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Win an NGPF Scholarship to Jump$tart 2017 in Washington D.C.!

Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) is awarding 25 scholarships, worth $425 each, for classroom teachers to attend the National Educator Conference in Washington, D.C.! To apply for your chance at one of these scholarships: Select

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Question: Will You Own A Car in the Future?

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Interesting WSJ article (subscription) highlights how dramatically the concept of car ownership is changing in light of current ride-sharing trends and the potential for autonomous vehicles in the future. Here’s a graph that shows how new car buying has slowed dramatically among younger Americans:

Schools in the News

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Chatham teacher pockets $5K for ‘teacher excellence’ (News Windsor) Anneke Gretton from Chatham Christian School won in the John Rozema

Are You On the Road To Adulthood? Take the Quiz and Find Out…

June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Hat tip to Jessica for pointing out this NY Times article about this concept that has recently (maybe I’m late at noticing) come into vogue, “adulting:” Rachel Ginsberg is a clinical psychologist at the NewYork-Presbyterian Youth Anxiety Center, a research and clinical program that brings together experts from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. She is part of its Launching Emerging Adults Program aimed at teenagers and young adults. Dr. Ginsberg works with clients on lack of emotional readiness and academic and “adulting” skills, as well as on social anxiety — issues that can become more apparent in college and can lead to students’ lives’ unraveling. So how can a person develop these skills? Below is a list of “exposure tasks” to help students develop strategies for coping with possible challenges and “assertively get their needs met, or manage circumstances that do not go the way that they wished,” Dr. Ginsberg said. Dr. Ginsberg goes on to list the “exposure tasks” as categories them academic challenges, emotional challenges and daily functioning challenges. I created a Google sheet (cuz that’s what we do) with this idea in mind (and please share any better ideas that you have!): Have your students calculate an “Adulting Score” by completing the checklist and counting how many of these behaviors they complete over the next week. Here are a few reflection questions for your students to complete as they review their own checklist:

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Chris Bischof, Principal and Founder of Eastside College Prep

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20 Jul, 2017

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Venmo, robo-advisers, phishing, index investing, mobile banking. These are just a few of the changes taking place in the world of finance. Attend this summer webinar hosted by Next Gen Personal Finance and learn not only about these key new developments in the field but also ideas on how you can introduce them in your classroom.

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What do you love? What do we need to improve?   With the end of the school year fast approaching, we wanted to ask for your help in assessing our work over the past year. Some of you are faithful users. Others are new to the NGPF community. Whoever you are, we want YOUR feedback so we can continue to improve! Create your own user feedback survey  


Last Month’s Results

Flash Survey Results: How Do Educators Structure Their Personal Finance Class?

Here at NGPF, we’re always looking to learn more about educators and their personal finance classes. For this survey, we wanted to learn more about how educators structure their day-to-day lessons. Do they start off with a Bell Ringer? Do they end with a question or Exit Ticket? How do they assess student performance? Now, with data in hand, we wanted to share the results from the 212 educators who responded (thank you!):

 

Upcoming Events

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:

  • 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!
  • All expenses paid, including transportation, hotel accommodations, all meals, and a few fun events around town
27 Jun, 2017

Financial Literacy Summer Institute

Graduate course, generously sponsored by Next Gen Personal Finance, is being offered June 26 -30, 2017 at Champlain College.  This year’s Institute is exclusively for Vermont high school educators. Teachers who complete the training will have the confidence, skills and curriculum tools to successfully bring financial literacy topics into their classrooms. The Center’s 2011-2013 Summer Institutes have already trained 97 Vermont educators.  The program has been recognized by the White House, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the FDIC and by President Obama’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability.  The Summer Institute has also been the subject of two studies showing the impact of the instruction (Research Report and Prepped for Success)On-line applications will be accepted until May 12, 2017.  There are only 25 spots available in 2017.  For complete information and to apply, click here.

Contact:  John Pelletier at 802-860-2744 or cfl@champlain.edu

27 Jun, 2017

Michigan Summer Conference

Join NGPF Fellow and rock-star educator, Amanda Volz, as she explains how Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), works full-time to curate the best free resources on the web into a “one-stop shop” of cohesive personal finance lessons and activities for all educators. In this session, learn how to harness NGPF’s vast library to spend less time searching for the right materials and more time crafting a lesson customized to your strengths and students’ needs. Be sure to bring your laptop or tablet so you can fully engage in our workshop.

16 Jul, 2017

NGPF Summer Institute Session 2

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:

  • 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!
  • All expenses paid, including transportation, hotel accommodations, all meals, and a few fun events around town
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