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COVID-19 Update

The Office of Outreach is pleased to announce our upcoming workshops will be happening in an in-person and webcast format. Attendees will automatically be registered for the event in both formats (if applicable). As concerns about COVID-19 continue, flex registration will allow each person to choose which way they would like to attend the workshops.

We look forward to seeing you in-person and online as we provide insight into current local and national economies, and address topics of interest to the community, region, and state. 

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Course Overview

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Teaching Financial Literacy 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 new standards.

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Course Outcomes

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  1. Analyze and evaluate programs and curricular materials designed for the development and understanding of economics and financial concepts.
  2. Apply state and national standards for course and lesson development as well as assessment of student understanding of economic and financial concepts.
  3. Discuss class activities, practices, and organizational strategies that support the development of economic and financial thinking.
  4. Discuss pedagogical practices, class activities, and strategies that enable educators to implement and manage economic and financial literacy instruction in ways that facilitate higher order thinking.
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Course Outline

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Week Topics
Week 1 Introduction to economics and financial literacy
Week 2

Experiential learning, simulations, and project-based learning for teaching economics and financial literacy

Standards, course development and general education program

Week 3

Integrating design thinking, multiple intelligence, and differentiation to teach economics and financial literacy

Earning an income, paying for college and financial planning process

Week 4

Connecting the community, case studies, music, videos, and social media in teaching economics and financial literacy

Consumer credit, taxes, saving and investing

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Meet the Instructors

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Nancy Lang
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.

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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.
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Kimberly Code
Dr. Kimberly Clayton-Code is the director and co-founder of NKU's Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies. She teaches courses in gifted and talented education, social studies, diversity, economic education, and educational foundations. Dr. Code received the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE) Service and Advisory Award for her exceptional service and advocacy in support of educating Kentucky's gifted and talented youth in 2018.

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She has also received the Faculty Excellence in Sustained Outreach and Public Engagement (2010) and the Faculty Excellence in Teaching (2007) awards from Northern Kentucky University. Other activities have included editing and authoring the national award-winning, Entrepreneurs in Kentucky and Pathways to Home Ownership curriculum projects.
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Program Overview

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COST

Rate: $2,240

KY Educator Rate: $0*

* All Kentucky educators (teachers, principals, etc.) automatically qualify for a $2,240 grant provided through the Haile/US Bank College of Business and the Unleash Innovation Challenge. Deadline to apply to receive the $2,240 grant is Friday, June 19 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

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WHEN

Dates: July 6 – August 2, 2020*

* Course will be delivered online and asynchronous

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