Education Boot Camp 2016:

Financial Current Events: Making the Real World “Real” to Students



Raritan Valley












Do you teach personal finance to youth and/or adults? This free five-hour workshop will include brief subject matter updates by Dr. Barbara O’Neill of Rutgers Cooperative Extension about current personal finance topics. The remainder of the workshop will focus on creative ways to teach personal finance via creative lesson plans, online resources, and technology tools. Participants will also have time to network and share ideas in small groups.

Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (Registration starts at 9 am)

Two identical Financial Education Boot Camps will be held at two convenient NJ locations

North NJ:

Monday, August 1, Conference Center, Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC)   118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ

For a map and directions, see (Park in Parking Lot 1)

South NJ:

Thursday, August 4, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington County   2 Academy Drive, Westampton, NJ

For a map and directions, see (Park in the parking lot that surrounds the building)

There is NO registration fee but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by Wednesday, July 27.

Lunch and morning breakfast will be provided at no cost to participants with sponsorship funding received from Next Gen Personal Finance from Palo Alto, California (see

Space is limited to 100 people at each location. Register early!

Please use the following links to register for the Financial Education Boot Camp programs:

August 1, 2016 LINK:;recid=24615

August 4, 2016 LINK:;recid=24616

This is a NEW teacher training workshop that has NOT been presented previously anywhere else in New Jersey. It will feature recent current events and research findings in personal finance, New Jersey personal finance lesson plan activities, and a presentation by the NJ Department of Education about Excellence in Financial Education quality indicators. For information about the program content, contact Dr. Barbara O’Neill at

This session is supported by the August 2011 legislation, (N.J.S.A. 17:9-43.2.D) that authorizes New Jersey credit unions to serve as public depositories for the purpose of promoting personal financial literacy education. Raritan Valley Community College and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington County are sponsoring the meeting space.

Next Gen Personal Finance is providing funding for meals, door prizes, and program expenses. In-kind funding of staff resources is being provided by Rutgers Cooperative Extension, the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education, and the New Jersey Council for Economic Education.

Professional development certificates will be provided for participants who attend the entire workshop.