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NCEE Workshops Give Middle and High School Teachers Instructional Strategies for Teaching Personal Finance and Financial Markets

The National Council on Economic Education (NCEE, http://www.ncee.net) announced a series of free teacher training workshops to be held in July and August at its new HSBC National Center for Economic and Financial Education (http://www.ncee.net/nationalcenter).

The workshops will explore activity-based lesson plans from NCEE's Learning, Earning and Investing and Financing Your Future programs. Teachers will receive free copies of the publications and additional teaching techniques they can share with their students and fellow teachers.

"Tens of thousands of K-12 students live and learn in the shadow of the money capital of the world, but very few of them understand personal finance or how the financial markets work," says Kyle Christensen, Assistant Director of the new HSBC National Center for Economic and Financial Education. "Our summer workshops will give New York-area teachers the skills and strategies they need to implement investment education and personal finance programs into their curriculum."

During the sessions, teachers will explore topics such as saving and investing, credit and debt, investing internationally, portfolio management, financial planning, and building long term wealth. Teachers will discover how they can seamlessly infuse investment and financial concepts into their classroom with videos, lesson plans, reproducible handouts and interactive exercises.

To accommodate busy summer schedules, the HSBC National Center for Economic and Financial Education will host a number of workshops throughout July and August. Each workshop is limited to 30 participants. For a complete schedule or to register visit http://www.ncee.net/nationalcenter.

Workshop Dates and Times

Learning, Earning and Investing

  •          Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  •          Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  •          Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  •          Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Financing Your Future

  •          Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  •          Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  •          Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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 and financial 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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