Last week, we announced the winners of our First Annual Financial Literacy Month Contest. We received over forty entries, from high school and college personal finance educators throughout the United States, in two categories: “Best Personal Finance Resource” and “Best Personal Finance Activity.”
Each of the five winners in the “Best Resource” category will be receiving $100 from NGPF and were featured in an NGPF blog post. In this category, teachers were asked to describe their favorite personal finance resource and why their students loved it. The winners are:
- Louise Biron, Director of Financial Aid at SUNY-Cobleskill, produced an original video to teach students how to manage their student debt successfully to avoid default.
- Barbara O’Neill, a Finance Professor at Rutgers University, has her students analyze a popular TV series, Shark Tank, as a tool to teach them about entrepreneurship.
- Kelly Boyer, a Special Education teacher at South Brunswick High School in Monmouth Junction New Jersey, recommended Money Instructor, which provides her students with the lessons, vocabulary and activities that are central to her course.