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 Breakout Sessions Group 1

 Session A
 Making Finance 
 Meaningful: Integrating
 Financial Literacy into 
 the Elementary
 Kris Knutson,
 Grades: 4-8
By the end of this session, participants will be able to integrate financial literacy concepts into the regular elementary classroom. They will know how to integrate mathematics, writing, and reading in the process of teaching financial literacy in a manner that is relevant to their students’ everyday lives. During the course of this session, participants will be introduced to the alternative classroom structures called “the classroom economy”. Practical strategies and tools for financial literacy integration and implementation will be shared.
 Session B
 From Rags to Riches! 
 Financial Literacy
 Through Games-Based
 Brian Aspinall, 
 Grades: 4-8
By the end of this session, participants will be able to make connections between current trends in engaging video games and know ways to incorporate them into existing lessons to teach money management. From Minecraft to Clash of Clans, let’s explore how decision-making skills can improve ROIs, best bang for your buck, risk-taking, failure, bartering and resource management.  We’ll also examine how to harness gaming to help students carefully consider their financial choices, understand basic money management, develop their own perspectives on financial matters and appreciate the impact of economic choices on the world in which they live.
 Session C
 Integrating Financial
 Literacy in the Business
 Studies and Family
 Studies Classrooms
 Daniel Lustrinelli,
 Derek Wun, 
 Grades: 9-12
By the end of this session, participants will know the place of financial literacy in the Family Studies curriculum and be able to model and apply an integrated unit framework in effective, practical and authentic ways to engage students in learning about financial literacy. Participants will also apply financial literacy in their grades 9 – 12 Business Studies classes. Resources from Grade 9 Intro to Info and Communication Tech to Grade 12 Building Financial Security classes will be explored.  Classroom ready resources will be shared with participants.




 Breakout Sessions Group 2

 Session D
 Building a Financial 
 Learning Toolkit: Your 
 Journey Begins Here
 Jeff Balch,
 TVDSB (retired)
 Peter Wright, 
 GEDSB (retired)
Grades: 4-12
By the end of this session, participants will know what materials are available from OTF’s inspirefinanciallearning.ca website and be able to search for, and download them in order incorporate or modify those materials for use in their own lessons. The session will focus on where and how to begin building your financial toolkit, and how to create lesson plans that infuse financial literacy in a meaningful way. Session participants will have the opportunity to explore lesson plans, activities, videos and simulations and discover that incorporating financial literacy is not as difficult as it may sound and that it offers a unique opportunity to teach essential life skills to all students.
 Session E
 Canadian Money: The 
 New Frontier
 Manny Parreira, 
 Cst. James 
Grades: 9-12
By the end of this session, participants will know about the Bank of Canada/RCMP’s Fraud Prevention Kit which was developed by teachers for teachers.  This Kit provides the education tools required to inform students on how to protect themselves from identity theft and counterfeit losses, along with the importance of education and awareness in the fight against fraud.
 Session F
 Financial Literacy:
 What’s New from the
 Ministry of Education
 Maureen Callan,
Grades: 4-12
By the end of this session, participants will know about the resources and supports available through the Ministry of Education to support Financial Literacy and will be able to integrate these resources into their classroom practice and/or use them for their own professional learning.

 Breakout Sessions Group 3

 Session G
 Developing Financial
 Capability in Students: 
 A Resource Toolkit for
 Kevin Maynard, 
By the end of this session, participants will know that easy to use, relevant resources are available online for free, and that they will be able to implement those resources for their students to help meet curriculum expectations that are aligned to their individual subject areas and grade levels. The session will explore a range of strategies and CFEE-developed resources including Building Futures in Ontario, Talk With Our Kids About Money, Money and Youth, Entrepreneurship: the Spirit of Adventure, and the Globe and Mail: Classroom Edition, all designed to assist educators in helping their students acquire financial knowledge and apply that knowledge to make informed decisions about money matters.  All participants will receive free resources to assist their students in that journey.
 Session H
 Finding Social Justice in
 Financial Literacy
 Catherine Inglis,
 Grades: 4-8
By the end of this session, participants will know how to confidently integrate financial literacy education into their classroom practice, while centering it within a framework of social justice.  Participants will learn how financial literacy is embedded throughout the Ontario curriculum across multiple subject areas (language, math, social studies, history/geography, science, HPE, and the arts), and how to present lessons through an equity lens.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn and share effective teaching strategies that integrate principles of social justice education so that all students are included, regardless of socio-economics, race, culture, ability, or gender.  A variety of curriculum-linked, classroom-ready learning resources and links will be shared. Participants will be able to return to their classrooms equipped and ready to interweave principles of social justice with sound financial literacy education.
 Session I
 Financial Literacy for 
 Secondary Students
 Sylvie Pelletier  
 Marian Ollila,
 9-12    (focus on 11
 and 12)
By the end of this session, participants will know how Educators’ Financial Group (EFG) is supporting the development of secondary students’ sound financial literacy skills. Participants will experience how our “Financial Literacy for Students” workshop helps students understand basic money management, develop their own financial perspective and consider their financial choices.  Participants in the session will come away equipped with strategies to enable them to provide a curriculum-based, interactive, and engaging financial literacy workshops which enhances their students’ (and their own) financial literacy skills.



    What should I bring?

Although it is not a requirement of the program, it may be helpful to bring technology with you to this conference. Consider bringing a laptop or a tablet to which you have administrative rights. Please make sure that devices are fully charged each day.

Wireless internet access will be available in all conference spaces throughout the duration of the conference. Your hotel room has WIFI internet access.


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