We offer professional development opportunities—at no cost to you—and bring critical financial education to Tennessee youth.
As a teacher or administrator in Tennessee, you already know the value of a quality education in a child's life.
The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission offers three financial education resources FREE to Tennessee educators (grades K-8):
"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.
The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission is excited to announce a new season of 60-minute financial literacy training sessions for educators, provided virtually through webinar!
This series of webinars is designed to give you the tools to prepare your students for navigating life’s financial milestones and contribute to their long-term success. Our webinar series includes:
**Certificate of completion available for each session attended**
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See schedule of upcoming webinars
Participants must attend three different webinar presentations (e.g. one Financial Fitness for Life, one Vault - Understanding Money, and one Financial Empowerment Resource Library session) to be eligible to receive the gift card.
(for grades K-8)
Educators who attend this webinar will receive training in the nationally recognized Financial Fitness for Life curriculum developed by the Council for Economic Education and a free set of materials for your classroom (for the first 50 teachers who register). The Financial Fitness for Life curriculum is designed to be easily integrated into your existing elementary and middle school classroom instruction.
(for grades 3-8)
The newly redesigned Vault – Understanding Money is an interactive online learning course that introduces financial education skills early in a child’s cognitive development. Through an investment made by the Commission, schools across the state can offer this resource to their students at no charge.
The My Classroom Economy program is a uniquely innovative classroom behavioral management program designed to instill basic financial responsibility and teach the value of delayed gratification. Classroom educators of all subject matters will enjoy the inherent behavioral and motivational impact of the program, while students will be forever grateful for the real-life financial understanding and capability acquired through this experiential-learning based program. Educators who attend this webinar will also have the opportunity to participate in our My Classroom Economy Masterclass series.
(for teens and adult learners)
The Financial Empowerment Resource Library provides adult learners, including Tennessee teachers, with online access to a series of short, interactive learning modules covering topics from building emergency savings, to retirement 101, to financing higher education. At the conclusion of this session, enjoy a special presentation by a RetireReadyTN representative about the state’s retirement plan and steps you can take toward your retirement planning.
(for grades K-2)
Educators who attend this webinar will receive an overview of the Financial Literacy Traveling Trunk program, a partnership with the Tennessee State Museum. The Financial Literacy Traveling Trunk is designed to introduce hands-on financial literacy learning activities combined with Tennessee history. These lessons align with Tennessee Academic Standards for Social Studies.
(for middle school educators)
Educators who attend this webinar will receive an overview of Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) middle school curriculum, designed to help your students build core personal finance skills and learn real-world strategies they can use to build a successful financial future. Join this webinar presentation to get an overview of the fully customizable 9-unit course benefitting students around the country. Educators who attend this webinar will also be invited to participate in our NextGen lesson plan challenge, which comes with an opportunity to receive an additional $50 Amazon gift card!
$martPath is an engaging, interactive and easy-to-use way for elementary and middle school teachers to embed relevant and fun economic and financial education in their classrooms. $martPath units teach students about personal financial responsibility (such as saving, prudent spending, and prioritizing needs and wants) through grade-appropriate, curriculum-aligned, interactive lessons. Educators who attend this webinar will have the additional opportunity to participate in our semester-long $martPath pilot program for a cohort of 30 teachers.
All webinars are provided free for educators. Certificate of completion available for each session attended.
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!
To begin, you will need a registration code. Obtain yours by one of the options below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To play the Vault game with a generic registration code (no credit or tracking), enter the following code when prompted: ae06101e
Once you have your registration code, you're ready to enter the Vault! Click the launch button below to login.
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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. My Classroom Economy is created and offered by The Vanguard Group. Inc.
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 email@example.com.
Learn more about My Classroom Economy
“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.”
View the full article at the Elizabethton Star
* Elizabethton Star, July 30, 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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