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Episode 36: Author, Deborah Hopkinson Penny Auctions, Strawberry Farms and More!

January 20, 2011 By: admin Category: bank accounts, budgets, cost of living, entrepreneurship, games, interviews, introduction, investments, resources, student outcomes 230 Comments →


Author!   Author!

Join us for an insightful interview with Deborah Hopkinson, the celebrated author of children’s fiction and nonfiction.  Deborah discusses with us the inspiration for her new book, “Saving Strawberry Farm,” and the lessons it has embedded within it related to financial literacy.

  • What’s this book about?
  • What new projects is this author of more than forty books working on?

Tune in and turn it up to find out more about integrating financial literacy in literacy and other content areas

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Meet Deborah Hopkinson!

Author Deborah HopkinsonDeborah Hopkinson is the author of more than 40 books for young readers including picture books, short fiction, and nonfiction. Her historical fiction picture books often illuminate the lives of ordinary people or forgotten figures in history. She has won the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for picture book text twice. A frequent speaker in schools and conferences, she works to help bring history alive and encourage young readers to practice critical thinking and historical thinking skills.

Deborah’s award-winning works include Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, winner of the 1994 International Reading association Award; A Band of Angels, an ALA Notable title which also won the Golden Kite Award and was a Jane Addams award honor book; Under the Quilt of Night, winner of the Washington State Book Award, Bluebird Summer, a Golden Kite Award Honor Book, and Girl Wonder, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award and a 2004 Jane Addams Award honor book

Her 2006 book, Sky Boys, How They Built the Empire State Building, was an ALA Notable and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor book, while Up Before Daybreak, Cotton and People in America, won a Carter G. Woodson Award and an ALA Notable book. Shutting out the Sky, Life in the Tenements of New York 1880-1924, was an honor book for the NCTE Orbis Pictus award, a Jane Addams Award honor book, an IRA Teachers’ Choice, and a James Madison Award Honor Book. Apples to Oregon won the Golden Kite Award and Spur Storytelling Award and was an ALA Notable book.

Sweet Land of Liberty was named an IRA Teachers Choice and a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2008 . Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek, a Junior Library Guild Selection, published in Fall 2008, received three starred reviews and was an ALA Notable book and was named winner of the Comstock Award.

A three-time Oregon Book Award finalist, she won in 2009, receiving the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award in 2009 for Keep On! The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer of the North Pole. Also in 2009 Home on the Range, John Lomax and His Cowboy Songs, received two starred reviews and was a Junior Library Guild Selection, as was Stagecoach Sal, which was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009. Other new books in 2009 included Michelle and First Family, both illustrated by AG Ford. In 2010 Deborah published The Humblebee Hunter, about Charles Darwin and his children, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Deborah received a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Massachusetts and holds a master’s degree in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She lives near Portland, Oregon, where she serves as Vice President for College Advancement for the Pacific Northwest College of Art.


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Episode 35: Interview with David Anderson, Exec. Vice Pres. of W!SE

January 19, 2011 By: admin Category: bank accounts, bankruptcy, budgets, business, cost of living, credit scores, resources 5 Comments →

As we dive into 2011, Talking Fin Lit provides a compelling interview with Dave Anderson, the Exec Vice. Pres. of W!SE.

Dave discusses how financial literacy is a major issue for students as they advance to college. Indeed recent reports prove that the major reason students drop out of college is not academics, but Oops! We almost gave it away!

You have to listen in to find out, won’t you?

W!SE stands for Working in Support of Education and it is a member of the (McGraw Hill) Financial Literacy Now Partnership.

Quote from W!SE website:

“Most students drop out of college not because of academic failure but because of …….

and the fastest growing group filing personal bankruptcy is in the age group…………….”

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ON THE ROAD

Upcoming Events by Kathy and Mark

  • TSEA Conference Keynote- Austin TX – Jan 27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • FETC Conference Presentation- Orlando, FL, Feb 3, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • USF Faculty Presentation- Tampa, FL Feb 23, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • NCEA Conference Presentation – New Orleans, LA, April 26-27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • AERC-CSAE Conference Presentation- Toronto, Canada, June 9-12, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • ISTE Conference Presentation – Philadelphia, PA, June 26-29, 2011- Dr. Kathy King


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See TransformationEd.com for full details of speaking engagements and opportunities to meet Dr King and Mark.

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