IDEAS TO CELEBRATE FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH
In support of Financial Literacy Month, EverFi is providing twenty-one (21) interactive digital lessons from Vault, FutureSmart and EverFi to schools across the U.S. at no cost. Topics include creating a budget, comparison shopping, and paying for college. Access these lessons and others on your teacher dashboard and share your plans with your network: #EverFiPowersFinEd
Check out our virtual map of Financial Literacy Month events and stories at EverFi.com/finlitmonth/
EverFi's $1000 College Scholarships
At the end of the Financial Literacy Month, we'll be selecting five students to receive $1,000 529 College Savings Scholarships for completing Vault, FutureSmart, or EverFi. The deadline for student entries is April 28th, so login to get your students started today!
Raise.Me Offers Scholarships for Completing EverFi
Raise.me is a site that motivates students to better prepare for higher education by helping them earn scholarship dollars from colleges for all the things that set them up to succeed - whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining extracurriculars. Raise.me is free for students and high schools and has over 225 colleges currently offering scholarship dollars, including Northeastern, ASU, Oberlin, Georgia Tech and Tulane. Through a new partnership with Raise.me, students will soon be able to earn scholarship dollars from colleges for completing the EverFi Financial Literacy Course. This will help create even more excitement about the course and build financial literacy skills that support their college readiness. Sign up to learn more about Raise.me here so you can be the first to know when the new Financial Literacy Micro-scholarship officially launches!
EverFi Certified Teacher Program Application Open
Due to overwhelming demand, we will be launching a second cohort of the EverFi Certified Teacher Program this April. If you’ve been waiting to implement EverFi until after testing season, this is a great time to apply.
- Application window open 3/29 - 4/10
- Acceptance emails sent out 4/17
- Program runs 4/17 - 6/16 (flexible implementation means you can earn the micro-credential at any time during this window)
FEATURED RESOURCE: Summer Slugger
Summer break is just around the corner! While this is a great time for students to relax and unwind, it’s also a time when the skills they spent the last school year building can begin to fade away.
That’s why we developed Summer Slugger, a digital resource designed to combat the “summer slide” for 4th & 5th graders.
With the support of Major League Baseball, Summer Slugger is now available to a limited number of elementary schools across the U.S. and Canada. To request access for your school, fill out the form here.
President & CEO of The NEA Foundation
What encouragement would you give teachers who are working to integrate critical skills education into their classrooms?
My key piece of advice to educators, no matter what or whom they teach, is almost always the same: It takes “fierce” to battle your own self-doubt when you are the only one who seems to know that “good enough” is just not good enough for your students. Excellence is what you are after, and you are not going to let anything or anyone stand between your students and excellence. Bring “fierce” to the table every time. Be gentle, kind and caring with your students, but be fierce about their education.
What is the NEA Foundation and what support does it give teachers?
The NEA Foundation is an independent, 501(C)3 public charity, created, in 1969 by educators for educators, to improve public education for all students. Highlights of support for teachers include:
- Our Grants to Educators, distributed three times each year, fund educators’ creative and innovative classroom projects designed to prepare students for college, work, and life. Last year, our grants empowered more than 6,000 educators, reaching more than 186,000 students.
- Our Global Learning Fellowship, takes a group of educators abroad, such as on recent trip along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and other significant historical and cultural sites in Peru, as part of a year-long, cohort-based, professional development program...
FEATURED VIDEO: Bringing STEM to Life
At Valley Middle School of STEM, students jump at any opportunity to use technology during class time. Watch as Special Education Teacher Elizabeth creatively integrates a digital lesson from Hockey Scholar into a hands-on classroom experiment involving pucks, a hockey stick and angles.
Want to use Hockey Scholar STEM lessons in your classroom? Login to your teacher dashboard and click +Create Class to set up access for your students.