NexLearn Announces Kickstarter Campaign to Fund Small Change: Kidsí Financial Life Skills Course
Wichita, KS, July 20, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- NexLearn announced today the upcoming launch of a Kickstarter campaign to fund updates to Small Change: Kids’ Financial Life Skills interactive learning courseware. The curriculum is available to schools for free and contains over 28 hours of learning featuring 75 lessons, 350 interactive activities, and 175 math exercises. Each lesson is presented by engaging, age-appropriate animated characters, so the course grows with students as they advance from one grade level to the next.
“In 2004, we recognized that there was a need for quality information to teach students how important financial skills are to help them navigate life. So, we developed a comprehensive set of standards-based, interactive lessons that integrate personal financial literacy into the social studies, language arts and math curriculum,” said Brandon Andrews, Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of NexLearn.
The courseware, which has been used in classrooms for the past decade, has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from both students and teachers. However, the current version is rooted in old technology and is only available via CD. To expand accessibility to more students in every state, NexLearn developers must convert all the lessons and activities to a mobile-friendly format so students can enjoy learning on their tablets and other mobile devices, which are quickly becoming the go-to technology in schools.
Funding for the update will also allow developers to modernize some of the exercises to take advantage of interactive technology that has emerged in the last few years, as well as create teacher guides with step-by-step instructions explaining how to use the courses and supplemental materials in the classroom.
“With enough support, we also plan to develop a series of multi-player video game apps with all the great characters from Small Change. We believe that preparing our next generation to make sound personal finance decisions is everyone’s social responsibility. At NexLearn, we’re trying to doing our part to give back to the community. We hope more people will join us,” said Andrews.
The project will be raising funding for 25 days beginning July 17, 2014. For more information, contact NexLearn or view the project by searching “Small Change” on the Kickstarter website.