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Episode 49: John LeFeber Takes Us Inside EconEdLink

March 02, 2012 By: admin Category: business, economics, Educational programs, games, interviews, John LeFeber, resources, student outcomes 10 Comments →

In this episode of Talking Financial Literacy Podcast, John LeFeber  sits down with Mark Gura to discuss the powerful resources and work at EconEdLink. This interview is a rare opportunity to hear one of the “movers and shakers” in the field of financial literacy education and economic education discuss the resources, trends and needs in this area.

John LeFeber  is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Council for Economic Education and the Project Manager for EconEdLink. Affiliated with Thinkfinity, EconEdLink, the Council for Economic Opportunity’s premier resource, is a rich source of classroom-tested, Internet-based economic and personal finance instructional materials. It offers over 700 lessons and a variety of other resources targeted for K-12 teachers and their students. Each of the lessons includes a teacher’s version as well as a student’s version and is designed to be delivered in a variety of formats and classroom settings.

 

John has been the Project Manager and Curriculum and Instructional Developer for the Council for Economic Education since 2000. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Social Science Education for the Nebraska Department of Education. He was instrumental in developing a Strategic Plan for Social Studies, a Framework for Social Studies and the Nebraska Social Studies Standards. He came to the Department of Education from the classroom where he had taught social studies in elementary, middle school, high school and college environments. He presently teaches social studies methods at Doane College in Crete, NE.

 

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Episode 48: Laura Ploss – By Kids for Kids and the Secret Millionaires Club

February 18, 2012 By: admin Category: bank accounts, business, checkbook, curriculum, economics, entrepreneurship, games, interviews, investments, resources 211 Comments →

By Kids for Kids and the Secret Millionaires Club

Join us for a resource packed interview with Laura Ploss!  Home Page for Secret Millionaires Club  www.smckids.com

Laura Ploss is the Chief Operating Officer of By Kids for Kids, one of the partner organizations involved with Secret Millionaires Club. These intriguing groups are really instructional resources that provides a variety of Financial Literacy content for school age students.

Be sure to explore each of the links listed below because there is a wealth of information and resource available. These are topnotch in respect to curriculum, but also in FUN!

For example students play games, but also hear other students speak about financial literacy.

Whether you are a teacher, parent or both, don’t miss out, dig in to discover the wealth of resources available here.

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The Secret Millionaires Club site:

www.scmkids.com

 

Learn and Earn:

http://www.smckids.com/learnandearn/

 

By Kids for Kids:

http://www.bkfk.com/

 

Links for SMC’s Grow Your Own Business Challenge

 

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Episode 46: Mike Fladlien: Masterful Financial Literacy Instruction in the Heartland

February 06, 2012 By: admin Category: business, curriculum, economics, interviews, resources No Comments →

Mike  Fladlien: Masterful Financial Literacy Instruction in the Heartland Miker Economics blog logo

Mike Fladlien is a teacher at Muscatine High School in Muscatine, Iowa. Mr. Fladlien teaches Business, Business Law, Economics, Computer Applications, and (Business) Logistics there. Mr. Fladlien blogs on Finance and Economics Education: Micro-economics at http://www.mikeroeconomics.blogspot.com/ and at http://teachingapeconomics.blogspot.com/. He has had 8 lessons accepted and published on the EconEdLink web-based resource.

Mike’s Materials at EconEdLink
http://www.econedlink.org/about-us/about-EconEdLink-authors.php?aid=272

Mike’s Blogs

- Mikroecomonics: www.mikeroeconomics.blogspot.com

Article about Mike in The Muscatine Journal: http://muscatinejournal.com/news/local/article_96dbe4d4-299f-11e1-94f4-001871e3ce6c.htm

 

 

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Episode 45: Mack Lewis: Creator of the Checkbook Project

February 06, 2012 By: admin Category: bank accounts, bankruptcy, budgets, business, checkbook, resources 1 Comment →

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Another exciting Talking Fin Lit episode with vital free resources as we interview Mack Lewis, a board certified teacher working in Oregon. Mack describes her development of Class Money: The Checkbook Project, a unique model for using the Micro Society instructional context to model and teach Financial Literacy. It is a free resource, a complete guide for teachers with support materials, available in downloadable format online.

 

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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 40 We Haven’t Seen Anything Yet! Year 2 Wrap-Up

March 12, 2011 By: admin Category: bankruptcy, business, curriculum, globalization, introduction, resources, stock market, student outcomes, unemployment No Comments →

Looking Back and Ahead-

The Future is…

About Financial Literacy Education!

In this episode Kathy and Mark deliver a rousing discussion of where our nation and world is in the context of  financial literacy education as we record the final episode of the series 2nd year  in mid-February 2011.
It is snowy and cold in NJ and a bright sunny day in FL as our co-hosts record a remote podcast in their new format. (Kathy and her family moved to Florida in summer of 2010.)
Join us for reflection, and retrospection about what has transpired acorss the nation and most recently in the Middle East.
  • Does it connect with financial literacy?
  • What will it mean?
  • Will it last?
While we do not have a crystal ball, we know what we are seeing and can share the perspective of people informed in financial literacy education and pedagogy.
In addition what financial crisis has run through the USA in recent months? And do you know it will affect you students’ future education choices?
Listen in to find out.
Again no futuristic answers, but many issues are raised that the gernal public is not considering and which will crystalize in the coming months and years
Invitations for our listeners also abound and we finish up with a teacher’s rendition of our thanks to McGraw-Hill Companies for funding Year 3.

Resources Related to this Episode

ON THE ROAD

Upcoming Events by Kathy and Mark

  • USF Faculty Presentation on Podcasting- Tampa, FL March 23, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • Dr. King’s Induction into Hall of Fame for International Adult and Continuing 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)
  • Distance Learning Conference – Madison WI – Aug 2-4, 2011 Dr. King (not yet confirmed)
  • Educause Conference -Dr. King (not yet confirmed)

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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 2 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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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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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…………….”

Resources for this Episode

Related Article:

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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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  • (C) Talking Financial Literacy is copyrighted by The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2008 – 2010. 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

Podcast Feed:

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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 34: Rod Hames – New Life for Middle School Economics

September 21, 2010 By: admin Category: business, curriculum, games, interviews, resources, teacher perspectives 1 Comment →

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Rod Hames is a teacher at Crews Middle School in Lawrenceville, Georgia, teaching Computer Science and  Business. Mark met Rod at the ISTE 2010 Conference in Denver where both were presenting. Rod has distinguished himself in teaching the Stock Market and numerous other aspects of business and economics by developing creative ways to make these subjects come alive for today’s middle school students. An area of particular interest in Rod’s work is his use of research into student engagement which he applies to the teaching of financial literacy.

Continuing the global conversation about personal

financial literacy for educators on

Talking Financial Literacy Podcast

Resources and Articles Mentioned

Rod’s ISTE Presentation Link(s):

Session Title Stock Market Simulations: Bullish on Engagement, Blogs, and Brainy Work”

Session PowerPoint:

All Terrain Brain

Stock Mkt game

Hot Shot Business

Virtual Stock Exchange

Biz Kids

Student Engagement Links and References

Facebook page for Financial Literacy:

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Welcome to the Talking Financial Literacy Community @ Facebook . We hope folks will join us to share links, photos, comments and discussion. But the discussion board will especially be a space to share resources, plans for integrating financial literacy in classes and support as all of us pose new ideas. ho will be first and second to share who

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they are, their basic interests in this area and any needs or resources?

Invitation for Listeners to Participate in the Show

Listen to the details in episode 29 and then email Mark and Kathy about what you have to share. Email us at podcast ( at) talkingfinlit.org

ON THE ROAD

Upcoming

  • AAACE Clearwater, FL Presentations (several on technology) – Oct. 24-29, 2010 – Dr. Kathy King
  • TSEA Conference- Austin TX – Jan 27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • FETC Orlando, FL presentation Feb 3, 2011- Dr. Kathy King


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  • (C) Talking Financial Literacy is copyrighted by The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2008 – 2010. All rights reserved.

See TransformationEd.com for full details of speaking engagements and opportunities to meet Dr King and Mark. We enjoy meeting our podcast community!

Contact Us


You may contact Mark and Kathy by

Podcast Feed:

Our podcast feed is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/talkingfinlit


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

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Ep 27 April is Financial Literacy Month

April 03, 2010 By: admin Category: budgets, business, cost of living, curriculum, Educational programs, globalization, resources, teacher perspectives, unemployment, Youtube No Comments →


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Be prepared to leverage the attention of Financial Literacy Month with your classes and communities. Kathy and Mark share resources, activities and perspectives for teachers in focusing on financial literacy materials already available on the site and new ones unveiled in this episode. From the Financial Literacy Now website to compelling Youtube videos and articles to get the attention of students with relevance and maximize learning. This is your personal invitation to be part of the Fin Lit Community- Let’s support educators.

Continuing the global conversation about personal

financial literacy for educators on

Talking Financial Literacy Podcast

Resources and Articles Mentioned  finlitnow.JPG

Facebook page for Financial Literacy:

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Welcome to the Talking Financial Literacy Community @ Facebook . We hope folks will join us to share links, photos, comments and discussion. But the discussion board will especially be a space to share resources, plans for integrating financial literacy in classes and support as all of us pose new ideas. ho will be first and second to share who

facebk-finlit

they are, their basic interests in this area and any needs or resources?

Invitation for Listeners to Participate in the Show

Listen to the details in episode 26 and then email Mark and Kathy about what you have to share. Email us at podcast ( at) talkingfinlit.org

ON THE ROAD – Coming Events

  • April 2010 — Kathy at NCEA 2010 (St Paul MN)
  • —- Kathy at Purdue University (IN)
  • April – June 2010 –Kathy at RTI SUMMIT  @Dallas, Chicago & Orlando
  • May 2010- Kathy NYCABE Keynote NYCity
  • May 2010 — Kathy at AERA 2010 (Denver, CO)
  • June 2010 — Mark and Kathy at ISTE NECC 2010 (Denver, CO)
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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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