Financial Survival Kit for Teachers and Students: Debt, Plastic Cards, Credit, Reports, Scores and Identity Theft, and Other Interactive Resources

Professional Development



  • 07/09/2013
  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • The New York Public Library, Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue, 1st FL., New York, NY 10016-4314
  • Presenter: Rick Fenner, Director, Mohawk Valley Center for Economic Education, Utica College and Doug Young, CEE Director for Professional Development


  • National Center Workshops

GRADES: 6-8, 9-12


  • Financial Literacy

Millions of young students graduate from high school every year to start their first experience at being independent.  They make credit decisions as they take on student loans, sign leases for apartments, open bank and credit card accounts without realizing how these decisions impact their future.   Yet numerous surveys taken throughout the United States reveal graduating high school students lack rudimentary knowledge of personal financial concepts with many making extremely bad decisions.  Bad financial decisions can impact a person’s ability to get a job, rent an apartment, buy a car or take out a needed loan for an emergency or college. This two day workshop will provide a scope and sequence to teach a successful personal finance course.  It will also provide the knowledge and skills for decision making which most adults face daily.   The workshop will focus on engaging resources, student-centered activities and ways to assess learning.  At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have significantly increased their own personal financial knowledge allowing them to be able to engage and teach their students.  This workshop is a must if teachers have never taught personal finance, not sure what should be included in such a course, or have money problems of their own.

Registration for this workshop begins at 8:30 a.m.


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