Apply now for Picademy 2019!

From our friends at Picademy: Jump-start your digital making journey this summer at Picademy, a free professional development program created by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. We’ll be in the following cities — where will your journey begin? Picademy is for all educators: classroom teachers, librarians, technology coaches, after-school club leaders, and beyond. If you’re interested …

Nominate a Teacher for a Computer Science Scholarship

From our friends at Code.org: Do you know a teacher who loves learning? Our workshops will prepare teachers – even with no prior experience – to teach computer science (CS), to open opportunity for students. Code.org has prepared almost 100,000 educators to teach our courses, and they give our program rave reviews. The Code.org course pathway ranges from kindergarten …

Monetary Asset Discussion Morphs into Custodial Roth IRA Promotion

Recently, a student captured the imagination of my class. It stemmed from a comparison of Money Market Deposit Account (MMDA) and Certificate of Deposits (CD).  It was suggested that one of these accounts could be very useful for graduation gifts this spring. One of my students, Phil, asked,  “Mr. Shifrin, what would you do if …

The 2019 Massachusetts Personal Finance Challenge

The Personal Finance Challenge is a 30-question, rapid-fire exam with questions from categories on Income and Money Management, Spending and Credit, and Saving and Investing. Teams will complete the exam online between March 25 and April 5. Each student will have 35 minutes, and all team members must complete the exam within 3 hours. Click …

The 2019 Council for Economic Education’s National Economics Challenge

The Council for Economic Education will host the 19th Annual National Economics Challenge in New York City on May 18 – 20, 2019. Cash prizes, trophies, and medals for the top teams at nationals. Rounds will cover Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International and current events. There will be critical thinking rounds and quiz bowl rounds and an …

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