February 2017
Newsletter #28
Welcome to the latest edition of the NGPF Newsletter (#28 for those of you scoring at home). 

The first few months of the year have been busy ones in our office. The team has balanced the creation of new content, delivery of professional development programming and ongoing support of teachers. At the same time, we have committed to deliver over 50 hours of instruction at local schools.

We return from the classroom energized with new ideas on how we can continue to improve our product. These experiences remind us of the reason that we, and thousands of you reading this, do what we do everyday. It might take the form of the engagement we see in students' eyes or the curiosity we hear in their voices. We know that finance education changes lives. 

Thank you for your commitment to building the financial capability of the next generation.

The NGPF Team
Jessica, Laura, Sonia and Tim

THE NGPF Blog provides you with TWO posts daily to keep you up-to-date on developments in the fast changing world of personal finance and gives you ideas on incorporating current events in your curriculum.  Sign up here to receive these daily updates (sign-up box is in right hand margin).

Here's what's trending on the blog:

Are you looking for engaging PD opportunities this summer? Searching for an way to collaborate with personal finance educators from across the country? Looking to update your curriculum to reflect the changing financial landscape?   

If you answered "Yes" to these questions,
NGPF's Summer Institute may be what you're looking for (Application deadline is March 3rd). Based on the success of last year's Inaugural Institute we are doubling down In 2017, and will be hosting two sessions on the following dates: 
  • June 25-28
  • July 16-19
APPLY BEFORE MARCH 3rd: NGPF Summer Institute 2017

Our Video Library continues to be one of the most visited pages on our website. Here are some of our new videos we added with suggested questions to get the discussion started:
  • Avoid Those Checking Account Fees is a series of four short videos that provide details on checking account fees, as well as how consumers can avoid them. These videos Include interviews with consumers, discussion of how important fees are to bank profits and the three most common checking account fees.
  • Who's the Fiduciary: The Butcher or The Nutritionist? is a short video (2:33) that takes this seemingly complicated term, fiduciary, and simplifies it by using common occupations to explain it. This helps hammer home the importance of investors looking out for their own interests since non-fiduciary advisors are NOT required to. 

We are always cranking out new content every month at NGPF. Here's what's happened since our last newsletter:
  • Check out NGPF Full Curriculum: Course Map to get an overview of all the units that NGPF offers as well as direct links to each lesson! It's been a real hit with teachers to have it all in one place. 
Don't miss our upcoming webinar: Teach Investing In Two Hours on February 28th. We must have struck a chord as this is one of our most popular webinars to date. Learn more and register here


Looking for other awesome PD opportunities? We are doubling down with our investments in these two programs in 2017:
  • FinCamps: a one-day teacher-centric professional development program. We are closing in on our goal of serving ten states with this program in 2017, so don't hesitate to contact us if you are interested in bringing FinCamp to your area.
    • You deliver the teachers and we do the rest. We underwrite the full cost of the event and manage the site logistics and programming. 
    • For our Northern California readers: We still have a few spots available for our first FinCamp on March 10th in Palo Alto, California. Details here.   
  • Summer Institute X 2: Applications are now available for our 3-day training program in Palo Alto to be held June 25-28 and July 16-19. Application deadline is March 3, 2017. Participate in a program that one teacher described as "the best PD in the 20+ years of my teaching career."
In terms of our PD activities since our last newsletter, we...
  • Were co-presenters on a "Practice Making Cents" webinar for over fifty Pennsylvania educators in late January. Thanks to Hilary Hunt for the opportunity!
  • Provided 30 hours of professional development to teachers participating in our two recent webinars: Gooru in the New Year and Beyond Google Search: Finding Resources on the NGPF Platform. 

Thank you to all educators in the community who reach out to us with ideas about products they wish we would create or resources that they want to share. Here are a few of the folks who helped make us, and the community, better this month by taking the time to share their valuable insights: 
  • Kojo Kandi of Central Crossing High School in Grove City, Ohio
  • Jill Thompson of Kelly Walsh High School in Casper, Wyoming
  • Jill Lucero (x2!) of East High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Amanda Volz of St. Clair High School in St. Clair, Michigan
  • Kelsey Moulton of Timberline High School in Lacey, Washington
  • Jon Fitch of Downtown College Prep. in San Jose, California
  • Brian Page of Reading High School in Reading, Ohio
  • Vicki Geheb of Kokomo High School in Kokomo, Indiana

Next Gen Personal Finance actively supports the financial literacy community through workshops, sponsorships of conferences and teacher professional development events. See below for a sample of our previous and upcoming events. Please stop by and say hello if you are at any of our upcoming events!  

In 2016, we provided financial support of over $80,000 for teacher professional development. We are committed to tripling that in 2017, so if you organize or attend a workshop looking for sponsors, please email me at

Upcoming 2017 Events
  • March 10, 2017: Next Gen Personal Finance FinCamp (Palo Alto, CA)
  • April 7, 2017: Massachusetts Business Educators Association (Natick, MA)
  • April 12, 2017: VISA 2017 Financial Literacy Summit (Chicago, IL)
  • April 28, 2017: Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conference (Augusta, ME)
  • June 13-15, 2017: WACTE Conference (Riverton, WY)
  • June 25-28, 2017: NGPF Summer Institute Session 1 (Palo Alto, CA)
  • June 28, 2017: Joint Summer Conference (Detroit, MI)
  • July 16-19, 2017: NGPF Summer Institute Session 2 (Palo Alto, CA)
  • July 31 - August 2, 2017: OATFACS Conference (Columbus, OH)
Previous 2017 Events
  • January 25, 2017: Orange Public Schools Teacher Virtual PD (Orange, NJ) 
  • January 20, 2017: Business Education Resources Group (Sacramento, CA)
  • January 20 -31, 2017: Mini Course Workshops at Castilleja School (Palo Alto, CA)
  • January 9-11, 2017: Intersession Workshop at The Nueva School (San Mateo, CA)
Previous 2016 Events
  • December 10, 2016: Rhode Island Financial Capability Conference (Providence, RI)
  • November 11, 2016: Vermont Jump$tart Educators Conference (Burlington, VT)
  • November 8, 2016: Working in Support of Education (WISE) Conference (New York, NY)
  • November 5-7, 2016: Jump$tart National Educators Conference (Dallas, TX)
  • October 22nd and 29th, 2016: DC Public School Teacher Training (Washington, DC) 
  • October 10, 2016: Virginia Financial Literacy Summit (Richmond, VA)
  • October 5-8, 2016: Council of Economic Education (Phoenix, AZ)
  • September 27, 2016: Oklahoma Jump$tart Association (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • August 4, 2016: Financial Education Bootcamp (Westampton, NJ)
  • August 1, 2016: Financial Education Bootcamp (Branchburg, NJ)
  • June 27-29, 2016: NGPF Summer Institute (Palo Alto, CA)
  • June 22, 2016: Iowa Jump$tart Conference (Ankeny, IA)
  • June 13 - July 22, 2016: Six Week Summer Bridge Program at Eastside College Prep (East Palo Alto, CA)
  • May 18, 2016: Workshop at Castilleja School (Palo Alto, CA)
  • May 13, 2016: New Hampshire Jump$tart Classroom Connections (Merrimack, NH)

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