EVERFI​​Financial​​Education​​Certified


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EVERFI​ ​Financial​ ​Education​ ​Certified​ ​Teacher  

Educators​ ​have​ ​the​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​skills​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​facilitate​ ​online​ ​financial​ ​literacy​ ​education​ ​in  their​ ​classrooms.  Created​ ​by​ ​EVERFI   

 

Micro-credential​ ​Overview   Objective  Educators​ ​gain​ ​a​ ​deeper​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​why​ ​school-based​ ​financial​ ​education​ ​is​ ​critical​ ​for​ ​students,​ ​learn  how​ ​to​ ​facilitate​ ​a​ ​high-quality​ ​blended​ ​learning​ ​student​ ​experience,​ ​implement​ ​financial​ ​education  instruction​ ​in​ ​the​ ​classroom​ ​through​ ​EVERFI’s​ ​tools,​ ​and​ ​become​ ​financial​ ​education​ ​advocates​ ​in​ ​their​ ​school  and​ ​district. 

Framework​ ​Reference   Teaching​ ​Competencies: 

iNACOL​ ​Blended​ ​Learning​ ​Teacher​ ​Competency​ ​Framework​: 

Domain​ ​1​ ​-​ ​Competency​ ​1​ ​-​ ​Standard​ ​A​:​ ​ ​Shift​ ​from​ ​teacher-led​ ​instruction​ ​to​ ​student-centered  learning​ ​for​ ​the​ ​purposes​ ​of​ ​meeting​ ​individual​ ​needs​ ​and​ ​fostering​ ​engagement​ ​and​ ​motivation.  ● Domain​ ​3​ ​-​ ​Competency​ ​3​ ​-​ ​Standard​ ​A​:​ ​ ​Connect​ ​learning​ ​to​ ​sources​ ​of​ ​information​ ​beyond​ ​the  classroom​ ​teacher​ ​and​ ​textbook.  ● Domain​ ​4​ ​-​ ​Competency​ ​1​ ​-​ ​Standard​ ​A​:​ ​ ​ ​Use​ ​qualitative​ ​and​ ​quantitative​ ​data​ ​to​ ​understand  individual​ ​skills,​ ​gaps,​ ​strengths,​ ​weaknesses,​ ​interests,​ ​and​ ​aspirations​ ​of​ ​each​ ​student,​ ​and​ ​use​ ​that  information​ ​to​ ​personalize​ ​learning​ ​experiences.  Student​ ​Standards:  ●



Jump$tart​ ​Coalition​ ​for​ ​Personal​ ​Finance​ ​Education​ ​-​ ​National​ ​Standards​ ​in​ ​K-12​ ​Personal​ ​Finance  Education 



Consumer​ ​Financial​ ​Protection​ ​Bureau​ ​(CFPB)​ ​-​ ​Youth​ ​Financial​ ​Education​ ​Review​ ​Tool 

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Council​ ​for​ ​Economic​ ​Education​ ​-​ ​National​ ​Standards​ ​for​ ​Financial​ ​Literacy 

Rationale   Young​ ​people​ ​are​ ​being​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​make​ ​more​ ​--​ ​and​ ​more​ ​complex​ ​--​ ​financial​ ​decisions​ ​as​ ​they​ ​move​ ​into  young​ ​adulthood,​ ​but​ ​many​ ​of​ ​them​ ​are​ ​under-prepared​ ​to​ ​make​ ​the​ ​best​ ​decisions​ ​for​ ​their​ ​financial​ ​futures.  The​ ​research​ ​suggests​ ​that​ ​school-based​ ​financial​ ​education​ ​matters.​ ​One​ ​recent​ ​study​ ​found​ ​that​ ​students 

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whose​ ​schools​ ​offered​ ​robust​ ​financial​ ​education​ ​reaped​ ​the​ ​benefit​ ​through​ ​higher​ ​savings​ ​--​ ​and​ ​in​ ​turn  higher​ ​net​ ​worth​ ​--​ ​later​ ​in​ ​life.​1   

A​ ​nationwide​ ​movement​ ​of​ ​teachers​ ​are​ ​integrating​ ​financial​ ​education​ ​into​ ​their​ ​classrooms​ ​at​ ​all​ ​grade  levels​ ​in​ ​subjects​ ​like​ ​Social​ ​Studies,​ ​Math,​ ​Career​ ​&​ ​Technical​ ​Education,​ ​Economics,​ ​and​ ​Guidance.​ ​Blended  learning​ ​instruction​ ​allows​ ​teachers​ ​to​ ​engage​ ​their​ ​students​ ​in​ ​real-world​ ​scenarios,​ ​and​ ​help​ ​them​ ​connect  the​ ​dots​ ​between​ ​what​ ​they’re​ ​learning​ ​in​ ​the​ ​classroom​ ​with​ ​life​ ​outside​ ​its​ ​walls.​ ​The​ ​earlier​ ​students​ ​learn  to​ ​save​ ​and​ ​budget,​ ​the​ ​better​ ​prepared​ ​they’ll​ ​be​ ​to​ ​pay​ ​for​ ​college,​ ​avoid​ ​credit​ ​card​ ​debt,​ ​secure​ ​housing,  get​ ​a​ ​jumpstart​ ​on​ ​retirement​ ​savings,​ ​and​ ​be​ ​financially​ ​independent​ ​and​ ​productive​ ​members​ ​of​ ​society.​ ​By  including​ ​high-quality​ ​financial​ ​education​ ​in​ ​the​ ​classroom,​ ​teachers​ ​are​ ​equipping​ ​their​ ​students​ ​with​ ​the  skills​ ​they​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​successful​ ​in​ ​life.    This​ ​micro-credential​ ​prepares​ ​teachers​ ​to​ ​be​ ​advocates​ ​and​ ​leaders​ ​in​ ​their​ ​school​ ​communities​ ​on​ ​the​ ​issue  of​ ​financial​ ​education​ ​for​ ​students.​ ​Participants​ ​will:    ● Learn​ ​about​ ​the​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​school-based​ ​financial​ ​education  ● Complete​ ​at​ ​least​ ​three​ ​modules​ ​of​ ​an​ ​EVERFI​ ​course​ ​through​ ​a​ ​sample​ ​student​ ​account  ● Create​ ​an​ ​Implementation​ ​Plan  ● Implement​ ​at​ ​least​ ​one​ ​EVERFI​ ​financial​ ​education​ ​course​ ​with​ ​students   ● Complete​ ​a​ ​reflection​ ​on​ ​their​ ​implementation  ● Train​ ​a​ ​colleague   

1​ ​United​ ​States​ ​Department​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Treasury,​ ​“Integrating​ ​Financial​ ​Education​ ​into​ ​School​ ​Curricula.”​ ​(2002)​ ​ADVANCING​ ​K-12​ ​FINANCIAL  EDUCATION:​ ​A​ ​GUIDE​ ​FOR​ ​POLICYMAKERS  

Optional​ ​Micro-credential​ ​Steps   The​ ​following​ ​steps​ ​are​ ​optional​.​ ​Utilize​ ​these​ ​as​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​and​ ​earn​ ​this​ ​micro-credential. If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​not​ ​used​ ​EVERFI’s​ ​Financial​ ​Education​ ​resources​ ​in​ ​your​ ​classroom​ ​before,​ ​we​ ​suggest​ ​you spend​ ​extra​ ​time​ ​in​ ​this​ ​section.   Part​ ​1:​ ​Overview  A. Check​ ​out​ ​this​​ ​Introduction​ ​to​ ​the​ ​EVERFI​ ​Certified​ ​Teacher​ ​Program​ ​video​ ​to​ ​hear​ ​from​ ​other  teachers​ ​who​ ​have​ ​earned​ ​this​ ​micro-credential​ ​and​ ​learn​ ​what​ ​the​ ​program​ ​entails.  Part​ ​2:​ ​Why​ ​Financial​ ​Education?  A. Journal​ ​your​ ​thoughts​ ​on​ ​financial​ ​education​ ​prior​ ​to​ ​watching​ ​the​ ​video​ ​and​ ​reading​ ​the​ ​article.​ ​After  watching​ ​and​ ​reading,​ ​did​ ​anything​ ​change?​ ​Did​ ​you​ ​generate​ ​new​ ​ideas,​ ​or​ ​do​ ​you​ ​still​ ​have  unanswered​ ​questions?  ● Video:​ ​Financial​ ​Education:​ ​Beyond​ ​the​ ​Buzz  ● Article:​ ​Ten​ ​Reasons​ ​Schools​ ​Should​ ​be​ ​Teaching​ ​Financial​ ​Literacy​ ​to​ ​Our​ ​Kids  Part​ ​3:​ ​The​ ​Resources 

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Watch​​ ​this​ ​video​​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​more​ ​about​ ​the​ ​resources.​ ​Then,​ ​select​ ​the​ ​financial​ ​education​ ​tool​ ​you’d  like​ ​to​ ​implement​ ​in​ ​your​ ​classroom. 

Click​ ​View​ ​Course​​ ​on​ ​the​ ​tile​ ​for​ ​the​ ​resource​ ​you’ve​ ​selected​ ​(Vault,​ ​FutureSmart*,​ ​Venture​ ​or  EVERFI).​ ​If​ ​you​ ​do​ ​not​ ​see​ ​your​ ​chosen​ ​course,​ ​click​ ​“​+​ ​Additional​ ​Courses​”​ ​and​ ​add​ ​it​ ​to​ ​your​ ​account.   *Note​:​ ​FutureSmart​ ​is​ ​available​ ​only​ ​in​ ​select​ ​areas.  Complete​ ​at​ ​least​ ​three​ ​modules,​ ​making​ ​notes​ ​on​ ​how​ ​you​ ​could​ ​integrate​ ​these​ ​topics​ ​into​ ​your  classroom.  

Part​ ​4:​ ​Implementation  ●  

Watch​ ​this​ ​video​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​best​ ​practices​ ​for​ ​implementation​ ​directly​ ​from​ ​other​ ​teachers,​ ​and​ ​then  click​ ​here​ ​for​ ​additional​ ​implementation​ ​ideas.  

Required​ ​Micro-credential​ ​Steps   The​ ​following​ ​steps​ ​are​ ​required​ ​to​ ​earn​ ​this​ ​micro-credential. A. Create​ ​Your​ ​Teacher​ ​Account​ ​(If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​not​ ​done​ ​so​ ​already)  a. Watch​ ​this​ ​video​ ​and​ ​follow​ ​along​ ​with​ ​the​ ​steps   b. Be​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​create​ ​your​ ​teacher​ ​account​ ​and​ ​student​ ​classes  c. Note​ ​the​ ​name​ ​and​ ​email​ ​address​ ​of​ ​your​ ​local​ ​Schools​ ​Manager​ ​in​ ​the​ ​bottom​ ​right​ ​of​ ​your  account.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​the​ ​person​ ​you​ ​should​ ​reach​ ​out​ ​to​ ​with​ ​questions.  B. Complete​ ​Section​ ​I​ ​of​ ​your​ ​implementation​ ​plan​!​ ​(Click​ ​the​ ​link​ ​and​ ​download​ ​a​ ​copy​ ​of​ ​the​ ​template.  You​ ​can​ ​then​ ​write​ ​over​ ​the​ ​italicized​ ​examples​ ​with​ ​your​ ​own​ ​answers.)  C. ​ ​Student​ ​Registration   a. To​ ​have​ ​students​ ​self-register​,​ ​use​ ​this​ ​Student​ ​Registration​ ​Deck​​ ​to​ ​walk​ ​your​ ​students  through​ ​the​ ​signup​ ​process.​ ​Make​ ​sure​ ​you​ ​give​ ​each​ ​class​ ​their​ ​unique​ ​code​ ​so​ ​that​ ​they​ ​show  up​ ​in​ ​the​ ​right​ ​place​ ​in​ ​your​ ​teacher​ ​center​ ​gradebook.​ ​OR  b. To​ ​register​ ​your​ ​whole​ ​class​ ​at​ ​once​,​ ​watch​ ​this​ ​short​ ​video​​ ​for​ ​step-by-step​ ​instructions.  D. Have​ ​students​ ​complete​ ​the​ ​program​ ​according​ ​to​ ​your​ ​implementation​ ​plan.  

a. If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​implementing​ ​Vault​​ ​or​ ​FutureSmart​​ ​in​ ​your​ ​classroom,​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​your​ ​students  complete​ ​and​ ​pass​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​program,​ ​so​ ​that​ ​they​ ​earn​ ​certification​ ​in​ ​financial​ ​education.  This​ ​should​ ​take​ ​between​ ​3-5​ ​hours​ ​of​ ​class​ ​time. 

b. If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​implementing​ ​EVERFI​ ​Financial​ ​Literacy,​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​your​ ​students​ ​complete​ ​and​ ​pass​ ​at  least​ ​four​ ​lessons​ ​from​ ​the​ ​program.​ ​This​ ​should​ ​take​ ​between​ ​2-4​ ​hours​ ​of​ ​class​ ​time. 

c. If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​implementing​ ​Venture​ ​-​ ​Entrepreneurial​ ​Expedition,​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​your​ ​students​ ​complete  and​ ​pass​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​program.​ ​This​ ​should​ ​take​ ​between​ ​2-3​ ​hours​ ​of​ ​class​ ​time. 

E. As​ ​part​ ​of​ ​your​ ​implementation​ ​plan,​ ​you​ ​listed​ ​ways​ ​you​ ​could​ ​share​ ​these​ ​resources​ ​with​ ​other  teachers​ ​at​ ​your​ ​school​ ​and​ ​district.​ ​Now’s​ ​the​ ​time​ ​to​ ​make​ ​that​ ​happen.​ ​Reach​ ​out​ ​to​ ​your​ ​Principal  or​ ​Grade-level​ ​Chair​ ​to​ ​schedule​ ​a​ ​time​ ​to​ ​train​ ​other​ ​teachers.​ ​Or,​ ​connect​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Curriculum  Director​ ​in​ ​your​ ​district​ ​to​ ​see​ ​if​ ​there’s​ ​an​ ​upcoming​ ​PD​ ​session​ ​where​ ​you​ ​can​ ​present.​ ​You​ ​must 

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train​ ​at​ ​least​ ​one​ ​other​ ​teacher​ ​on​ ​an​ ​EVERFI​ ​critical​ ​skills​ ​course,​ ​and​ ​help​ ​that​ ​teacher​ ​set​ ​up​ ​their  account.​​ ​Enter​ ​what​ ​you​ ​accomplished​ ​ ​in​ ​Section​ ​II​ ​in​ ​your​ ​Implementation​ ​Plan.  a. Here​ ​is​ ​a​ ​customizable​ ​Powerpoint​ ​you​ ​can​ ​use​ ​to​ ​train​ ​other​ ​teachers,​ ​along​ ​with​ ​a​ ​few​ ​slides  they​ ​can​ ​use​ ​to​ ​register​ ​students.  F. After​ ​completing​ ​all​ ​requirements,​ ​revisit​ ​your​ ​implementation​ ​plan​ ​and​ ​complete​ ​Section​ ​II.   G. Share​ ​a​ ​best​ ​practice​ ​in​ ​the​ ​EVERFI​ ​Educator​ ​Facebook​ ​Group.​ ​(​Click​ ​here​ ​to​ ​join​.)​ ​In​ ​the​ ​group,​ ​post  one​ ​implementation​ ​best​ ​practice,​ ​tip​ ​or​ ​something​ ​you​ ​learned​ ​while​ ​using​ ​EVERFI​ ​with​ ​students.  Take​ ​a​ ​screenshot​ ​of​ ​your​ ​post​ ​and​ ​include​ ​it​ ​in​ ​the​ ​post-implementation​ ​reflection​ ​section​ ​on​ ​your  Implementation​ ​Plan.​ ​(​Click​ ​here​​ ​for​ ​instructions​ ​on​ ​how​ ​to​ ​take​ ​a​ ​screenshot.)  H. Have​ ​your​ ​students​ ​reflect​ ​on​ ​their​ ​experiences​ ​by​ ​answering​ ​at​ ​least​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​following​ ​questions:  a. What​ ​are​ ​the​ ​three​ ​most​ ​important​ ​topics​ ​or​ ​skills​ ​that​ ​you​ ​learned​ ​from​ ​this​ ​course​ ​(Vault,  FutureSmart​ ​,​ ​Venture​ ​or​ ​EVERFI)?​ ​How​ ​will​ ​knowing​ ​each​ ​of​ ​these​ ​things​ ​help​ ​you​ ​in​ ​your​ ​life  now​ ​and​ ​when​ ​you​ ​are​ ​an​ ​adult?  b. What​ ​are​ ​your​ ​dreams​ ​for​ ​the​ ​future​ ​(college,​ ​travel,​ ​dream​ ​job,​ ​dream​ ​life)?​ ​Explain​ ​how​ ​what  you​ ​learned​ ​in​ ​(Vault/FutureSmart/Venture/EVERFI)​ ​will​ ​help​ ​you​ ​reach​ ​those​ ​goals.   I.

Upload​ ​your​ ​completed​ ​Implementation​ ​Plan​ ​and​ ​two​ ​student​ ​reflections. 

Collection  Please​ ​use​ ​the​ ​resources​ ​linked​ ​in​ ​the​ ​micro-credential. 

Guide​ ​to​ ​Submissions​ ​and​ ​Evaluation  The​ ​following​ ​section​ ​outlines​ ​the​ ​items​ ​that​ ​ ​must​ ​be​ ​submitted​ ​ ​to​ ​earn​ ​this​ ​micro-credential,​ ​and​ ​the  criteria​ ​by​ ​which​ ​they​ ​will​ ​be​ ​evaluated.​ ​To​ ​earn​ ​the​ ​micro-credential,​ E ​ VERFI​ ​Financial​ ​Education​ ​Certified  Teacher​,​ ​the​ ​applicant​ ​must​ ​receive​ ​a​ ​passing​ ​score​ ​on​ ​evidence​ ​1,​ ​2​ ​and​ ​3.  Evidence​ ​1:​ ​ ​ ​ ​Implementation​ ​Plan   Complete​ ​this​ ​Implementation​ ​plan​​ ​by​ ​downloading​ ​a​ ​copy​ ​and​ ​writing​ ​over​ ​the​ ​italicized​ ​example​ ​text.  Passing​​ ​-​ ​ ​Answers​ ​are​ ​thoughtful,​ ​thorough,​ ​and​ ​adapted​ ​for​ ​the​ ​teacher’s​ ​own​ ​standards,​ ​classroom,​ ​and  student​ ​population.​ ​All​ ​questions​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Implementation​ ​Plan​ ​are​ ​complete.  Evidence​ ​2:​ ​ ​ ​Student​ ​Reflections  Upload​ ​two​ ​or​ ​more​ ​reflections​ ​from​ ​students.​ ​Students​ ​reflect​ ​on​ ​their​ ​experiences​ ​by​ ​answering​ ​at​ ​least  one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​following​ ​questions:  ● What​ ​are​ ​the​ ​three​ ​most​ ​important​ ​topics​ ​or​ ​skills​ ​that​ ​you​ ​learned​ ​from​ ​this​ ​course​ ​(Vault,  FutureSmart,​ ​Venture​ ​or​ ​EVERFI)? 

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How​ ​will​ ​knowing​ ​each​ ​of​ ​these​ ​things​ ​help​ ​you​ ​in​ ​your​ ​life​ ​now​ ​and​ ​when​ ​you​ ​are​ ​an​ ​adult?  What​ ​are​ ​your​ ​dreams​ ​for​ ​the​ ​future​ ​(college,​ ​travel,​ ​dream​ ​job,​ ​dream​ ​life)?​ ​Explain​ ​how​ ​what​ ​you  learned​ ​in​ ​(Vault/FutureSmart/Venture/EVERFI)​ ​will​ ​help​ ​you​ ​reach​ ​those​ ​goals. 

  Passing​​ ​-​ ​ ​Applicant​ ​provides​ ​at​ ​least​ ​two​ ​student​ ​reflections​ ​that​ ​share​ ​examples​ ​of​ ​financial  knowledge/skills​ ​the​ ​student​ ​has​ ​learned​ ​through​ ​this​ ​program,​ ​and​ ​how​ ​that​ ​will​ ​help​ ​them​ ​now​ ​and​ ​in​ ​the  future.   Evidence​ ​3:​ ​ ​Share​ ​a​ ​Best​ ​Practice  Join​ ​the​ ​EVERFI​ ​Educator​ ​Facebook​ ​group:​ ​Click​ ​here​.   Post​ ​in​ ​the​ ​group:​ ​Share​ ​one​ ​implementation​ ​best​ ​practice,​ ​tip​ ​or​ ​something​ ​you​ ​learned​ ​while​ ​using​ ​EVERFI.  Take​ ​a​ ​screenshot​ ​of​ ​your​ ​post​ ​and​ ​include​ ​it​ ​in​ ​the​ ​post-implementation​ ​reflection​ ​section​ ​on​ ​your  Implementation​ ​Plan.​ ​ ​(​Click​ ​here​​ ​for​ ​instructions​ ​on​ ​how​ ​to​ ​take​ ​a​ ​screenshot.)  Passing​ ​-​ ​Applicant​ ​provides​ ​screenshot​ ​of​ ​Facebook​ ​post​ ​on​ ​Implementation​ ​Plan.  Evidence​ ​4:​ ​ ​Complete​ ​Survey  Complete​ ​the​ ​Participant​ ​Survey​ ​linked​ ​below​ ​to​ ​help​ ​us​ ​gather​ ​feedback​ ​on​ ​your​ ​professional​ ​development  experience​ ​via​ ​BloomBoard​ ​and​ ​EVERFI.    http://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScg9_Ou8-B1dMQnGF7hkBVwA-T9inbAgLrHfrxgUbGjMitgSw /viewform?usp=sf_link    Passing​ ​-​ ​Applicant​ ​completes​ ​and​ ​submits​ ​the​ ​survey.   

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