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 financial education resources FREE to Tennessee educators (grades K-8):

  • Training in the nationally-recognized Financial Fitness for Life® curriculum developed by the Council for Economic Education
  • 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 Virtual Training Summit

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:

  • Training in the nationally-recognized Financial Fitness for Life® curriculum and a set of classroom materials for the first 50 teachers who register for the FFFL session
  • An overview of the My Classroom Economy behavioral management program
  • An overview of the Next Gen Personal Finance curriculum for middle school
  • An introduction to the From Barter to Budget, Financial Literacy in Tennessee Traveling Trunk program, a partnership with the Tennessee State Museum
  • And an overview of the $martPath program for grades K-8, an engaging, interactive and easy-to-use way for teachers to embed relevant and fun financial education in their classrooms

**Certificate of completion available for each session attended**

Participants who attend three webinars will receive a $100 Amazon gift card;
participants who attend five webinars will receive a $200 Amazon gift card!

Participants must attend different webinar presentations to be eligible to receive the gift card.

Our financial literacy webinar series will explore the following TNFLC resources:

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Financial Fitness for Life

(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.

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My Classroom Economy

(for grades K-8)

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.

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RetireReadyTN and Enrich

(for educators)

You work hard to give your students a brighter future. Join us to see how you can build a better retirement future with RetireReadyTN and Enrich! RetireReadyTN is the state’s retirement program, combining the strengths of one of the nation's strongest defined benefit plans, provided by the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS), a 401(k) plan through services provided by Empower Retirement, and retirement readiness education. The Commission also offers all Tennesseans free access to the Enrich platform, the award winning digital financial wellness program designed to help you achieve your financial goals.

Financial Literacy Traveling Trunk

From Barter to Budget, Financial Literacy in Tennessee Traveling Trunk

(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.

Next Gen Personal Finance middle school curriculum

Next Gen Personal Finance

(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.

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$martPath

(for grades K-8)

$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.

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Upcoming Financial Literacy Training Webinars

All webinars are provided free for educators. Certificate of completion available for each session attended.

Session Topic Date and Time Registration
Financial Fitness for Life Curriculum Overview



Tuesday, November 1, 2022
2:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
3:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. ET
Register Now


Register Now
Money Week Overview



Tuesday, October 25, 2022
2:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
3:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. ET
Register Now


Register Now
Next Gen Personal Finance Curriculum Overview



Tuesday, October 4, 2022
2:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
3:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. ET
Register Now


Register Now
From Barter to Budget: Traveling Trunk



Tuesday, August 30, 2022
2:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
3:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. ET
Registration Closed


Registration Closed
RetireReadyTN and Enrich



Tuesday, August 23, 2022
2:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
3:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. ET
Registration Closed


Registration Closed
$martPath Digital Financial Literacy for Youth



Tuesday, August 16, 2022
2:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
3:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. ET
Registration Closed


Registration Closed
My Classroom Economy Overview
Counts as Masterclass Session 1


Tuesday, August 2, 2022
2:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
3:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. ET
Registration Closed


Registration Closed

Educators who want to take their classroom behavioral management to the next level can enroll in the Masterclass Series for My Classroom Economy. Attending one of the My Classroom Economy Overview trainings (listed above as part of the Virtual Professional Development Series) counts as the first session in the Masterclass Series.

Session Topic Date and Time Registration
My Classroom Economy Masterclass Session 4
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
3:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. ET
Register Now
My Classroom Economy Masterclass Session 3
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
3:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. ET
Registration Closed
My Classroom Economy Masterclass Session 2
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
3:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. ET
Registration Closed

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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. My Classroom Economy is created and offered by The Vanguard Group. Inc. 


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  37219-8782