Foundations of Finance: A Professional Development Workshop
August 22-23, 2005

The Public Information Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will host a two-day workshop on personal finance. This professional development program will promote improved understanding of the personal finance-related topics and concepts high school students need to master.

The first day of the workshop will highlight the structure and workings of a financial system; financial concepts related to banking, credit, and taxes; and the principles of investing. Each session will be followed by a demonstration of a practical application to make classroom lessons more lively and stimulating.

On the recommendation of past participants and focus groups, the second day of the workshop will concentrate on best practices in the teaching of personal finance. Speakers also will discuss the psychology of money and ways to motivate young persons to manage their finances wisely.

Curriculum packages and instructional materials will be available for distribution. Teachers experienced in the instruction of personal finance topics will be on hand to discuss classroom applications and techniques.

Participants are eligible for New York City, New York State, and New Jersey staff development credits.

Teachers from schools in the Second Federal Reserve District, including New York State, Northern and Central New Jersey (Monmouth County and north), and Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Event Details

Date & Time
Monday, August 22 through Wednesday, August 23, 2005
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street
10th Floor Northwest Conference Room