Oct 30, 2017
Featured Teachers, Contest Previous, Professional Development, Front Page Spotlight, Schools In News
NGPF is excited to introduce the following recipients of the NGPF Scholarship to the Jump$tart National Educator Conference, 2017!
Adrienne Deakins, William Penn High School (New Castle, DE)Adrienne teaches Economics/Personal Finance and AP Economics at William Penn High School in New Castle, DE.
Amy McCutchen, Holmen High School (Holmen, WI)Amy McCutchen has been a teacher at Holmen High School in Holmen, Wisconsin since 2007. She teaches business classes...
Aug 04, 2017
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
Jul 09, 2017
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...
Mar 15, 2017
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.
Jan 30, 2017
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...
Aug 18, 2016
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!
May 02, 2016
Activity, Financial Literacy, Schools In News, Current Events, Front Page Spotlight, Featured Teachers, Tips for Teachers, 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...
Apr 27, 2016
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...
Mar 11, 2016
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 $3,000)
What criteria will be used to judge the...
Feb 17, 2016
Credit Cards, New Products, Featured NGPF Lesson, Front Page Spotlight
First, for those who have clicked over from our emailed product release, here’s the promised ONE STOP SHOP FOR THE COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS.
If you didn’t receive our email (Why aren’t you on our mailing list??? Sign up at the bottom of this page!) read on…
On occasion, teachers who have found our lesson guides on our website have emailed to ask, “So, it says #13-17 are assessment questions, but I don’t see those anywhere. How do I access those...
Jan 18, 2016
Personal Finance, Teaching Strategies, New Products, Front Page Spotlight, Professional Development, FAQs
After meeting so many innovative teachers at Jump$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...
Jan 14, 2016
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...
Nov 24, 2015
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...
Oct 14, 2015
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...
Sep 16, 2015
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...