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Professional Development Resources

This Free Professional Development opportunity, presented in partnership with the Cochise County School Superintendent's Office and the American Southwest Credit Union will cover the FDIC Money Smart financial literacy curriculum. The training will take place in two parts.



The FDIC's Money Smart for Young People series consists of four free curriculum products. Each age-appropriate curriculum includes lesson plans for educators along with guides for parents and caregivers. The materials are available for immediate download ( Participants will receive a printed copy of the grade band curriculum they attend.

This standards-aligned curriculum series empowers educators with engaging activities to integrate financial education instruction into subjects such as math, English, and social studies. Here is a brief overview of what you will find:

  • Educator's Guide with lessons and hands-on activities to promote student participation in the learning process. Grade-level modifications are identified throughout the activities.

  • Teacher Presentation Slides, optional overhead visuals that include fill-in charts to support the activities of each lesson.

  • Student Guide features worksheets for students based on topics covered in each lesson that can be used at school or at home. These documents will be age appropriate for the grade band being taught.


All classes will be held at the Cochise County School Superintendent's Office, located at 4001 E. Foothills Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ. 85635


Course Schedule

Training Part 1
Monday, July 12th: Grades K-2 (AM) and Grades 3-5 (PM)
Wednesday, July 14th: Grades 6-8
Thursday, July 15th: Grades 9-12

Training Part 2
Monday, July 19th: Grades K-2 (AM) and Grades 3-5 (PM)
Tuesday, July 20th: Grades 6-8
Wednesday, July 21st: Grades 9-12

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Professional Development

CompuScholar offers FREE Professional Development to all computer science teachers who want to learn new coding skills in Java, Python, HTML, C#, Unity Game Programming and more. 


The “Summer Skills” PD Session is now open for free enrollment. Teachers can take a self-paced, online CompuScholar course for free, from now through August 31, 2021.   Learn more and register today at this page:


Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended.  Please contact with questions about this program.

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