NGPF Extra Mile Award: PLC Participants
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."
- "I am the only Financial Literacy teacher in my building, and having the opportunity to network with other teachers who are teaching the same subject matter has truly been a delight."
We want to recognize the following educators who participated in multiple PLCs during the past school year. Drumroll please...the winners of the NGPF Extra Mile Award for PLCs are:
- Jeff Snyder of Wayne Valley High School (Wayne, New Jersey)
- Jodie Holmquist of Hinsdale Middle High School (Hinsdale, New Hampshire)
- Martha Somers of Broad Run High School (Ashburn, Virginia)
- Brian Johnson of Forest Hills Northern High (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
- Stephanie McKoy of Manteo High School (Manteo, North Carolina)
- Diane Mondoro of Bridgewater-Raritan High School (Bridgewater, New Jersey)
- Vicky Livesay of D-B EXCEL (Kingsport, Tennessee)
Special recognition goes to Steve Penley of Waubonsie Valley High School (Aurora, Illinois) who is our super-PLCer for participating in 4 PLC cohorts during the 2017-18 school year. Each Extra Mile Award winner in the PLC category will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Thanks for your commitment to professional development!
About the Author
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.
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