Financial Literacy for Everyone
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    Cindy Talley, Fillmore Central High, Geneva, NE
Roadmap for Educators

Roadmap for Educators
Discover the wide array of free resources on Practical Money Skills and how to use them in your classroom.
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Avengers Comic Teaches Kids About Money
Choose Spider-Man or Nova for a fun lesson about personal finance for your child or student.
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Jump$tart Educator Conference Sponsorship
Get sponsored to attend the Jump$tart Coalition Educator Conference in National Harbor, MD.
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Financial Soccer
Is your financial knowledge ready for a workout?
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Summit 2015

Watch the Financial Literacy Summit
Financial literacy discussion on how mobile tech can improve millennials' money management.
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Innovative Educators

Each month, we honor an educator who has found new and exciting ways to help children and adults gain financial literacy skills. Coming from all over the country and teaching throughout the grade levels and beyond, they’re our Innovative Educators.

We share their experience here to provide educators and students with good ideas for teaching and learning about money. Hopefully, you’ll find something inspirational in these stories that you can use in your own work.

And if you know of or are an innovative educator yourself, please submit a nomination form. We’re eager to speak with individuals who have found creative ways to teach the fundamental lessons of finance.

Congratulations to the recipients of the Practical Money Skills Innovative Educator Sponsorship to attend the annual Jump$tart Coalition National Educator Conference on November 6-8 at the Gaylord Resort in National Harbor, MD.

Lona Berndt
Scott Airman & Family Readiness Center
St. Clair County, IL

Jill Lucero
East High School
Cheyenne, WY

Julie Giglia
Whitman-Hanson Regional High School
Whitman, MA

Matt Salas
Nuestros Valores High School
Albuquerque, NM

Kasey Hill
Growing Wealth From the Start
Bothell, WA

Kelleen Weatherman
Colville High School
Colville, WA

2015 Innovative Educator

Michele Casey September 2015
Innovative Educator: Michele Casey
Syracuse High School
Syracuse, UT

Michele incorporates games and activities into the Financial Literacy class to engage her students.
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Tyler Hobbs
Stevensville High School
Stevensville, MT
January 2015

Julie Giglia
Whitman-Hanson Regional High School
Whitman, MA
February 2015

Matt Salas
Nuestros Valores High School
Albuquerque, NM
March 2015

Connisha Bogard
Lucy Elementary
Millington, TN
April 2015

Lori Conte
Pompton Lakes High School
Pompton Lakes, NJ
May 2015

Lona Berndt
Scott Air Force Base
St. Clair County, IL
June 2015

Abbie Thill
Cumberland High School
Cumberland, WI
July 2015

Ruth Sisman
Albemarle High School
Charlottesville, VA
August 2015

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