Posted on 08/30/2018 at 07:43 AM by Blog Experts

Small Change: Building Financial Security Offerings for Educators and School Personnel

Improve your personal finance knowledge, skills and confidence and prepare yourself as a professional to address financial literacy in our schools!

Small Change is a blended (in-person and online) course designed for Iowa educators. Course content is embedded in the financial literacy standards of the Iowa Core 21st Century Skills and Social Studies and connects participants with curricula, resources and school-based programs for elementary, middle and high school levels. Educators can earn one Iowa License renewal credit.

The course requirements include:


  • Attend a 2-hour in-person introductory workshop on 10.08.18 from 4:15- 6:15 atISUEO- Woodbury County, 4728 Southern Hills Dr. Sioux City, IA.  A light meal will start at 4 pm.
  • Complete at least 4 of 12 game-based online lessons covering financial topics
  • Complete assignments to promote financial literacy

Explore lessons that are timely and relevant to your life stage. Topics include:


  • Finance Fundamentals—getting organized, smart borrowing, estate planning
  • Insurance—, life, health, disability, long-term care, auto, home, liability coverage
  • Investing—risk tolerance, investment choices, funding long-term goals
  • Retirement—preparing for retirement, building a nest egg, Social Security,IPERS


The course fee is $20 to ISEA members and non-members. Register online at: For more information, contact Jan Monahan 712-240-0254 or Rhonda Plimmer, or 515-471-8052.


Small Change is offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with support from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.




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Jan Monahan, MFCSHuman Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
Human Sciences Extension and Outreach
Empowering People. Growing Lives.


Dickinson County |1600 15th Street |Spirit Lake, IA 51360

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