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Episode 5: The Landscape of Financial Literacy Education – A View from ‘The Fed’

June 27, 2008 By: drkpking Category: bank accounts, budgets, curriculum, games, interviews, Llyod Bromberg, loans, mortgages, resources 1 Comment →

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Federal Reserve Bank of NY EducationWe are pleased to bring the 2nd half of the the interview with Lloyd Bromberg, Director of Education Services, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, to our Talking Fin Lit listeners! Mark and Kathy discuss the interview high points and specifics regarding the resources which are mentioned.

Mr. Lloyd Bromberg discusses the program which his federal reserve Education program is offering to NYC students and replicating in Puerto Rico. Resources including a 3 part program which also has online curriculum available. The discussion also includes whether such a program should be mandated in all schools and discuss the pros and cons given the demands schools have on them already and yet the importance of inclusion in a mandated program.

Articles & Items:
1. Article:  Pupils learn what counts (Fredericksburg.com)

“Most third-graders know two things about money: you need it to buy a Wii, and it doesn’t grow on trees.
While those are important things to understand, they don’t really capture the complexities of a financial world that can baffle the brightest business school student, and they certainly don’t prepare a youngster for the challenges that await them after graduation….”
2. Map of Federal Reserve Districts
www.federalreserve.gov/otherfrb.htm

3.  Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (District 12)
http://www.frbsf.org/

A sampler of educational resources from District 12

Reminder about the ISTE NECC MEET-UP! 

  • June 30, 2008- San Antonio, TX
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  • Raffle prizes from Otterbox for iPods and iPhones
  • Learning and networking opps- even be part of a podcast
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Talking Financial Literacy is produced in collaboration among the MS in Adult Education and HRD at Fordham University and The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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Episode 4 Words from the W!SE: Interview with Phyllis Frankfort

June 24, 2008 By: admin Category: budgets, credit scores, curriculum, Educational programs, globalization, interviews, loans, Phyllis Frankfort, resources, student outcomes, teacher perspectives 1 Comment →

Interview with Phyllis Frankfort

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Reflections on Mark’s interview with Phyllis Frankfort, founder and director of W!SE ( http://www.wise-ny.org ) a pioneering and powerful organization for financial literacy education. Under her leadership W!SE programs reach more than 20,000 students each year including the development of a financial literacy certification. Join us as we hear the inspiring story of how she conceived, developed, and launched this program which has made a great impact in financial literacy education in schools.

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Working In Support of Education (w!se) is an educational nonprofit dedicated to providing educational support services nationwide, building financial literacy, fostering business and social entrepreneurship, and preparing students for college and the global workplace.

The w!se family of innovative programs positively affects the lives of young people and improves the quality of education. w!se inspires young people to dream and prepare for their future, equips them with the tools and life skills they need to achieve their full potential, and encourages them to make good choices.

w!se serves urban secondary school students in low-to-moderate-income areas. Extensive partnerships with schools and the private sector and a reputation for sustainable programs with measurable results have made w!se a leader in the educational community.

ISTE NECC 2008 MEETUP for TTPOD Reminder about the ISTE NECC MEET-UP!

  • June 30, 2008- San Antonio, TX
  • You are invited!
  • Raffle prizes from Otterbox for iPods and iPhones
  • Learning and networking opps- even be part of a podcast
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Talking Financial Literacy is produced in collaboration among the MS in Adult Education and HRD at Fordham University and The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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Episode 3: Reality Check in Financial Literacy!

June 10, 2008 By: drkpking Category: bank accounts, budgets, calculators, cost of living, curriculum, Educational programs, games, globalization, introduction, loans, mortgages, resources, teacher perspectives 1 Comment →

Online Resources for Classroom Use AND

Materials that Will Assist Learners See Financial Realities

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How often are you looking for resources to make your math classes, social studies, global studies, history or economics classes relevant and interesting! We have found the resources for you. Featuring online resources such as Jump$tart’s Reality Check, Choice Nerd’s Budget tools, CNN Money’s calculators and also inflation calculators cost of living calculators, and credit card calculators to use as powerful ready-made tools for teaching and learning.
ISTE NECC 2008 MEETUP for TTPOD
Special, Stunning Announcement about the ISTE NECC MEET-UP!

  • June 30, 2008- San Antonio, TX
  • You are invited!
  • Raffle prizes from Otterbox for iPods and iPhones
  • Learning and networking opps- even be part of a podcast
  • You are invited! Read more…

Articles & Items for this Episode of

Talking Fin Lit

1. Article: School promotes financial literacy (dailyillini.com – The Associated Press)

2. Highlighted Resource – Jumpstart’s Reality Check (Jumpstart Coalition) http://www.jumpstart.org/realitycheck/pgv_money_rc_main.html

“Okay…we’re not going to bore you with a lot of details here. Simply put: we want you to imagine how you want to live once you’re on your own. What kind of car are you going to buy? Where are you going to live? Do you love to go to the movies or to the clubs every weekend? Remember, it’s your life, you can do whatever you want…or can you?

Imagine the possibilities…then take our simple test. Fill in your choices and then get ready for a reality check! Chances are you’ll be surprised by how much your so called “Dream Life” is going to cost you…”

Additional Online Resources:

More types of interactive calculators than you can imagine! Listen in as we explore just a few of the ways you may teach a variety of content lessons with learners of all ages.

  1. Sample budget (online) from Choice Nerd
  2. Cost of Living Calculators from CNN Money.com

a) How far will my salary go in another city? http://cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/costofliving/costofliving.html also – http://www.bankrate.com/brm/movecalc.asp

b) Ideal Budget”You only have so much money — make sure you’re spending it in the right places.” http://cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/budget101/budget_101.jsp

c) Salary Wizard http://salary.money.cnn.com/salarywizard/layoutscripts/swzl_newsearch.asp

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Talking Financial Literacy is produced in collaboration among the MS in Adult Education and HRD at Fordham University and The McGraw-Hill Companies.

  • (C) Talking Financial Literacy is copyrighted by The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2008. All rights reserved.

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