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Welcome to Next Gen Personal Finance's August 2015 Newsletter:  
 
Hello and welcome to our latest edition of the NGPF Newsletter (#10 for those of you keeping score at home). I hope that you have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer (is it already over?).

As the new school year begins, we look forward to releasing new content to you throughout the month of September, including:
  • New units on Taxes and Insurance 
  • Dozens of new Common-Core aligned Projects to provide hands-on learning opportunities for your students
  • Hundreds of Assessment Questions that you can customize for your pre and post-tests
  • New Case Studies to hone your students' analytical and decision-making skills
As you look to update and refine your curriculum this year, be sure to join the thousands of teachers using our FREE content in their classrooms:
  • Lesson Library: Over 70+ lessons with lesson plans, assessments and student activity guides
  • Activity Bank: Check out our engaging interactive exercises (over 80 available)
  • NGPF Blog: Updated dailyprovides you with case studies, questions of the day and creative ways to incorporate current events into your classroom  
Please send me an email (tim@nextgenpersonalfinance.org) if I can be helpful in any way!   

Regards,

Tim 
Sign Up for Our Free Webinar To Be Held On August 25, 2015:

Teach Investing Through Student-Centered Projects and Activities 

Educators tell us that investing is their most difficult unit to teach and yet we know in this 401(k) world, investing knowledge is as critical as ever.

Join this webinar to see which existing NGPF investing projects and activities are right for your students before you start creating your own.  From the parable of the $8 million janitor to the value of investing that $4 latter, you will learn about projects to engage and challenge your students.  


Click here for additional details and to register for this FREE webinar that you won't want to miss! Space is limited so be sure to sign-up today.  
 
 
Current Events

We love taking current events and research studies and turning them into engaging questions that you can use to kick off your lessons.  

Here are Questions of the Day that have been trending recently on the NGPF Blog:
Audio Resources For That Morning Commute

Since podcasts seem to be making a comeback, I thought you might enjoy these longer-form audio resources to enhance your morning or evening commute:
Keep It Interactive! 

These interactive websites will engage your students while teaching them about credit card interest rates and the future of work:
Calling All Radio Stars....

NGPF has started a weekly podcast show and looking for educators to share their expertise in a 15-20 minute interview format. Please reach out to me, tim@nextgenpersonalfinance.org, if you want to share your wisdom with the thousands of teachers in our community. Our areas of focus over the next month include:
  • Project-based learning with examples
  • Innovative use of technology
  • Incorporating field trips into your curriculum
  • Other unique approaches to teaching personal finance 

 

Chart of the Month:  Household Credit Card Debt

Be sure to check out this NGPF Blog post for discussion points that accompany this chart.

Community Activity
Next Gen Personal Finance actively supports the financial literacy community through workshops, conference sponsorships and volunteer teaching. We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area but travel constantly so e-mail me at
tim@nextgenpersonalfinance.org, if you are interested in discussing a speaking or sponsorship opportunity. 

Upcoming Events
  • October 7, 2015: Council for Economic Education (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • October 22, 2015: Moolah Palooza: Financial Literacy Educator Fest (Edinburg, TX)
  • November 6, 2015: JumpStart National Educator Conference (National Harbor, MD)
Previous 2015 Events
  • January 21-23, 2015: Collaboration with Harvard University Winter Session Personal Finance Course (Cambridge, MA)
  • February 24, 2015: Common Ground Personal Finance Workshop for Educators and Panel Discussion With Parents (Princeton, NJ)
  • February 28, 2015: FBLA Bay Section Conference (Daly City, CA) - NGPF provided two workshops for FBLA Advisors and students
  • March 24, 2015: Free Webinar "How To Find Personal Finance Resources"
  • January-March, 2015: Pilot at Eastside Prep (East Palo Alto, CA)
  • April 10, 2015: FBLA California State Conference (Santa Clara, CA)
  • May 18, 2015: Personal Finance Workshop at Castilleja School (Palo Alto, CA)
  • June 22, 2015:  Summit Public Schools Summer Challenge Course (San Francisco area)
  • June 28, 2015:  National Summit on Collegiate Financial Wellness (Bloomington, IN)
  • June 28, 2015:  FBLA National Leadership Conference (Chicago, IL)
  • June - July, 2015: Summer Bridge Personal Finance at Eastside Prep. (East Palo Alto, California)
  • July 30, 2015: California Financial Literacy Summit (San Jose, California)
  • August 10, 2015: Financial Beginnings Financial Literacy Conference (Portland, OR)

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