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Members of the NGPF community have already proven themselves to be amongst the most thoughtful, passionate, and innovative finance teachers out there. We are inspired to create an opportunity for you to collaborate directly with nationwide colleagues to further hone your craft.
Registration for the next round of PLCs begins now. Sign up no later than Friday, January 27.
Still not sure if a PLC is the right professional development option for you? Watch our webinar all about PLCs, featuring some of the teachers whose projects you can view below.
Teacher Activities from Previous PLCs
|Kayla Bousum||Johnston High School||Johnston, IA||Kayla's project teaches students the process for buying a new car by utilizing a lot of online tools and websites. By participating in the PLC, her project got a modern update for 2017, easy-to-ready formatting, and a few content upgrades. It's a really great project!||Buying Your Own Car|
|Lynn Amey||South Burlington High School||South Burlington, VT||Lynn distributes random profiles to her students, and in that role they choose a vehicle to purchase, working through the cost of financing, insurance, operating the vehicle, etc. It was a great assignment already, and she really refined it in the PLC.||Buying a Vehicle
Buying a Vehicle, Scenarios
|Maureen Neuner||Pinelands Regional Junior High School||Little Egg Harbor, NJ||Maureen adapted and greatly expanded an NGPF activity to create a comprehensive packet of work on credit scores to use with her 9th graders.||FICO Credit Scores|
|Jill Lucero||East High School||Cheyenne, WY||Students read a series of vignettes and then use the calculators provided at Bankrate.com to answer questions and make decisions.||Using the Bankrate.com Calculators|
|Jill Lucero||East High School||Cheyenne, WY||Jill runs an impressive semester-long program linking student behaviors to dollar amounts and requiring them to keep a check book register to manage their funds. They can even invest their money!||Classroom Incentives|
|Jill Thompson||Kelly Walsh High School||Casper, WY||Jill's fortunate enough to have a great partnership with a local college, which is willing to have all her students visit their offices and conduct a mock interview. Even if you don't have a community partnership, her interview questions and score sheet could work in your classroom.||Interview Questions
Interview Score Sheet
|Amanda Volz||St. Clair High School||St. Clair, MI||Student chooses a publicly traded company and their partner chooses a direct competitor. Then, it's up to each student to research their company and convince the class, via presentation, that theirs is the better investment.||Company Competition|