It’s been a busy summer for the Magnetar Capital UChicago Financial Education Initiative team, as we have been revising the first version of the new curriculum. We take pride in our extensive and rigorous revision process, which requires us to collect and analyze thousands of pages of feedback. The feedback comes from a number of sources, which include classroom observations, videotape footage from classrooms, teacher feedback on every lesson, student workbook responses, and feedback from independent reviewers.
For each financial education lesson, team members review the feedback, recommend improvements to the lesson, and collectively decide how to best incorporate the feedback and recommendations. Sometimes navigating differences in feedback can be challenging, but it helps us to see the curriculum in new ways and find creative solutions to improve the curriculum for everyone.
Special thanks to our spring field-test teachers, who provided us with rich feedback that we are incorporating into the latest version of the curriculum. We are looking forward to hearing what our fall field-test teachers have to say about the digital tools that we added to the curriculum. You can be sure that we will take your feedback seriously.