A two-day workshop in October will empower local teachers with personal finance lessons that can be shared with students.
Hosted on the OCDE campus by the California Jump$tart Coalition, the “Financial Empowerment for K-12 Teachers: Building Knowledge and Confidence in Personal Finance” sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 and Oct. 26.
Experts will discuss spending and financial planning, credit and debt, saving and investing, and managing risk, along with strategies for integrating these concepts into classroom instruction. A representative from the California State Teachers’ Retirement System will also be on hand to provide information about pensions.
California Jump$tart is a not-for-profit organization that aims to improve the financial literacy of California’s youth through resources and trainings.
And speaking of finances, teachers who complete the workshop will earn a stipend of $200. Prizes, including an iPad, will be raffled off both days.
The Orange County Department of Education is located at 200 Kalmus Drive in Costa Mesa.