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Episode 38: Author Interview: Sonia Levitin, Boom Town and Beyond

February 15, 2011 By: admin Category: curriculum, interviews, introduction, literacy test 1 Comment →

Author! Author!

Boom Town and more with Sonia Levitin- Don’t miss this grand Talking Fin Lit Podcast event !


Come listen in to an exciting interview with the award-winning author, Sonia Levitin. Join us as Levitan describes how she got her start in writing, tells about some of the inspiration for her books (including the much-acclaimed “Boom Town”), and shares some of the values she thinks can be drawn from what she writes. Finally, listen to some of the new developments and projects she’s working on, from a new book to a stage musical! Tune in and listen to another exciting episode of Talking Financial Literacy!

Boom Town Book Description

Bored by cabin life in the sparse settlement, Amanada figures out how to bake a gooseberry pie in the family’s crude wood stove. Soon prospectors are paying for her pies, and her business success spills over to the other folks who’ve decided to settle there.


Sonia Levitin’s Author Website: http://www.sonialevitin.com/index2.html

More Resources related to this author interview!

Also by Sonia Levitin, Junkman’s Daughter

Sonia Levitin Author Page at Amazon

  • All her available books are listed here
  • Her biography
  • And the ability to begin a discussion about her books- Great opportunity for teachers to discuss how they are using the books in classrooms.

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ON THE ROAD

Upcoming Events by Kathy and Mark

  • 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-CASAE 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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Talking Financial Literacy is produced in collaboration among Dr. Kathleen King and Mark Gura and The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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Episode 37: Lynn Raymond, Banker aka Teacher Interview

February 12, 2011 By: admin Category: bank accounts, bankruptcy, budgets, business, credit scores, curriculum, Educational programs, entrepreneurship, interviews, resources, teacher perspectives 3 Comments →


What’s all this buzz about banks inside of High Schools?  About High Schoolers actually running banks?  Lynn Raymond, a former bank vice president turned business teacher, shares with us what these new trends and exciting developments in financial literacy are all about!  Learn how she got started in bringing banking into the school, the possible pitfalls and the necessary tools to get such programs off the ground.  All and all, another exciting interview that sheds light on new innovations in Teaching Financial Literacy!

[Photo By Michael Patrick, Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel]

Resources Related to this Episode

  • Article in USA Today:
    • When students at Carter High School in Strawberry Plains, Tenn., forget their lunch money, they don’t have to worry about going hungry.Instead, they wander over to one of the five tellers who work at the student-run bank, where they can withdraw money from their savings accounts or fill out short applications for a $5 loan, all without leaving the building, says Lynn Raymond, a banking and finance teacher at the school.
    • Read more here: http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-03-31-schoolbanks_N.htm

ON THE ROAD

Upcoming Events by Kathy and Mark

  • USF Faculty Presentation- Tampa, FL Feb 23, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • Induction into Hall of Fame for International Adult and Continung Education- Dr. King, Toronto, Canada, April 6-8, 2011
  • NCEA Conference Presentation – New Orleans, LA, April 26-27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • AERC-CASAE Conference Presentation- Toronto, Canada, June 9-12, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • ISTE Conference Presentation – Philadelphia, PA, June 26-29, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • International Technology conference- Portugal – July 2011- Dr. King (not yet confirmed)


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  • (C) Talking Financial Literacy is copyrighted by The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2008 – 2011. All rights reserved.

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

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You may contact Mark and Kathy by emailing us at
podcast@talkingfinlit.org

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Talking Financial Literacy is produced in collaboration among Dr. Kathleen King and Mark Gura  and The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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