Ontario Family Studies Home Economics Educators' Association (OFSHEEA)
Teaching Real Life Money Management Using Simple Technology (Grades 7-12)
Facilitator: Kimberley Crupi
Aug 2-4, Ottawa
This workshop will address a need for teaching diverse students real-life skills in managing money on a limited budget using basic and accessible technology and how this knowledge can greatly support them as they become more independent in managing their own lives.
This workshop will address a need for teaching diverse students real-life skills in managing money on a limited budget using basic accessible technology and how this know can greatly support them as they become more independent in managing their own lives.
Knowledge and skills teachers will gain:
- Teachers will participate in hands-on large and small group activities that will support teaching students how to manage money, live on a budget and stay organized.
- Teachers will leave with sample activities and ideas to be used in the classroom.
- Teachers will learn about how to use various simple technologies that are accessible and common in today’s fast changing world; and will gain ideas in how to teach these to students.
- Teachers will explore areas of teaching financial literacy that may have previously been overlooked in their practice (Sometimes we don’t know that students don’t know!)
Key items issues to be covered:
- Financial literacy and differentiation, sometimes, we don’t know that they don’t know!
- Developing authentic learning experiences in Financial Literacy, for students with mild to severe learning disabilities
- Financial Literacy: teaching students about use of technology for managing money (online banking and personal security, using simple formulas in excel for budgeting)
- Exploring other technology for personal management
- Paying bills on time filling and organizing paperwork, and online billing (epost vs emailed bulls), importance of a personal signature
- Shopping on a Budget: Smart Shopping - using flyers and coupons, second and shopping, other creative ways to save
- Teaching students about SIN numbers, taxes, Ontario Disability Support, and other financial support
- Field trips with a focus on money management and community resources.