EVERFI CERTIFIED TEACHER PROGRAM
EverFi has teamed up with Bloomboard to offer teachers the opportunity to earn a micro-credential in Financial Education instruction. Applications for the first cohort are due this Monday, February 6th.
306 - African-American History
Looking for a way to engage students throughout Black History Month? 306 introduces students to African-American history through the use of beautiful artwork, primary documents and compelling real-life stories. Short modules allow teachers to integrate a few African-American history lessons into their core academic subjects, or to focus on the content as a stand alone unit. Here are a few of the lessons available to your students this February:
Tuskegee Institute - Students become journalists as they interview Booker T. Washington about his life. They choose questions to ask, and then hear Mr. Washington respond using his own words and voice.
Reliving the Harlem Renaissance - The texture of American art, music, and culture was undeniably impacted by the creative explosion known as the Harlem Renaissance. Through an interactive map, students explore the sights, sounds, and figures that turned a New York City neighborhood into an American movement.
Reflecting on Lessons Learned - As a capstone project for the course, students delve deeper into the themes of African-American history by constructing a guided essay. From outline to conclusion, the course walks students through the construction and revision of a thoughtful, persuasive essay.
306 is available to you and your students at no cost thanks to our partners. Login to your teacher dashboard and add it by clicking +Additional Courses.
Tabitha is a teacher at Stewarts Creek Middle School in Smyrna, TN. She was a recipient of the 2016 FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America) Distinguished Service Award.
What impact have EverFi’s courses had on your students?
A parent told me that a student who used EverFi Financial Literacy in my class helped his older brother with his FAFSA form! I love hearing stuff like that.
I’ve also seen the impact of Healthy Relationships and Ignition – both hone in on all of the issues of this middle school age. Students connect with the courses on a personal level and really enjoy them.
What is your approach to implementation?
I use a half and half method – 10 students will get on the computers and the rest of the class will go through our written curriculum. We alternate back and forth each day..
What best practices would you share with other teachers?
I planned an engagement activity for Venture [the entrepreneurship course where students created their own food truck business]. I reached out to several food trucks in the area…
$1,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
The Winter Scholarship Contest ended last week with a record number of student submissions. From earning their doctorates to being nautical engineers, your students shared big dreams. We loved hearing about what they’ve learned through Vault and FutureSmart, and how financial education will make a difference in their lives. Each of our five student winners earned a $1000 college savings scholarship to help make their dreams a reality. Their stories will be featured on the EverFi Blog over the coming weeks.
Want to submit more stories? The Spring Scholarship Competition is now open! We will be awarding another five $1,000 college savings scholarships to students in the U.S. who complete Vault, FutureSmart, or EverFi Financial Literacy, and who provide a short reflection by April 28th. This is a great capstone project for students and allows them to reflect on what they’ve learned.
Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League, thanks EverFi teachers for integrating STEM into their classroom through the Future Goals - Hockey Scholar resource.
Want to use some Hockey Scholar STEM lessons in your classroom? Login to your teacher dashboard and click +Create Class to set up access for your students.