Professional Development & Events
The following events and tools are all free! See upcoming events, recorded past events and self-paced tools below:
Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) is a free blended-learning personal finance curriculum, to engage and empower students to make smart financial choices. NGPF deeply values the professional development of Educators across the country. A few of the things NGPF has to offer are:
Certification Courses: Certification for Educators on specific Personal Finance topics.
FinCap Fridays: FinCap Fridays combine a 5-question competition with a 2 minute video to energize classrooms and engage students through current events.
Question of the Day: Questions of the Day are the perfect way to warm up your students before a lesson or introduce a new topic. These questions are designed to spark curiosity for better student engagement!
2021 Virtual Offerings for Educators:
|Virtual||General Spending and Saving Habits
||Ken King||November 9th, 2021
Recorded Virtual Offerings for Educators:
|Virtual||The Psychology of Credit and Spending
||Ken King||October 19th, 2021
||Self-Paced||Click Here to View Recording! Recording password: mGekBGh8|
||Rebecca Christensen of Banzai
||October 6th, 2021
||Self-Paced||Banzai – Financial & Life Literacy|
|Virtual||Student Loans, Coming and Going: FAFSA and WI Strong Loan Repayment||Kari Temkin, UW-Madison Financial Aid Office, Cheryl Rapp and Dave Mancl, DFI||September 21st, 2021||Self-Paced||Click Here to View Recording! Recording password: EwvcWge4|
|Virtual||Behavioral Economics and Pandemic-Economics||Dr. Scott Niederjohn||July 20th, 2021||Self-Paced||Click Here to View Recording!|
|Virtual||Academic and Career Planning (ACP) Meets Personal Finance||Amanda Langrehr – CESA 4
Gewn Janke – CESA 10
Pat Rorabeck – SecureFutures
|June 17th, 20211||Self-Paced||Click Here to View Recording!|
|Virtual||Technology in Insurance||Darrel Snyder
American Family Insurance
|March 9th, 2021||Self-Paced||Click Here to View Recording!|
|Virtual||Financial Inclusion Training for the Classroom||Tony Capozziello, Beloit High School
Langton Evans, Madison School District
December 2nd, 2020
|Self-Paced||Click Here to View Recording!
Recording password: NuQWhkw6
|Virtual||Financial Inclusion Training: The Racial Wealth Gap
||Mark Levine, UWM
Bethany Sanchez, Fair Housing Council
Wyman Winston, Neighborhood Wealth
|Content Created: November 18th, 2020||Self-Paced||Click Here to View Recording!
|Virtual||Get Yourself Up to Speed, Credit Basics
||Erin Bykowski, Edgewood College and UW Credit Union||Content Created: November 4th, 2020||Self-Paced||Click Here to View Recording!
Recording password: XkJVEtT3
|Virtual||What’s New in Wisconsin’s Financial Education Standards||Shiela Briggs, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction||Content Created: October 7th, 2020||Self-Paced & PowerPoint
||Click Here to View Recording! Recording Password: kDWyZzw9
Wisconsin Standards for Personal Financial Literacy PowerPoint(PDF)
|Virtual||What Your Students Need to Know about FAFSA
||Cheryl Rapp, DFI and
Heidi Johnson, UW-Madison Financial Aid Office
|Content Created: September 23rd, 2020||Self-Paced||Click Here to View Recording! Recording password: Flifel0923|
|Virtual||A Brief Course in Recent Economic Events||Self-Paced||Self-Paced||Click Here to Begin!|
|Virtual||SecureFutures||Self-Paced||Self-Paced||Click Here to Begin!|
|Virtual||College Affordability||Self-Paced||Self-Paced||Click Here to Begin!|
In addition, The Forward Learning Institute of Financial and Economic Literacy provides ongoing professional development training throughout the year both in-person and online. For more information, click here.