Teaching Financial Literacy is a four-week program that provides educators with the skills, curriculum tools, and confidence to successfully teach financial literacy and economic topics to K-12 students.
Once this professional development course is completed, educators can apply to teach Pathways to Financial Success, NKU’s financial literacy course, at their high schools through NKU's School-Based Scholars (dual-credit) program.
The program follows national standards and is aligned to Kentucky’s and Ohio's new standards.
Early Bird Rate: $50
Registration Deadline: May 1st.
After May 1st: Individual Registration
Registration Deadline: June 24th.
Dates: July 5-29, 2022
Course content is delivered in an online and asynchronous format but includes two hours of online synchronous discussion per week, those times are:
|Week 1||Introduction to economics and financial literacy|
Experiential learning, simulations, and project-based learning for teaching economics and financial literacy
Standards, course development and general education program
Integrating design thinking, multiple intelligence, and differentiation to teach economics and financial literacy
Earning an income, paying for college and financial planning process
Connecting the community, case studies, music, videos, and social media in teaching economics and financial literacy
Consumer credit, taxes, saving and investing
Dr. Nancy Lang is Associate Professor of Economics. Her primary teaching areas are microeconomics, international business and economics, and economics for teachers. Dr. Lang's research interests include instructional strategies for teaching economics, learning and teaching styles, and attitudes toward economic issues.
She is co-author of a high school economics textbook and conducts professional development programs in economic and financial education for teachers. She is actively involved in a variety of internationally-focused programs that have taken her to countries such as Estonia, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Ukraine, Mexico and Quebec. She earned her doctorate in economic education at the University of Georgia.