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2015 Financial Literacy Summer Institute (July 6-10)

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Dear High School Educator,

As educators, we strive to prepare students to be engaged citizens and active participants in our democratic society. We also want to equip students with the knowledge and analytical tools they need to make informed judgments about financial decisions affecting their own lives.

That is why Teachers College, Columbia University (TC) is partnering with Working in Support of Education (W!se) to offer the weeklong, TC Cowin Financial Literacy Summer Institute for high school teachers—a workshop that will provide teachers the tools and resources they need to support students in making good choices about budgeting, saving, investing, consumption, and borrowing.

We invite you to join us from July 6-10, 2015 at TC for the 2015 Institute, a series of collaborative and interactive workshops on personal finance with explicit ties to standards and curricula. You will learn from content area experts, work with your colleagues to create customized instructional materials and walk away with several ready to use lessons. At the end of the Institute, you will have an opportunity to take W!se’s Certification Test and earn a Certification in Personal Finance if you pass. More information is available at www.lootinc.org.

Due to the generous support of TC Trustee Joyce Cowin, we are able to offer this institute at no charge. Ms. Cowin will also be hosting a dinner for all participants during the week. In addition, upon successful completion of the Summer Institute, participants will receive:

  • A TC Certificate of Completion
  • The opportunity to earn a Certification in Personal Finance
  • A $200 stipend

Space in the TC Financial Literacy Summer Institute will be limited, so register through this website:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/summerinstitute2015

To learn more, contact Maureen Grolnick, Teachers College (Maureen.grolnick@gmail.com) or David Anderson, w!se (danderson@wise-ny.org or 212-421-2700).

Priority will be given to teachers who register along with a colleague from the same school. At the same time, we cannot guarantee more than two teachers per school.

We look forward to seeing you next July!

Best,
Anand R. Marri, Ph.D. (marri@tc.columbia.edu)
Associate Professor of Social Studies & Education
Teachers College, Columbia University

4 comments on “2015 Financial Literacy Summer Institute (July 6-10)

  1. janmaestra

    I’m very excited about the summer institute and wish to pursue the certificate in financial literacy. However, I need to know more logistical information, such as an address, hours of the sessions, where to park or use public transportation, etc.
    Please let me know as I’m planning my summer activities.
    Thank you.
    janet

  2. glkessler

    I have registered and plan to attend the 2015 Financial Literacy Summer Institute. Where can I locate a copy of the schedule? Also, do you have any recommendations on lodging? I am looking forward to attending the summer institute.

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