March is National Reading Month. We know that finding high quality, interesting, and student-friendly articles about personal finance for a high school audience can be time consuming. All month, Jessica is highlighting one nonfiction article from our library each day. She's selecting her favorites for immediate use in your classroom. Celebrate #NationalReadingMonth with NGPF!
Here are three articles that your students will enjoy:
Want To Get A Good Job? Better Learn Excel! A recent WSJ Blog post highlighted research that found a key skill in most jobs is the ability to work your way around a spreadsheet. Here are some Excel activities to hone your students' spreadsheet skills:
Video Resources You know students love videos, but you also know finding great video resources can take time. At NGPF, we spend hundreds of hours looking for resources so you don't have to. Here are a few video resources that we uncovered the past month that we thought your students would enjoy:
Post Your Favorite Personal Finance Article, Win A $50 Amazon Gift Card For National Reading Month, we want to know what personal finance articles you love to share with your students. Here's how to take home that prize:
The poster of the article with the most likes by Friday will win the $50 gift card.
Chart of the Month: What's the Cost of College for 2014-15?
Be sure to check out this NGPF blog post for discussion points that accompany this chart.
Community Activity Next Gen Personal Finance actively supports the financial literacy community through workshops, conference sponsorships and volunteer teaching. We are based in the Bay Area but travel constantly so e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in discussing a speaking or sponsorship opportunity.
October 18, 2014: FBLA Conference (Santa Clara, CA) - NGPF provided a workshop for FBLA Advisors and students
November 8-10, 2014: Jump$tart Conference (Los Angeles, CA) - NGPF participated as an exhibitor
November 15, 2014: CBEA State Conference (Monterrey, CA) - NGPF exhibited and conducted a workshop for personal finance educators
November 19-21, 2014: AFCPE (Bellevue, WA) - Exhibitor
December 9-12, 2014: Pilot at Palo Alto High School (Palo Alto, CA)
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
January-March, 2015: Pilot at Eastside Prep (East Palo Alto, CA)
April 10, 2015: FBLA California State Conference (Santa Clara, CA)