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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

 

For information about Financial Literacy and how to teach kids about money, please visit: Annuity.org

 

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

IOWA CORE STANDARDS FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY (K-12):

https://iowacore.gov/sites/default/files/k-12_socialstudies_508.pdf

NOTE: Financial literacy standards are cross-posted in 21st century skills and social studies.
 

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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