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Personal Finance Institute. University of Nebraska, Omaha and Kearney 2022.

Personal Finance Institute

University of Nebraska at Omaha
July 11-14, 2022

Register Now For Omaha

Are you a new/newer teacher? Are you a seasoned teacher wanting to refresh and sharpen your skills? Do you teach Personal Finance? Are you ready to implement new Personal Finance legislation, LB 452, The Financial Literacy Act Nebraska Revised Statute 79-3001 to 79-3004? Would you like to earn financial education industry certification? Are you interested in revising an existing Personal Finance course to add more rigor? If so, consider attending Nebraska’s Personal Finance Institute, to be held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha July 11- 14, 2022. A second institute will be held in Kearney the third week of July.

Nebraska K-12 teacher participants will each receive a $600 honorarium when the entire program is completed. Meals are included but participants must pay for their own lodging. A room block is reserved at Courtyard Omaha Aksarben Village for those who wish to stay overnight. Book your group rate for UNO Center for Economic Development

To be eligible to receive the $600 honorarium, attendees must participate in all aspects of the Institute, including pre-work (about 20 hours), evening meals and W!se certification pretest and exam.

The Personal Finance Institute is limited to the first 30 completed registrations. To register you must complete the online Personal Finance Institute application and submit your $150 refundable deposit. Your check will be held and returned to you the final day of the Institute.

Prior to the Institute, participants are required to spend a minimum of 20 hours in Institute pre-work. We will utilize NextGen Personal Finance (http://ngpf.org) on-demand professional development modules for this purpose. More details will be provided later. Prior to beginning the Institute pre-work, participants will take a 75-minute proctored certification pretest from their own device at home/school.

Any Nebraska middle school, secondary and/or 2- or 4-year college educator who intends to implement personal finance into their curriculum is eligible for the Personal Finance Institute. Those participating in the Institute should understand that they are responsible for paying their tuition, if choosing to take for graduate credit, prior to the Institute. Off-site lodging is your own responsibility, although a discounted housing block has been established. Only K-12 teachers are eligible for the honorarium. At the end of the training, teachers are required to take the W!SE financial literacy certification exam. Passing or failing this literacy certification exam will not affect the course grade. However, being able to add an industry certification to your teaching resume is a valuable aspect of professional development!

Earn Graduate Credit

The Personal Finance Institute will be offered as an optional 3-hour graduate credit on-campus course from July 11-14, 2022. Participants can sign up for optional graduate credit (3 credits—ECON 8050: Economic Education) through UNO. To do so participants will need to create an account. Applications are now open for Summer with a July 1 registration deadline for credit. Participants are responsible for all tuition and fees.

  • Note that if you are using ECON 8050 to complete the Certificate in Economic Education please reach out to Dr. Jamie Wagner (jfwagner@unomaha.edu) prior to enrolling in the course for additional information.
  • Create account: https://www.applyweb.com/unograd/index.ftl
  • Program selection: Graduate non-degree summer 2022
  • Applications open now for Summer 2022 and deadline is July 1
  • Application fee: $25
  • No prerequisites in economics required.

Participants are required to attend the entire on-campus training sessions, including evening meals, for the 4 days of the Institute, plus take the literacy certification exam. The Institute will run approximately from 8:30 am each day and conclude around 7:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and 4 pm on Thursday. Your registration indicates your commitment to fully attend and participate in the Personal Finance Institute.

Participants should bring a laptop for use throughout the Institute. Dress is business casual. Rooms can be chilly – please bring a sweater or jacket.

CLICK HERE to complete the Personal Finance Institute online application, which is due by June 17, 2022, or when registration is full.

If you have any questions, please contact:

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University of Nebraska at Kearney
July 18-21, 2022

Register Now For Kearney

Are you a new/newer teacher? Are you a seasoned teacher wanting to refresh and sharpen your skills? Do you teach Personal Finance? Are you ready to implement new Personal Finance legislation, LB 452, The Financial Literacy Act Nebraska Revised Statute 79-3001 to 79-3004? Would you like to earn financial education industry certification? Are you interested in revising an existing Personal Finance course to add more rigor? If so, consider attending Nebraska’s Personal Finance Institute, to be held at the University of Nebraska-Kearney July 18-21, 2022. A second institute is also being held in Omaha the week prior.

Nebraska K-12 teacher participants will each receive a $600 honorarium when the entire program is completed. Meals are included but participants must pay for their own lodging. A room block is reserved at Comfort Inn by the Interstate for those who wish to stay overnight. Room rates are $90 for 2 queens, and $100 for 1 king. Call to book for the UNK Personal Finance Institute at (308) 251-2722 (an online link will be coming soon)!

To be eligible to receive the $600 honorarium, attendees must participate in all aspects of the Institute, including pre-work (about 20 hours), evening meals and W!se certification pretest and exam.

The UNK Personal Finance Institute is limited to the first 30 completed registrations. To register you must complete the online Personal Finance Institute application and submit your $150 refundable deposit. Your check will be held and returned to you the final day of the Institute.

Prior to the Institute, participants are required to spend a minimum of 20 hours in Institute pre-work. We will utilize NextGen Personal Finance (http://ngpf.org) on-demand professional development modules for this purpose. More details will be provided later. Prior to beginning the Institute pre-work, participants will take a 75-minute proctored certification pretest from their own device at home/school.

Any Nebraska middle school, secondary and/or 2- or 4-year college educator who intends to implement personal finance into their curriculum is eligible for the Personal Finance Institute. Off-site lodging is your own responsibility, although a discounted housing block has been established. Only K-12 teachers are eligible for the honorarium. At the end of the training, teachers are required to take the W!SE financial literacy certification exam. Passing or failing this literacy certification exam will not affect the course grade. However, being able to add an industry certification to your teaching resume is a valuable aspect of professional development!

Earn Graduate Credit

The UNK Personal Finance Institute will be offered as an optional 3-hour graduate credit on-campus course from July 18-21, 2022. Participants can sign up for optional graduate credit (3 credits—MGT 899P: Economic & Financial Education) through UNK. To do so, participants will need to create an account. Applications are now open for Summer with a July 1st registration deadline for credit. Participants are responsible for all tuition and fees.

  • Create account: https://www.applyweb.com/unkgrad/index.ftl
  • Program selection: Graduate non-degree summer 2022
  • Applications open now for Summer 2022 and deadline is July 1
  • Application fee: $45
  • No prerequisites are required.

Participants are required to attend the entire on-campus training sessions, including evening meals, for the 4 days of the Institute, plus take the literacy certification exam. The Institute will run approximately from 8:30 am each day and conclude around 7:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and 4 pm on Thursday. Your registration indicates your commitment to fully attend and participate in the Personal Finance Institute.

Participants should bring a laptop for use throughout the Institute. Dress is business casual. Rooms can be chilly – please bring a sweater or jacket.

CLICK HERE to complete the Personal Finance Institute online application, which is due by June 24, 2022, or when registration is full.

If you have any questions, please contact:

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