Category: Summer Institute

Interactive Handouts Courtesy of Barbara O'Neill and Kerri Herrild!

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Aug 11, 2017
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Interactive, Budgeting, Featured Teachers, Investing, Lesson Idea, Tips for Teachers, Summer Institute, Teaching Strategies
As part of our Summer Institute session, educators had the opportunity to take an engaging personal finance interactive resource and create a handout to accompany it.  Hat tip to Barbara O'Neill of Rutgers University, New Brunswick (NJ) and Kerri Herrild of De Pere High School, De Pere (WI) who shared their finished products with us. For those of you looking for high quality, engaging, resources guaranteed to get your students thinking about their financial mindset, look no further than...

Introducing NGPF's Summer Institute 2017 Participants!

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May 04, 2017
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Summer Institute, Financial Literacy, Featured Teachers, Contest Previous
Session 1: June 2017 Brent Gostomski from Stevens Point Area Senior High School (Stevens Point, WI) After five years of working in the business world, Brent transitioned to teaching at the high school level.  He developed his passion for personal finance from his high school Personal Finance teacher. Brent teaches in face-to-face, online and blended learning formats. In addition to teaching, he coaches multiple sports and enjoys spending time with his wife Alli and son Porter. Erin Johnson...

Next Gen Personal Finance Announces 2017 NGPF Summer Institute Fellows

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Apr 17, 2017
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Schools In News, Featured Teachers, Professional Development, Summer Institute
Next Gen Personal Finance is pleased to announce its 2017 class of NGPF Summer Institute Fellows. Due to the success of last year’s Institute, we increased our investment and will be hosting TWO Summer Institute sessions – which means 24 outstanding educators will be joining us in Palo Alto this summer! The Institute brings together a passionate and talented group of educators who will create new activities, curate resources, collaborate and deepen their content expertise in selected...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to NGPF Fellow Charles Kafoglis About His Four Principles to Teaching Personal Finance

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Feb 15, 2017
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Professional Development, Investing, Podcasts, Tips for Teachers, Summer Institute
Thanks to Charles Kafoglis of Incarnate Word in Houston, Texas for sharing his insights recently on the NGPF podcast. I got to know Charles through his participation in our Summer Institute in 2016. I saw firsthand his passion for financial education and have enjoyed our ongoing dialogue about different approaches to teaching investing. In this podcast, Charles shares the four key principles that serve as the foundation for his personal finance course as well as how his course ties into the...

Teacher Submitted Question: What does being an "NGPF Fellow" entail?

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Feb 06, 2017
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NGPF Fellows, Summer Institute
Great question! If you’ve done any reading on our website, you may have noticed that last summer’s Inaugural Summer Institute participants became this academic year’s NGPF Fellows. Jill L from Wyoming wrote in to ask what exactly being an “NGPF Fellow” entails. The answer I gave Jill … Everyone who attends Summer Institute automatically becomes an NGPF Fellow for the following school year as part of the Summer Institute commitment. In 2016-17, the program...

NGPF Application Tips For Summer Institute 2017!

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Jan 30, 2017
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Summer Institute, Front Page Spotlight, Contest Current
We are excited to start the process for the Summer Institute 2017. Last year, we planned to invite SIX applicants for NGPF’s Inaugural Summer Institute. However, due to an incredible response of qualified candidates, we selected TWELVE! In that same spirit, we have even better news this year! Due to the success of last year’s Institute, we have decided to increase our investment and host TWO Summer Institute sessions – which means 24 outstanding educators will be joining us...

My Summer Institute Experience: A retrospective from NGPF Fellow Maureen Neuner

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Jan 26, 2017
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Summer Institute, Professional Development, NGPF Fellows
When you’re selected as an NGPF Summer Institute participant, you not only join us for 3 days in the summer but also commit to being an NGPF Fellow for the following school year. Fellows have a menu of actions they can complete to earn points, with the goal of earning 100 points by the end of the school year and receiving a stipend for their extra efforts. I can say, from our side, the Fellows have been instrumental this school year in shaping what NGPF does, so we love having them! One...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To NGPF Fellow Laura Falk About Developing Career Readiness Skills

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Nov 22, 2016
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Career, Activity, Teaching Strategies, Current Events, Featured Teachers, Activities, Podcasts, NGPF Fellows, Summer Institute
I had the pleasure of talking to educator Laura Falk recently on the NGPF podcast. Laura participated this summer in the inaugural NGPF Summer Institute and we met up again at the recent Jump$tart National Educator Conference. Laura has this infectious energy and passion for her work at Fairbanks High School in Milford Center, Ohio. In the podcast, Laura shares how she develops career readiness skills in her students through job shadowing, career exploration and a project-based learning method....

Maureen Neuner (NGPF Fellow) featured in the Beacon Times

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Sep 21, 2016
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Featured Teachers, Professional Development, NGPF Fellows, Summer Institute
Maureen’s been all over the news lately, this time featured in an article in her local newspaper, the Beacon Times, in Toms River, NJ. Reporter Julie Bonetti did an awesome write-up of Maureen’s time at our Inaugural Summer Institute. And, although Jessica does feel the need to point out it was ALL TIM who founded NGPF (despite the article giving her undue credit), we are both equally happy that Maureen was one of our Summer Institute participants and continues working with us as an...

Summer Institute 2016 Recap

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Aug 22, 2016
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Summer Institute
In late June we hosted our very first Summer Institute for 2.5 days of professional development, networking, and fun in Palo Alto. What did attendees like about it? Here are a few of their comments we heard: “This has been the best PD in the 20 plus years of my teaching career. Nothing else comes even close.” “Thank you so much for this great opportunity. I always try to be a better teacher for my students and I am taking away so many ideas, concepts, resources and contacts,...

Next Gen Personal Finance Announces Inaugural NGPF Summer Institute Fellows

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May 03, 2016
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Summer Institute
Next Gen Personal Finance is pleased to announce its inaugural class of NGPF Summer Institute Fellows. The NGPF Summer Institute will be held from June 27-29th in Palo Alto, California. The Institute brings a passionate group of educators together to create a professional learning community that collaborates, shares resources and develops innovative and engaging projects over the course of the 2 1/2 day program. We expanded the Fellows class from 6 to 12 based on the quantity and quality of...

Join Us For The Inaugural NGPF Summer Institute from June 27th to 29th in Palo Alto, CA

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Mar 21, 2016
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Activities, Activity, Teaching Strategies, Current Events, Case Study, Featured Teachers, Professional Development, Summer Institute
Join us for the first Annual NGPF Summer Institute to be held in Palo Alto, California (located 30 miles south of San Francisco) from June 27th to 29th, 2016. What Can You Expect To Accomplish In Your 2 1/2 Days at The NGPFInstitute? Engage in a professional learning community with outstanding peers in the field of personal finance education to improve your own resources Learn the NGPF approach to creating engaging projects and compelling case studies; have the time and...

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