The University of Arizona

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An Award-Winning Program Designed by Educators, For Educators

 

Curriculum Design

Curriculum materials are designed in a ready-to-teach, modular format. Each lesson includes hands-on learning activities, note-taking guides, worksheets, student reading, PowerPoint presentations and conclusions to reinforce key concepts, along with assessments to test knowledge retention.

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Instructional Support

Lesson plans are based on the multiple intelligences model and active learning theories. The materials offer maximum flexibility and can be taught sequentially as a complete personal finance course or as modular components that can be easily inserted into other courses.

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Professional Development

Ongoing professional development opportunities to help educators develop the skills and confidence to teach financial education are available. Offerings include the Forum, webinars, a video library, Take Charge Today Newsletters, social media and educator trainings.

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Welcome

Take Charge Today - A program and curriculum with a decision-based approach to personal finance. Formerly Family Economics & Financial Education, Take Charge Today provides a consistent framework for thinking through financial choices in order to improve well-being.

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Introductory Level

Engage individuals with limited finance knowledge using this set of lessons which utilize fast-paced facilitation and activity-based learning methods.

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Advanced Level

Develop financial capabilities in young adults with this comprehensive series of scenario-based lessons including ready-to-teach instruction options.

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Active Learning Tools

Motivate students to fully engage in concepts and maximize knowledge retention with this assortment of lessons designed to enhance a wide variety of topics.

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Take Charge Today
The University of Arizona
650 North Park Avenue rm. 415
Tucson, AZ 85721

Phone: 520.626.4209
Fax: 520.626.4234
Email: takechargetoday@email.arizona.edu