Small Change: Building Financial Security Offerings for Educators

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Small Change: Building Financial Security Offerings for Educators and School Personnel

Improve your personal finance knowledge, skills and confidence and prepare yourself as a professional to address financial literacy in our schools!
Small Change is a blended (in-person and online) course designed for Iowa educators. Course content is embedded in the financial literacy
standards of the Iowa Core 21st Century Skills and Social Studies, and connects participants with curricula, resources and school-based
programs for elementary, middle and high school levels. Educators can earn one Iowa License renewal credit.
The course requirements include:

  • Attend a 2-hour in-person introductory workshop on  June 11, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

       New Hampton High School
        710 West Main Street,
        New Hampton, Iowa

  • Complete at least 4 of 12 game-based online lessons covering financial topics


  • Complete assignments to promote financialliteracy and connect with resources

Explore lessons that are timely and relevant to your life stage. Topics include:

  • Finance Fundamentals—getting organized, smart borrowing, estate planning


  • Insurance—life, health, disability, long-term care, auto, home, liability coverage


  • Investing—risk tolerance, investment choices, funding long-term goals


  • Retirement—preparing for retirement, building a nest egg, Social Security, IPERS

The course fee is $20 to ISEA members and non-members. Those who do not need license renewal credit may register and audit the course for
a $5 fee. Register online at: . For more information, contact Jeannette Mukayisire,, 319-
882-4275 or Rhonda Plimmer, or 515-471-8052.
Small Change is offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with support from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

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