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Episode 43- Banking, Business, and School Stores Paving the Way Towards Financial Literacy

November 15, 2011 By: admin Category: budgets, business, calculators, cost of living, entrepreneurship, resources 1 Comment →

An Interview with Jennifer Allen, Jump$tart Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Allen photoJennifer Allen was selected as the first State of Kentucky, Jumpstart Financial Literacy – Teacher of the Year. She is a teacher at Madison Southern High School in Berea, Kentucky where she teaches Business and Marketing courses and runs the school bank and school store programs. She has presented to colleagues on using free resources for teaching various aspects of Financial Literacy (see her presentation PowerPoint below). Ms. Allen’s work as a Financial Literacy educator provides an important model, as she teaches both formal classes, and runs school-based activities (the bank and store) that provide important opportunities to apply what’s learned in the courses as well as other content, hands-on. In this interview Jennifer describes how she runs her program, identifies important free resources she’s found for it, and gives important advice on how to run a highly successful Fin Lit program on the high school level.

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Episode 42- The Centsables-Interview with Mark DiPippa

November 14, 2011 By: admin Category: Educational programs, resources No Comments →

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Mr. Mark DiPippa is the President of The Centsables, a rich, comic book themed, multi-media instructional resource for Financial Literacy Education. The Centsables website is a comprehensive source of instructional materials and bears the tag line, “The Centsables, A NEW BREED OF SUPERHEROES!: Helping kids overcome obstables, soar toward goals, and achieve financial fitness!” This episode gives the history and background of The Centsables and offers insights into what it offers educators and how they may best make use of it.

The Centsables Website: http://centsables.com/

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Episode 41-Economic Education- Interview with Selena Swartzfager

November 14, 2011 By: admin Category: calculators, cost of living, resources, Selena Schwarzfager 2 Comments →

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Economic Education: Picking up Steam in the Old South

Listeners from around the world will benefit from learning about the model used by Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE)  to take advantage of the many ideas and highly useful resources available through their website and its subsidiary links. This interview with Ms. Swartzfager gives the insider insight that will make the huge array of resources very accessible to the listener.

Ms. Selena Swartzfager is the President of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education. Before assuming the responsibilities of President of the MCEE, Selena was a second career teacher, having earned degrees in business and having spent 15 years in the corporate world before entering the classroom. She was a High School teacher of Business and Personal Finance. Thus, she brings a perfect body of experience to her current work. As this interview reveals, the Mississippi Council of Economic Education offers a broad and well balanced program for teachers and students.

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