21st Century Skills for high school financial course offered this summer by ISU, AEA

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency (AEA) and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will provide Iowa educator credit to teach the High School Financial Planning Program in a summer 2017 Storm Lake course: “Financial Literacy for 21st Century Skills.”

The High School Financial Planning Program is a vetted curriculum from the National Endowment for Financial Education. Carol Ehlers, human sciences specialist in family finance with ISU Extension and Outreach, will teach the course. It will cover the curriculum’s six modules that address student hands-on learning in money management, borrowing, earning power, investing, financial services and insurance.

Educators who take the course will meet for three face-to-face sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20; Monday, July 19 and Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Prairie Lakes AEA, 824 Flindt Dr., Storm Lake. The final session is Nov. 13, 7-9 p.m. and is an online learning session.

The one credit course costs $85 and the registration deadline is June 6. To register, go to Generation Ready at https://aea8.avatarlms.com/loqin.html and select: #7839 Financial Literacy for 21st Century Skills (Summer 2017). Anyone who has questions about registration may contact Carrie Kee, license renewal specialist for Prairie Lakes AEA, at 800-669-2325 ext. 2101, or stop by the office at 1235 5th Avenue South in Fort Dodge.

The State of Iowa already requires that financial literacy 21st century skills be taught in school, Ehlers noted.

This one credit renewal course in personal finance literacy addresses:

Becoming familiar with the High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) curriculum and website resources from the National Endowment for Financial Education

Connecting HSFPP student competencies to the Iowa 21st Century Financial Literacy Skills

Collaborating with colleagues to develop and teach mini-lessons using materials and resources from the modules

“In this course, educators will establish classroom strategies teaching student debt management, selecting financial services, creating a personal insurance plan, discovering ways to examine how choice of career and lifestyle will affect personal financial planning, as well as additional Iowa Core concepts,” Ehlers said.

“Supporting local educators on implementing financial skills using the High School Financial Planning Program is beneficial to all Iowa communities, as our young people gain valuable skillsets for their future.”

Find out more about the High School Financial Planning Program and ISU Extension and Outreach at http: //www.extension.iastate.ed u/human sciences/high-school-financial-planning.