NGPF Launches 3rd Annual Teacher Innovator Contest

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Apr 07, 2017
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Lesson Idea, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers, Contest Current

Here are the deets:

WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT?
  • COMPLETE THIS FORM to submit details about your favorite personal finance lesson or activity that demonstrates an innovative approach to teaching a personal finance concept. 
WHAT IS CONSIDERED “INNOVATIVE?”
  • Creation of an original lesson plan or activity with a personal finance focus
  • Modification of an existing lesson or activity (e.g., creating an extension activity to challenge your high performers, finding additional resources to supplement your lesson/activity, creating a differentiated lesson/activity to meet the various learning styles of your students)
  • Modification of an existing lesson or activity to meet the needs of a specific student population (e.g., English Language Learners (ELL), Individualized Learning Plans (ILP), Special Education)

Keep in mind: your submission should be replicable for other educators and not reliant on outside partnerships. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Personal finance educators at high school or college level
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
  • A $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to three teachers with the most innovative lesson or activity submitted (for a total of $3,000)
WHAT CRITERIA WILL BE USED TO JUDGE THE SUBMISSIONS?
  • Teaches the underlying concept
  • Incorporates meaningful skills (e.g., analysis, collaboration, written/verbal communication, research, media literacy)
  • Shows a high degree of creativity
  • Easy to implement in the classroom by other teachers
  • Engages students
CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE LESSON AND/OR ACTIVITY?
  • Yes, you may submit up to 2 lessons or activities for consideration, but you can only win ONE cash prize
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
  • All submissions are due by Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
  • Winners will be announced in early May
HOW WILL SUBMISSIONS BE SHARED WITH THE COMMUNITY?
  • NGPF will honor the Teacher Innovator Award recipients in a press release which will be broadcast via Twitter, Facebook, the NGPF Blog and through an NGPF email
  • Teacher Innovator Award recipients may also appear on the NGPF Podcast to discuss their winning entries

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.