New course intends to give program facilitators an in-depth understanding of financial literacy.

financial-literacyiGrad and the University of Illinois (UI) have launched a financial literacy instructor certification program, aimed at boosting instructor confidence in the subject.

The online course will be led by Scott Johnson, Program Coordinator of the Illinois Online Network (ION), a faculty development program at the University of Illinois that focuses on online and technology-enhanced teaching and learning.

The course will employ the classroom curriculum “Your Financial Mastery” from iGrad and “Pay Your Family First.” The 2015 “Education Program of the Year” was written by best-selling author Sharon Lechter and Certified Personal and Family Finance Educator Angela Totman.

The course is designed to provide program facilitators with an advanced understanding of financial literacy concepts and help them convey that knowledge using the flipped classroom approach. This method aims to enhance student learning by leveraging online video lectures, practical examples, and instructor-led activities and discussions, while encouraging participant learning and interaction.

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