Over the past year, Janison has worked closely with The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to design and build their MoneySmart Teaching Online program, which provides educators with the knowledge, skills, strategies and teaching materials to teach consumer and financial literacy.
MoneySmart Teaching Online comprises two modules one for primary and one for secondary educators. The modules are free and provide interactive professional learning and feature expert interviews, case studies in schools, and scenarios.
MoneySmart Teaching Online was built using Janison’s Cloud Learning Suite (CLS) and makes use of simulations – interactive content where the learner chooses characters to follow through a number of scenarios, with different videos showing the outcome of the learners choices.
Simulations are a fun way to see different content, and in this case, different characters and their stories.
We’ve had lots of great comments about our simulations so far.
Why is financial literacy so important for kids?
There’s lots of reasons – registering and completing the modules will show you many, or you can watch this video to get a quick introduction.
Who should use it?
Anyone is welcome to register and use MoneySmart Teaching Online. You can register at:
For Australian school educators, MoneySmart Teaching Online is recognised as 'Continuing Professional Development'. Educators who complete the formal elements of this program will receive a Certificate of Completion which, once endorsed by their School Principal can be submitted to the relevant state/territory authority and may count towards meeting the professional learning requirements for teacher registration and renewal.
Congratulations to the teams at Janison and ASIC for bringing this initiative to life!