INNOVATE - Summer 2017 EVERFI'S K-12 NEWSLETTER

We're gearing up for a great year... get ready!

Read on for a sneak peek at new courses that address prescription drug abuse, STEM career exploration, and nutrition & fitness. Also, check out the details on the first STEM Certified Teacher Program cohort launching this fall and the new Facebook community for EVERFI teachers.

Ready to get a head start on the upcoming year? Click here or read below for a refresher on setting up your classes. We hope you’re able to take this time to relax and unwind - you’ve earned it! Looking forward to reconnecting with your fully charged-self this fall.

-Your EVERFI Schools Team

Table of Contents

Summer Slugger | New Courses and Venture Lesson | Certified Teacher Program

Creating Your Classes | ISTE Spotlight | New Facebook Page | What We're Reading

Summer Slugger

Didn't have the chance to try out Summer Slugger with your students before school got out? Use the unlocked version* as a math and literacy refresher for your incoming 5th graders. Engaging baseball-themed, standards-aligned lessons cover topics like Units of Measurement, Place Value, Phonemic Awareness, and Reading Comprehension. Like all of our K-12 courses, Summer Slugger is available to you and your students at no cost. Get started by selecting +Additional Courses on your Teacher Dashboard and then "Request Course" under Summer Slugger. For more information on the course, visit summerslugger.com or reach out to your local Schools Manager.

Summer Slugger’s official launch took place at the DREAM Charter School in Harlem at the end of spring, in collaboration with EVERFI and the MLB.

*Select "Unlocked Course" when creating your class.

New Courses Coming this Fall

Healthier Me

The EVERFI curriculum team has been hard at work developing new courses for you to use with your students this fall:

Healthier Me teaches elementary students healthy habits as they help monster sidekick, Chester, navigate true-to-life situations.

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention aims to raise awareness and support safe prescription drug use among high school students. Click here to register for a 45-minute webinar on Thursday, September 7th at 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM EDT.

Endeavor guides middle schoolers through exciting STEM career activities such as creating a custom shoe using a virtual 3D printer. Click here to register for the 45-minute webinar on Wednesday, September 20th at 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT.

Venture - Entrepreneurial Expedition will feature a brand new lesson to help students see the connection between personal finance and business! They’ll create and maintain a budget in order to save capital to start a business.

Become an EVERFI Certified Teacher

More than 100 teachers received a micro-credential in financial education instruction through Bloomboard and EVERFI’s Certified Teacher Program last school year. These educators gained the designation as a leader in education technology in their school and district. Click here to learn more and to apply for the fall cohort in financial education or STEM education.

“Not only does [this micro-credential] lend professional credence to the good work you are doing, but it allows you to bring an innovative and engaging program to your students.” -Jake Hollin, The John Caroll School, Maryland

Jake Hollin, EVERFI Certified Educator

Get a Head Start

The new school year’s almost here (what?!) and you know better than anyone that getting a small head start can go a long way. All of our 2017-2018 course offerings are now unlocked on your teacher dashboard which means it’s time to login to your EVERFI account and set up your classes. No student information is required, so don’t worry if you haven’t received your class lists yet. From your dashboard, click on “Create Class” and set up your classes using a group name or number. Reach out to your local Schools Manager with any questions.

ISTE Spotlight

#ISTE17 was an absolute blast! It was fantastic to spend time outside the school walls with EVERFI educators from all across the US and Canada.

Sessions and exhibit halls were buzzing with best practices and new trends in educational technology. Thank you to those of you who stopped by to say hello and share your story. On day two, we met Selma M. from Brackenridge High School of San Antonio ISD. Selma’s school team had the most EVERFI - Financial Literacy for High School students certified in the country in 2012-2013!

When we return to reality from these big idea meccas, our habits often take over. In keeping up with the day to day, it becomes increasingly difficult to disrupt our routines and attempt an unfamiliar practice. We love this MindShift article on “unlearning” to create space for something new: Why ‘Unlearning’ Old Habits Is An Essential Step For Innovation

We’re prepping for iNACOL in the fall -- Orlando, here we come! If you’re attending, we can’t wait to see you!

Plug In on Social

Are you plugged into the new K-12 Facebook Community? We’re sharing: articles relevant to critical skills programming, ideas for lesson extensions, scholarship announcements, and stories from EVERFI educators and Schools Team Members.

Like us and join the conversation!

What We're Reading

A curated list of education technology articles from around the Web:

1. One teacher’s advice on how to help students channel their true (kind) self into their online persona to help stop cyberbullying.

2. The evidence is mounting for integrating social emotional learning in every classroom.

3. Among this year’s digital trends, principals agree that online tools contribute to positive student outcomes.

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