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Colorado Academic Standards - Personal Financial Literacy Resource Bank

Overview:

Teaching the Personal Financial Literacy expectations embedded within the Colorado Academic Standards is supported through a wide array of free instructional resources. This webpage lists classroom resources for K-12, educator professional development, scholarship opportunities for students, and instructional tools for teaching personal finance. If you are an educator in Colorado and have suggestions for a great free resource please email Tory Tripp. For additional opportunities please check Professional Development.


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AmeriTowne

Students participate in 8 lessons about personal finance topics and then attend a town simulation... Read more

CashCourse

Online customizable lessons, tools, calculators and activities to teach personal finance topics in... Read more

Free

EconEdLink Personal Finance k-12 Lesson Library

EconEdLink has a robust online menu of lesson plans and activities to teach personal finance and... Read more

Free

EconEdLink Webinar Series

EconEdLink offers ongoing webinars and professional development sessions on personal finance... Read more

Free Professional Development

Economic and Personal Finance Calendar Contest

$50 prize for selected calendars. See details, deadlines and instructions to enter at the Economic... Read more

Free

Economic Literacy Colorado Professional Development

Various professional development sessions for educators to learn about personal finance and... Read more

Free Professional Development

EVERFI Financial Literacy

Robust library of lessons on a variety on financial literacy topics.

Free

Family Financial Fun Night

After-school events for elementary school students and their parents/caregivers that teach basic... Read more

Free

Federal Reserve Bank

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has a large library of lesson resources for pre-k through... Read more

Free

Financial Education Research Studies

NEFE partners with various universities to research financial education topics.

Free Professional Development

Foundation for Teaching Economics Professional Development

Professional development opportunities for economics and personal finance education by the... Read more

Professional Development

Funancial$marts Workbook

Elementary level worksheet based activities about money, saving and decision making. Printable or... Read more

Free

InternationalTowne

Teachers use a 20-lesson curriculum to help students learn about international business, trade,... Read more

Free

JA Finance Park

Through in class lessons and an emersive field trip students build a foundation for making... Read more

Free

JA Stock Market Challenge

Teams of students participate in two volunteer led lessons to prepare for a live investing... Read more

Free

Jump$tart Financial Friday's

Subscribe to this weekly newsletter for financial literacy education updates and news from The... Read more

Free

Junior Achievement Elementary Classroom Programs

Each elementary school program involves four to five lessons of 30 to 45 minutes each, which can... Read more

Free

Junior Achievement High School Classroom Programs

JA has sessions on a wide variety of topics. Some are online, others are led by the classroom... Read more

Free

Junior Achievement Middle School Classroom Programs

Junior Achievement’s middle school programs build on concepts students learned in JA elementary... Read more

Free

MoneyGeek Newsletter

A great resource for teachers and students alike. Find answers to common questions or unique... Read more

Free

Next Gen Arcade

A series of online games that teach middle school and high school personal finance topics.

Free

Next Gen Personal Finance

Various online lesson plans and digital resources to teach personal finance topics. Curriculum... Read more

Free

Next Gen Personal Finance Blog

Check out the Next Gen blog for news, tools and updates for teaching personal finance education.... Read more

Free

Next Gen Personal Finance FinCap Friday

FinCap Fridays combine a 5-question competition with a 2 minute video to energize classrooms and... Read more

Free

Next Gen Personal Finance Math Collection

This collection of math activities is designed for math teachers who want to include real-world... Read more

Next Gen Personal Finance Middle School Curriculum

The NGPF Middle School 9-Week course is perfect for delivering personal finance to your middle... Read more

Free

NGPF Virtual Professional Development

Professional Development on various personal finance and distance learning topics. Most PD... Read more

Free Professional Development

The Stock Market Experience

Stock Market Experience (SME) is an engaging online investment simulation that employs math,... Read more

Free

Tim Talks To... Podcast

Join founder of Next Gen Personal Finance every week for the Tim Talks to podcast. Listen to... Read more

Free

Training and Certification in Personal Finance

National Financial Educators Council offers various online certifications, curriculum and... Read more

Professional Development

Young Economist Scholarship

$1,000 Scholarship. Application deadline in spring

Free