Free Financial Literacy Classroom Training On Thursday, June 13

(BLOOMINGTON) – The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin initiative (FI), in collaboration with First Financial Bank, German American Bank, Owen County State Bank and the IU Office of Financial Literacy, will hold free professional development on financial literacy scheduled for Thursday, June 13, beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m. at Bloomington High School South.

The goal is to create a continuum of classroom finance learning that builds upon itself from kindergarten through the 12th grade.
Volunteers and trainers from local financial institutions will model age-appropriate financial literacy lessons that align with the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) financial literacy standards. Participants will learn how to incorporate these lessons into their classrooms with support from volunteers. Attendees will meet in groups based on the following grade levels: Pre-K to Grade 2, Grades 3-6, Grades 7-8, and Grades 9-12.
The training is designed for parents and teachers, as well as local professionals and community residents interested in learning about financial literacy. Lunch will be provided. This training will count for 3 points toward the IDOE Professional Growth Plan which will also qualify for the new Indiana House Bill 02 requirements.
“Our FI Advisory Council looked at ways to build upon The Reality Store® and our efforts to help students learn personal financial skills. Students in 7th or 8th grade really have big takeaways from that experience,” stated Erin Predmore, President, and CEO of the Chamber. “The Financial Literacy Classroom Training will provide teachers both age-appropriate curriculum and opportunities to work with banking volunteers in their school classrooms.”
To register for the training, please visit
Registration will be open until 5 p.m. on June 11, 2019.