Category: Professional Development

Collaborate with Educators At NGPF Professional Development This Week (July 22-26, 2019)

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Jul 21, 2019
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Professional Development
Here's what teachers are saying about our new Virtual PDs: "Keep it up. NGPF has been the most engaging PD I've attended in years." "I am absolutely inspired...I am more prepared to teach my students in the fall." "Great session! Loved it and will be back for more." We have a full slate of professional development opportunities this week for teachers. Each will help you earn credit towards NGPF Academy. All times listed below are Pacific Time.  Virtual FinCamps: a hands-on, engaging...

The Best Investment Ever: Building Confidence and Capability Through Effective Teacher PD

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Jul 18, 2019
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Professional Development
An open letter to the CFPB, I read with great interest the recent WSJ article about how your agency is shifting your focus from regulation to education. I will reserve judgment about whether that is the right decision for an agency set up to protect consumers. The political pendulum swings to and fro between regulation and deregulation and this administration's preference is clearly deregulation.  Since education is where you are looking to focus, I wanted to provide some advice on how to...

Collaborate with Educators At NGPF Professional Development This Week (July 15-19, 2019)

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Jul 14, 2019
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Professional Development
Here's what teachers are saying about our new Virtual PDs: "Keep it up. NGPF has been the most engaging PD I've attended in years." "I am absolutely inspired...I am more prepared to teach my students in the fall." "Great session! Loved it and will be back for more." We have a full slate of professional development opportunities this week for teachers. Each will help you earn credit towards NGPF Academy. All times listed below are Pacific Time.  Virtual Professional Development: a...

Virtual PD Coming This Week...Earn NGPF Academy Credits Too!

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Jun 10, 2019
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Professional Development
We have a full slate of Virtual PD workshops to get your summer off to a great start (and you will earn NGPF Academy credits too!) Register for any and all of these events here!  Monday VPD NGPF Academy Office Hours: Beginner by Abby (2pm PT) VPD NGPF Academy Office Hours: Advanced by Sonia (4pm PT) Tuesday VPD Arcade Series: STAX! by Tim (4pm PT) Wednesday VPD Teaching Through: The Fine Print by Yanely (3pm PT) Thursday VPD Arcade Series: Spent by Tim (2pm PT) Friday VPD My Fav...

NGPF Extra Mile Award for 2018-19: Webinars

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Jun 06, 2019
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Professional Development
 NGPF Webinars are a great way for teachers to dive deeper into topics that interest them. For the 2018-19 school year, our most popular webinars were (all have been archived here and can be watched at your convenience)... What's Trending in Personal Finance?  Brush Up On Taxes Using the NGPF Semester Course: Planning for Success Weaving Math and Personal Finance in the Classroom Three Part Investing Series Teachers tell us they walk away from our webinars with several...

NGPF's Extra Mile Award for 2018-19: Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

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Jun 05, 2019
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Professional Development
NGPF's Professional Learning Community (PLC) provides educators with an opportunity to collaborate virtually on an artifact that they want to improve. Teachers meet for 30 minutes over a 3-5 week period until each member has received feedback on their resource. Here's what they tell us they love about PLCs: "I really enjoyed participating in the PLC. Not only did I get fresh ideas on how to revise my own project, but I got additional project ideas that I can use immediately in my class."...

NGPF Extra Mile Award for 2018-19: Virtual Professional Development

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Jun 04, 2019
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Professional Development
NGPF introduced a new PD opportunity, Virtual Professional Development (Virtual PD) in January 2019, as a way to facilitate teacher collaboration. In these one-hour video conferences, teachers get an opportunity to use an NGPF resource, reflect on how they would customize for their students and then exchange implementation ideas with other teachers. Here's a sampling of teacher feedback from these sessions: "This was just great and I will definitely join you again. The format was...

Introducing NGPF Academy: Diversify Your PD Portfolio

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Jun 03, 2019
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Professional Development
            NGPF Academy May 2019   NGPF Academy - Diversify Your PD Portfolio - In our work at NGPF, we see examples daily of the dedication and commitment of personal finance educators. In fact, when we ran the numbers for the past 12 months, you completed over 25,000 hours of professional development with NGPF. That's impressive!!!! Thank...

4 steps educators can take today to implement Florida's newly required personal finance elective for fall 2019

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May 21, 2019
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Advocacy, Professional Development
A shift in Florida's education policy demands a quick turnaround for high schools   If you follow the Florida legislature closely (as we do at NGPF), you may have seen that House Bill 7071 passed on May 2nd, and is currently awaiting signature on Governor Ron DeSantis's desk. One of the key provisions of this new workforce readiness law is, "requiring school districts to offer one-half credit in financial literacy as an elective." You can read the full text of the law here.  ...

We LOVE Feedback: NGPF's Year-End Survey

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May 20, 2019
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Professional Development
As your thoughts begin to turn towards summer, please take a moment to let us know how your year with NGPF resources and professional development activities went by completing this brief survey. We read every response and our best ideas come from educators! Thank you for your commitment to financial education! ...

May Virtual PDs: Credit and Investing Resources, Differentiating Instruction and Games

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May 19, 2019
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Professional Development
Here's what teachers tell us they value in our one-hour Virtual PDs: 'I ventured into areas of NGPF that I have not had time to do before. That was super valuable to me!!' "Fabulous ideas from other teachers on how to implement some of the resources that are available." "I love this format - this was my first but it will not be my last! What a great way to get some excellent PD!!!!!" Attend one (or more) of our remaining VPDs this May and your name will be entered into a drawing for $50 Amazon...

New PD Offering for Summer: NGPF Virtual FinCamps

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May 15, 2019
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Professional Development
Take our in-person FinCamps and deliver them virtually? What a crazy idea, right? That can't possibly turn out well...or can it? Well, we found out after a late spring snowstorm barreled down on the Dakotas and threatened to cancel our FinCamps planned for Sioux Falls and Fargo. We needed to act quickly to develop an alternative. So NGPFers Abby and Laura developed a Virtual FinCamp overnight! As they say, "Necessity is the mother of invention!" With an average rating of 9.8 out of 10 (same as...

2019 NGPF Changemakers Summit: Reflections (and Results!)

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Apr 25, 2019
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Professional Development
It's been over a month since 100 educators inspired us in San Francisco at the 2019 ChangeMaker Summit. We have just concluded our first set of post-conference conversations. Teacher have been busy in the last month fine-tuning their courses and advocating for more access to financial education at their school, district and state levels. They are truly making change happen!  --------------------- Here are the contemporaneous impressions of the summit from Beth Tallman:  I was charged...

2019 Summer PD Opportunity: FinCamp PLUS

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Mar 05, 2019
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Professional Development
This year, as part of our 50 FinCamps in 50 States initiative, we've met many passionate, innovative, and enthusiastic educators who are bringing the very best in personal finance education to their students every day.So, now, what's better than spending one day devoted to personal finance education? Spending THREE days, of course!After our hosting our first 3-day FinCamp PLUS in Wisconsin in June 2018, educators identified their favorite parts as: The opportunity to see and...

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. ...