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Standard 9.2 – Personal Financial Literacy
Professional Development Opportunities – 2012/2013
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The Annual Conference on Financial Education promotes the effective delivery of consumer financial products,
services and education by hosting a national event for professionals providing these services.

This conference features a diverse selection of presentations, workshops and events to enable educators to raise the levels of economic and financial literacy among K-12 students. It also features the latest in curriculum development, instructional materials, teaching strategies, new programs and best practices; professional development workshops and sessions for K-12 teachers; outstanding speakers on current economic and financial topics; hands-on technology education sessions; networking opportunities; and teacher roundtables to discuss shared issues, accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities.

McGraw-Hill FCU provides exclusive online educational resources, articles, and tools on a wide selection of financial topics.

The New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education provides educational resources to improve the personal
financial literacy of New Jersey's citizens by promoting the teaching of personal finance to people of all ages.

The High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) is a seven-unit personal finance curriculum developed by the National Endowment For Financial Education (NEFE), 5299 DTC Boulevard, Suite 1310, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (303/224-3510). It is distributed in cooperation with the Cooperative Extension System, a national educational network affiliated with state land-grant universities, and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), a trade association for over 11,000 credit unions nationwide. In New Jersey, Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension is a partner in distributing the HSFPP.

The primary mission of this non-profit organization is to enhance the level of financial and economic literacy of individuals and promote professional development.