Jul 06, 2022
Curriculum Announcements

Curriculum Announcements: Semester Course Update Roadmap!

In June we announced that the Semester Course would be seeing some exciting changes. Read on to see the roadmap of what will be changing and when.

 

Semester Course Update Roadmap

 

Note: In case any of these changes or release dates don't match your timeline for planning your course, the old Semester Course will still be accessible in the Teacher Toolkit. You can access the Teacher Toolkit via the top navigation bar of ngpf.org or the link in your teacher account.

 

The new Semester Course will follow a slightly different sequence. Even though this new sequence was created with flow and scaffolding in mind, you will still be able to modify and use units in whatever order you need.

 

New Unit Sequence:

  1. Behavioral Economics
  2. Banking (formerly Checking and Saving units)
  3. Investing
  4. Types of Credit
  5. Managing Credit
  6. Paying for College
  7. Insurance
  8. Taxes
  9. Budgeting 
  10. Consumer Skills


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Release Schedule:

Each unit will be released over the next few months as part of one of three different blocks. Although the order in which units will be released is close to the new unit sequence, note that it is not exactly the same.

 

Block 1 Release: July 14, 2022 

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Banking (formerly Checking and Saving units)
  • Types of Credit
  • Managing Credit

 

Block 2 Release: Mid-August

  • Investing
  • Paying for College
  • Budgeting

 

Block 3 Release: Mid-September

  • Insurance
  • Taxes
  • Consumer Skills

 

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Virtual PD:

Still have questions? Get them answered with a virtual PD dedicated to the newly updated Semester Course units! Find out what these updates entail and what they mean for you and your students for the upcoming school year!

Semester Course Release! - Jul 14, 2022 @ 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET

 

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We hope you are having a spectacular summer and we look forward to continuing our work to provide you with an equally amazing start to your next school year.

 -The NGPF Curriculum Team

 

About the Author

Ryan Wood

Ryan grew up with and maintains a love for learning. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in Business Administration and worked in sports marketing for a number of years. After living in Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Minnesota, the call of education eventually brought Ryan back to his home state of Wisconsin where he was a Business and Marketing teacher for three years. In his free time he likes to spend time with his wife and daughter, play basketball, read, and go fishing. Now with NGPF, Ryan is excited to help teachers lead the most important course their students will ever take.

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