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Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge Kicks Off, Giving Participating High Schools Chance to Win $1,000

A partnership of educational organizations is providing an incentive for Iowa high schools to assess their students’ financial understanding. Schools have a chance at a cash prize by participating in the Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge between now and Jan. 31, 2015. Iowa Student Loan® — in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa Jump$tart Coalition, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and the Iowa College Access Network — is sponsoring the challenge and providing a chance for schools to win $1,000 for their participation. Teachers who take part in the challenge can also cater activities to satisfy financial literacy requirements for the Iowa Core 21st Century Skills.

Continue Reading October 7, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Introducing Financial Literacy Professional Development Opportunity for Middle and High School Teachers

Join TS Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis on Oct. 28 in Carroll, Iowa, for a FREE day-long professional development program titled “Financial Literacy for Middle and High School Classrooms.” Topics for the program designed especially for teachers will include earning income, spending and saving, credit and investing. Each session will include classroom content and will offer tools that you can use the next day in the classroom. Resources provided will include lesson plans, whiteboard applications, videos and more. Plus, all resources meet the Iowa Core Curriculum 21st Century Skills standards. Click here for more information, including details on how to register. Also, click here check out other financial literacy programs for Iowa students, arranged by grade level.

October 3, 2014 at 10:00 am

Iowa Bankers Association to Offer Chance to Earn Scholarships to Schools Participating in Project Financial Literacy

project_fl-logoThe Iowa Bankers Association is sponsoring ten $1,000 scholarships that will be provided to Iowa high schools participating in Project Financial Literacy this school year. Starting Oct. 1, Iowa schools can sign up to participate in this program at www.projectfl.org.

Project Financial Literacy is designed to promote financial literacy education by providing high schools with resources to measure and improve their financial literacy curriculum. The program offers schools an assessment tool, created by Ednalysis, an Iowa-based company, to measure their curriculum against the 21st Century Skills framework of the Iowa Core Curriculum. The tool helps measure students’ knowledge in the areas of achieving financial goals, managing money effectively, debt decision-making, risk management, investment and asset building, and legal and ethical financial behavior.

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September 26, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Experian offers teacher scholarships for Jump$tart National Edcuator Conference

Experian is offering 20 scholarships for PreK-12th grade classroom teachers to attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Los Angeles Nov. 8-10, 2014. The scholarships cover the registration fee of $425, which includes full participation in the conference, all conference meals and receptions, and two nights in a private room at the Omni Hotel at California Plaza.

Click here to learn more about the conference.

Click here to learn how apply for this scholarship.

September 9, 2014 at 9:56 am

Stock Market Game is a fun, interactive and FREE way to teach students about investing

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Engage your students in learning about investing – with the Stock Market Game, provided through Dordt College’s Center for Economic Development. This real-life simulation gives your students the chance to learn this important life skill in a fun and interactive way – and is easy for teachers to administer.

The game is tailored for students grade three through the college level, and is free for students in Iowa. The game is also segmented into divisions by different grade level groups, in which the students can compete for the chance to win various prizes.

The fall games will run from Oct. 6 to Dec. 12, 2014. To register your class to participate, visit www.stockmarketgame.org.

Or download the flier Stock Market Game 2014-2015

September 2, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds recognize Iowa Student Loan scholarship winners for proven financial literacy skills

govGov. Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Student Loan leaders recognized today 20 Iowa high school seniors who each won a $1,500 college scholarship through participation in the Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship, administered by Iowa Student Loan. The high school seniors from across the state were recognized in a special award ceremony at the Iowa Capitol.

This was the first year Iowa Student Loan offered the Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship, which provided Iowa high school seniors the chance to win $1,500 for college while learning important financial literacy skills.

Between December 2013 and February 2014, registered high school seniors were asked to complete two online financial literacy tutorials — Student Loan Game Plan and the ROCI Reality Check — which Iowa Student Loan developed to help students understand the consequences of college borrowing and discover how to maximize their return on college investment, or ROCI. In addition, scholarship contenders were required to take an online financial literacy assessment test created by Ednalysis, an Iowa educational research company. Scholarship winners were determined from those who earned top scores on the assessment test.

Read the full press release here.

May 21, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Money Habits formed by the age of SEVEN

Government-backed Money Advice Service (MAS) pointed to a Cambridge University study that suggested that most young children had grasped all the main aspects of how money works and formed “core behaviors which they will take into adulthood and which will affect financial decisions they make during the rest of their lives”.

Caroline Rookes, chief executive of the Money Advice Service, said: “This study really demonstrates the power of parental influences, and illustrates how much of what you learn and absorb when you are young, both consciously and subconsciously, affects the choices you make throughout the rest of your life.”

View the rest of the article here:  Money habits are formed by the age of seven – News Article

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