Frequently Asked Questions
At teacher request, we’ve “protected” all of our assessments so that only verified teachers can access them on our website. Here’s how to become a verified teacher:
- Register for a free teacher account
- When asked, indicate you are a teacher
- Be sure to use your school email account, which Laura will then manually check against your school’s online directory
- Laura will change your account to “teacher” once she’s successfully verified your teacher status
- Log-in to our website with your username and password any time you want to access the assessments page
We’ve partnered with Gooru Learning because they share our belief that educators are not customers of education technology, they’re creators. They offer a free platform to host our curriculum so we can continue to provide it freely to our community.
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We’re a small staff, so we’re not working on any other languages just yet.
- You can activate Spanish translation subtitles on the bottom of most YouTube videos. WARNING: These are computer-generated translations which do tend to have errors (examples: Credit cards can lead to death when they meant debt.) So, it’s not perfect, but a teacher who uses it frequently says it helps his ELLs follow along with videos.
- On a similar note, you can slow down the video/audio speed of a YouTube video. By decreasing speed to 75%, your students may be able to follow the English a little easier — this strategy can also help for slower note-takers.
How-Tos for both of those YouTube modifcations are found in this video.
At NGPF, we give all of our resources and PD away completely free of charge. If you work for a private company or intend to generate revenue by using our resources, please be in touch before proceeding in this manner.
- If you want your students to complete just one of our NGPF documents, they can simply (1) open the Google doc on their computer, (2) go to File, Make a copy, (3) rename their version of the document, (4) edit to complete the answers, and (5) share the document with you by going to File, Share, and entering your email address in the “People” box.
- If you want to share many NGPF documents with your students and collect their completed work digitally, there are software programs that facilitate this, such as Google Classrooms. Or, you can follow these two sets of directions:
- If you’re organizing a financial literacy conference and would like NGPF to present a workshop, we may be interested. Please email Laura with the date, the location, the topic/theme, how many personal finance educators at the high shool or college level you are expecting, and the workshop application (if required).
- If you’d like NGPF to do a full-day PD at your state or district level and think you can generate enough interest for ~40 teachers to register, we are definitely interested. We need your assistance in choosing a date and location that would work for your group, and then we’ll handle all the other logistics, working with you (if desired) to choose specific topics to meet your teachers’ needs. Email Tim to discuss a full-day PD in your state or district.
All NGPF professional development is offered free of charge.
Have any unanswered questions? Email Laura at email@example.com.