IBAT Teach the Teacher Program

Upcoming 2015 Programs:

    El Paso (TEA Region 19) - June 15
    San Angelo (TEA Region 15) - June 17
    Midland (TEA Region 18) - June 18
    Lubbock (TEA Region 17) - June 2015
    Dallas (TEA Region 10) - July 27

    The IBAT Foundation created the Teach the Teacher Program™ in 2011 to address the national problem of financial literacy on a local level, by connecting local community bankers, local teachers, local schools and local students.

    What is the IBAT Teach the Teacher Program™
    • Six hour workshop using presentations and interactive exercises;
    • Approved for 6 hours of Texas Education Agency continuing education credit;
    • Aligned with personal finance TEKS and STAAR graduate testing standards;
    • Developed by teachers for teachers;
    • Working in tandem with TEA service regions, this important program is moving to each of the 20 regions; and
    • Working with local community bankers to provide the program and follow-up mentorship.

    Why Focus on Financial Literacy?
    • Consumers in Texas rank among the lowest in:
    • Average credit score;
    • Household net worth; and
    • Home ownership.

    Why Texas?
    As of 2005, the Texas Legislature issued an unfunded mandate to high schools to offer personal financial education courses. Beginning in 2014, personal financial literacy education will be a required component of elementary, middle and high school programs. This is also unfunded.

    Why Focus on Teachers?
    Research shows that the faculty assigned to teach personal financial management often lack the knowledge and confidence to do so effectively. The IBAT Teach the Teacher Program™ provides instructional methods, games and fun confidence builders to show teachers ways to engage students in matters of credit scores, saving, budgeting, spending, debit, credit card awareness, investments, insurance, taxes and identity theft.

    Past and Upcoming Programs:
    2011 2012 2013 2014
    • Waco
    • Amarillo
    • Conroe
    • Mount Pleasant
    • San Antonio
    • Victoria
    • Houston
    • Fort Worth
    • Edinburg 
    • Wichita Falls
    • Abilene
    • San Angelo
    • Corpus Christi

    2014 Edinburg Teach the Teacher ProgramTM

    Teach the Teacher Program Honored with Power of A Award

    The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) is pleased to announce that the Teach the Teacher Program™, hosted by the IBAT Education Foundation, has been awarded The Power of A Silver Award by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The Power of A Silver Award is one of the highest awards given by ASAE and honors associations that engage in activities and initiatives that are essential to building stronger communities... Full press release.