WHAT WE DO:
The Jump$tart Teacher Training Alliance (J$TTA) is a collaborative endeavor designed to standardize teacher training in personal finance through a shared model called Jump$tart Financial Foundations, which will ensure consistency and rigor in teacher training programs across the country. The J$TTA is administered by the Jump$tart Coalition on behalf of its partners and affiliates.
The five founding members of the alliance—Council for Economic Education, Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, Junior Achievement USA, National Endowment for Financial Education, and Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona—developed the model with valuable insight from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Education. After three years of pilot testing and research, the model was publicly launched in 2013, and is now available at no cost to qualified users committed to supporting financial education through professional development for teachers.
WHAT WE OFFER:
The Jump$tart Financial Foundations Model:
WHAT WE NEED:
The J$TTA is looking for qualified organizations to conduct teacher training using the Jump$tart Financial Foundations Model. Organizations interested in conducting comprehensive teacher training in personal finance should visit the J$TTA web page for additional details and examples.
The J$TTA is also interested in hearing from corporate entities, foundations, and others willing to fund teacher training events that use this model. If your organization is interested in supporting these teacher training events, please contact Dan Hebert.
Training events in South Dakota and Pennsylvania have taken a new approach to application of the JumpStart Financial Foundations Model, to deliver training entirely as a distance learning programs. Additional in-person trainings are scheduled in North Carolina, Minnesota, and Ohio in 2015. Details are available in the Coming Events section of the J$TTA web page.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has joined the group of government entities supporting the model, offering valuable insight to the J$TTA national advisory committee.
Director of Professional Development
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy