Introducing NGPF On-Demand, a new professional development opportunity for teachers that provides maximum flexibility for your schedule:
  • Each module is built on the Nearpod platform (no subscription required) with multiple engagement strategies including videos, articles, quizzes, collaborative boards, and more
  • Learn at your own pace with each module designed to be completed in approximately 1 hour
  • Successful completion of a module will earn you 1 NGPF Academy credit
  • Offered at no cost to educators
*NOTE: These sessions are designed with educators in mind. Students are not eligible to participate in these PDs. Please do not assign these modules to your students.

How does NGPF On-Demand work?

 

BECOME A VERIFIED TEACHER

In order to earn NGPF Academy credits, you will need to have a verified NGPF Teacher account, which is free. You can sign up by going to ngpf.org and clicking on the upper right "Create Free Account."

GET NGPF ACADEMY CREDIT

Within 10 days, an NGPF Team Member will review your participation and responses, then grant credit in your NGPF Academy. Please note only fully-completed modules will be given credit!

*NOTE:  Please allow up to 10 days for our team to review your participation and grant credit to your NGPF Academy before contacting us or filling out the NGPF Missing Credits Form. Only one credit per module will be awarded - duplicate submissions for the same module will not be processed.

On-Demand Modules

NEW

Budgeting

Secondhand Savvy

Learn about the Gen Z trend toward thrifting and shopping platforms selling second-hand items
Behavioral Economics

The Power of the Nudge

Learn about how this behavioral science theory impacts our everyday lives, including our finances
Economics

Job Market Mayhem

A look into The Great Resignation, also being called the Great Re-imagination

JUST IN TIME!

Economics

Inflation: Will It Stay Or Will It Go?

U.S. consumers are now seeing significant price increases
Career

$7.25 - The Minimum Wage

With a recent push for $15, let's learn about the minimum wage!
Current Events

Basics of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Learn about these new digital assets and why they are capturing attention

TEACHER FAVORITES

Beginner Series

Hacks for the Student Activity Packet

Learn tips & strategies to customize the NGPF Student Activity Packets
Beginner Series

Unit Planning with NGPF

Share tips, tools, & resources to effectively unit plan using the NGPF curriculum
Behavioral Finance

The Power of Habit

Learn about the importance of habits and proven methods to change or create new habits

ALL - MODULES BY UNIT

Beginner Series

Hacks for the Student Activity Packet

Learn tips & strategies to customize the NGPF Student Activity Packets
Beginner Series

Navigating the NGPF Website

Learn how to efficiently navigate the NGPF website to find helpful resources for your classroom
Beginner Series

Unit Planning with NGPF

Share tips, tools, & resources to effectively unit plan using the NGPF curriculum
Behavioral Finance

Dark Patterns Are Trying to Trick You

Websites can get you to spend money. Make this a fairer fight for your wallet
Behavioral Finance

The Power of Habit

Learn about the importance of habits and proven methods to change or create new habits
Behavioral Economics

The Power of the Nudge

Learn about how this behavioral science theory impacts our everyday lives, including our finances
Behavioral Finance

The Psychology of the GameStop Frenzy

How does a retailer stock price jump 2000% in a few days?
Bonus

The Rise of Influencer Marketing

Learn how marketing through influencers impact the purchase decisions of Gen Z
Budgeting

Budgeting in the Gig Economy

A job in the gig economy needs additional budgeting skills
Budgeting

Popular Budgeting Methods & Strategies

Explore the details of popular budgeting methods & apps
Budgeting

Secondhand Savvy

Learn about the Gen Z trend toward thrifting and shopping plaforms selling second-hand items
Career

$7.25 - The Minimum Wage

With a recent push for $15, let's learn about the minimum wage!
Career

Career Exploration Tools

How should your students think about choosing a career? Here are a ton of tools!
Checking

3 Lesser-Known Cards

Learn payroll cards, prepaid cards, & secured credit cards
Checking

Banking in the 21st Century

How challenger banks and big tech are changing banking
Credit

Building Credit

Empower your students to building their own credit scores using current strategies
Credit

Buy Now Pay Later

Learn about the fastest growing new credit product that is targeting Gen Z
Credit

The Interest We Pay

A great overview of credit and loan interest from a variety of angles
Credit

New Trends in Building Credit

Fintech has created access to credit without credit scores
Current Events

Basics of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Learn about these new digital assets and why they are capturing attention
Current Events

FinTech Apps

Brush up on your knowledge of the FinTech industry and popular apps
Current Events

Summer 2022: 3 Trends in Personal Finance

Learn how interest rate affects consumer debt and I Bonds popularity
Economics

Inflation: Will It Stay Or Will It Go?

U.S. consumers are now seeing significant price increases
Economics

Job Market Mayhem

A look into The Great Resignation, also being called the Great Reimagination
Economics

The Fed: Bank of Banks

Learn why The Federal Reserve System came into existence, how it operates, and how it affects our daily lives
History of Series

The History of Racism in Finance

Look at the history of racism in housing and banking
Insurance

Disability Insurance

Learn about short- and long-term disability insurance, Social Security, and FMLA
Insurance

Renters Insurance

Learn how renters insurance works and why it's essential coverage for young adults
Insurance

What's Up with Obamacare?

Learn how the ACA changed insurance a decade ago and how it impacts Americans today
Investing

Basics of Bitcoin

Learn the basics of Bitcoin and the reasons behind its surging interest among investors
Investing

Demystifying Blockchain Technology

Understand blockchain technology, how it works, and where it is being utilized
Investing

Investing For Beginners

Basic investing terminology and how the market works
Investing

Mutual Funds & Index Funds

Compare traditional mutual funds vs index funds
Investing

Mutual Funds vs ETFs

Compare traditional mutual funds vs ETFs
Investing

Novice Investor Pitfalls

Dive into historical investing pitfalls and how they impact investors
Investing

TikTok & Investing

Explore how TikTok covers investing topics
Misc

Teachers Saving for Retirement

Help teachers to better understand retirement plans
Paying for College

Alternatives to 4-Year Colleges

Help students uncover their path and passion
Paying for College

2022-2023 FAFSA Basics

Learn about the importance and basics of the 2022-2023 FAFSA.
Paying for College

Federal Student Loan Repayment

Explore repayment plans for federal student loans
Paying for College

Interpreting a Financial Aid Offer

Break down a financial aid offer and provide helpful tools for students
Saving

Savings Tools & Strategies

Investigate ways to save more money
Saving

The Psychology of Saving

Identify hurdles to saving money and make saving easier
Taxes

3 Tough Must Teach Tax Topics

3 tough tax topics that should be prioritized in a personal finance class
Taxes

Tackling the 1040

Walk through sections of the 1040 tax form and how to teach your students

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: What happens after I complete the NGPF On-Demand module?

It takes up to 10 business days for an NGPF Team Member to review your participation and responses, then grant credit in your NGPF Academy. Your responses to questions will be read and assessed for quality; be sure to put forth your best effort!

 

Q: Are On-Demand modules intended for teachers or students?

NGPF On-Demand modules are designed for teacher professional development and are not designed to be used directly with your students. Please do not have your students complete these modules.

  

Q: How many NGPF Academy credits do I receive per module?

You will receive 1 NGPF Academy credit per module completed. 

 

Q: What if I start the module, but do not finish? 

You will not receive NGPF Academy credit until the module is completed. Nearpod does not currently offer an option to stop and save your progress. Therefore, if you need to take a break, we suggest keeping the module open on your computer. 

 

Q: Do I need an NGPF Teacher Account to complete the On-Demand modules?

In order to earn NGPF Academy credits, you will need to have a verified NGPF Teacher account, which is free. You can sign up by going to ngpf.org and clicking on the upper right "Create Free Account."

 

Q: Is there a recommended device from which to access NGPF On-Demand?

We recommend using a laptop or PC. If you are using your phone, we recommend opening the module in a phone browser (Safari, Chrome) rather than through the Nearpod application (some functions do not work properly within the application).

 

Q: I am experiencing technical difficulties with the Nearpod, is there anything I can do?

Please make sure you're going through the slides at a reasonable pace and allow the slide to load before going onto the next slide. If the Nearpod freezes, please try refreshing the page.

 

Q: Can I complete the same module twice?

You are welcome to complete the module more than once, but you will only receive 1 NGPF Academy credit regardless of the academy year. You can only receive credit for each module once.

 

Q: Will I receive a copy of the NGPF On-Demand module?

Once an NGPF team member has reviewed your participation and responses and has granted you credit for the module, you will be sent an email encouraging you to check your NGPF Academy for your PD certificate and a clickable PDF of the Nearpod slide deck. At this time, we are not offering direct copies of the modules to use with your students.

 

Q: I have a question that is not answered here. Who can I contact?

Please reach out to ondemand@ngpf.org and an NGPF team member will respond to you in a timely fashion, within 24 hours.