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Family Economics & Financial Education Project Training (FEFE) 
August 6-8, 2013
FEFE is designed with you, the classroom educator, in mind...

Family Economics & Financial Education (FEFE) is a program of the Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona. It is based on the idea that a university-based financial education outreach program, built on cutting-edge research, can strengthen and extend the ability of schools and community organizations to raise the personal financial capabilities of young adults. To date, the FEFE program is used by over 30,000 educators nationwide impacting 600,000 students annually. From FEFE's inception it has been a program designed by educators for educators. This emphasis is illustrated by our educator-oriented principles which differentiate us from other personal finance programs:

  • Curriculum development: More than 100 lesson plans and related classroom teaching materials have been developed in a ready-to-teach format by our FEFE Educator Teams.
  • Curriculum design: All lesson plans are based on multiple intelligences and active learning theories, are aligned to most state and national standards, and can either be used independently or in a variety of courses including a semester, trimester or year-long course.
  • Support staff: FEFE has a full-time staff of professionals who are available to answer questions and ensure the FEFE Web site and curriculum stay up-to-date.
  • Professional development: We know that providing free curriculum is not enough! FEFE's multi-dimensional professional development model includes meaningful opportunities to stay connected with industry changes through Webinars, interactive trainings to share best practices, FEFE Now, and our online educator communities.

Teacher licensure renewal and ISU graduate credit will be available. Contact Professor Cindy Fletcher at cynthia@iastate.edu for more information.

Important Registration Information
The registration deadline is July 15, 2013. Space is limited (75 participants), preregistration is required.


The Iowa Insurance Division's mission is to protect consumers through consumer education and by effectively and efficiently providing a fair, flexible and positive regulatory environment within the state. IID supervises all insurance business transacted in the state with the most critical functions including licensing insurers that conduct business in the state and monitoring the financial condition of all companies. The IID is also the securities regulator on the state level. It licenses brokerage firms and their agents, examines new securities offerings, investigates investment fraud cases, and carries out an extensive investor education program.

United Way of Story Countyis a strategic leader in building countywide partnerships to identify needs and to develop, support and evaluate effective human services for our diverse community. Financial education has been identified as a major need, and the FEFE summer workshop gives us the opportunity the assist school districts in addressing this need.

Training participants receive the Take Charge of Your Finances and Get Ready to Take Charge Binders!

  • Take Charge of Your Finances (TCF) binder, a $340 value!:
    • Designed for students in grades 10-12
    • 35 interactive, activity based lesson plans
    • Daily instructional guides
    • Interactive math reinforcement worksheets
    • Multiple choice exams
    • Guide to supplemental resources on the FEFE Website to enhance a course
  • The Get Ready to Take Charge (GR) Introductory curriculum, a $160 value!:
    • Designed for students in grades 7-9 or those with limited family finance knowledge
    • 15 ready-to-teach themed lessons with simplified content and interactive information sheets
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