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Earn DonorsChoose Credits For Teaching Your Students Essential Financial Skills (Updated)

It’s Financial Literacy Month and Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) wants to demonstrate our commitment to expanding access to high quality personal finance educational content. Through our partnership with DonorsChoose.org, we will be bringing our engaging and easy to implement activities to thousands of classrooms. We know that you understand the importance of financial literacy, so we developed a list of our most popular resources for you to use with your students (see list below). To thank you for bringing this gift of financial literacy to your class, we are offering DonorsChoose.org funding credits which you can apply to a classroom project of your choosing. All teachers who work with students in grades 6-12 are eligible for this rewards program. 

Three Steps Is All It Takes!

  1. Sign up for the Next Gen Personal Finance program. We only have 2,500 spaces available so be sure to sign up ASAP. 
    • We’ll close the signup form and update this page once all the slots have been filled, so rest assured that if you’re able to sign up, spaces are still available. 
By |February 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Schools in the News

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  • Hall, Gainesville schools put renewed focus on teaching personal finance (Gainesville Times)

Eighth-graders in Janet Roland’s business and computer science class at Gainesville Middle School got a dose of what so many Americans appear to have a tough time doing — putting together a budget and sticking to it. Roland handed out a sheet that explained a recent class exercise for her students.

By |February 2nd, 2017|Current Events, Personal Finance, Schools In News|

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!

By |January 30th, 2017|Contest Current, Front Page Spotlight, Summer Institute|

Schools in the News

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  • Making sense of dollars: Susan Lidholm paces students through personal finance basics (Columbia Daily Tribune)

Susan Lidholm’s personal finance students at Rock Bridge High School have a track record of competing and placing in national competitions. So, it’s no surprise that Blaine Forshee describes Lidholm as an effective, “super approachable” teacher.

  • UD alum, global economic educator Kasman workshops with master’s students (UDaily)

When searching for solutions to the world’s most serious problems, many would agree that education is a clear choice. But few could explain specifically how education can help solve issues like poverty, governmental instability and social inequality. Working to find those answers is Romina Kasman, an educational consultant for the Department of Social Inclusion at the Organization of American States (OAS), a partnership between all 35 independent nations of the Americas.

  • Helping high schoolers manage money (IowaNow)

Artisha Norris signed up for a debit card so she wouldn’t ruin her credit. Jazzy Jones started budgeting her expenses. Quenisha Wood is more careful about where she spends her money. This wasn’t the case for the three Iowa City High School seniors before last year when, they admit, they knew

By |January 18th, 2017|Schools In News|

How do you use technology?

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?

 

 

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By |January 9th, 2017|Flash Surveys, Survey Results|

Earn DonorsChoose Credits For Teaching Your Students Essential Financial Skills

The DonorsChoose/NGPF Program where teachers can earn credits for teaching financial skills expires on April 30, 2017. Visit this page for updated information. 

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Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) is committed to expanding access to high quality personal finance educational content. Through our partnership with DonorsChoose.org, we will be bringing our engaging and easy to implement activities to thousands of classrooms. We know that you understand the importance of financial literacy, so we developed a list of our most popular resources for you to use with your students (see list below). To thank you for bringing this gift of financial literacy to your class, we are offering DonorsChoose.org funding credits which you can apply to a classroom project of your choosing. All teachers who work with students in grades 9-12 are eligible for this rewards program. 

Three Steps Is All It Takes!

  1. Sign up for the Next Gen Personal Finance program. We only have 2,500 spaces available so be sure to sign up ASAP.
    • We’ll close the signup form and update this

Schools in the News

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  • Conference helps Holmen teacher enhance money management curriculum (La Crosse Tribune):

A Holmen High School business teacher recently had the opportunity to acquire more tools for guiding her students in money management. Amy McCutchen received a scholarship to attend the 2016 Jump$tart National Educator Conference Nov. 5-7 in Dallas, Texas.

For Appleton high schoolers, there are moments when it clicks. Plotting out their futures, they add up the cost of college tuition and living expenses. They look at the projected income of their prospective career. They calculate the weight of student loans attached to their plans. It sinks in.

By |January 4th, 2017|Schools In News|

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:

  1. 61% of survey respondents reported that they plan lessons incorporating differentiation at least one per week
  2. Activities, assessments and reading texts were the most commonly identified resources for differentiation 
  3. 80% of survey respondents reported that they had limited time to plan for differentiation