Workshop Description

Life After High School: Navigating College, Career & Debt

Invest in your own human capital and make your instructional life after summer easier next school year – these are must-have back-to-school teacher resources!

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Virginia Tech Center for Economic Education

Aug 02, 2022
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Registration Deadline: July 15, 2022
Grade Level: High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 6

NOTE:  This program is only for middle/high school teachers and counselors in Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem City, and Botetourt County school divisions, graciously sponsored by the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia.

6 Recertification Hours
Synchronous Live Zoom Class (3 hours)
Tues, Aug 2 from 12:30-3:30
Asynchronous Google Classroom Modules (3 hours)
Complete anytime between Aug 2 – 31

Limited to 25 teachers
(first come, first serve)

This hybrid professional development program features 150+ resources valued at over $200, including topics such as setting goals after high school, choosing a post-graduation path (higher education, training, career, military, etc.), applying to college and choosing a major, paying for higher education (loans, grants and scholarships), and managing debt.

Click here to watch a 1-minute video on the Richmond Fed’s Invest in What’s Next: Life After High School, a free online course also included in the program.  Through interactive lessons, students explore their interests and related jobs plus budget for their education, among other learning objectives, culminating in a customized, downloadable action plan for their future.

Teachers also receive the Virtual Economics 5.0 flash drive ($164.95) linked here, featuring 14,000 pages of classroom-ready lessons on economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship.  (We typically on give this resource out at our 45-hour Institutes!)

Representatives from the Virginia Tech undergraduate admissions and financial aid offices will join us for a live Q&A session plus tips on getting into and paying for college.





Additional Information:

Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants the day of the program.

Instructor: Cheryl A. Ayers, Ph.D., Co-Director
Contact Person:
Cheryl A. Ayers, Ph.D., Co-Director
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Tech

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