Frequently Asked Questions

We believe that everyone should have access to free, high quality resources to improve their financial capability. The resources that we have created, including our lessons and activities are FREE and will always be FREE. In addition, we know that teachers love high quality professional development and we are committed to providing these services at no cost to teachers also. The founder of NGPF is committed to funding the operations of NGPF and has developed an endowment to accomplish this goal. The life skills that personal finance education provides is too important to leave to budgetary whims or fickle funding sources.
Our mission at NGPF is to connect educators and their students with fantastic resources. Building a custom platform to host all those resources would require hiring a large, expensive engineering team; we’d rather spend our resources developing great content.

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.

To begin using Gooru in your classroom, you first have to set up a three-tiered system for your course, your units, and your lessons. Watch this video to see step-by-step directions.

To begin using Gooru with your students, you first need to create a classroom (think of it like a grade book for each section). Watch this video to see step-by-step directions.

Once you’ve got a course and a classroom set up in Gooru, you’ll want your students to add that material to their free Gooru account. Watch this video to see step-by-step directions.

If you love our NGPF lesson and want to use them in Gooru with your students, you’ll need to “Remix!” Watch this video to see step-by-step directions.

If you’re using a lot of NGPF content, you may want a short-cut to add it all to your Gooru in one step. Beware, though! There are downsides to this method. Watch this video to learn more.

We are happy you like our lessons enough to use them as a starting point: Here’s how to customize and make them your own (AND a handy tip about the Student Activity Packet).

This video illustrates how to add or delete a question and how to change the settings for the assessment.

Maybe you prefer savings and investing to be taught in one unit. Or maybe you need to make changes to fit your pacing schedule. Watch this video to learn how to reorganize lessons in Gooru.

Have any unanswered questions? Email Laura at laura@nextgenpersonalfinance.org.