NEW! NGPF Academy for 2020-21

May 20, 2020
Professional Development

One year ago, we had a vision to recognize and reward teachers through a program called NGPF Academy. Teachers would receive credits based on their participation in professional development. As they moved up each level (10 hours) they would receive NGPF swag and bragging rights as an NGPF [fill in status here]. What happened next has been truly remarkable. For the year ending on May 31st, close to 5,000 educators have participated in more than 50,000 hours of professional development. How awesome is that! 

So, what's the plan for 2020-21? We will continue to provide you with engaging PD that builds your content knowledge, fosters collaboration and provides you with resources that you can implement with your students. We will continue to listen to what you are telling us on how best to support your work during these uncertain times.

As an added bonus this year, in addition to that awesome NGPF swag, you will also receive Amazon gift cards as you complete 10 hour increments of PD (we will retain the mystery of the swag): 

Here's some answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs):

Will the PD hours I gain from participating in the certification courses count towards NGPF Academy credits? 

Yes they will. We will also continue to offer standalone one hour virtual PDs this summer that will earn you NGPF Academy credits too. Look for the summer schedule to be posted by May 27th. 

Where will you be sending the NGPF Swag?

While the status of school openings is unclear, we will be sending swag to home addresses. Please be sure to list your home address on your NGPF Profile Page....otherwise we can't send swag. 

When can I expect to receive the gift cards and swag? 

We generally strive to have gift cards and swag out to you by 30 days after the end of the Academy quarter. Here's the anticipated delivery schedule:

  • 1st quarter: June-August: Swag and gift cards delivered by September 30th
  • 2nd quarter: September - November: Swag and gift cards delivered by December 31st
  • 3rd quarter: December - February: Swag and gift cards delivered by March 30th
  • 4th quarter: March - May: Swag and gift cards delivered by June 30th

What about the 2019-20 NGPF Academy Year? 

We will be sending out the NGPF swag by June 30th for those who earned swag for this Academy Year. 

When does the new Academy year begin and end? 

June 1st, 2020 begins the 2020-21 NGPF Academy year which will end on May 31st, 2021

Do credits from the 2019-20 Academy year carry over? 

Nope. Your NGPF Academy balance restarts at 0 starting on June 1st, 2020. 


Register for NGPF's certification courses here. Currently three are being offered: investing, banking and budgeting and credit. More detailed information here





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.