2018 Teachers Financial Literacy Summer Institute Returns to Champlain College

A three-credit graduate course to teach high school and middle school teachers how to bring Financial Literacy education into the classroom is being offered June 25 -29, 2018 by the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt.

Teachers who complete the training will have the confidence, skills and curriculum tools to successfully bring financial literacy topics into their classrooms. The program is open to teachers from Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts and Maine. Accepted educators will receive a 100% scholarship (which includes room and board if from more than 40 miles away from Burlington.)

A generous grant has allowed the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College to relaunch this program in 2017. The Center's 2011-2013 and 2017 Sumer Institutes have already trained 128 educators. "Our programming has been recognized by the White House, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the FDIC, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and by President Obama's Advisory Council on Financial Capability," said John Pelletier, director of the CFL.

The Summer Institute has also been the subject of two studies showing the impact of the instruction (Research Report and Prepped for Success). On-line applications will be accepted until May 11, 2018. There are only 40 scholarships available in 2018.

Contact: John Pelletier at 802-860-2744 or cfl@champlain.edu

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit champlain.edu.