NearPod and Next Gen Personal Finance expand partnership to democratize access to financial literacy education
Both leaders are launching courses in time for Financial Literacy Month, in their respective fields
Palo Alto, Calif., 13 April 2022 /prnewswire/- Nearpod, An interactive instructional platform that gives teachers real-time insight into student learning, today expands its partnership Next Gen Personal Finance To provide free access to personal finance courses. Next Gen Personal Finance, a not-for-profit organization committed to ensuring that all students graduate high school with personal finance skills, offers free resources and courses that prepare students for their financial future. Is. With this partnership, its free, core curriculum covering everything from taxes to investments is now supercharged with NearPod’s engaging platform to empower students with skills that will expand 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. Research from the National Endowment for Financial Education on high school students shows that after a three-month financial literacy course, 60% of students had changed their savings patterns, with 80% indicating they didn’t really want to. Save for what they have or want and 20% indicated that they save every time they get money.
The clear and immediate positive impact of financial literacy on the lives of students is also influencing policy. At the end of last month, Florida 11 other states joined as it Personal Finance Course Guaranteed for All High Schoolers, Equipping students to enter life after high school with strong financial skills aims to create lasting economic impact for future American families.
“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 groundwork for financial independence and independence and helps us to achieve more in high school and beyond. Provides opportunities to build equity and inclusion. tim ranzettaCo-Founder of NGPF. “The partnership with NearPod advances our ability to ensure that all students graduate high school with personal finance skills by getting quality resources and curriculum into the hands of more high school teachers.”
Building on an existing partnership through which NGPF lessons on NearPod have been accessed by students over four million times, new lessons coming to NearPod include taxes, checking, savings, paying for college, types of credit, credit management, investing. , cover insurance and budget. in a nine-week course.
Pep Carrera, CEO of NearPod, shared, “The evidence for including financial literacy in secondary education classrooms is clear, and we are proud to expand Next Gen content on our platform.” “Most importantly, 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 committed to empowering teachers with engaging content. Excited for what will be a lasting impact on the lives of their students.”
April is Financial Literacy Month; To start personal finance education with your students today, click here To access these free NGPF lessons on NearPods.
NearPods provides an interactive, instructional platform that mixes formative assessment and dynamic media for live and self-paced learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. NearPod is a device-agnostic platform that connects students with activities such as VR field trips, PHET simulations and Desmos, and more than 15,000 ready-to-run interactive lessons, videos and more, created in partnership with leading brands such as Common Sense Education. Offers activities. Smithsonian. In 2019, NearPod acquired flocabulary, A learning platform that engages students in an academically rigorous K-12 curriculum while promoting literacy through hip-hop videos. NearPod and Flocabulary together reach teachers in the 100 largest school districts in America. In 2018, NearPod was named EdTech Digest Company of the Year. In March 2021 NearPod was acquired by Renaissance, a global 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 about the Renaissance, visit www.renaissance.com,
About Next Gen Personal Finance
Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), has become the “one-stop shop” for over 60,000 teachers looking for high-quality, engaging personal finance courses to equip students with the skills they need to grow in the future. The NGPF curriculum has a wide reach, with more than 8 out of 10 American 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 non-profit has been recognized by Trivia Education as “Top Website for Teachers to Find Lesson Plans” and “Best Business and Finance Games”.
Source Next Gen Personal Finance