Education and Resources

Resources for Teachers

We offer professional development opportunities—at no cost to you—and bring critical financial education to Tennessee youth

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Become a financial education champion for your students, your school, your state!

As a teacher or administrator in Tennessee, you already know the value of a quality education in a child's life.

Learn to incorporate financial literacy in your classroom

The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission offers three financial education resources FREE to Tennessee educators (grades K-8):

  • One-day Training Summits in the nationally-recognized Financial Fitness for Life® curriculum developed by the Council for Economic Education
  • Quick access to the Vault-Understanding Money online interactive platform
  • In-Service Trainings provide schools and districts with the My Classroom Economy behavioral management program

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"Children are the future of our state."

"As a director of schools, superintendent, administrator or teacher, I ask you to take a moment to view this short video about free teacher training in financial literacy available from the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission. The program will be a life-changing experience for you and your students."

- Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr.

Attend a Training Summit

The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission hosts free financial education summits across the state for elementary and middle school educators.

All educators who attend will receive:

  • Training in the nationally-recognized Financial Fitness for Life® curriculum developed by the Council for Economic Education
  • A certificate of completion that can be used for professional development credits as permitted by their respective school district

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Participants receive classroom materials and an Amazon gift card

Educators will also receive a free set of curriculum and materials for your classroom and a $50 Amazon gift card upon completion of a post-summit survey.

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The one day summit will include a special presentation by a RetireReadyTN representative and the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about your retirement plan and steps you can take toward your retirement planning.

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Upcoming Tennessee Financial Education Summits

Summits will start at 9 a.m. and end by 2 p.m. Trainings are free and include lunch and parking.

Area Date and Time Location Registration
Cookeville February 23, 2019
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Tennessee Tech University Registration closed
Knoxville March 2, 2019
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Pellissippi State Community College Registration closed
Memphis March 23, 2019
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Southwest Tennessee Community College Registration closed
Chattanooga March 30, 2019
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Chattanooga State Community College Registration closed
Nashville September 21, 2019
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Lipscomb University Registration opens Summer 2019
Columbia September 28, 2019
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Columbia State Community College Registration opens Summer 2019
Blountville October 19, 2019
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Northeast State Community College Registration opens Summer 2019
Dyersburg November 9, 2019
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Dyersburg State Community College Registration opens Summer 2019

 

2019 Teacher Training Summit Locations Map

 

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 Ready to make an immediate impact? Set up your classroom on Vault!

The Tennessee Treasury's Vault interactive challenge empowers students in grades 3-8 to make responsible money choices and grasp critical financial concepts in income, careers, planning, credit, borrowing, insurance, safety, savings, investing, and more!

Drive your students’ interest and success in financial education with this educational and fun series

To begin, you will need a registration code. Obtain yours by one of the options below.

Option 1: Set up your classroom

To register your school or classroom, and obtain a custom registration code for your students, please contact Bill Parker, Director of the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission, at (615) 532-5892 or tn.flc@tn.gov.


Option 2: Use a generic code to begin playing now

To play the Vault game with a generic registration code (no credit or tracking), enter the following code when prompted: 8d3f6d62

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Got your registration code?

Once you have your registration code, you're ready to enter the Vault! Click the launch button below to login.

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New for 2018: My Classroom Economy!

My Classroom Economy is a behavioral management program that enables any classroom educator, regardless of subject matter, to teach children financial responsibility through experiential learning. It helps motivate students and empower teachers without placing additional requirements on them during lesson time.


Tennessee is the first in the nation to launch this program statewide!

To set up a training for My Classroom Economy in your school, contact Bill Parker, Director of the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission, at (615) 532-5892 or tn.flc@tn.gov.

Star Photo/Abby Morris-Frye Tennessee Treasurer David Lillard visited Elizabethton Monday morning to kick off a new state-wide program available to teachers to help improve the financial literacy of their students.

TN Treasurer visits Elizabethton to launch financial literacy program

by Abby Morris-Frye

“It’s a matter of training people early in life,” Lillard said, adding the new program places emphasis on students in K-8 grades. “We are trying to effect a generational shift in how Tennesseans think about finances.”

* Elizabethton Star, July 30, 2018

Helping provide financial education to students across Tennessee

The Commission works closely with school districts to design custom approaches to financial literacy in their schools. Students have consistently achieved higher scores in key financial education areas, following the core programming.


To learn more about custom programming for your school, please contact Bill Parker, Director of the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission, at (615) 532-5892 or tn.flc@tn.gov.

Contact Us

Have questions about financial education?  We're here to help!

Bill Parker, Director

(615) 532.5892

tn.flc@tn.gov

Mailing Address

Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission
P.O. Box 198782

Nashville, TN  37219-2956