Personal Financial Literacy Resources

Wisconsin-Based Resources

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National Institute of Financial and Economic Literacy (NIFEL)

Three weeks of professional development for teachers each summer. Offered at Edgewood College, Madison.

Sponsored by Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, Wisconsin Jumpstart Coalition, and CBM Credit Education Foundation

wdfi.org/ymm/semandevents/education_series.htm

EconomicsWisconsin

Centers for Economic Education
*Extensive Teacher Resources

Stock Market Simulation

Spearheads MoneySmart Week activities

Excellence in Teaching Economics and Financial Literacy Awards for Teachers

Professional Development each fall for Economics and Personal Finance educators

Youth Enterprise Academy

Economics for Opinion Leaders

Wisconsin Council on Economic Education
7635 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 106
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53213
economicswisconsin.org

Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy

Innovative Awards Program grants

Wisconsin Financial Literacy Report

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
345 W Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
www.wdfi.org/ymm/govcouncilfinlit/

Educational Communications Board

Financial Literacy: Teach It! website

Money Moments for parents website
Browse ECB’s Program Search for media for schools

ecb.org/finance
ecb.org/finance/parents
ecb.org/programs

Department of Financial Institutions

MoneySmart Week Activities

Financial Literacy Resource Center

Office of Financial Literacy
David Mancl
PO Box 8041
Madison WI 53708-8041
www.finlitwi.org/
info@dfi.wi.gov

Wisconsin Jump$tart Coalition

Speakers for the classroom
Support for financial literacy

www.jumpstart.org/states-wisconsin.html


KnowHow2GoWisconsin

Encourages 8th through 10th graders to prepare for college. Financial aid information is provided.

www.knowhow2gowisconsin.org

Asset Builders of America

Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl

Lifetime Returns Calculator

Money Conferences around the state

Academy of Finance for Students during summer

Assetbuilders.org

http://payback.wisc.edu/

Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU)

Workshops for teachers, as well as students

Student Access Center

122 W. Washington Ave, Suite 700
Madison, WI 53703-2723
www.waicu.org

Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WAFSAA)

Fall workshops on updates in the student financial aid process

Information on completing the FAFSA

www.wasfaa.net/students/students.asp

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (JA)

Curriculum, community leaders, and educators working together to prepare for real world activities

JA Finance Park in Milwaukee Area

wisconsin.ja.org


Wisconsin Educational Opportunities Program (WEOP)

TRIO and GEAR UP programs (early intervention and awareness of college programs to low-income students)

TIP Grants

College Goal Wisconsin (workshops to families for assistance in filling out the FAFSA form)

weop.net

Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges

College Readiness 21 program (assists low-income, first generation, and minority youth in accessing college)

wficweb.org/College-Readiness.htm

Admission Possible

After-school program in Milwaukee for low-income students preparing for college and going through the admission process

www.admissionpossible.org/greater_milwaukee.html

Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation (GLHEC)

Money 411, college planning, and financial aid workshops presented through Next Stop College, the Wisconsin College Access Challenge Grant program

Workshop materials to download: PowerPoints on college planning and financial aid with detailed speaker notes, handouts, and promotional flyers

Financial IQ®, an award-winning financial literacy micro-site within mygreatlakes.org

nextstopcollegewi.org

 

mygreatlakes.org/community

 

mygreatlakes.org/financialiq

Higher Education Aids Board

Multiple grant programs

Online resources for scholarships, grants, loans

heab.state.wi.us/

Make a Difference Wisconsin

Speakers for the classroom, support for teachers, lesson plans

www.makeadifferencewisconsin.org/

Wisconsin Institute for Certified Public Accountants

Feed the Pig Elementary Curriculum

Classroom Speakers

Database of Reality Store Dates across the state

Accounting/finance resources

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy Curriculum

Classroom grants

www.wicpa.org

UW-Madison Center for Financial Security

Family Financial Security Webinar Series

Financial Security Working Papers and Practitioner Briefs

Financial Coaching Strategies

Local and National Financial Security Events

Archived Newsletter, Podcasts and Presentations

Your Money Tools and Resources

cfs.wisc.edu

Federal Reserve System

  http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/

Federal Reserve History

 

 

  http://www.federalreservehistory.org/

Federal Reserve Education Tools 

Educational Tools

 

FiftyNifty Econ Flash Cards (and other games) 

 

 

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Education

 

Financial Fables

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City for Educators

http://www.kc.frb.org/education/

 

 

 

 

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Education Resources

 

Barbie in the Workforce

http://www.stlouisfed.org/education_resources/all/

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Education

 

Econ for the Classroom

 

Econ Explorers Workbook

 

Virtual Money Museum

http://www.chicagofed.org/webpages/index.cfm

 

 

 

 

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Education

 

Teaching Aids

 

Our Money Teaching Unit

 

What is a Dollar Worth?

http://www.minneapolisfed.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Education

 

What is the Fed?

http://www.frbsf.org/education/

 

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Classroom resources

 

Building Wealth

http://www.dallasfed.org/educate.cfm

 

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Education

 

Lesson and activities

 

Using movie clips in the economics classroom

http://www.frbatlanta.org/edresources/

 

 

 

 

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Education

 

Federal Reserve in the 21st Century

 

Financial Games

http://www.newyorkfed.org/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Education

 

Peanuts and Cracker Jacks

 

Show Business: The Economics of Entertainment

http://www.bostonfed.org/index.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Education

 

Lesson Plans and Activities

 

Interactive Games

https://www.richmondfed.org/education/

 

 

 

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Education

 

Symbols on American Money

 

Lesson Plans (especially using children's literature)

http://www.philadelphiafed.org/education/

 

 

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Learning Center/Education

 

Online Games

 

Escape from Barter Island

 

Free Fed in the Classroom Monthly Video Conferencing

http://www.clevelandfed.org/learning_center/?DCS.nav=Main

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Thomas
Business & Information Technology
Education Consultant
Email: david.thomas@dpi.wi.gov
Phone: 608-266-2348

Kristen McDaniel
Social Studies Education Consultant
Email: kristen.mcdaniel@dpi.wi.gov
Phone: 608-266-2207

 

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