PALO ALTO, California, April 13, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Nearpod, an interactive teaching platform that offers educators real-time insights into student learning, today expands its partnership with Next Generation Personal Finance to provide free access to a personal finance curriculum. Next Gen Personal Finance, a nonprofit organization committed to ensuring ALL graduate high school students with personal finance capability, provides free resources and study programs that prepare students for their financial future. With this partnership, its free core curriculum covering everything from taxes to investments is now supercharged by Nearpod’s engaging platform to equip students with skills that will broaden their financial horizons.
The partnership between Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) and Nearpod comes at a time when the need for a standards-aligned financial literacy curriculum is undeniable. National Endowment for Financial Education research of high school students shows that after a three-month financial literacy course, 60% of students changed their savings schemes, 80% indicated that they save for what they pay for. really need or want and 20% indicated that they save every time they get money.
The obvious and immediate positive impact that financial literacy has on student lives also has an impact on politics. At the end of last month, Florida joined 11 other states like it guaranteed a personal finance course for all high school students. Providing students to enter life after high school with solid financial capabilities means creating a lasting economic impact for American families in the future.
“At Next Gen Personal Finance, we strive to create equal access and opportunities for every student to acquire personal finance skills. Our curriculum lays the foundation for financial independence and freedom and offers us the opportunity to create greater equity. and inclusion in high school and beyond, “shared Tim Ranzetta, co-founder of NGPF. “Partnering with Nearpod enhances our ability to ensure that all students graduate high school with personal finance capability by delivering high-quality resources and curriculum in the hands of multiple high school teachers.”
Building on an existing partnership through which students have accessed NGPF lessons on Nearpod over four million times, the new lessons coming to Nearpod cover fees, checks, savings, college payments, credit types, credit, investment, insurance and budget in a nine-week course.
“The evidence for incorporating financial literacy into secondary education classrooms is clear and we are proud to expand next-generation content on our platform,” shared Nearpod CEO Pep Carerra. “Above all, we are proud that this robust curriculum will be available for free on our platform. We believe that all students deserve access to this life-changing curriculum and we are thrilled to provide educators with engaging content that will last their students’ lives.” .
April is the month of financial literacy; to start personal finance education with your students today, Click here to access these free NGPF lessons on Nearpod.
Nearpod offers an interactive learning platform that combines formative assessment and dynamic media for live learning and self-paced experiences inside and outside the classroom. Nearpod is a device-independent platform that engages students with activities such as VR Field Trips, PhET and Desmos simulations, and offers over 15,000 ready-to-use interactive lessons, videos and activities created in collaboration with leading brands such as Common Sense Education and Smithsonian. In 2019, Nearpod acquired Flocabulary, a learning platform that engages students in a rigorous K-12 academic curriculum while promoting literacy through hip-hop video. Together, Nearpod and Flocabulary reach educators in the 100 largest school districts in the United States. In 2018 it was named Nearpod EdTech Digest Company of the Year. In March 2021 Nearpod was acquired by Renaissance, a world leader in assessment, reading and math solutions for pre-K-12 schools and districts. To learn more about Nearpod, visit www.nearpod.com. For more information on the Renaissance, visit www.renaissance.com.
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Next Generation Personal Finance (NGPF), has become the “one stop shop” for over 60,000 educators looking for engaging, high-quality personal finance programs to equip students with the skills they need to thrive in the future. The NGPF curriculum has a broad reach, with more than 8 out of 10 US high school students attending schools where a teacher uses the NGPF curriculum. NGPF invests in teacher professional development with live virtual sessions, certification courses and asynchronous on-demand modules. The nonprofit organization was recognized by Common Sense Education as the “Best Website for Teachers to Find Lesson Plans” and “Best Business and Financial Games”.
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