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Press Release: Announcing 2016 Next Gen Personal Finance Teacher Innovator Award Winners

Palo Alto, CA –May 2, 2016 — Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a non-profit with a mission to provide a free personal finance education to all young people, is pleased to announce the winners of it’s Second Annual NGPF Teacher Innovator Award.  This award recognizes outstanding teachers who have developed their own projects and activities to engage and educate their students. NGPF received dozens of innovative and creative project submissions from high school and college educators. These projects were judged based on criteria including creativity, skill development and ease with which other teachers can bring into their classroom.  Each of the winners in the Best Activity/Project category will be receiving $1,000 from NGPF and will appear in an upcoming NGPF podcast to discuss their projects:

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NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To World Bank Senior Economist Bilal Zia

June 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Thanks to Bilal Zia for sharing his global perspectives on financial literacy and financial capability that he has gleaned from his field studies in countries such as Indonesia, India, Brazil and South Africa. Bilal is not afraid to tackle the difficult questions facing the field including how to translate financial knowledge into behavioral change and whether financial education works.  He shares some surprising insights gleaned from his study of Brazilian high school students, as well as an innovative approach to infuse financial concepts into popular TV programming in South Africa. Not only will you enjoy our conversation but you will also get a few ideas that you can use in your classroom or home. Details:

Question: Is the World Going Cashless?

June 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

According to this infographic from Visual Capitalist, a cashless society is gaining momentum across the developed world. Here are some questions that you can use with your students to get the conversation going:

Interactive: Why Fees Matter When It Comes to Investing

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Hat tip to Mike Finley, who I met today at the Iowa JumpStart conference outside of Des Moines and showed me this great interactive tool developed by Vanguard (Thanks to Mike Johnson and Julie Ntem for the invitation to present there and for organizing a great event!). Here are the details about this tool and how you might incorporate into an investing lesson: The students get an opportunity to toggle two variables: expense ratio and average annual return. The results appear in a series of bar charts for 1,5,10,25 and 50 years with the shaded portion representing the returns you keep and the unshaded portion representing returns lost to investors (and gained by investment management firms). Here’s the set-up for a mini-activity:

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“By connecting personal finance to students’ daily lives, Next Gen Personal Finance hit home the message that making good financial decisions is critical to success in college and in life.”
Chris Bischof, Principal and Founder of Eastside College Prep

Upcoming Webinar

30 Jun, 2016

No June Webinar — Check Back in July!

summer-breakIt’s been a long school year — you deserve a break! NGPF is forgoing a June webinar as we prepare for our Inaugural Summer Institute here in Palo Alto. We’ll be back in July with a webinar focused on the HUGE overhaul Gooru is releasing in mid-June. Until then, put your feet up and enjoy a nice summer!

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June & July Flash Survey: Spreadsheets!

Personal Finance and spreadsheets go together like peanut butter and jelly, but not all teachers have time or resources to fit spreadsheet activities into their curriculum. We’d love to know how proficient you and your students are with spreadsheets, how often you integrate them into the curriculum (if at all), and what makes spreadsheets challenging.


Last Month’s Results

April/May Survey Results: Do Personal Finance Standards Matter in Your Classroom?

Ah… standards… Some teachers love them (“They’re integral in framing the learning!”). Some teachers are a tad bit cooler (It’s not the official wording that matters but that students learn the skills!”) In this Flash Survey, we focused on standards and got some great results. Read on…

 

Upcoming Events

27 Jun, 2016

NGPF Summer Institute

Next Gen Personal Finance is very proudly hosting our very own Inaugural Summer Institute here at our Palo Alto office. After narrowing down the competitive field of teacher applicants, we’ve selected 12 teachers from across the country to join us in three days of professional development, resource creation, and networking. Learn more here.

04 Jul, 2016

FCCLA National Leadership Conference

NGPF will present an interactive, engaging, introductory workshop for teachers not yet familiar with our curriculum. We will also exhibit for the first time at Family, Career and Community Leaders of America large national conference, this year hosted in sunny San Diego. More information on the conference here

01 Aug, 2016

Financial Education Boot Camp 2016: North NJ

NGPF returns for a second year to this annual workshop facilitated by Dr. Barbara O’Neill of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. This year’s event is titled “Financial Current Events: Making the Real World “Real” to Students” and promises to engage NJ teachers in creative ways to teach personal finance via creative lesson plans, online resources, and technology tools. NGPF will be presenting a one-hour workshop, which promises to be engaging and interactive for all teachers in attendance. NGPF is also a partial sponsor of this event and will participate in the NJ South event as well on 8/4.

08 Oct, 2016

Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference

NGPF is proud to offer its first workshop at the 55th Annual CEE Conference, this year hosted in Phoenix, AZ. We will present “Utilize NGPF for Curriculum & Teacher Development,” and educators will complete an interactive, technology driven personal finance activity that simulates the experience their students could have using our NGPF resources. NGPF is also an exhibitor, so we hope to see you in our session and in the vendor hall. Click here for more information on our workshop and the conference.

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