More than 100 hundred Maryland teachers will participate in a workshop aimed at improving financial literacy instruction. The training is based on a national model out of the University of Arizona called Family Economics and Financial Education (FEFE) and will be led by FEFE master teachers as well as the Maryland FEFE State Educator Team.
In June of 2010, the Maryland State Board adopted regulations requiring local school systems to implement a program of instruction in financial literacy at the elementary, middle and high school learning years, effective September 2011.
In April 2011, the Maryland State Department of Education received a $48,000 grant from PNC Bank supporting financial literacy in Maryland’s schools. Funds are being used to provide teachers with full scholarships to attend the training.
- Delegate Dana Stein, Baltimore County;
- Charlene Dukes, President of Prince George’s Community College and Vice President of the Maryland State Board of Education;
- Katharine Oliver, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Career and College Readiness, Maryland State Department of Education;
- Lourdes Montes-Greenan, Assistant Vice President in Community Development Banking, PNC Bank;
- Middle and high school Family and Consumer Sciences;
- Social Studies, Business Education; and
- Mathematics teachers of personal finance education
WHEN: August 2 – 4, 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
- Lourdes Montes-Greenan, August 2, 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
- Delegate Stein, Dr. Dukes, and Kathy Oliver, August 3, 8:30 – 8:40 a.m.
WHERE: The Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place
Columbia, Maryland 21045-3786, (410) 730-4090