation Simulation
Calculating Vacation

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/budgeting-trip/

 

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