Both leaders in their respective verticals, companies launch program in time for Financial Literacy Month
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nearpod, an interactive learning platform that gives educators real-time insights into student learning, today is expanding its partnership with Next Generation Personal Finance provide free access to a personal finance program. Next Gen Personal Finance, a nonprofit organization committed to ensuring ALL students graduate high school with personal finance skills, provides free resources and curriculum that prepare students for their financial future . Through this partnership, its free core curriculum covering everything from taxes to investing is now supercharged with 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 program is undeniable. National Endowment for Financial Education research on high school students shows that after a three-month financial literacy course, 60% of students had changed their savings habits, 80% said they were saving for what they really needed or wanted and 20% said they save every time they make money.
The obvious and immediate positive impact of financial literacy on the lives of students also has an impact on policy. At the end of last month, Florida joined 11 other states as it guaranteed personal finance course for all high school students. Empowering students to enter life after high school with strong financial skills should create lasting economic impacts for American families in the future.
“At Next Gen Personal Finance, we strive to create equal access and opportunities for every student to learn personal finance skills. Our curriculum lays the foundation for financial independence and freedom and provides us with opportunities to creating greater equity and inclusion in high school and beyond,” shared Tim Ranzetta, co-founder of NGPF. “Partnering with Nearpod strengthens our ability to ensure that all students graduate from high school with personal finance skills by putting high-quality resources and curriculum in the hands of more teachers around the world. secondary.”
Building on an existing partnership through which students have viewed 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, investing, insurance, and budgeting in a nine-week course.
“The evidence for embedding financial literacy in secondary education classrooms is clear, and we are proud to extend Next Gen content to our platform,” said Pep Carerra, CEO of Nearpod. “Most importantly, we are proud that this robust program is available for free on our platform. We believe that all students deserve access to this life-changing program, and we are excited to empower educators with engaging that will have a life-long 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 Nearpod.
Nearpod offers an interactive learning platform that fuses formative assessment and dynamic media for live, self-paced learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. Nearpod is a device-agnostic platform that engages students in activities such as VR field trips, PhET and Desmos simulations, and offers over 15,000 out-of-the-box lessons, videos, and interactive activities created in partnership with leading brands such as Common Sense Education and Smithsonian. In 2019, Nearpod acquired flocabular, a learning platform that engages students in a rigorous K-12 academic curriculum while promoting literacy through hip-hop videos. Together, Nearpod and Flocabulary reach educators in the 100 largest school districts in the United States. In 2018, Nearpod was named Company of the Year by EdTech Digest. 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 on Renaissance, visit www.renaissance.com.
About next-gen personal finance
Next Generation Personal Finance (NGPF), has become the “one-stop-shop” for over 60,000 educators looking for an engaging, high-quality personal finance program to equip students with the skills they need to thrive in the future. The NGPF program has a broad reach, with more than 8 in 10 US high school students attending schools where a teacher uses the NGPF program. NGPF invests in the professional development of teachers with live virtual sessions, certification courses and on-demand asynchronous modules. The non-profit organization has been recognized by Common Sense Education as “the best website for teachers to find lesson plans” and “the best business and financial games.”
SOURCE Next Generation Personal Finance