08/17/2012 Jump$tart Coalition National Educator Conference


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The 4th Annual Jump$tart Coalition National Educator Conference


The Jump$tart Coalition® for Personal Financial Literacy is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources. The Jump$tart Coalition strives to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making.



As the nation’s leading advocate for youth financial literacy, the Jump$tart Coalition will proudly conduct its fourth annual conference devoted specifically to PreK-12 classroom teachers of personal finance in Chicago, Illinois. This conference, generously underwritten by Experian and Wells Fargo Foundation and supported by a variety of other sponsors, offers classroom educators an opportunity to see, learn about, and try educational resources to integrate immediately into current lesson plans; to attend informative workshops under three different strands—advocacy, curriculum/content, and personal growth; to meet with nationwide leaders from finance and education; and to network with colleagues from across the country!



Calling all Exhibitors!  Need teachers to learn about your resources?  We still have available exhibitor spaces, but they are going fast!  Exhibits must focus on financial education for PreK through 12th grade students.

Calling all Classroom Teachers!  Registration will open September 4th and will be received on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee is $395 and includes a two-night stay at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Chicago, all conference meals, and all conference materials.



The Jump$tart National Educator Conference:

  • Is devoted to the teaching of personal finance in Pre-K-12 classrooms.
  • Subsidizes costs for teachers, making it affordable despite economic conditions.
  • Improves teachers’ own level of financial literacy.
  • Introduces teachers to new information, techniques, and resources to help them bring personal finance to life in their classrooms.
  • Gives teachers the opportunity to network with resource providers, industry leaders, and—most importantly—fellow financial educators from across the country.

Through the National Educator Conference, the Jump$tart Coalition offers its coalition partners a platform to share their resources and expertise with the education community, by discounting the exhibit fee and considering partner representatives first for speaking roles in conference sessions. 



Dan Hebert, Director of Professional Development Instruction
Jump$tart Coalition                                                                                 
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