UT Extension trains teachers with financial curriculum
Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2010 10:35 am
The Messenger 06.10.10
KNOXVILLE — Teachers train us to read, write and count. One thing we all need to count correctly is our money.
But, first, someone has to teach the teachers about handling cash and credit.
Family and consumer experts with University of Tennessee Extension will spend part of their summer offering Tennessee teachers information and training regarding money management. The teachers will then pass this information on to Tennessee high school students when the school bell rings in the fall.
This will be the fourth year UT Extension has offered free, statewide seminars to teachers who are instructors in the Personal Finance Course that is now a graduation requirement for the class of 2013 and beyond.
Workshops are two-day sessions, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending by 4 p.m., in order to provide the 14 hours mandated by the Tennessee Department of Education.
Dr. Ann Berry of UT Extension is the chief coordinator of the training, which also includes more than a dozen UT Extension agents statewide.
Training will focus on four key areas — income, saving and investing, spending and credit and debt management.
The upcoming sessions include: June 16-17, Cookeville (Putnam County Extension Office); June 17-18, Johnson City (State Farm Insurance Office); June 22-23, Jackson (Madison County Agriculture Complex); June 22-23, Knoxville (UT Federal Credit Union); June 23-24, Ashland City (Cheatham County Board of Education); June 24-25, Alcoa (Knoxville TVA Employee Credit Union); June 29-30, Memphis (Agricenter Inter-national); Sept. 29-30, Jackson (Madison County Agriculture Complex); and Oct. 7-8, Knoxville (UT Federal Credit Union).
Many teachers have already registered for the free workshops, but spaces are still available in most sessions. For more information and to register, the website is http://fcs.tennessee/hsfpp.