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Banking On Success Building Financial Literacy For Educators and Students

Banking On Success: Building Financial Literacy For Educators and Students

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Course Description

Building Financial Literacy for Educators and Students offers educators a concise exploration of essential personal finance concepts that include budgeting, saving, managing debt, and setting financial goals. Analysis assignments, technology tools, assessments, and discussions will aid teachers in deepening their understanding of these concepts and enable them to confidently impart this knowledge to their students so that their students may make informed financial choices for a lifetime of financial well-being.

Course assignments include creation of a personal budget that will ensure monetary needs and goals, fiscal self-confidence, and peace of mind. Course activities and topics will culminate in a lesson plan that educators may implement in their classrooms. Educators will leave this course with increased confidence in their own financial management skills and, thus, the ability to integrate personal financial literacy into their instructional practice. 

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe how knowledge of and communication about personal finance empowers teachers and students to make informed decisions about how they manage their money.   
  • Develop strategies that incorporate personal finance into teaching to support healthy behavior and communication about money.
  • Analyze personal and cultural financial behaviors concerning debt, credit, spending, and saving habits and its impact on social and emotional health.
  • Organize and prioritize financial needs and goals using opportunity cost. 
  • Identify and describe the core elements and practices of successful personal money planning.
  • Utilize technology tools and budget methods to construct a personal money plan and teach this skill to students.

Course Instructors

  • "I liked that I was able to create a budget that I can use from month to month. This course will impact my financial life and extend beyond the summer."

  • "I loved the practical information about developing a budget. I was immediately able to apply all coursework to my own financial situation. I am so grateful for this course, would recommend 10/10."

  • "The information was clear and presented well. The instructor was passionate and made me excited about budgeting- imagine that!"

  • "I am a financial planning zero and was afraid I wouldn’t understand anything-Lindsay made it so much easier and her support was encouraging and never judgemental."

  • "Each lesson was extremely helpful and informative. I liked that each assignment was something that applied to my life and something I could actually walk away using. I enjoyed creating a budget because it really helped me visualize exactly where our money is going."

  • "How applicable it is for the real world. I loved all the websites, videos and helpful information."

  • "I absolutely loved Lindsay’s feedback. She was specific and in-depth. The feedback included links and resources."

  • "I didn’t realize how much I needed a budget until I took this course. The instructor was very helpful because her comments on my assignments were very thought provoking. I also liked all of the extra things she included like the PERA information.
    Overall, this class was amazing and so helpful!"

  • "I learned so much in this course. It was well-organized, well-researched with helpful data and resources, and very hands on and personalized."

  • "I learned so many facts that I did not know before. You don’t know what you don’ know so this class provided me with some insight on questions I never knew I had."

  • "I learned so so much! Best Happy Teacher course I’ve taken. I’ve needed this information and organization in my life for a long time. This helped me take control of my financial choices and broach financial conversations, using the tools from this class, my relationship."

  • "I liked how I can keep using the tools and resources I created beyond the completion of this course."

  • "I liked how units were chunked and information was presented. It was clear and easy to navigate for an online course."

  • "I liked that it was different from other courses I have taken and I think it’s a very important class for teachers to take and learn about budgeting and long term financial goals."

  • "I loved how applicable the information was. So easy to work through the course and build a meaningful budget my wife and I have already put into practice."

  • "I was so impressed with Lindsay’s knowledge, enthusiasm, and the thoughtful comments, tips, resources and ideas that she wrote with our assignments."

  • "I’ve taken a lot of courses through Happy Teacher, and this one was the most helpful and informative for me! I learned a lot and was able to make changes to my lifestyle and habits because of it. I thought the video lessons were helpful and I took lots of notes."

  • "It was very practical and hands-on, and it had great resources!"

  • "Taking the course helped me allocate time intentionally to self-improvement in my personal finance knowledge."

  • "The information given was up to date, applicable and helpful in all areas of finance. The assignments were useful in so many ways."

  • "THE RESOURCES!!! They were amazing! I didn’t even know these tools were out there– and now I have them!"