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New Mexico Teachers Receive Training On Award-winning Financial Education Program In Los Alamos

on February 17, 2018 - 7:47am
UCEC News:
 
Sponsored by Nusenda Credit Union and in partnership with the Bradbury Science Museum Association, the University of Cincinnati Economics Center is offering two 60-minute training sessions for $martPath, an online teaching resource focused on financial literacy.
 
These training sessions are 10-11 a.m. and 1:15-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Bradbury Science Museum in downtown in Los Alamos.
 
$martPath is an engaging, interactive, and easy-to-use way for teachers in grades 1-8 to embed relevant economic and financial education into their classrooms. The program teaches students about financial responsibility topics such as saving, prudent spending, and prioritizing needs and wants through grade-appropriate, curriculum-aligned, interactive lessons.
 
In its continued efforts to support the financial education and success of New Mexico’s youth from an early age, Nusenda Credit Union’s partnership with the UC Economics Center is estimated to positively impact more than 3,000 students statewide. All $martPath lessons are aligned to New Mexico Common Core state standards for seamless integration into classroom instruction; and are provided free of charge to teachers and students.
 
More about $martPath:
  • Includes embedded assessments so teachers can easily track and report on student progress.
  • Economics and financial education is integrated into core academic subjects, particularly math and social studies.
  • Each grade has an overarching story line which keeps students entertained and engaged.
  • Teachers can register for an account at www.smartpath.online.
  • The program has won awards from the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) and from the Institute for Financial Literacy.
 
To learn more about $martPath, visit https://economicscenter.org/$martpath.

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