The Personal Finance Institute offered by Missouri Council for Economics Education provides an in-depth study of Missouri’s Personal Finance Course. The sessions for educators include expert speakers on selected personal finance themes, model syllabi for teaching the course, and a free copy of Virtual Economics 4.0. Virtual Economics is an interactive tool that helps you understand the most important concepts in personal finance and find the right lessons to teach them. The CD allows you to search a database of over 1,400 lessons by grade level, concept, and state standards. The Personal Finance Institutes will also include an introduction to video games and other online interactive resources that can bring Personal Finance to life in the classroom.
Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel will give introductory remarks at several of the events (see dates and locations below) and suggest ways to foster a culture of financial literacy, vital for lifelong success, in students. Register online; participation is free. These workshops and the accompanying materials are made available through the generous support of State Farm, the Council for Economic Education, and Bank of America.
The Missouri Council on Economic Education is a nonprofit organization, established in 1969, for the purpose of promoting economic and financial literacy.
The session is 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There are five locations to select from during the month of August:
8/5 St. Louis: University of Missouri-St. Louis
8/6 Kirksville: Truman St. University Student Union Building Alumni Room (2105)
8/7 Warrensburg: Central Regional Professional Development Center (232 Foster Knox, Warrensburg, MO 64093)
8/8 Columbia: University of Missouri, 2 London Hall (Room 7)
8/9 Kansas City: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City