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Letter to Participants, 2016 Summer Institute

Dear Educator,

We’re excited that you will be joining us July 11–14, 2016, for the Teachers College Cowin Financial Literacy Institute. The experience, a series of collaborative and interactive workshops on teaching personal finance, makes explicit connections to standards and curricula and will provide you with instructional tools and resources to support students in resolving financial dilemmas and making good choices about budgeting, saving, investing, consumption, and borrowing. At the end of the Institute you will have an opportunity to take the w!se Certification Test and, if you pass, to earn a certification in Personal Finance.

Thanks to the generous support of TC Trustee Joyce Cowin, we are able to offer this Institute at no charge. We hope you can join us for dinner that Ms. Cowin will host on Tuesday, July 12 at 6 pm (Location: TBD) with a reception at 5 pm in Jaffe Trustee Room.

Our program will begin at the Cowin Center at Teachers College, promptly at 9 am. The Cowin Center at Teachers College is located at 525 West 120th Street (between Broadway & Amsterdam). We hope that you will also join us for a continental breakfast at 8:30 am in Horace Mann 150, just down the hall from the Cowin Center.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, July 11, 2016.

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:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/summerinstitute2016

We look forward to seeing you in July!

Letter to Participants, 2015 Summer Institute

07.09.13_FinLit-18Dear High School Educator,

We’re excited that you will be joining us July 6–10, 2015, for the TC Cowin Financial Literacy Institute. The experience, a series of collaborative and interactive workshops on teaching personal finance, makes explicit connections to standards and curricula and will provide you with instructional tools and resources to support students in resolving financial dilemmas and making good choices about budgeting, saving, investing, consumption, and borrowing. At the end of the Institute you will have an opportunity to take the W!se Certification Test and, if you pass, to earn a certification in Personal Finance.

Thanks to the generous support of TC Trustee Joyce Cowin, we are able to offer this Institute at no charge. We hope you can join us for dinner that Ms. Cowin will host on Wednesday, July 8 at 6 pm in Grace Dodge 179 with a reception at 5 pm in Jaffe Trustee Room.

Our program will begin at the Cowin Center at Teachers College, promptly at 9 am. The Cowin Center at Teachers College is located at 525 West 120th Street (between Broadway & Amsterdam). We hope that you will also join us for a continental breakfast at 8:30 am in Horace Mann 150, just down the hall from the Cowin Center.

Click here to download this letter and the 2015 Tentative Schedule.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, July 6, 2015.

Sincerely,

Anand R. Marri, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Social Studies & Education, Department of Arts & Humanities

Maureen Grolnick
Project Director, Loot, Inc.

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