December 10, 2016
The 3rd Rhode Island Financial Capability Conference will be held at Rhode Island College on Saturday December 10, 2016. This event is free and open to the public. Event details and the registration link can be found here:
Interested sponsors and exhibitors are invited to contact Dr. Margaret Brooks, RI Jump$tart President, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
August 18, 2016
The Common Sense Economics Workshop for Upper-Middle and High School Educators was held at Rhode Island College on August 18, 2016. This professional development event was free and offered a $50 stipend and free teaching materials to participating attendees. Additional information and the registration link can be found here: http://rijumpstart.org/news/common-sense-eco…ducator-workshop/
February 13, 2016
The 2016 Rhode Island Financial Capability Conference was held at Rhode Island College on Saturday February 13, 2016. This event was free and open to the public. Event details can be seen here:
This conference offered a professional development training session on the H&R Block Budget Challenge: http://hrblock.budgetchallenge.com/
Here’s the link to our first Rhode Island Financial Capability Conference: https://www.ric.edu/news/details.php?News_ID=2681
Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Stock Market Game
RI students in grades 3-12 can compete in the online Stock Market Game through this web site www.stockmarketgame.org
Winning teams and their teachers will be recognized in various categories at the end of the competition.
2016 Rhode Island Personal Finance Challenge
Online and open to all Rhode Island middle and high school students.
Team registration took place through this web site, which will be updated again for the Spring 2017 Challenge: https://financechallenge.unl.edu/
The 2016 RI Personal Finance Challenge was provided free of charge to RI schools and students, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Fidelity Investments. The winning RI high school team from East Greenwich High traveled to the national competition to compete against students from other states.
Common Sense Economics Workshop
New Personal Finance Modules
This day-long professional development was offered free of charge to all RI high school teachers, thanks to sponsorship of the Gus A. Stavros Center at Florida State University. Substitute reimbursement up to $75 per teacher was provided.
See this news report on the first Common Sense Economics for RI teachers offered in March 2015 at Rhode Island College: http://rijumpstart.org/news/common-sense-economics-workshop/
Money Smart Week
RI Jump$tart supported Money Smart Week in Rhode Island by contributing to various activities and programs throughout the state.
Fidelity RI Teacher Training Initiative, Part 2
This teacher training program is part of a National Jump$tart program that was offered in partnership with Fidelity Investments. This day-long training for RI high school teachers focused on 2 new Personal Finance modules from the national curriculum.
See the news report here: http://www.ric.edu/news/details.php?News_ID=2974
See the news report on the October 29, 2014 program here: http://www.ric.edu/news/details.php?News_ID=2974
June 27-30, 2016
Teach the Teachers Initiative
American Institute of Economic Research
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston