PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE TO NOVEMBER 19, 2016
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From Books to Bucks takes reading, writing, listening, speaking, and math standards and integrates financial literacy through the use of developmentally appropriate children’s literature. Learn how to weave standards such as coin and bill identification and counting, earning, spending, saving, donating and other early finance and economics themes into your language arts block. This workshop promotes the integration of these concepts and others into Reader's and Writer's Workshop or a general literacy block. You will have time to create a lesson designed just for your classroom as well as develop a scope and sequence that will help you bring financial literacy into your classroom throughout the school year! Plus, take time to browse through a book collection from easy readers to chapter books!
This workshop will teach you how to blend WI Model Academic Standards for Personal Financial Literacy such as Money Management, Planning, Saving, & Investing, and Critical Consumerism with CCSS such as writing a personal narrative, how point of view in the story is expressed, and many more.
As a second-grade teacher, Jennifer Guenther used an integrated approach to financial literacy for 13 years and was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Economics and Financial Literacy Award in 2006. For her overall innovative classroom techniques and her dedication to leadership in education, she was named one of Wisconsin’s Herb Kohl Foundation Fellowship recipients in 2009. In 2011, Jennifer received the Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award from the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy for her workshops efforts. Currently, Jennifer is working with EconomicsWisconsin as a program manager for the Early $tart = Money $mart programs.
See Jennifer's blog here: http://www.earlystartmoneysmart.com/blog
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