2016 Financial Literacy Summer Institute (July 11-14)

Dear Educator,

CowinFinancialLit15_Closser_1207_group-crop1400x820We strive to prepare our 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.
This is why, for the fourth summer in a row, Teachers College, Columbia University (TC) is partnering with Working in Support of Education (w!se) to offer the weeklong, TC Cowin Financial Literacy Institute for high school teachers. The workshop provides 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 July 11–14, at TC for the 4-day 2016 Institute, a series of collaborative and interactive workshops on personal finance with explicit ties to standards and curricula. The Institute is based on the Teachers College campus, but one of the four days will be hosted at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Both at TC and at the Federal Reserve, 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.

Due to the generous support of TC Trustee Joyce Cowin, we are able to offer the 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 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 Cowin Financial Literacy Institute will be limited, so register through this website:

We look forward to seeing you in July!

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