Middle School and High School Educators:
Please mark your calendars for the Vermont Jump$tart Coalition’s Annual Education Conference at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont. The Conference will take place on Friday, November 2. You will learn how to incorporate Vermont’s recently adopted Jump$tart financial literacy standards into your Middle and High School curriculum.
The State of Vermont has adopted the National Jump$tart financial literacy standards. The Vermont Jump$tart Coalition wants to “Lighten Your Load” by hosting a one-day conference at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT.
Sessions will include an interdisciplinary approach to financial literacy and personalized learning plans. Ed Camp will allow you to brainstorm amongst your peers. You will leave with solid ideas about how to help your students develop their PLPs.
Contact: Amy Dickinson at email@example.com; 802-229-0341
For preliminary details, please see the Save The Date flier here.
The National Jump$tart Coalition also hosts a November educator conference. Details are below!
National Educator Conference
Engage | Inspire | Appreciate
November 3-5, 2018
Hilton Cleveland Downtown
For more information go to https://www.jumpstart.org/
Vermont Jump$tart names Susan Ladd 2018 Financial Literacy Champion
The Vermont Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy has recognized Susan Ladd as its 2018 Financial Literacy Champion. The award recognizes leadership and outstanding innovation and achievement in the effort to advance the financial literacy of Vermont youth. The honor comes with a $1,000 cash award.
Susan Ladd is a former technical center business teacher who taught for 25 years in Vermont. During that time, she was an advisor for her very successful Future Business Leaders of America chapter as well as National Technical Honor Society. Additionally, she took on various business leadership roles and responsibilities which allowed her to travel and gain more leadership skills. Financial literacy has been incorporated in her teaching, with one of her students winning the first place award for his poster in the Financial Literacy Poster Contest. When it was time to shift gears in her career, her enthusiasm and love for developing student leadership created a natural transition to her current role as Coordinator for the Vermont Career & Technical Student Organizations. Although she has been officially been out of the day-to-day classroom activities for a few years now, she still encourages students to participate in the Vermont Treasury Cup and in the Entrepreneurship Day activities to continue to bring awareness of the importance of financial literacy and its impact on Vermont’s economy.
“Susan’s dedication to excellence in education embodies the mission of the Vermont Jump$tart Coalition” said Judy Ribolini, Jump$tart President.
Congratulations to this year’s winning team, the students from Mount Mansfield Union High School!
The 2017 Vermont Treasury Cup Challenge was held April 7, 2018. Ten teams competed to win the coveted Treasury Cup trophy. This was the ninth year for the statewide tournament hosted by the State Treasurer’s Office, and Jump$tart volunteers were pleased to assist throughout the day.
2017 Treasury Cup Results:
1st Place – Mount Mansfield Union High School, coach David Alofsin
2nd Place – Champlain Valley Union High School, coaches Tamie-Jo Dickinson and Colleen Wedge
3rd Place – South Burlington High School, coach Eric Stone