How can educators help students navigate their way to financial independence? What do students need to know about budgeting and saving, and how can educators best teach them? On Wednesday, June 29, more than 60 of educators from across Maryland convened at Delta Baltimore Hunt Valley Hotel to answer those questions and more at MCEE’s annual Economic and Financial Education Summit for Teachers. The day-long event featured immersive workshops and group discussions that gave educators the opportunity to share and learn how to best ensure that Maryland students leave school prepared to pursue and reach their financial goals.
In the workshop “Credit: What Do Students Need to Know About Budgeting?” participants explored how to conduct a budgeting simulation game in their classrooms by challenging students to choose a salaried job and “walk through” life and the financial decisions that come with it. In another session, “Get Insured: What Do Teenagers Need to Know About Risk Management,” educators were shown how to teach the most important elements students should know about insurance and rates. Other workshops covered teaching about globalization, how to best prepare students for the Stock Market Game, and using picture books to teach economics and personal finance. Throughout the day, educators collaborated, engaged with experts, and examined how to better deliver the crucially important economic education to Maryland’s children.
The feedback from teachers at the Summit attests to the importance and success of the professional development experience. Check out some testimonials, here:
Loretta Duppins, Prince George's County Teacher
Amanda Price, Calvert County Teacher