Aug 09, 2023

Updated Semester Course and NEW Trimester Course

NGPF is ringing in the start of the school year with an updated Semester Course and a new Trimester Course! We’ve incorporated feedback from 800+ teachers to make it easier than ever before to compare, choose, and customize the right course for you! 


Updated Semester Course

Here are the improvements we’ve made to our flagship course: 

  • A shortened Unit 1 on Behavioral Economics to hook your students before diving into the rest of the course 
  • A brand new Unit 7 on Career including 5 lessons and a summative unit test 
  • Updated Nearpod decks
  • Updated Diagnostic and Final Exams

Explore the Semester Course

NEW Trimester Course

Spanning 12 weeks, this course is a great fit for educators looking to cover personal finance concepts within a shorter time frame.

  • The Trimester Course uses 41 of the Semester Course’s 68 lessons and omits the other 27. We then added 7 lessons unique to the Trimester Course, creating a total of 48 lessons, to guarantee that there are no content gaps. 
  • Nearpod decks are available for each lesson 
  • The course features new unit tests, a Diagnostic Exam, and a Final Exam 


Explore the Trimester Course


PRO TIP: We’ve retired our 9-Week Course, but you can use the Trimester Course in its place by trimming content to fit your time frame! You can access the retired 9-Week Course through the end of December 2023 in the Retired Resources spreadsheet, found in your NGPF Teacher Account Page. Please note that NGPF will no longer be maintaining the 9-Week Course, so use with discretion. 

Other Improvements 

  • The Semester Course and Trimester Course pages have a new, streamlined look! 
  • Highly requested feature: The new course pages show you exactly which NGPF activities are embedded in which unit of the course
  • The Checking and Savings units are now combined into one cohesive Banking Unit 
  • Lesson Guides now include approximate times for resources and activities to make pacing and customizing lessons easier 


What’s Coming Up Next? 

The Full-Year Course will be getting an update later in the fall. It will include all of the Semester Course plus additional lessons to dive deeper into the content. Stay tuned for more updates via the NGPF blog

Explore the Updates in a Virtual PD

Join us in our live Virtual PD, Exploring the New Trimester Course & Updated Semester Course, where we will explore these updates in more detail! 

For additional support, check out the Beginner Series On-Demand PD modules that you can complete at your own pace. You'll learn how to better navigate the NGPF website and use the curriculum. 

We hope you enjoy using the curriculum this school year! Let us know if you have any questions or feedback!

About the Author

Sonia Dalal

Sonia has always been passionate about instruction and improving students' learning experiences. She's come a long way since her days as a first grader, when she would "teach" music and read to her very attentive stuffed animals after school. Since then, she has taught students as a K-12 tutor, worked in several EdTech startups in the Bay Area, and completed her Ed.M in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is passionate about bringing the high quality personal finance content and instruction she wished she'd received in school to the next generation of students and educators. When she isn't crafting lesson guides or working with teachers, Sonia loves to spend her time singing, being outdoors, and adventuring with family and friends!

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