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NGPF Application Tips For Summer Institute 2017!

We are excited to start the process for the Summer Institute 2017. Last year, we planned to invite SIX applicants for NGPF’s Inaugural Summer Institute. However, due to an incredible response of qualified candidates, we selected TWELVE! In that same spirit, we have even better news this year! Due to the success of last year’s Institute, we have decided to increase our investment and host TWO Summer Institute sessions – which means 24 outstanding educators will be joining us in Palo Alto this summer!

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Question: How Much Does Bad Credit Cost You With Auto Insurance?

February 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Answer (from Consumer Reports): $2,090 A two-car couple with poor credit will pay an extra $2,090, on average, compared to

Schools in the News

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Altoona teacher awarded for her work with personal finance (Leader Telegram) An Altoona High School teacher won a statewide award

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to NGPF Fellow Charles Kafoglis About His Four Principles to Teaching Personal Finance

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Thanks to Charles Kafoglis of Incarnate Word in Houston, Texas for sharing his insights recently on the NGPF podcast. I got to know Charles through his participation in our Summer Institute in 2016. I saw firsthand his passion for financial education and have enjoyed our ongoing dialogue about different approaches to teaching investing. In this podcast, Charles shares the four key principles that serve as the foundation for his personal finance course as well as how his course ties into the leadership program at his high school. Finally, he will share how he sets the tone for his course early in the semester and the resources he relies upon to do that. Enjoy! Details:


“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

28 Feb, 2017

Teach Investing in Two Hours

NGPF is on a quest to develop a perfect two-hour lesson that teaches students what they need to know to invest practically and successfully for their retirements. Having tested our lesson at two different schools in Northern California, we’re ready to share our two-hour investing class with you.

Attend this webinar and you WILL:
(1) Gain access to all the resources you need to teach investing in two hours
(2) Hear inside tips from Tim AND Jessica (2 hosts for this webinar) on teaching the lesson live
(3) Be able to ask real-time questions
(4) Receive a certificate for one hour of professional development credit.

Space is limited so please register for this webinar today.

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For long-time fans of NGPF, you'll notice that we distributed this survey in July 2015. We're curious: In the last 18 months, has technology in the classroom changed?     Create your own user feedback survey

Last Month’s Results

Flash Survey Results! Differentiation

Differentiation.  You know the word, you hear the buzz, but what are other educators doing? We surveyed many educators to find out how they incorporate differentiation into their personal finance lessons. Some key findings from our survey: 61% of survey respondents reported that they plan lessons incorporating differentiation at least one per week Activities, assessments and reading texts were the most commonly identified resources for differentiation  80% of survey respondents reported that they had limited time to plan for differentiation


Upcoming Events

07 Apr, 2017

Massachusetts Business Educators Association

NGPF returns to this annual conference facilitated by MBEA. This annual conference promises to engage 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 will provide engaging and interactive resources and lesson ideas for all teachers in attendance. 

12 Apr, 2017

2017 Financial Literacy Summit

Visa Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago celebrate their 11-year partnership co-hosting the Financial Literacy Summit. The 2017 program focuses on globally expanding equal access to financial education. The Summit will provide panelists with an opportunity to discuss challenges and solutions to improve financial literacy resources for people worldwide. The event convenes senior international financial education experts from governments, the financial services industry, NGOs, the news media and academia.

28 Apr, 2017

Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conference

The Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conferences draws educators together to discuss, learn about and consider financial education strategies. Teachers have the opportunity to listen to keynote presentations and attend breakout sessions focusing on areas of interest.  NGPF will be presenting a one-hour workshop, which will provide engaging and interactive resources and lesson ideas for all teachers in attendance. 

25 Jun, 2017

NGPF Summer Institute Session 1

NGPF is hosting our Summer Institute – 2.5 days of professional development at our Palo Alto, CA office. Here’s what you can expect from our Summer Institute:


  • All expenses paid, including transportation, hotel accommodations, all meals, and a few fun events around town
  • Meaningful, relevant workshops from NGPF staff as well as a special guest presenter
  • An opportunity to network with eleven other passionate, dedicated, innovative personal finance teachers from around the country
  • A school-year commitment of serving as an NGPF Fellow, sharing your expertise with our nationwide community
  • A lot of hard work and a lot of fun!