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New Reviews: TCEE’s Personal Financial Literacy & More (OER)

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[Source: TCEE]

Texas Economics: Math & Personal Finance is a free set of lesson plans for teaching mathematics and personal financial literacy in grades K-12. Lesson plans reference the relevant Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the National Standards for Personal Finance, National Teachers of Mathematics Standards and Benchmarks, and the National Council on Economics Education Voluntary Standards in Economics. Resources are available for download on the Texas Council on Economic Education website. Learning List has completed reviews for Personal Financial Literacy (Grades 4-6), Personal Financial Literacy – Lessons for Classrooms and After School Programs (Grades 7 & 8) and Texas Economics: Math & Personal Finance (Grades K-3).

Lessons are supplemental and designed to meet the economics strand of the TEKS. At grades K-8, instruction addresses income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing. Content incorporates age-appropriate children’s literature with plots linked to personal finance (e.g., Curious George Takes a Job) and include activities that address concepts introduced in readings. Each lesson includes rubrics to guide assessment by observing students’ participation in activities and evaluating completed activity sheets.

About TCEE*

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[Source: TCEE]

The Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE) has a vision that by working with kindergarten through grade 12 educators, TCEE can establish the seeds of a healthier U. S. economy and personal financial stability.  TCEE’s goal is to provide teachers with hands-on lessons and programs that allow students to practice implementing  real life economic and financial skills, and thus pave the way to a life of economic security and a Smarter Texas. As a 501(c) 3 nonprofit founded in 1949 and incorporated in 1969, TCEE has strong program roots throughout the state.

TCEE coordinates programs to provide statewide student activities and teacher staff development with a goal to ultimately reach the 5 million school children of Texas.  TCEE strives to provide free or low cost programs that school districts and teachers can afford in times of significant budget cuts.  Each year TCEE reaches at least 2,000 educators who then impact the learning of 2 million students.

TCEE seeks partnerships to promote its vision that the U. S. become a nation of citizens who have the knowledge and skills to make sound, informed economic decisions.

*The content in this section is provided by or adapted from TCEE.

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Funding Update: Financial Literacy Curricula

Discover Financial Services seeks to ensure that all students have the skills needed for a successful financial future. In support of this goal, Discover administers the Pathway to Financial Success (PFS) program which provides grants to U.S. public high schools that implement a financial literacy curriculum.  Per the PFS website, in order to be eligible for grants a high school:

  • Must implement or be looking to implement a financial education curriculum;
  • Use a measurement tool to assess participation in and comprehension of the financial education curriculum; and
  • Agree to share overall results of the measurement tool’s pre and post-curriculum testing with Discover upon the program’s completion, to assess what worked and what didn’t.

Grant awards are determined on a program-by-program basis.  For more information about the grant program and  the complet RFP, click here.

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