Smart Money workshop looks at new requirement

BOWLING GREEN, O.--More than 150 high school department chairs and classroom teachers will be at Bowling Green State University Thursday (Nov. 8) to take part in a workshop devoted to the Ohio High School Core Graduation Requirements and implementing the personal finance education mandate.

Ohio Treasurer of State Rich Cordray will be the keynote speaker at the event, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

The Smart Money workshop will assist schools in preparing for the new mandate by helping them determine what departments will host personal finance education courses, which disciplines will teach them, and what the curriculum will include. Educators from the areas of business education, family and consumer sciences, marketing education, mathematics, economics and social studies will be among those taking part.

The workshop is being offered free of charge to teachers by BGSU Student Money Management Services, the College of Business Administration and the College of Education and Human Development.

Cordray, a leading proponent for personal finance education at the high school level, will speak on “Senate Bill 311: Core Graduation Requirements and Personal Finance” during a noon luncheon.

Other presenters include Tim Croak and R. David Ross of Creative Financial Partners, addressing “Financial Education: Foundation for Economic Success,” and D.J. Kern-Blystone, director of the Northwest Ohio Partnership for Economic Development, discussing “Curriculum from the Ohio Department of Education and Interactive Module.”

In addition, there will be a panel discussion, hosted by Beth Carpenter of the Toledo Public Schools Credit Union, on the process of teaching and learning personal finance concepts.

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(Posted November 06, 2007 )