Maine Jump$tart is pleased to announce the third installment in its summer teacher training series: Money in 2019 and Beyond: What Should We Be Teaching Our Students? The training will be focused on the future of fintech and our emerging cashless society, including digital currencies, alternative payment systems, security issues, and the resulting psychological and behavioral considerations. This year’s event will be broken up into three principal components: a NextGen Personal Finance FinCamp, presentations and speakers, and a group activity that you will be able to share in your classroom right away!
The training took place on August 5-7 at the Clarion Airport Hotel in Portland, Maine.
- Next Gen Personal Finance’s FINCAMP
- FINTECH: What, Where, Why
- AI, Crypto, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity- A Whirlwind Introduction!
- Psychology & the Cashless Economy
- Tales from the Cyber Front at a Community Bank in Maine
Teacher Lesson Plans:
Maine Jump$tart Coalition is excited to announce that it is partnering with Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) to offer Maine teachers a unique professional development opportunity. In August 2018, NGPF will be delivering three separate one-day financial education workshops throughout the state! Check out this video to see what makes NGPF’s FinCamp so special! Register today for a chance to discover new financial education resources, build customized curricula and lessons, and collaborate with peers.
Please follow the links below to register for a FinCamp. Each workshop is identical, so please select the date and location that works best for you.
To view a sample workshop agenda, please click here. At each workshop, breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served throughout the day. See you there!
Last August, over 40 educators attended Financial Foundations for Educators, a three-day intensive training held at Bangor Savings Bank in Augusta, ME. Teachers enjoyed interactive lessons with experts on a wide range of topics, including credit and debt management, spending and financial planning, and avoiding identity fraud.
Teachers who attended this training also had the chance to play a new hands-on classroom resource based on the classic game Monopoly. Steve Kautz, high school mathematics teacher and former Coalition Board Member, has modified the rules of the game to include valuable lessons in personal finance AND he managed find a way to play it in under an hour! To view and print these modified rules, please click here.