Both leaders in their respective verticals, the companies are launching the curriculum in time for Financial Literacy Month.
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — nearpod, an interactive instructional platform that provides educators with 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 students graduate from high school with personal finance skills, provides free resources and curriculum that prepares students for their financial future. With this partnership, its free core curriculum that covers everything from taxes to investing is now powered by Nearpod’s engaging platform to empower 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 standards-aligned financial education curriculum is undeniable. Research by the National Endowment for Financial Education on high school students shows that after a three-month financial education course, 60% of students had changed their saving patterns, 80% indicated that they saved for what they really needed or wanted and 20% indicated that they save whenever they get money.
The obvious and immediate positive impact that financial education has on students’ lives is also affecting policy. At the end of last month, Florida joined 11 other states as guaranteed a personal finance course for all high school students. Equipping students to enter life after high school with strong financial skills means creating lasting economic impacts for American families well into the future.
“At Next Gen Personal Finance, we strive to create equal access and opportunities for all students to gain personal finance skills. Our curriculum lays the foundation for financial independence and freedom and provides us with opportunities to create greater equity.” and inclusion in high school and beyond. ,” shared Tim Ranzetta, co-founder of NGPF. “Partnering with Nearpod increases our ability to ensure all students graduate from high school with personal financial skills by putting high-quality resources and curriculum in the hands of more high school teachers.”
Building on an existing partnership through which students have accessed NGPF lessons on Nearpod more than four million times, new lessons coming to Nearpod cover taxes, checking, savings, paying for college, types of credit, credit management, investments, insurance and budgets. in a nine-week course.
“The evidence for incorporating financial education into secondary education classrooms is clear and we are proud to expand Next Gen content on our platform,” shared Pep Carerra, CEO of Nearpod. “Most importantly, we’re proud that this robust curriculum is available for free on our platform. We believe all students deserve access to this life-changing curriculum, and we’re excited to empower educators with engaging content that will have lasting impacts on the lives of their students.”
April is the month of financial education; to start personal finance education with your students today, Click here to access these free NGPF lessons on Nearpod.
Nearpod offers an interactive instructional platform that combines formative assessment and dynamic media for live, self-paced learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. Nearpod is a device-independent platform that engages students with activities like VR Field Trips, PhET simulations, and Desmos, and features over 15,000 ready-to-run interactive lessons, videos, and activities created in partnership with leading brands like Common Sense Education and 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. Together, Nearpod and Flocabulary reach educators in the 100 largest school districts in the U.S. In 2018, Nearpod was named EdTech Digest Company of the Year. In March 2021, Renaissance acquired Nearpod, a global leader in math, reading and assessment solutions for PK-12 schools and districts. To learn more about Nearpod, visit www.nearpod.com. For more information on Renaissance, visit www.renaissance.com.
About Next Generation Personal Finance
Next generation personal finance (NGPF), has become the “one stop shop” for more than 60,000 educators seeking high-quality, engaging personal finance curriculum to equip students with the skills they need to thrive in the future. The NGPF curriculum is broad in scope, with more than 8 in 10 US high school students attending schools where a teacher uses the NGPF curriculum. NGPF invests in the professional development of teachers with live virtual sessions, certification courses, and on-demand asynchronous modules. The nonprofit organization has been recognized by Common Sense Education as “Best Website for Teachers to Find Lesson Plans” and “Best Business and Finance Games.”
SOURCE Next Generation Personal Finance