Financial Literacy Unit Three - Five are now available for certified teachers on the LMS

Financial Literacy Unit Three: Insurance (CTM18083)In this course Jennifer Wray, a National Board Certified Family and Consumer Sciences teacher from Valley View High School, discusses six types of insurance, describing the purpose, coverage, and potential costs of each. As she walks participants through the complex world of insurance, Ms. Wray defines several industry-specific terms and shares many strategies for lowering costs and minimizing risks. Throughout the course she also expands on why and/or when someone would need these different types of insurance.This course is the third in a series of five financial literacy courses. The series is a prerequisite to the 2017 Arkansas CTE face-to-face summer training, but is a great resource for anyone looking to become more knowledgeable about finances. Anyone seeking to become more financially literate or desiring a financial literacy certification is encouraged to participate in this series. This course was recorded on March 22, 2017 at AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.Financial Literacy Unit Four: Investing (CTM18084)The stock market can seem so complex and intimidating that many people, understandably, avoid the risky venture altogether. In this course Jennifer Wray, a National Board Certified Family and Consumer Sciences teacher from Valley View High School, demystifies the stock market. She explains industry-specific terminology, describes types of markets and investment products, and even shares a few investment strategies. Throughout the course Ms. Wray thoroughly clarifies the risks and benefits involved in different investment products and options.This course is the fourth in a series of five financial literacy courses. The series is a prerequisite to the 2017 Arkansas CTE face-to-face summer training, but is a great resource for anyone looking to become more knowledgeable about finances. Anyone seeking to become more financially literate or desiring a financial literacy certification is encouraged to participate in this series. This course was recorded on March 23, 2017 at AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.Financial Literacy Unit Five: Money Management and Financial Planning (CTM18085)Money can be a touchy subject many people tend to avoid in conversation. In this course Jennifer Wray, a National Board Certified Family and Consumer Sciences teacher from Valley View High School, shares her knowledge of money management and financial planning. Ms. Wray explores how different types of taxes and loans work, discussing important knowledge for financial success in every stage of life. She also highlights the importance of planning for future financial security, sharing insight on college savings, retirement options, and wills. In the final segment of this course Ms. Wray describes the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Program and explains the next step for CTE teachers seeking certification.This is the final course in a series of five financial literacy courses. The series is a prerequisite to the 2017 Arkansas CTE face-to-face summer training, but is a great resource for anyone looking to become more knowledgeable about finances. Anyone seeking to become more financially literate or desiring a financial literacy certification is encouraged to participate in this series. This course was recorded on March 21, 2017 at AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.