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NGPF Contest: Win One of Twenty Scholarships to 2016 Jump$tart Educator Conference in Dallas


For the first time ever, NGPF is offering up to 20 scholarships for classroom teachers to attend the Jump$tart National Educator’s Conference, hosted this year on Nov 5-7 in Dallas, TX. See the flyer below for details on how to apply and be one of our lucky winners!

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:

The Envelope, Please…Announcing The NGPF Teacher Innovator Award Winners


Announcing the winners of the 2016 NGPF Teacher Innovator Awards…. Drumroll please. Wait a minute, first we have some people to thank.

Thank you to all of the teachers who contributed to this contest by sharing your favorite activity. It inspires us to see the creativity and innovation occurring in personal finance classrooms across the country. Our selection process this year was made that much more difficult due to the quantity and quality of the submissions.

In fact, the quality and creativity was so high, that we decided to honor four additional teachers beyond the three that we had originally intended. We hope that you enjoy reviewing their activities (we certainly did) and find one that you can’t wait to use in your classroom.

Announcing the 2nd Annual NGPF Teacher Innovator Awards…$3,000 In Cash Prizes

To recognize personal finance educators during Financial Literacy Month, Next Gen Personal Finance is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual NGPF Teacher Innovator Awards. 

Here are the details:

  • Who is eligible?  
    • Personal finance educators at high school or college level
  • What are the prizes?
    • A $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to three teachers with the most innovative activity/project submitted (for a total of $3,000)
  • What criteria will be used to judge the Activity/Project? 
    • Teaches the underlying concept 
    • Incorporates meaningful skills (e.g., analysis, collaboration, written/verbal communication, research, media literacy)
    • Shows high degree of creativity
    • Ready to use in the classroom
    • Engages students
  • What are we looking for?
    • An activity or project that you have created for your students

Introducing… Comprehension Questions for Unit 3 (Types of Credit)

First, for those who have clicked over from our emailed product release, here’s the promised ONE STOP SHOP FOR THE COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

If you didn’t receive our email (Why aren’t you on our mailing list??? Sign up at the bottom of this page!) read on…

On occasion, teachers who have found our lesson guides on our website have emailed to ask, “So, it says #13-17 are assessment questions, but I don’t see those anywhere. How do I access those questions?”

How does the NGPF Professional Learning Community (PLC) work?

After meeting so many innovative teachers at Jump$tart Nationals in Washington, DC this past November, NGPF was inspired to launch the pilot version of our Professional Learning Community (PLC). As we look to expand our PLC program, here are some details to help you decide if you’d like to participate.

Summary: PLC participants each submit an original project, activity, or lesson plan (artifact) that they’d like the team to review. Each week, we collaborate live, but remotely, to give feedback on one teacher’s artifact and generate concrete, innovative suggestions for improving the document.

Financial Educator Community Launches Q&A Forum


Where can I go to ask a question and tap into the collective wisdom of the community?

When we heard this multiple times from teachers, we thought “Let’s build a solution.” Today, we present the NGPF Q&A Forum. With the help of a few dozen educators who seeded the site with questions and answers, we already have a comprehensive and diverse set of answers to your questions such as:

Your Forum is off to a great start! As of mid-day on January 14th, you can already find: more than 50 questions and 150 responses to questions.  How do we keep the momentum going?

The Word is Spreading… A Recap from our Conference Tour

As we head into Thanksgiving and prepare to spend time with wonderful family and delicious food, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past month. November is a busy conference month, and we were certainly out in full force.

Below you can find a recap of each event we attended, but first I wanted to start with a story from the last day of the tour, at the FBLA FNLC Conference in Baltimore. I was packing up my supplies when a single teacher strolled through the exhibit hall, saying she was looking for NGPF. I told her she’d found them, so she sat down and we began chatting.

Her name is Martha Somers, and she teaches Personal Finance at Broad Run High School in Ashburn, VA. She felt the need to seek us out because she had some questions about how to access our content, but also wanted to pass along this nugget: