Category: Teaching Remotely

Virtual Adaptation: MOVE: Let's Make a Mutual Fund

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Jan 13, 2021
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Teaching Remotely, Investing, Activities
MOVE: Let's Make a Mutual Fund is a teacher favorite when it comes to the NGPF Investing Unit. But, how can teachers take the magic of this popular activity and move (pun intended) it to a virtual learning environment? NGPF's top virtual high-fiver Christian (if you've attended Christian's Virtual PDs, you know) has transformed this activity into a spreadsheet format that allows you and your students to still experience the magic and get those a-ha! moments.  Below you'll find a quick...

My Classroom Podcast: Amanda Lucero

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Jan 06, 2021
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Podcasts, Teaching Remotely, Professional Development
Welcome to the third series of My Classroom, a 15-minute weekly NGPF podcast series that will highlight four rock star teachers who took unique paths to the classroom and collectively attended more than 600 hours of virtual professional development with NGPF in 2020. In this series, we will learn what remote teaching strategies they enjoy the most and how they use these strategies and the information they have learned in their own instruction.  Each week a new podcast will be posted for you...

NEW! Customizable Parent Newsletters

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Dec 16, 2020
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Parent Conversations, Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies
You know how important parents are when it comes to your students' financial education. Our NEW! customizable parent newsletters provide the perfect way for you to share with parents what their child is learning in your classroom. Thanks to all the educators who contributed their ideas! Click here to access each of the newsletters.  Click here to provide us with feedback to make our parent newsletters even better! Look out for an upcoming Virtual PD which will include an overview...

Collaboration Series: Banking & Budgeting Resources

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Dec 07, 2020
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Tips for Teachers, Teaching Remotely, Budgeting
Collaboration Series is a weekly blog post that will highlight implementation ideas of various NGPF resources, strategies to engage your students in a Zoom world, and other useful teacher tips shared by teachers in recent Virtual PD sessions.    This week's Collaborate Board was created by a team of teachers at a Banking & Budgeting Resources for Your (Virtual) Classroom VPD. This VPD features NGPF Banking & Budgeting resources that can be used in the classroom such as...

My Classroom Podcast: Dr. Patricia Page

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Nov 25, 2020
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Podcasts, Tips for Teachers, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Remotely
NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives of four amazing financial literacy leaders. Each one will share how they advocate for financial literacy and the teaching strategies they have used through COVID. Like the last series, each one is from a different area of the country and a different type of school, but this time you'll hear from a student-teacher, a middle school teacher, a former financial literacy teacher turned administrator, and a...

Collaboration Series: The Bean Game

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Nov 02, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies
Collaboration Series is a weekly blog post that will highlight implementation ideas of various NGPF resources, strategies to engage your students in a Zoom world, and other useful teacher tips shared by teachers in recent Virtual PD sessions.    This week's Collaborate Board was created by a team of teachers at the "Teaching Remotely: Bean Game" Virtual PD. After diving into the virtual adaptation of this hands-on budgeting resource, teachers were asked:    What is your...

My Classroom, Episode #6: Speaker Series

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Oct 28, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers, Podcasts
The October 22nd Speaker Series marked the conclusion of the inaugural My Classroom Podcast series. The weekly series was 10-15 minutes long and followed the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers and NGPF Fellows. Each teacher was from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different environment (virtual, face-to-face, hybrid) but remain determined to make their learning environment as great as it can be during COVID.   Kerri,...

NEW! Collaboration Series: Podcasts In The Classroom

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Oct 25, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies
Educators love collaboration. NGPF Virtual PDs provide perfect opportunities for this to take place. We are starting a new feature in the blog, The Collaboration Series, to share great ideas coming out of NGPF Virtual PDs. One of the powerful engagement tools on Nearpod, the Collaborate Board, provides space for teachers to post ideas to a given prompt.  Imagine the value of collecting responses from dozens of teachers on implementation strategies for a specific resource in just a matter...

My Classroom, Episode #5: Lessons Learned

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Oct 14, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers, Podcasts
NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers and NGPF Fellows.  Each teacher is from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different environment (virtual, face-to-face, hybrid)  but are determined to make their learning environment as great as it can be during COVID.    In Episode #5, Kerri, Tony, Courtney, and Julius all come together...

Virtual Adaptation - FINE PRINT: Pay Stub

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Oct 12, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Taxes, Career
In the activity FINE PRINT: Pay Stub, students will analyze a sample pay stub to understand its various components and answer a variety of questions. At a time where many schools have transitioned to offering synchronous and asynchronous learning, we’ve listed some adaptations and extension ideas for this activity that may work for your current classroom environment.     Synchronous Environment Ideas: First, take students on a tour of an example pay stub pointing out and...

My Classroom, Episode #4: Embracing Change

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Oct 07, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers, Podcasts
NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers and NGPF Fellows.  Each teacher is from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different environment (virtual, face-to-face, hybrid)  but are determined to make their learning environment as great as it can be during COVID.    In Episode #4, Kerri, Tony, Courtney, and Julius share specific...

Virtual Adaptation - MOVE: Brainstorming the Perfect Scholarship Essay

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Oct 05, 2020
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Teaching Remotely
The objective of MOVE: Brainstorming the Perfect Scholarship Essay is for students to generate ideas in response to multiple scholarship essay prompts to help pay for post-high school academic plans. Students will brainstorm various strategies and sample responses for several scholarship essay prompts.   Whether you are teaching face-to-face, remotely, synchronously, or asynchronously, we hope one of the ideas listed below will work for you!   Ideas to Conduct the Activity Virtually...

My Classroom, Episode #3: Beyond the Classroom

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Sep 30, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers, Podcasts
NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers and NGPF Fellows.  Each one is from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different environment (virtual, face-to-face, hybrid)  but are determined to make their learning environment as great as it can be during COVID.  In Episode #3 Kerri, Tony, Courtney, and Julius share how they support students...

Virtual Adaptation - COMPARE: Understanding the Types of Student Loans

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Sep 28, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Student Loans
When used responsibly, student loans can be the key to unlocking a college education and a brighter future. To make sure you are making financially smart decisions, you have to do your research and understand the types and conditions of the different student loan options available to you. In the activity COMPARE: Understanding the Types of Student Loans, students learn the key differences between federal and private student loan options.  This activity has been updated recently (September...

NGPF Podcast: Zach Blattner on Best Practices for Teaching Remotely (Speaker Series)

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Sep 25, 2020
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Podcasts, Teaching Remotely, Professional Development
Zach Blattner of Relay Graduate School of Education is back again (earlier podcast here is among most popular NGPF podcasts) with tips and techniques on the craft of teaching remotely. From building relationships to structuring breakout rooms to figuring out the right pacing, Zach's insights will give you the confidence to tackle the challenges of this school year. Enjoy! Details: 0:00~1:20 Introduction 1:20~6:21 Zach’s background and expertise teaching online 6:21~8:44 Building...