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Real-World Readiness: Career and Financial Education

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Presented by Lauren Pingul, Senior Manager of K-12 Implementation, EVERFI; Nicole Albion, AVID Program Coordinator, Forest Grove Middle School, MA; and Paul Greene, Digital Learning and Personal Finance, Northridge Middle School, IN

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By the time students reach middle school, they’re already developing early entrepreneurial skills, career aspirations and perceptions, and the capacity to make financial judgments and decisions. Today’s students are already forming the habits and mindsets that will inform their future decisions about which careers they will pursue and how they manage their finances. What can we, as educators, do to make sure they’re building healthy habits?

This edWebinar introduces educators to FutureSmart, a digital resource for middle school students focusing on career exploration, money management, and entrepreneurship, provided across the nation by the MassMutual Foundation. Hear from real educators about how they integrate these no-cost lessons into their curriculum and the extension activities they use to further connect student learning to the real world.

For every student that feels the pressure to know their path after high school, this activity is a necessary release valve. Educators who view this edWebinar will receive access to free blended-learning lessons focused on developing students’ financial literacy, entrepreneurial, and career readiness skills.

This  recorded edWebinar will be of benefit to middle school teachers, librarians, and school leaders.


Lauren PingulAbout the Presenters

Lauren Pingul is Senior Manager of K-12 Implementation at EVERFI. She has been in education for the past ten years, as both a teacher and administrator. In her current role, she helps districts, schools, and teachers implement no-cost digital resources in their classrooms. Lauren used EVERFI’s resources in her own classroom and now gets to help students across the state of Illinois gain access to engaging digital content.


Nicole AlbionNicole Albion is the AVID program coordinator at Forest Grove Middle School. She is in her 13th year of teaching. As a third-generation teacher in Worcester, Massachusetts she feels a deep sense of responsibility to her hometown. Her job is to give students the skills they need to thrive in college, careers, and beyond. She feels especially called to teach financial literacy, reading, and organization. She is a decorated educator and advisor to her school’s Gay-Straight Alliance, the first of its kind in the middle school level in her district.


Paul GreenePaul Greene is the digital learning and personal finance teacher at Northridge Middle School in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He is in his 19th year of teaching. He graduated with a degree in elementary education and has also earned endorsements in business education and junior high mathematics. He worked as a middle school math teacher for 16 years before switching to middle school business education. The first is a class that combines business education and computer applications, while the second imparts crucial life skills to students before they move on to secondary education.


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EVERFIFrom grade school through retirement, EVERFI’s free digital education curriculums empower learners of all ages to make safe, smart and informed decisions. We bring together the public and private sectors so K-12 teachers can equip today’s learners with the skills they need to become tomorrow’s leaders.



Wednesday, March 4, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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