ST. PAUL, Minn. (9/15/11)--The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation--in conjunction with the University of Minnesota Extension--will host free webinars this fall to help make financial education efforts more effective. Webinars are available to anyone who works to improve the financial literacy levels of students. Entitled “Connecting the Dots: Financial Education … Financial Capability,” the webinar series is intended to increase educators’ knowledge and competency in financial topics, making them better equipped to teach the subjects and improve the financial management skills of young adults. Webinars will be offered in “live” format and archived online for future use in training organizations and school districts. Registered participants gain access to the archive and all online resources used during the webinar. All webinars are 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (CT) Wednesdays. Registration deadlines are one week prior to the scheduled date. Session dates and topics include:
* Oct. 12: Pedagogy, culture, poverty, National Endowment for Financial Education High School Financial Planning Program curriculum, introduction to competencies; * Oct. 19: Financial planning, budgeting; * Oct. 26: Investing, credit and debt; and * Nov. 2: Keeping your money safe and secure, insurance, careers.