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For instructors, trainers, media specialists, & librarians
The amount of financial information available online can be overwhelming. In an effort to streamline instruction, $tep-Up to $mart Money was developed by evaluating and carefully selecting specific resources from the numerous current, valid, and un-biased information available for use in the main section of the guide. To facilitate the development of additional financial literacy presentations, additional educational financial literacy resources that can be used independently or with other guide materials have been placed here.
FMCC has a license to brand and use this resource which offers free, real-life money guidance for college students to help them make informed financial decisions. Includes lesson plans, assessments and options for use. Contact email@example.com
for instructor account information.
The FDIC resources below include lesson plans, teacher presentations, and student worksheets.
This FDIC table helps you find lessons that align with key financial topics as defined through the My Money Five (http://www.mymoney.gov/mymoneyfive/Pages/mymoneyfive.aspx).
Financial Literacy Test & Survey Center
The NFEC’s Financial Literacy Test and Survey Center provides more than 30 complementary tests and survey tools. Organizations and individuals are welcome to use this online evaluation material for pre-and post-testing, self-assessment, and/or to gain a better understanding about various financial literacy topics.*
NEFE Financial Education Evaluation Online Toolkit
This online evaluation toolkit has been designed to help financial educators understand evaluation concepts and efficiently apply them to their educational programs so they can document the impact their programs have on students. Measuring the success of a program through documenting its impact is essential for financial educators to ensure that financial education programs meet the needs of their students and to secure support from stakeholders.
The evaluation toolkit consists of two main parts:
An evaluation manual (available in hard copy and online formats) covering basic program evaluation concepts, example evaluation instruments, and instructions on how to fully utilize the evaluation toolkit
An easy-to-use evaluation database containing evaluation templates and forms for several different types of program formats.
FDIC: Financial Education & Literacy
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporations’ site for teachers, parents, and caregivers to obtain educational resources on important financial issues and topics.
Financial Aid Toolkit
The Financial Aid Toolkit provides federal student aid information and outreach tools for counselors, college access professionals, nonprofit mentors, and others. Searches yield videos, pamphlets, graphics, documents and other resources that can be used for instructional purposes.
Jump$tart is a coalition of diverse financial education stakeholders. These organizations work together to educate and prepare our nation's youth for life-long financial success
Love Your Money
Incorporate site content into your lessons on personal finance and to encourage your students to complete the online course. If you are a college administrator or student services worker, you can incorporate the online course into requirements for your students or encourage them to take the course on a voluntary basis.
National Endowment for Financial Education
The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision making for individuals and families through every stage of life. NEFE provides financial education and practical information to people at all financial levels.
Money as You Learn
Money as You Learn provides K12 teachers with Common Core aligned texts, lessons, and tasks that connect the Common Core to real life applications while also equipping students with the knowledge needed to make smart financial decisions.
Financial Literacy Education in Libraries
An ALA|RUSA document outlining guidelines and best practices relating to financial literacy education in libraries
Tune in to monthly webinars for library staff on how to discuss financial education topics with patrons. All webinars are recorded and made available for later viewing.
Money Matter$ Pro
Helping Patrons with Financial Information, Not Advice. This New York Public Library site consists of a series of workshops and e-learning modules created to help libraries understand key personal finance concepts, subject matter content, and available unbiased, research-based resources to better assist patrons of all ages, abilities, and cultural backgrounds with money management inquiries.
Staff Training | Smart investing @ your library
Why reinvent the wheel? Select from these program ideas and resources to get started or expand programming that reaches your target audiences. For example, try a Topic Search under Budgets. You’ll find a rich collection of street‐tested materials in multiple formats that support your programming for adults, teens and children.
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