|For Immediate Release
|March 08, 2004
||Contact: Cheryl Weiss
Governor Doyle Endorses Expanded 2004Teacher-Training
Program As Registration Opens
(Madison) Today, Governor Jim Doyle announced his support of the Wisconsin
Jump$tart Coalition's 2004 Wisconsin Institute of Financial and Economic
Education ("WIFEE"). WIFEE is a series of three one-week teacher-training
programs held in the summer on the campus of Edgewood College in Madison.
Registration opens today for the 2004 sessions that train educators in
teaching personal finance, money management and economics. The coordinator
of these courses, the Wisconsin Jump$tart Coalition, promotes financial
education and financial literacy in the Badger state and the programs'
host sponsor is CBM Credit Education Foundation, Inc. of Madison.
"These programs are an important supplement for educators who want
to bring personal finance and economics education into their classrooms,"
said Governor Doyle. "Today's youth have access to an ever-increasing
number of financial products and services yet, numerous studies confirm
that they know little about money management. The situation is a formula
for financial disaster and these programs directly address the problem,"
added Governor Doyle.
The 2004 sessions for teachers in multiple disciplines include:
- Financial Milestones and Entrepreneurship, June 21-25, 2004, focuses
on the anatomy of a paycheck and employee benefits, entrepreneurship
and related topics. Participants will spend a day visiting businesses
created by Wisconsin entrepreneurs.
- Saving, Investing and Insurance, July 12-16, 2004, deals with saving,
investment basics, insurance choices and associated topics. It also
includes a tour of Milwaukee's financial district including a luncheon
at Northwestern Mutual.
- Credit and Money, August 2-6, 2004, covers consumer credit, budgeting,
monetary policy and connected topics. It includes a tour of the Chicago
Board of Trade and Chicago's Federal Reserve Bank with an on-site luncheon
at the bank.
Wisconsin educators will soon receive an eight-page catalog in the mail
detailing the programs. Teachers of personal finance, family and consumer
sciences, social studies, economics, math, business and others who want
to acquire the skills to teach about financial topics will benefit. Superintendents,
directors, administrators, and principals of high schools, middle schools,
and grade schools are also invited to attend. The catalog and enrollment
form are available on the DFI website at: www.wdfi.org
or at the Wisconsin Jump$tart website at: www.wijumpstart.org.
The tuition fee of $150 includes parking, meals, refreshments and lodging,
if needed. Participants can earn three graduate credits per program for
an additional fee of $375 per program. For more information or to request
a free catalog, contact DFI's Teresa Walker at 608-267-1713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.