Conference offers resources, strategies on financial literacy

The Maine JumpStart Coalition is inviting teachers at all levels to attend the Fostering Financial Literacy in Maine Schools Conference at the Augusta Civic Center on April 26.

The daylong professional development workshop will offer participants resources and strategies for integrating personal finance into classroom instruction.

Visit the JumpStart Coalition’s Maine website to learn more about the conference.

The Financial Literacy conference dovetails with the passage of LD 184:  An Act to Promote the Financial Literacy of High School Students in May 2011. As a result of the legislation, Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §254, sub-§13 was enacted and encourages school administrative units to implement an integrated model for personal finance instruction in social studies or mathematics.

Visit the Maine Department of Education’s Social Studies web page for a list of suggested financial literacy resources that can help teachers integrate financial literacy instruction in the classroom.

For more information, please contact Kristie Littlefield, the Maine DOE’s Social Studies Specialist, at kristie.littlefield@maine.gov or 207-624-6828.