Educators to learn financial literacy concepts that can be passed on to students

A two-day workshop in October will empower local teachers with personal finance lessons that can be shared with students.

Kid filling piggy bankHosted 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.

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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.