The Economics Personal Financial Literacy TEKS are being implemented in economics and social studies classes as well as in K to 8 mathematics. However, questions still race in so many educators’ minds as to how to successfully cover the content in a way that will prepare students for life. UT Tyler, Educational Service Center Region 7, Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE), the Texas Credit Union Foundation, Opportunity Texas, and State Farm are working collaboratively to offer 15-20 middle and high school economics, social studies, Career/Technical and mathematics teachers the opportunity to learn greater insight into the financial literacy content and the teaching strategies to cover the student expectations.
TCEE sponsors a Smarter Texas Personal Financial Literacy program with the ultimate goal that Texas students will be wiser consumers and savers. UT Tyler/TCEE will offer a more intense training with experts in the field for 20 middle and/or high school teachers that is known as the FLIGHT program, which is a component of the Smarter Texas program. Participating teachers will need to apply for the program and agree to the program terms.
$200 in financial support is available to teachers who meet the program conditions.
For an application and complete details, click here. (This is a zip file containing 2 docs.)