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Fin Lit. & Economic Education Conference - Registrations Going Fast

Friday, August 21, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Registration is openfor the 54th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida, October 7-10. The preliminary conference program, registration, travel and hotel information are now available online. This year's conference will be hosted by our Florida Council/Center affiliates. Registration deadline isMonday, September 21.
Invaluable networking opportunities- Attend, connect and share success stories and best practices with colleagues from across the nation.
Be Sure to Stay at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club.We encourage attendees to reserve rooms at the official conference hotel to avoid costly hotel penalties and keep conference costs down. Room reservations must be received byWednesday, September 16

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Who Should Attend

  • K-12 teachers in Social Studies, Economics, Personal Finance, Mathematics, Family and Consumer Sciences, Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Teachers incorporating economic or financial literacy education in the classroom *Curriculum Developers, Superintendents, Principals and Assistant Principals
  • Educators working in the fields of financial literacy and/or economic education
Keynote Conference Speaker: Alberto M. Carvalho

Alberto Carvalho has served as Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation's fourth largest school system, since September 2008. He is a nationally recognized expert on education transformation and finance who has successfully elevated his district's academic profile and streamlined its business operations and financial systems. Now widely considered one of the nation's highest-performing urban school systems, M-DCPS was named as the 2014 College Board Advanced Placement Equity and Excellence District of the Year, as well as the 2012 winner of the Broad Prize for Urban Education.


A versatile leader, Carvalho is also the self-appointed principal of two award-winning schools-the Primary Learning Center and the iPrep Academy, and has served as President of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents. He has been selected as Florida's 2014 Superintendent of the Year, as well as the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year and was recently named by Scholastic Administrator as one of "The Fantastic Five" educators making a difference in America.


Mr. Carvalho has been awarded of a number of honorary degrees including a Doctor of Public Service by Florida International University; Doctor of Humane Letters by both Barry University and Florida Memorial University; and a Doctor of Pedagogy, Honoris Causa from Nova Southeastern University. He has been honored by the President of Portugal with the "Ordem de Mérito Civil" and by Mexico with the "Othli Award," the highest award for a civilian living outside of Mexico. Mr. Carvalho has been featured on CNN, NBC, and ABC and in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, District Administration Magazine, and The Christian Science Monitor.


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