Monthly archives: January, 2018

Registration is OPEN for the MBEA conference (4/6)!

Registration is now OPEN for the 2018 conference! View the 2018 Conference Flyer for session information. Register by sending in the form with payment or online via Eventbrite! April 6, 2018 The Verve, Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick 1360 Worcester St Natick, MA 01760

Wisdom of Finance Video Contest – DEADLINE EXTENDED

From our friends at the Learning Economics And Finance Network: Wisdom of Finance Video Contest Pride and Prejudice is a romance classic and consistently appears on lists of most-loved books.  But have you ever wondered if Jane Austen’s heroine, Lizzie Bennet, could have been a successful hedge fund manager? The answer to this seemingly strange question …

Help FDIC Enhance Its Money Smart for Young People Curriculum

From our friends at the FDIC: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) seeks your help in finding Pre-K to 12 educators who are willing to provide feedback on its Money Smart for Young People (MSYP) financial education curriculum. Please pass information about this opportunity on to any schools or educators that are interested in financial …

Meet the Board of Directors – Jacqueline Prester

Name: Jacqueline Prester ( @mrsprester | LinkedIn | Facebook | mrsprester.com | email ) Position: MBEA Board of Directors, Secretary School: Mansfield High School, Mansfield, MA Job Title: Business & Technology teacher Grade Levels: high school Courses Taught: currently – Entrepreneurship, Personal Finance, previously – Marketing, Google Applications, Career Theory, HTML Webpage Design, Computer Applications I & II, Desktop Publishing, …

“Is Accounting For Me?”

From our friends at the MSCPA: “Is Accounting For Me?” Suffolk University, 3/9 Join us for a day of interactive activities, panel discussions with accounting professionals & college students and networking! For details and access to the registration form, please visit:  https://goo.gl/forms/GIXRRyRnR2by3Azr1 The deadline to apply is February 16. This is just three weeks away, …

Upcoming Webinars from the CEE

From our friends at the Council for Economic Education: The Council for Economic Education is pleased to offer free professional development webinars for teachers nationwide. The webinars cover multiple topics on how to integrate personal finance and economics in the classroom and create a fun learning experience for your students. For a list of webinars …

Free Financial Literacy PD Course!

From our friends at the Cowin Financial Literacy Program at the Teacher’s College of Columbia University: REGISTER NOW:  Cowin Financial Literacy Program – Online Course REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 25th, 5:00 PM EST

One of my favorite projects – Copycat Magazine

Every year in Photoshop, I challenge my students to find a magazine cover layout (I have a collection of about 150 for them to choose from) that is more than just simple text and words. They have to evaluate the fonts (serif, sans serif, narrow, slab, script, etc.) to try to match them with free/open …

Professional Learning Opportunities for Computer Science

From our friends at code.org: Thanks to you, the global movement to teach computer science continues to accelerate, and in the U.S. an unprecedented number of schools, districts, and states are embracing this new subject. But, our schools need more CS teachers, and teachers need more support for every child to have equitable access to …

Feature a Teacher: Eric Swansburg

Name: Eric Swansburg ( email ) School: King Philip Regional High School, Wrentham, MA Job Title: Business Teacher Grade Levels: high school Courses Taught: Accounting, Business Management Why and/or how did you become a business educator? I worked in the healthcare and financial services industries for 25 years in a variety of roles, mainly selling and …

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