Friday, September 25th, 2015

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration - 1st floor, Reception area

8:30 am - 12:45 pm

Exhibits Open
Light Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks - Room 111

9:15 am - 10:30 am

Finding Common Ground: Teaching Tools to Engage Today’s Students
Technology Based Learning

  • Gen I Revolution is a free, online, episodic learning game in which players apply personal finance, math and language arts to solve challenges in a virtual world. Participants will also be introduced to the Econed Link and several additional technology based teaching tools, enabling educators to facilitate personal finance learning with current and relational resources
    Presenter - Laura Smith, Louisiana Council for Economic Education
  • Everfi™ - Financial Literacy
    Targets grades 8-12 and makes new concepts relatable and easy-to-comprehend by leveraging engaging video, instructional animations, expert narrators and step-by-step whiteboard videos.
    Vault - Understanding Money™
    A 2.5 hour digital learning course designed to introduce students in grades 4-6 to financial concepts while they are early in their cognitive development.
    Presenter - Rob Roberts, Everfi

    Overview of additional programs

10:30 am - 10:45 am


10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Highlight Personal Responsibility and Decision making with Ready-Made Lessons
Complete Curricula

  • Money Smart for Young People
    Presenter - Phyllis Phillips, Louisiana Association for Personal Financial Achievement (ACHIEVE)
    FDIC’s new Money Smart for Young People is an innovative standards-aligned curriculum that can be incorporated into subjects such as English language arts, Mathematics and Social Studies.
  • Katrina's Classroom: Teaching Money Skills for Life
    Presenter - Claire Loup, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, N.O. Branch
    This robust curriculum uses hands-on learning strategies and technology integration to teach students about key personal finance concepts and how to apply what they've learned to explore options, make decisions, and complete projects using real-world tools.
  • Overview of additional programs

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Buffet Lunch and Exhibitor's Briefing

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Flipping the Script on Personal Finance
Utilizing Project Based Learning in Your Classroom

In this session participants will explore how curriculum fueled, standards based Project Based Learning merges fundamental skills to 21st Century skills, and can accommodate varying learning style differences while teaching personal finance.
Presenters – Dr. Janet Daniels, Baton Rouge Community College and Laura Smith, Louisiana Council for Economic Education

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm


2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Critical Concepts

  • Cyber Banking
    Presenter - Thomas Calmes, Regions Bank
    How to simplify your life using banking technology
  • Understanding Your Paycheck, Taxes and Insurance
    Presenter - Ann Marie Erie, Accounting Services Unlimited, LLC
    Gross, net and more -

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Wrap-up - Evaluations and Door Prize Drawings