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 hosts free financial education summits across the state for elementary and middle school educators.
All educators who attend will receive:
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.
Register for an upcoming educator training summit
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.
Summits will start at 9 a.m. and end by 2 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Trainings are free and include lunch and parking.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Launch the Vault game
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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Nashville, TN 37219-2956