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Banking Basics: How to Open and Manage a Checking Account (Flex)

In this 5-week flex course, students will use the interactive platform Nearpod to learn what a checking account is, tips for using a checking account effectively, complete various banking activities, and research various checking accounts.
Brooke Martinez
34 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year olds
learners per class

Charged upfront
Flexible schedule
Over 5 weeks
No live meetings

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Class Experience

Students will be able to:
Week 1: The Checking Account
-Explain what a checking account is used for and why it is important to have one
-List the variety of ways you can deposit and withdraw funds from your checking account
-Research a person to person payment app
Week 2: Read the Fine Print
-List tips for using a checking account effectively
-Analyze a checking account agreement
-Analyze a bank statement
Week 3: Checking Skills
-Write a check
-Use an ATM
-Complete a Check register
-Reconcile a Checkbook
Week 4: Online & Mobile Banking
-Use Online Bill Pay
-Identify advantages and disadvantages of digital wallet payments
-Explain ways you can protect your checking account
Week 5: Select a Checking Account
-Research banks and credit unions
-Research a checking account
-List paperwork that is required to open a checking account
I am from the United States and have been teaching various business, marketing, and finance courses for 13 years. I have taught both at the high school and collegiate level. I teach both in person and online but online is my favorite! I have a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Business Information Technology Education, a Masters in Business Administration and a PhD in Online Education. 
I am very excited to work with all of you through Outschool!
Exit ticket at the end of each lesson.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.


Brooke Martinez
Lives in the United States
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34 total reviews
146 completed classes

About Me

Hi! I'm Dr. Brooke. I'm from Utah (United States). I teach business classes both face to face and online. I've been teaching Financial Literacy, Marketing, and Business Classes for 15 years. I have a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Business... 
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