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Financial Literacy Instructional Materials From Econ Lowdown Added to Open Space

Author // Matt Yauk Monday, 11 April 2022

Check out new Econ Lowdown content on Open Space. Instructional materials include student-facing lesson plans and learning modules for PreK-12 financial literacy and economics. These resources also include videos and interactives, podcasts, assignable content, and integrations with learning management systems like Google Classroom and Canvas. Econ Lowdown is the education portal from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and features content created by groups of economists and economics educators. Also included in this addition were 17 financial literacy lessons in Spanish, with 82 new items available overall.

Visual of a budgeting lesson found on Econ Lowdown

Open Space, a curriculum creation and collaboration tool, powered by INFOhio, empowers educators to create and share resources that promote innovative and collaborative learning. Instructional materials added to Open Space go through an evaluation process using a quality rubric. In addition to finding quality instructional materials, Open Space users can view and rate resources and also share content to Google Classroom. 

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About the Author

Posted by: Matt Yauk

Matt Yauk is a Senior Instructional Specialist with INFOhio. He is a certified educator who has worked as a Business and Technology teacher in the middle and high school settings and as an educational technologist, instructional designer, and academic technology director for The Ohio State University (OSU). He has a B.S. in Education: Technical Education and Training from OSU, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Design and Technology from University of Cincinnati, founded the Learner Engagement Division within the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), and co-authored a chapter in the Handbook of Distance Education (4th edition) called "Trends and Directions in Continuing Professional Development." The positive impact on student learning and educator development has always been his primary focus.

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