Small Change: Building Financial Security – Decorah

Small Change: Building Financial Security – Decorah

Sep 12th

Jeannette Mukayisire, Professor & Extension Specialist Iowa State University

Blended Design Course:
In-Person & Online class

September 12, 2020
In-Person from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

End Date: October 10, 2020
Online Modules to be completed


Receive 1 License Renewal credit for $20.00 or Audit for $5.00 option
from Iowa State Education Association

Instructor: Jeannette Mukayisire, Professor & Extension Specialist
Iowa State University

Participants must have attended the entire event for 2 hours on September 12th
(10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Keystone AEA
700 Ridgewood Dr.
Decorah, IA

The online extended learning must be completed by October 10th.

Financial literacy is a key component of the Iowa Core 21st Century Skills and Social Studies. Financial literacy standards were revised in 2017, cross-posted in both Social Studies and 21st Century Skills, and will be fully implemented by 2020. As has been the case since 2008, financial literacy standards span grades K-12.

This course is built on the premise that with improved personal knowledge, skills and confidence, participating educators will be well prepared to address financial literacy in our schools. Participants will gain knowledge and skills to make “small changes” to improve their own personal financial management. Using game-based design principles, the course will give learners choices to explore modules that are timely and relevant to their life stage. The course content is tailored to Iowa public employees—for example, by addressing financial decisions unique to their employee benefits. At the same time, the course reflects content embedded in the financial literacy standards. The course connects participants with vetted curricula, resources and school-based programs that span elementary, middle and high school levels. Each participant will complete two short assignments that explore Iowa’s financial literacy standards and resources that address them. With quirky videos, a radio theater company segment, and badges, this course is fun!

The 4-week course structure includes an initial face-to-face workshop followed by self-paced online learning. Participants will be required to attend the workshop; complete a minimum of 4 (of 12) modules covering finance fundamentals, insurance, investing, and retirement planning; and complete a final assignment.

This course is accepted as a BoEE Endorsement class for Financial Literacy for Business Teachers.

The course is offered by Iowa State University Extension with support from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

Required Text:

All readings will be accessible online within the course. Most readings are drawn from the following book:

Money Talk, Patricia Q. Brennan and Barbara M. O’Neill, 2018. Published by PALS, Cornell University and available for purchase from the ISU Extension Store.


ISEA IA License Renewal credit is recognized by the IA Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE)