Oct 20, 2017
Article, Advocacy, Current Events, Financial Literacy, Personal Finance, Webinar
Just as food deserts unfortunately exist in abundance, so do bank deserts. The reality today is that so many Americans who live and work in financially underserved communities don’t have the time to go to the bank outside of their community because of their irregular work schedule. This issue cannot be ignored, as FDIC research has recently found that 67 million adults are unbanked, and this disadvantaged population has spent $141 billion in fees and interest rates in non-bank alternatives...
Jun 28, 2017
Webinar, Featured Teachers, Professional Development
As we close the book on another school year, we wanted to recognize educators who committed to their own professional development through their participation in Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) webinars. Announcing our first NGPF “Webby” awards for those educators who participated in the most NGPF webinars over the past school year (Thanks to Sid Sharma, NGPF intern for this analysis). Each of the educators recognized below will be receiving a $100 Amazon gift card. And the envelope...
Feb 14, 2017
Webinar, Index Funds, Investing, Mutual Funds, Teaching Strategies, Podcasts, Compound Interest
I have been thinking a lot about this issue of how to make investing simpler. I hear from teachers that this is a real pain point for them. I can see in the NGPF podcast stats that the most popular guests tend to be conversations about investing (Mike Finley, Jonathan Clements and Vanguard’s Jim Rowley to name a few). Then this weekend the lightbulb went off. I was heading to the coast listening to Charlie Ellis on the Masters In Business podcast (kinda dorky I know). Those of you not...
Jan 23, 2017
Professional Development, Current Events, Webinar, Podcasts, Tips for Teachers
You may have seen this recent announcement: Next Gen Personal Finance is pleased to announce a $120,000 challenge grant to Champlain College’s Center for Financial Literacy led by John Pelletier. This funding will enable dozens of Vermont financial educators to receive a graduate-level training program over the next three summers at the College. We are excited about restarting this program in Vermont which had great success earlier in the decade. Survey after survey shows teachers...
Dec 11, 2015
Personal Finance, Financial Literacy, Webinar
On December 10, NGPF did something new! We cohosted a webinar with Molly Anderson of California State’s Business Education Leadership Project (BELP), during which Molly gave really compelling reasons that financial literacy should be taught in CA (and US) high schools. I (Jessica) then gave an overview of what we have to offer on our NGPF website:
Quality personal finance content
Engaging activities to use with students
Opportunities for teacher development
If you’re brand...
Nov 03, 2015
Webinar, Professional Development, FAQs, Tips for Teachers
Each month, we’re so impressed with the level of engagement (and customer satisfaction) from our webinar participants, but we want to be sure we’re not missing anyone. So, if you receive our monthly emails calling for you to register for our free webinar, but you’ve been hesitant to register because you’re not QUITE sure webinars are right for you, here are some FAQs that might help:
1. What the heck is an NGPF webinar?
A webinar is an online professional development...
Oct 27, 2015
Credit Scores, Activity, Paying for College, Budgeting, Credit Cards, Personal Finance, Index Funds, Investing, Checking Accounts, Webinar
Thanks to all the educators who joined me today on the free NGPF Webinar where I discussed new developments in personal finance while providing examples from the NGPF library of student-centered activities and projects.
Watch this webinar and get answers to your questions, including:
What are “credit invisibles” and why should my students care?
What is the preferred method that students use to access their bank accounts?
What are robo-advisors and why are financial advisors so...
Aug 12, 2015
Index Funds, Investing, Mutual Funds, Teaching Strategies, Stocks, Webinar
Register using this link.
Here are the details:
Our recent NGPF survey finds that investing is one of the most challenging topics for you to teach your students. With that thought in mind, attending this webinar will enable you to:
(1) Learn how to put students at the center of the investment decision-making process for maximum engagement and learning.
(2) Understand our investment project design process to make the planning and execution of investing activities easy and stress-free.
Jun 08, 2015
Teaching Strategies, Webinar, Professional Development
For those who have perused our resources, you may have noticed our lessons, activities, videos, etc. are hosted on Gooru Learning, a completely free platform that helps students and teachers organize multimedia resources into collections.
If you plan to use NGPF resources next year in your high school classroom, but are worried about learning Gooru, here’s a chance to learn for free! Gooru is hosting two free webinars this summer that might be of interest to you:
Thursday, June 11...