Using Technology to Teach Financial Literacy, Insurance Just Got Easier at AAFCS Conference

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Workshops at the American Association of Family Consumer Sciences Conference profile resources and lesson plans for teaching personal finance, economics, insurance and life skills to high school students.

The National Council on Economic Education (http://www.ncee.net) unveiled its workshops at the American Association of Consumer Science Conference (http://www.aafcs.org) taking place on June 19th - 21st at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee, WI.

During the sessions, teachers will explore the latest strategies for teaching personal finance, economics, insurance and life skills with a mix of online, CD and DVD resources. Teachers will leave with handouts, lesson plans and other instructional resources.

"Knowing how to invest savings, manage credit and choose insurance can be bewildering for high school students," says Troy D. White, Director of Product Marketing and Sales. "Family and Consumer Sciences teachers are already leaders in delivering these crucial life skills. These workshops will focus on using technology to present the content in a fun, interactive way."

Kathy Miles, NCEE Teacher Support Specialist, will lead the workshop Taking the Risk Out of Life's Toughest Choices on Thursday, June 19th at 6:30 pm in the back of the Expo Hall.

This workshop will detail the daunting choices students have to make about higher education, credit and insurance. With a series of online resources, interactive exercises and DVD videos, Mrs. Miles will show teachers how to blend activity-based lessons with technology to help students make wise decisions about their futures.

Mrs. Miles will also conduct Utilizing Technology-Based Resources to Build a Foundation in Financial Literacy on Saturday, June 21st at 11:30 am in the back of the Expo Hall.

In the workshop, Mrs. Miles will highlight technology tools that help teachers demonstrate personal finance concepts like credit, earning an income, saving, investing and money management.

For teachers interested in infusing more personal finance and economics into their curriculum, the NCEE will preview its latest technology- and print-based materials at booths 305 and 307. Booth attendees will also have the opportunity to test drive select products in the NCEE Learning Lab and register to win an iPod shuffle.

Exhibit Hours

Thursday, June 19th 5:00pm-7:30pm
Friday, June 20th 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, June 21st 10:00am-3:00pm

Workshop Schedule

Taking the Risk Out of Life's Toughest Choices
Thursday, June 19th
6:30 pm
Back of the Expo Hall

Utilizing Technology-Based Resources to Build a Foundation in Financial Literacy
Saturday, June 21st
11:30 am
Back of the Expo Hall

About the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE)
The NCEE (http://www.ncee.net) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving economic, financial and entrepreneurship literacy. Both directly and through its unique nationwide network of state Councils and more than 200 university based Centers for Economic Education, NCEE's programs reach more than 150,000 K-12 teachers and over 15 million students in more than 70,000 schools each year.

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