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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 7 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.

Links for this episode:

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 44: Mickey Ebert:Curriculum Writer for Financial Literacy

February 06, 2012 By: admin Category: curriculum, economics, national archives, Phyllis Frankfort, resources, Selena Schwarzfager 1 Comment →

EconEd Link logoAn Interview with Prolific Curriculum Writer for Financial Literacy, Mickey Ebert.

Join us for this stimulating interview with a prolific curriculum writer for early elementary Financial Literacy, Mickey Ebert is an award-winning retired Blue Springs, Arkansas teacher. Mickey has had unique education experiences as a result of her 34 years in education and has studied School Administration as well as Teaching. She has written and published the astoundingly large body of 42 lessons for EconEdLink.

She currently works as an Education Specialist for the National Archives, applying her deep knowledge of Education to its extraordinary collection of resources made available for teachers.

Mickey’s page at EconEdLink:

http://www.econedlink.org/about-us/about-EconEdLink-authors.php?aid=786

Mickey’s page at The National Archives:

http://www.archives.gov/central-plains/kansas-city/education/

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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 39: Teacher Reviews & Responses from ISTE / NECC Conference

March 08, 2011 By: admin Category: curriculum, Educational programs, interviews, introduction, resources, student outcomes, teacher perspectives 1 Comment →

How well does

Talking Fin Lit Podcast

measure up?

Mark shares an exciting report from the floor of the conference from hundreds of  teachers, PDers, administrators and tech coordinators!

Financial literacy education is “in demand” more than ever as more scools and teachers have realized the extreme need.

The result? Teachers, staff developers and tech coordinators are scrambling to find quality resources.

At ISTE NECC 2010 the great news is they discovered (like you have!!) that Talking Fin Lit Podcast and website provides a storehouse of resources. But that is not all! Our podcast discusses the  value and application of those resources for  teaching and learning in specific content areas.

Join us to hear what was being discussed, questions posed and the resulting direction it provides for the series as we get ready for Year 3 of Talking Fin Lit!

Resources Related to this Episode

  • More ISTE Teacher comments and conversations with Mark (Coming soon)

ON THE ROAD

Upcoming Events by Kathy and Mark

  • USF Faculty Presentation on Educational Research- Tampa, FL Feb 23, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • 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)

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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 emailing us at
podcast@talkingfinlit.org

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

February 15, 2011 By: admin Category: curriculum, interviews, introduction, literacy test No Comments →

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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  • (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.

We enjoy meeting our podcast community!

Contact Us


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

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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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 1 Comment →


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.

We enjoy meeting our podcast community!

Contact Us


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

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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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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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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Episode 33: Teacher Deb Dakken and Singlehood

September 18, 2010 By: admin Category: curriculum, interviews, resources, teacher perspectives No Comments →


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Join us for a fascinating interview and great resources in this episode as we interview Deb Dakken, a 7th grade teacher in the Northwood-Kensett Community School District in Northwood, Iowa.  She discusses what first drew her into financial literacy, and how she has managed to draw her students into and engage them in courses that involve their financial future, as well as the meaning of the term “singlehood.”  Deb also discusses the impact computers have had on her teaching, and what it is like to run a class without textbooks.  Join us and listen to these two experienced educators discuss what they have learned about teaching financial literacy.

Continuing the global conversation about personal

financial literacy for educators on

Talking Financial Literacy Podcast

Resources and Articles Mentioned

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 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. 2010 – Dr. Kathy King
  • TSEA Conference- Austin TX – Jan 27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • FETC Orlando, FL presentation Feb 3, 2011- Dr. Kathy King as a featured speaker


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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 the MS in Adult Education and HRD at Fordham University and The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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Ep 28 April is Financial Literacy Month- Part 2

April 12, 2010 By: admin Category: bank accounts, budgets, cost of living, curriculum, Educational programs, entrepreneurship, literacy test, mortgages, resources, teacher perspectives 7 Comments →


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More great resources to scaffold Financial Literacy Month with your classes and communities. From DOE on Youtube to HGTV reality shows(?) Kathy and Mark share resources, activities and perspectives for teachers in focusing on financial literacy materials. Discover how to use the videos and articles in this episode to build relevance and maximize learning. This is your personal invitation to be part of the Fin Lit Community- Let’s support educators. Visit the website for complete show notes and resources www.talkingfinlit.org This is your personal invitation to be part of the Fin Lit Community- Let’s support educators.

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financial literacy for educators on

Talking Financial Literacy Podcast

Resources and Articles Mentioned

  • Schools to teach kids how to manage money, Hamilton Spectator
    • Financial literacy is to be incorporated into Ontario classrooms from Grade 4 to Grade 12. Parliamentary assistant Leeanna Pendergast will provide a report …
  • BUILDING YOUR FUTURE - The Actuarial Foundation has released Building Your Future, an engaging and relevant financial literacy curriculum to help teens master the foundational elements of personal finance and to prepare for life after high school
    • At a time of widespread economic turmoil and financial challenge, it is more important than ever that teens are given the knowledge and skills they need to manage their money wisely and to make smart decisions for the future.
    • “Building Your Future helps students easily grasp the essentials of personal finance, gives them multiple opportunities to practice core skills and showcases the real-world impact of the financial decisions they make. Each chapter is classroom ready, with a Teacher’s Guide that provides handouts and answer keys, instruction and assessment suggestions, definitions and resources that align with national mathematics and personal financial education standards.
    • To help teachers incorporate these materials into their instruction, the Foundation is making Building Your Future available in PDF format. However, as a nonprofit organization we are able to provide printed copies of the booklets at a break-even cost of just $2.50 per booklet.” from the site
  • HGTV reality show provides … property-virgins.JPG
    • Relevant connections for middle school and high schoolers
    • Property Virgins connections in this episode
  • Americans Nearly Flunk Financial Literacy Test
    • FOXBusiness
      The first-of-its-kind survey, funded by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) non-profit Investor Education Foundation
    • How to Teach Kids About Money
      Of all the lessons taught by the financial crisis, the most personal has been that Americans aren’t too slick with money. We take out home loans we can’t afford. We run up sky-high credit-card debt. We don’t save nearly enough for retirement By Barbara Kiviat Monday, Jan. 25, 201

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 Purdue University (IN)
  • April – June 2010 –Kathy at RTI SUMMIT @Chicago & Orlando
  • May 2010- Kathy NYCABE Keynote N Y City
  • May 2010 — Kathy at AERA 2010 (Denver, CO)
  • June 2010 — Mark and Kathy at ISTE NECC 2010 (Denver, CO)
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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 the MS in Adult Education and HRD at Fordham University and The McGraw-Hill Companies.


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