Category: Professional Development

NGPF On-Demand: Auto Loans

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Jun 24, 2021
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Professional Development
NGPF On-Demand is a professional development opportunity that allows teachers to deepen their content knowledge on their own schedule and at their own pace. One of the 30 On-Demand modules currently available is “Auto Loans.” This module reviews auto loan basics, analyzes types of loans available, and empowers teachers to share with students everything teens need to know to make an informed auto loan decision.    Here are some highlights from the module:    Watch...

NGPF Extra Mile Award: Top 1% of Academy Hours Earned

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Jun 22, 2021
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Professional Development
We conclude our celebratory blog posts sharing the amazing accomplishments of educators during the 2020-2021 NGPF Academy year by highlighting the teachers who are in the top 1% of NGPF Academy hours earned.  This impressive list of teachers has completed a combined total of over 10,000 hours of professional development during the 2020-2021 NGPF Academy Year! This includes one-hour live NGPF Virtual PD sessions, NGPF On-Demand modules, and NGPF Certification Courses.  NGPF...

NGPF Extra Mile Award: Teachers Who Earned All 10 NGPF Certification Courses

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Jun 21, 2021
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Professional Development
  This week, we continue to celebrate the achievements of educators during the challenging 2020-2021 school year! Today's post focuses on teachers who have completed all 10 NGPF Certification Courses.  NGPF offers online Certification Courses specializing in a single topic in personal finance. Educators strengthen their own content knowledge over 10 hours of professional development and are assessed through a 1-hour exam. NGPF Certified educators are more confident, qualified, and...

Teacher Favorite Professional Development

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Jun 20, 2021
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Professional Development
This week, we continue to celebrate the achievements of educators during the challenging 2020-2021 school year! Today's post focuses on teacher favorite Virtual PD sessions and On-Demand modules based on attendance & completion. Throughout the past school year, teachers craved timely professional development. Whether it was understanding the GameStop craze or online teaching strategies and resources -- teachers worked hard to pivot and understand how to become instant experts at what was in...

Collaborate with Educators At NGPF Professional Development This Week (June 21-24)

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Jun 20, 2021
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Professional Development
We have a full slate of LIVE professional development opportunities this week for teachers! Here's what teachers are saying about our Virtual PDs: "Honestly, these sessions have all been amazing! I have used so much due to the PDs!"! "Each time I join the sessions, I come away with new knowledge, insights, and ideas on how to use this information with my students." "I was so nervous at the start of this school year, but with the training and resources provided by NGPF I was able to be more...

NGPF Extra Mile Award: Teachers Completing The Most On-Demand Modules

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Jun 16, 2021
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Professional Development
  A quick note... I apologize for the confusion regarding the blog post from yesterday. Several of you, who earned a significant number of NGPF Academy credits, reached out to ask why you were not included on the list. I know the commitment and dedication you showed in the past year is certainly worthy of recognition! The Extra Mile Award from yesterday focused strictly on our one-hour workshops (aka Virtual PDs), this post looks at teacher participation in On-Demands and next week you will...

NGPF Extra Mile Award: Teachers With Most Virtual PD Hours for the 2020-21 NGPF Academy Year

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Jun 15, 2021
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Professional Development
  Over the next few days, we will be celebrating the achievements of educators during the challenging 2020-2021 school year! Today's post focuses on teacher participation in our one hour workshops, a.k.a. Virtual PD sessions. Later this week, we will highlight teachers who completed all 10 of the NGPF Certification courses and completed large numbers of On-Demand modules. We are consistently inspired by your dedication!  Believe it or not, during the 2020-2021 NGPF Academy year,...

Highlights of the NGPF Academy 2020-2021 Year

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Jun 14, 2021
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Professional Development
The 2020-2021 NGPF Academy Year concluded at the end of May with nearly 6500 teachers investing 139,901 hours in professional development. WOW!  That's almost 5800 days or the equivalent of 16 years of collaborating with peers, learning new content and finding resources for your students. This quantifies the heroic teacher commitment and resilience that we witnessed every day during this pandemic period!  Over the next two weeks, we look forward to sharing more teacher...

Collaborate with Educators At NGPF Professional Development This Week (June 14-17)

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Jun 13, 2021
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Professional Development
We have a full slate of LIVE professional development opportunities this week for teachers! Here's what teachers are saying about our Virtual PDs: "Honestly, these sessions have all been amazing! I have used so much due to the PDs!"! "Each time I join the sessions, I come away with new knowledge, insights, and ideas on how to use this information with my students." "I was so nervous at the start of this school year, but with the training and resources provided by NGPF I was able to be more...

NGPF On-Demand: Dark Patterns Are Trying to Trick You

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Jun 10, 2021
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Professional Development
NGPF On-Demand is a professional development opportunity that allows teachers to deepen their content knowledge on their own schedule and at their own pace. One of the 30 On-Demand modules currently available is “Dark Patterns Are Trying to Trick You”. Ecommerce and gaming websites know how to get you to spend money. This module will provide you with the knowledge and awareness to make it a fairer fight for your wallet.   Here are some highlights from the module: ...

Collaborate with Educators At NGPF Professional Development This Week (June 7-10)

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Jun 06, 2021
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Professional Development
We have a full slate of LIVE professional development opportunities this week for teachers! Here's what teachers are saying about our Virtual PDs: "Honestly, these sessions have all been amazing! I have used so much due to the PDs!"! "Each time I join the sessions, I come away with new knowledge, insights, and ideas on how to use this information with my students." "I was so nervous at the start of this school year, but with the training and resources provided by NGPF I was able to be more...

Continue Earning Academy Credits This Week Through NGPF On-Demand! (May 31-June 4)

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May 30, 2021
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Professional Development
Although there are no NGPF Virtual PDs this week, you can continue earning Academy credits through NGPF On-Demand, Each self-paced module is designed to be completed in 45-60 minutes and you will earn 1 Academy credit per module you complete! All modules completed before 11:59 Pacific Time on 5/31 will be counted towards the 2020-2021 Academy year!  Click below and get started today on a new NGPF On-Demand module:  Popular Budgeting Methods & Strategies...

NGPF On-Demand: Saving Modules

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May 27, 2021
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Professional Development, Savings
NGPF On-Demand is a professional development opportunity that allows teachers to deepen their content knowledge on their own schedule and at their own pace. With 30 modules covering 15 different topics/units, with have TWO modules focused on saving.    Module #1: The Psychology of Saving This module investigates the psychological factors that make saving difficult and explores strategies to overcome those challenges. Here are some highlights from “The Psychology of Saving”...

Collaborate with Educators At NGPF Professional Development This Week (May 24-27)

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May 23, 2021
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Professional Development
We have a full slate of LIVE professional development opportunities this week for teachers! Here's what teachers are saying about our Virtual PDs: "Honestly, these sessions have all been amazing! I have used so much due to the PDs!"! "Each time I join the sessions, I come away with new knowledge, insights, and ideas on how to use this information with my students." "I liked the facilitator modeling ways to teach virtually as well as suggestions from other motivated teachers!" Can’t make...

Collaborate with Educators At NGPF Professional Development This Week (May 17-20)

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May 16, 2021
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Professional Development
We have a full slate of LIVE professional development opportunities this week for teachers! Here's what teachers are saying about our Virtual PDs: "Honestly, these sessions have all been amazing! I have used so much due to the PDs!"! "Each time I join the sessions, I come away with new knowledge, insights, and ideas on how to use this information with my students." "I liked the facilitator modeling ways to teach virtually as well as suggestions from other motivated teachers!" Can’t make...