Financial Literacy Podcasts
Talking Financial Literacy Podcast, or “Talking Fin Lit” as its many listeners have come to know it, gets our nation’s educators quickly up to speed on financial literacy, an essential dimension of what kids should learn at school. The show is uniquely equipped to do this through its appealing, entertaining talk show format and its free and user friendly, Internet-based distribution.
Early in the series, teachers in a Texas focus group shared their desires for new financial literacy curriculum, resources, and practices with the show’s two producers, Dr. Kathy King and Mark Gura. Both are affiliated with Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education and bring a special blend of expertise to the project. As a former head of Math, Science, and Technology professional development for New York City public school teachers, Gura packaged important new ideas for teacher application. King is an internationally recognized expert on professional development and distance learning. Together, they present relevant, feasible approaches to financial literacy instruction with the show’s first series of 24 episodes. These explore the current state of financial literacy, presenting important insights, free resources, and suggestions on classroom implementation. The upcoming second series will explore further resources and practices and interview important experts in the field of financial literacy education. The show will provide a public voice to important facets of the Financial Literacy Now campaign, highlighting opportunities for its combined audience. The show is easily accessed at its website, www.talkingfinlit.org.