Saturday, November 27, 2021

DonorsChoose Funding Teacher Spotlight — Carrie Rugenstein
On October 11, 2020 in DonorsChoose, Funding, Teacher Spotlight by Tara Kirby
We love sharing creative ways that teachers secure funding for Budget Challenge. Teachers who have earned the appropriate number of points with DonorsChoose can request a Special Project. Carrie Rugenstein, a math teacher at Lincoln High School in Owosso, MI recently shared how she was able to secure funding for Budget Challenge with the help of DonorsChoose and a community sponsor.

Teacher Spotlight — Linda Ryan-Catt
On June 7, 2020 in Teacher Spotlight by Tara Kirby
Linda Ryan-Catt, a TRIO SSS Academic Counselor and Financial Literacy Instructor took the time to share her recent experience with implementing Budget Challenge into her classroom. "I was very impressed with Budget Challenge because it included curriculum. I found it very student and teacher friendly. Its biggest plus was the webinar and access to customer service. Their rep was very thorough and answered all my questions...and I asked a lot of them. She even came into my screen to demonstrate at times. I thought the simulation was very good, and student friendly with reminders coming into their emails. One of my students complained that he found the simulation tedious and annoying because he was constantly having to go into budget challenge to pay bills, transfer $, etc. Welcome to real life!—only this simulation helped them get through the process more easily. It is a good program. I was not sold when I started working with it last summer, but I found it to be a very good course.”

Teacher Spotlight — Steve Stofelano
We recently asked Steve Stofelano, a business teacher in New York, a few questions about his Budget Challenge experience. Here's what he had to say.

Interviewing a Superstar Teacher — Amanda Volz
On February 27, 2020 in Teacher Spotlight by Robbie Kaminski
Amanda Volz is a personal finance teacher that has been a top user of Budget Challenge since 2014. She has taught several hundred students using our simulation and has had a large proportion finish in the top 5% of students nationwide. Read our interview with Mrs. Volz.

Interviewing a Superstar Teacher — Stephen Latter
On February 12, 2020 in Teacher Spotlight by Robbie Kaminski
Stephen Latter in Potomac Falls, VA has been a huge advocate for our program. We were even able to sit in on his class for a day last fall to see how he uses Budget Challenge in his classroom. Read his thoughts on the program..

Interviewing a Superstar Teacher — Trisha DeBacco
On February 12, 2020 in Teacher Spotlight by Robbie Kaminski
Trisha DeBacco is a personal finance teacher that has been a loyal user of Budget Challenge since 2015. In that time, she has taught over 300 students across 15+ classes. Read our interview with Trisha to learn tips on how to implement our program.