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Economic Literacy Colorado To Host MoneyWi$er Personal Finance Workshops for Teachers – by Brooke Gilmore – The Ark Valley Voice

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Economic Literacy Colorado, a nonprofit dedicated to providing Colorado educators with resources to teach personal finances to students, is offering three virtual MoneyWi$er Personal Finance Workshops for teachers on June 1, June 9, and June 17.

These workshops, all identical, are open to all K-12 Colorado teachers. Upon completion of a workshop, teachers will earn 7.5 continuing education hours and a $125 stipend as a thank you for their time and commitment.

President and CEO of Economic Literacy Colorado, Debbie Pierce, said  “Our MoneyWi$er workshops are designed to provide Colorado teachers the basic tools and language to use as they educate students in how to manage their finances. In Colorado, personal finance is not a required course, but many districts, schools, and teachers have committed to teaching this life-changing subject to their students. We are here to support their every need.”

The MoneyWi$er workshops will provide teachers with the knowledge, skillset, and resources needed for classroom teaching. All lessons and activities align with the revised 2020 Colorado Academic Standards in personal financial literacy. Teachers will walk away prepared to teach their students age-appropriate financial lessons that are relevant and impactful.

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Financial presentations to support teachers personally will be part of the workshop, too. Teachers can choose from topics such as Basics of Investing, Wills and Estate Planning, Budgeting, Side Hustles, Debt Management, and much more.

“Our multiplier effect of training hundreds of teachers who educate thousands of students is vital to ensuring that the next generation of Colorado students have the opportunity to learn the fundamental economic and financial decision-making skills necessary to be successful throughout life. Financial education is essential to help level the playing field for all Colorado students,” said Pierce.

The mission of Economic Literacy Colorado is to empower Colorado students to achieve a lifetime of economic understanding and financial security. In an average year, Economic Literacy Colorado equips 1,500 teachers with the knowledge and resources to educate nearly 100,000 students across most of Colorado’s 178 school districts.

To learn more about the MoneyWi$er courses and to register, click here.

Economic Literacy Colorado empowers Colorado students to achieve a lifetime of economic understanding and financial security by educating and equipping teachers through professional development classes and classroom resources.