WHAT IS IT?
The Colorado Council for Economic Education, through the financial support of Great-West Financial, is offering this professional development option to any teacher, school or district interested in incorporating financial literacy (PFL) with economic reasoning into their elementary (K-5) curriculum. Teachers taking this standards-based course can expect to receive professional development in three dimensions: 1) content from a university professor familiar with PFL; 2) pedagogy and methods from elementary teachers experienced in PFL (grade bands K-2 and 3-5 separated); 3) grade-level appropriate resources that are classroom ready (Financial Fitness for Life). The course has been designed to be engaging and enlightening and will be managed by a professor experienced in the online learning environment.
COMMENTS FROM PAST ENROLLEES:
I liked the teaching videos and the hands on student activities that went along with each PFL concept. I also liked the videos to help my understanding of all the basic PFL concepts that were taught and we should know if we are going to be teaching these concepts to our students.
I loved how the course was structured into financial topics. It helped me see how I can structure my own teaching into these same topics.
I enjoyed learning about the intricacies of our financial world- from simple wants and needs to complex financial markets and investing. I feel more knowledgeable and confident to make better decisions- or ask for help! I also enjoyed completing the modules on my own time frame- sometimes I have lots of time to dedicate, and others I just take it one piece at a time.
FEE: This class ($95 value) is FREE courtesy of Great-West Financial. There is a $50 refundable deposit.
There is a $50 refundable deposit. When registering with a credit card, the $50 refundable deposit is only charged if you do not complete the online course; PayPal registrations are charged at the time of registration and will be refunded upon course completion. Cancellation Policy: CCEE must be notified of cancellation at least 10 days in advance of the class start date. If not, your $50 refundable deposit will be forfeited. Additionally, if you do not complete the course, the FFFL resource must be returned to CCEE or you will be charged the retail price.
CREDIT AND TIME COMMITMENT
One can opt to receive two semester credit hours (graduate level continuing professional education credit) from UCCS, $140 payable to UCCS. The standard ratio of clock time to credit has been applied. Therefore, approximately 30 total hours of contact time, approximately five hours per week, is expected. Times will vary, depending on one’s individual pace of learning.
24/7 online access to the course portal; a flash drive containing the K-12 lessons from Financial Fitness for Life (Teacher Guides and Student Workbooks, from the national Council for Economic Education, 2010) with ready-to-go lessons to bring into your classroom.
CCEE must be notified of cancellation at least 10 days in advance of the class start date. If not, your $50 refundable deposit will be forfeited. Additionally, if you do not complete the course, the FFFL resource must be returned to CCEE or you will be charged the retail price.