Category: Front Page Spotlight

How do YOU teach personal finance?

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Aug 04, 2017
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Flash Surveys, Research, Lesson Idea, Financial Literacy, Teaching Strategies, Front Page Spotlight, Tips for Teachers
The start of school is just around the corner and we know that you’re beginning to think about your coming course load for the year. As personal finance education becomes mandated in a growing number of states, we’re curious: How do YOU teach personal finance? Create your own user feedback survey ...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Charles Best, Founder of DonorsChoose.org

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Jul 09, 2017
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Front Page Spotlight, Podcasts, Entrepreneurship
Today, you will hear from an amazing social entrepreneur, Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. Ask any teacher about his organization and you will see their eyes light up and inevitably hear these words “I love DonorsChoose.org” Why? They have channeled hundreds of millions of dollars from citizen-philanthropists to support teacher projects in classrooms throughout the country. He was crowdfunding for public schools long before it became “a thing.” Here are some...

Win an NGPF Scholarship to Jump$tart 2017 in Washington D.C.!

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Mar 15, 2017
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Front Page Spotlight, Contest Current
Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) is awarding 25 scholarships, worth $425 each, for classroom teachers to attend the National Educator Conference in Washington, D.C.! To apply for your chance at one of these scholarships: Select an NGPF resource from the list below Use the resource with your students and collect 5 student work samples Complete the NGPF Jump$tart Application Form Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 14, 2017. [google-drive-embed...

NGPF Application Tips For Summer Institute 2017!

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Jan 30, 2017
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Summer Institute, Front Page Spotlight, Contest Current
We are excited to start the process for the Summer Institute 2017. Last year, we planned to invite SIX applicants for NGPF’s Inaugural Summer Institute. However, due to an incredible response of qualified candidates, we selected TWELVE! In that same spirit, we have even better news this year! Due to the success of last year’s Institute, we have decided to increase our investment and host TWO Summer Institute sessions – which means 24 outstanding educators will be joining us...

NGPF Contest: Win One of Twenty Scholarships to 2016 Jump$tart Educator Conference in Dallas

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Aug 18, 2016
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Professional Development, Front Page Spotlight, Featured Teachers, Contest Current
  For the first time ever, NGPF is offering up to 20 scholarships for classroom teachers to attend the Jump$tart National Educator’s Conference, hosted this year on Nov 5-7 in Dallas, TX. See the flyer below for details on how to apply and be one of our lucky winners!   ...

Press Release: Announcing 2016 Next Gen Personal Finance Teacher Innovator Award Winners

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May 02, 2016
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Activity, Tips for Teachers, Featured Teachers, Front Page Spotlight, Current Events, Schools In News, Financial Literacy, Contest Current
Palo Alto, CA –May 2, 2016 — Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a non-profit with a mission to provide a free personal finance education to all young people, is pleased to announce the winners of it’s Second Annual NGPF Teacher Innovator Award.  This award recognizes outstanding teachers who have developed their own projects and activities to engage and educate their students. NGPF received dozens of innovative and creative project submissions from high...

The Envelope, Please...Announcing The NGPF Teacher Innovator Award Winners

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Apr 27, 2016
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Activity, Career, Budgeting, Personal Finance, Investing, Financial Literacy, Teaching Strategies, Schools In News, Current Events, Insurance, Employment, Front Page Spotlight, Featured Teachers, Parent Conversations, Contest Previous
Announcing the winners of the 2016 NGPF Teacher Innovator Awards…. Drumroll please. Wait a minute, first we have some people to thank. Thank you to all of the teachers who contributed to this contest by sharing your favorite activity. It inspires us to see the creativity and innovation occurring in personal finance classrooms across the country. Our selection process this year was made that much more difficult due to the quantity and quality of the submissions. In fact, the quality and...

Announcing the 2nd Annual NGPF Teacher Innovator Awards...$3,000 In Cash Prizes

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Mar 11, 2016
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Activity, Teaching Strategies, Current Events, Front Page Spotlight, Featured Teachers
To recognize personal finance educators during Financial Literacy Month, Next Gen Personal Finance is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual NGPF Teacher Innovator Awards.  Here are the details: Who is eligible?   Personal finance educators at high school or college level What are the prizes? A $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to three teachers with the most innovative activity/project submitted (for a total of $3,000) What criteria will be used to judge the...

Introducing... Comprehension Questions for Unit 3 (Types of Credit)

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Feb 17, 2016
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Credit Cards, New Products, Featured NGPF Lesson, Front Page Spotlight
First, for those who have clicked over from our emailed product release, here’s the promised ONE STOP SHOP FOR THE COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS.  If you didn’t receive our email (Why aren’t you on our mailing list??? Sign up at the bottom of this page!) read on… On occasion, teachers who have found our lesson guides on our website have emailed to ask, “So, it says #13-17 are assessment questions, but I don’t see those anywhere. How do I access those...

How does the NGPF Professional Learning Community (PLC) work?

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Jan 18, 2016
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Personal Finance, Teaching Strategies, New Products, Front Page Spotlight, Professional Development, FAQs
After meeting so many innovative teachers at Jump$tart Nationals in Washington, DC this past November, NGPF was inspired to launch the pilot version of our Professional Learning Community (PLC). As we look to expand our PLC program, here are some details to help you decide if you’d like to participate. Summary: PLC participants each submit an original project, activity, or lesson plan (artifact) that they’d like the team to review. Each week, we collaborate live, but remotely, to...

Financial Educator Community Launches Q&A Forum

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Jan 14, 2016
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Teaching Strategies, New Products, Front Page Spotlight, Professional Development, Tips for Teachers
Where can I go to ask a question and tap into the collective wisdom of the community? When we heard this multiple times from teachers, we thought “Let’s build a solution.” Today, we present the NGPF Q&A Forum. With the help of a few dozen educators who seeded the site with questions and answers, we already have a comprehensive and diverse set of answers to your questions such as: How do you get your high school juniors and seniors to see the relevance, real world need...

The Word is Spreading... A Recap from our Conference Tour

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Nov 24, 2015
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Teaching Strategies, Front Page Spotlight, Featured Teachers, Professional Development
As we head into Thanksgiving and prepare to spend time with wonderful family and delicious food, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past month. November is a busy conference month, and we were certainly out in full force. Below you can find a recap of each event we attended, but first I wanted to start with a story from the last day of the tour, at the FBLA FNLC Conference in Baltimore. I was packing up my supplies when a single teacher strolled through the exhibit hall, saying she was...

2 New Lessons: Retirement & College Budgeting

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Oct 14, 2015
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Budgeting, Investing, Featured NGPF Lesson, Front Page Spotlight, Activities, Excel Activities
We’re always excited to generate new content for teachers to use, and we’ve got two outstanding new lessons for you this week. Investing for Retirement First, if you use our Investing for Retirement lesson, your students will learn about Social Security, pensions, 401(k)s, Roth IRAs, and Traditional IRAs. More importantly, they’ll leave understanding why they need to start saving for retirement ASAP! What to look out for:   We love our “Types of Retirement...

Next Gen has a PROJECT BANK!

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Sep 16, 2015
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Lesson Idea, Teaching Strategies, New Products, Featured NGPF Lesson, Front Page Spotlight, FAQs
Our September product releases just keep on rolling with our latest feature — the Next Gen Personal Finance Project Bank! This is a convenient way to spice up your personal finance curriculum with some engaging, in-depth work for your students. To jump right in, click the link above. For a little more support, here are… Project Bank FAQs 1. You already have an Activity Bank. How is this different? Here’s how I think of it: Activities allow students to...

NEW UNITS: Taxes and Insurance!

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Sep 03, 2015
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Personal Finance, Lesson Idea, New Products, Insurance, Taxes, Featured NGPF Lesson, Front Page Spotlight, Activities
Today, we released two brand new units on Taxes and Insurance. Over 175 new resources. 14 brand new activities. All for our dedicated community of teachers just in time for the new school year. These are two topics teachers repeatedly told us were difficult to teach, so we decided we needed to give our community what they wanted. The reaction has been spectacular! It’s only 2:00 p.m. here in California and we’ve already broken our single-day record for site visits! What’s...

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