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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 218 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 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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