Our companion website provides parents with 20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons—with corresponding activities—that kids need to know as they grow. MoneyAsYouGrow.org
Tools for Educators to Integrate Personal Finance into Teaching the Common Core
Money as You Learn provides teachers with Common Core aligned texts, lessons, and tasks that connect the Common Core to real life applications while also equipping students with the knowledge needed to make smart financial decisions.
Money as You Learn reflects collaboration among developers and leaders of the Common Core State Standards, Jump$tart, Council for Economic Education, and Money as You Grow, as well as classroom teachers and other experts from around the nation. These collaborations ensure that Money as You Learn reflects the rigor and important shifts of the Common Core State Standards as well as financial literacy content that all students should master.
Kris Bertelsen Economic Education Specialist, Little Rock Branch of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank Prior to joining the Fed, Kris was a high school teacher for 6 years, teaching economics, AP economics and personal finance. He has served as a content reviewer for the Council for Economic Education. He was a member of the National Assessment of Educational Progress Committee on Economics. Kris holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education with an Economics Emphasis from St. Cloud State University and a Master’s degree in Economic Education and Entrepreneurship from the University of Delaware.
Brian Page Teaching, Personal Finance and Economics, Reading Community City School, Cincinnati, OH Brian was one of 40 K-12 educators in the country to receive the 2011 Milken National Educator Award. He also co-created the award-winning financial education game, Awesome Island. Brian served as a committee member for the U.S. Dept. of Education RESPECT project, and currently serves on the Council for Economic Education GATE Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Ohio Dept. of Education Financial Literacy Writing Team, and serves as the Outreach Director with the Cincinnati United S.C. Brian holds both a bachelor’s and Master’s degree.
Rebecca Reed K-12 Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction Supervisor, Red Clay Consolidated School District, Wilmington, Delaware Rebecca has been an educator for 26 years. In addition to being the Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction Supervisor, she serves as the Co-chair of the Social Studies Coalition of Delaware, and has served as the President of the Delaware Council for the Social Studies. She has a bachelor’s in economics and a Master’s in Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, both from the University of Delaware.