Your role as an educator has far-reaching consequences on the future of the students in your classroom.
MSCPA’s Student Initiative, LEAP, recognizes the importance of your influence, and values your input.
We want to make this section of the LEAP web site a source of considerable information for you and other educators.
If you have a favorite web site, handout, or resource you would like to share, please contact us. Thank you for helping us ensure the success of Missouri’s accounting majors!
MSCPA Educators Program
"The Source" - LEAP's Newsletter
for Missouri's Educators.
This flyer contains LEAP web site address tabs for accounting majors who want to sign up for free MSCPA
college student membership. It is easy to print the pdf and post it in your classroom.
“One website that is
really great that I have used is www.moneyskill.org. This was produced in collaboration with Jump Start Coalition. It is a series of 34 modules
basically covering every aspect of personal finance. Some subjects are calculating income potential,
budgeting, leasing, mortgages, investments, creating a financial plan for your life, retirement, insurance, etc.
These feature 3 young people who are trying to decide upon a career. Students read a scenario about
the topic of that particular module. Then they answer questions about the scenario, and move to the next
scenario or informational text. Each module takes 30-40 minutes to complete. Teachers
can register on-line and the whole thing is absolutely free, with great technical support. After teachers
have registered, they can set up an electronic grade book for each class. As the students progress through
the modules, the teacher can see how many questions and percentage completed each student has. They also
create their own very realistic financial plan, which they can revisit throughout the modules, and ‘fine tune it’.
The plan must be realistic or it ‘crashes and burns’ and the student must fix it. The
teacher never sees the plan itself, but can see if the student has completed it. I used it for one quarter
last year in one of my classes. It can be used as enrichment for Accounting, Intro to Business, Business
Technology or Personal Finance Courses. Some parents remarked to me that they would like to do it also.”
Melinda Lee, Center High School, Kansas City, MO
The LEAP Initiative would like to thank these teachers for contributing