Best of 2020: Most popular NEW! NGPF webpages

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Dec 28, 2020
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Professional Development, New Products

Teachers continue to provide us with the best ideas for new products and PD opportunities. The popularity of these ideas is reflected in the stats for these new webpages. Here are the top 7:

  1. Certification Course page: In June, we added certifications to our PD line-up. The 8 courses we offered provided teachers with 9 hours of live instruction + a certification exam. As of December 2020, more than 3600 certifications have been earned! Thanks to all who have attended these courses for your hard work and dedication to bolster your content knowledge. 
  2. Nearpod Collection: NGPF awarded 1000+ Nearpod license grants to support teachers with their virtual instruction. The NGPF semester course and 9 week course were adapted for the Nearpod platform. We will be providing additional Nearpod grants and will be adding the Middle School curriculum in 2021. 
  3. Most Important Class You Never Had documentary page: In January, we launched this documentary which follows the stories of eight remarkable high school teachers and classrooms from around the nation, bringing the importance of personal finance education into sharp focus.
  4. Math Collection: For teachers looking for opportunities for their students to apply their mathematical skills to real-life personal finance problems, we created Math Collections. 
  5. NGPF's Got Finance? School Search tool: This page received a significant facelift and has increased functionality. Users can click on a state and see the status of financial education for high schools in that state. 
  6. Teacher Toolkit: You asked for additional resources to assist your transition to teaching remotely and they instantly rose to the top in terms of pageviews. Top pages included Teaching Remotely resources and NGPF's Best Resources
  7. Current Events Videos. Looking for 2 minute explainer videos on new trends in personal finance? The Current Events video page provides the latest videos produced by Yanely Espinal for her weekly FinCap Friday resource. 

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About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.