Category: PRO Tip from NGPF

If NGPF updates a resource, can I still use my old version?

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Apr 04, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: I know NGPF updates their personal finance resources often in order to stay fresh and high caliber. Can I still use the old version if I like it better?  THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to learn when you should and should not use an outdated version of an NGPF resource.    Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

What resources do you have for personal finance spreadsheets?

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Mar 07, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Math
THE PROBLEM: Does NGPF have any resources that utilize spreadsheets? If so, where do I find them?  THE ANSWER: Watch this short video for a treasure trove of resources, activities, and just-in-time how-to videos for spreadsheets in the Next Gen Personal Finance catalog.    Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

How do I best use the Interactive Library?

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Feb 28, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Interactive
THE PROBLEM: What's the best way to use the NGPF Interactive Library? And where do I find the worksheets?  THE ANSWER: Watch this short video for a quick overview and some tips on best utilizing our Interactive Library and accompanying worksheets.  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

What's the difference between a FinCamp and FinCamp Plus?

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Feb 21, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Professional Development
THE PROBLEM: What's the difference between a FinCamp and FinCamp Plus? And can I attend FinCamp Plus outside my state?  THE ANSWER: Watch this short video for a quick explainer on how these two professional development options differ.  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

Why Can't My Students Edit the Docs Inside a Student Activity Packet?

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Feb 14, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Activities
THE PROBLEM: I've created my own copy of the Student Activity Packet, and my students have their own copies in my LMS, but they can't edit any of the activities INSIDE the Student Activity Packet. Why not?   THE ANSWER: Watch this short video for a quick life hack to those pesky activities that say View Only.  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

What are my options for using the Exit Tickets?

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Feb 06, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Teaching Strategies
THE PROBLEM: I'm thinking about using the lesson plans in your Semester Course, but I don't understand why the Exit Ticket is offered in so many formats. What's up?   THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear Jessica's PRO Tips on effectively using Exit Tickets. Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

What can I find on an NGPF Unit Page?

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Jan 30, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: I'm coming upon the Checking unit in my personal finance curriculum, and I'd love to add some NGPF resources or even full lesson plans. What's the best place to start while navigating your website?  THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear Jessica's PRO Tips for using the Unit Pages.  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

What can I do on low attendance days?

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Jan 23, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Lesson Idea
THE PROBLEM: Snow days, 2-hour delays, and final exam schedules have my sections out of whack, or only 1/3 of my students are braving the elements to make it to school. What can I use that will provide engaging, meaningful lessons but not leave missing students behind on essential content?  THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear Jessica's best suggestions for what to do when half your students aren't in class.  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up...

What are the new tax changes in 2019?

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Jan 09, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Taxes
THE PROBLEM: I know taxes are changing in a major way, but I'm not sure of the specifics. What are the basics I need to know to teach my students?  THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to learn the teen-specific impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. *Please note that none of this constitutes tax advice and should not be used in the personal handling of anyone's taxes.* Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

Do you have rubrics for the NGPF projects?

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Jan 02, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: I'm trying to find rubrics -- not answer keys, but rubrics -- for the NGPF projects. THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to learn NGPF's suggestions regarding rubrics.  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

How Often Do You Update Your Curriculum?

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Dec 20, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: Your catalog is vast -- How often do you update these resources?    THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to learn all about our update schedule. Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...

How Do I Navigate the Answer Key Spreadsheet?

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Dec 13, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: I've got the answer key spreadsheet, but I don't know how to find what I'm looking for...    THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear a PRO Tip on navigating the answer key spreadsheet. Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...

What are your PRO Tips for using Teacher Toolkit?

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Dec 06, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: You've heard about our Teacher Toolkit, but you haven't had a chance to explore quite yet. Let Abby & Sonia tell you more...   THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear a PRO Tip on why the Teacher Toolkit was created, who can benefit from it, and where to find it. Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...

What do I need to know before using the online bank simulation?

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Nov 15, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Checking Accounts, Interactive
THE PROBLEM: You've got an online bank simulation that I can use for free!?!?! Tell me more...   THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear a PRO Tip on how to use our online bank simulation and the accompanying short and extended version activities.  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...

What's the difference between a Course and a Workshop?

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Nov 01, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: When I look under the Curriculum tab of your website, I see Courses and Workshops. Which type should I use?     THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear a PRO Tip on how a course and a workshop differ. Hint: It's not just in length!  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up for the blog digest on the upper right of our blog page. ...