I’ve got about an hour until dinner, so I’ll take this opportunity to let you know what I’ve been up to at Summer Institute.
I’ve attended three sessions, one “collective-intelligence” gathering, and two plenaries. This post will be about the first of the three sessions.
Action Plans for Making Dollars Count
My first thought was wow, this is a lot of information in a short amount of time. This suited my needs well since one of my upcoming projects is to write a 2-week Advanced ESL unit on Personal Finance. The presentation was a quick, perhaps even rushed overview of a financial literacy curriculum (Dollar Works 2) with tons of examples, teaching plans, activities, forms, and things to consider while teaching in this subject area. Perfect for me.
I wish we could have gotten farther into cultural concerns, though they did recommend several resources for a more in-depth look at how cultures that aren’t American majority culture view money:
That’s it! Some networking just presented itself, so the blogging will commence later.