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NGPF Launches 3rd Annual Teacher Innovator Contest

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

Last Contest Results

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...

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