|For Immediate Release
|April 28, 2010
||Contact: Charles Evenson
Governor Doyle Congratulates Wisconsin’s National
Institute on 10th Anniversary
Registration open in teacher-training program for remaining 2010 slots
(Madison) Governor Doyle today congratulated the Wisconsin Jump$tart
Coalition on the 10th anniversary of its acclaimed National Institute
of Financial and Economic Literacy (NIFEL). The NIFEL shows high school
educators how to teach their students about money.
“The National Institute of Financial and Economic Literacy is
a tremendous resource to high school teachers who are laying the foundation
for financial literacy,” Governor Doyle said. “I congratulate
JumpStart on their nation-leading programs and thank them for 10 years
of service to the people of Wisconsin.”
Wisconsin educators who have attended sessions have reached over 300,000
students in their classrooms. The NIFEL has registered over 1,000 enrollments
since its inception. It has been designated “a recognized best
practice for teacher training” by the Financial Literacy and Education
Commission of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
DFI’s Office of Financial Literacy takes the lead role in executing
the NIFEL. The program features three five-day, graduate-level sessions.
It attracts educators from around the country though the majority comes
from Wisconsin. Each course includes a mix of lecture, interactive learning,
moderated panel discussions and field trips to such places as the Chicago
financial district. Presenters consist of national and local financial
experts from academia, the media, government, business and nonprofits.
They include several members of Governor Doyle’s Council on Financial
Some slots remain open for the 2010 sessions—Edgewood College,
Madison, serves as venue:
- Paychecks, Financial Contracts and Entrepreneurship, June 21-25,
2010, focuses on life’s major financial transactions including
home purchasing, car buying and entrepreneurship. Participants visit
businesses created by Wisconsin entrepreneurs.
- Investor Education,
Economics and Insurance, July 12-16, 2010, deals with saving, investment
basics, insurance choices and associated
topics. It also includes a tour of Milwaukee’s financial district
with a lunch at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.
- Credit and Money,
August 2-6, 2010, 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.
Participants may earn three graduate credits for $600 per program (credit
costs underwritten by the CBM Credit Education Foundation). The fee includes
all meals, refreshments, materials, lodging and parking. Attendees may
take the courses in the order that best fits their needs and schedule.
An enrollment form is available from the DFI website at: http://www.wdfi.org/ymm/semandevents/education_series.htm
For more information about the NIFEL, contact David Mancl, Director
of DFI’s Office of Financial Literacy at 608-261-9540 or email
him at email@example.com.