Bridging the Gap: Building a Community of Financial Well-being

2018 AFCPE® Research and Training Symposium

AFCPE Pre-Symposium: Monday, November 12 - Wednesday, November 14
AFCPE Symposium: Wednesday, November 14 - Friday, November 16
Schedule Subject to Change

Title: Empowering Personal Finance Educators: Two Professional Development Models
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
This poster will describe the content and format of two professional development models that were developed to build the financial education capacity of teachers. Each model could easily be replicated. The program models are Financial Education Boot Camp and Financial Education Teacher Exchange. Both are funded annually as the result of a [state] law that stipulated that a portion of credit union profits for serving as public repositories must be used for financial education professional development. Post-class and follow-up evaluations have consistently found that participants in both programs increased subject matter and pedagogical knowledge and self-confidence in teaching personal finance.

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