From our friends at NGPF:
We are excited to announce that applications for our Summer Institute 2019 are now open!
In previous years, we have hosted 2 Summer Institute sessions. Due to an increase in the number of FinCamp PLUS events we’re hosting, in 2019, we’ll be hosting just one Summer Institute between June 23 – 26, 2019. Here’s what you can expect from the Summer Institute 2019 Session:
- An opportunity to network with eleven other passionate, dedicated, innovative personal finance teachers from around the country
- Meaningful, relevant workshops from NGPF staff as well as guest presenters
- A school-year commitment of serving as an NGPF Fellow, sharing your expertise with our nationwide community
- All expenses paid, including transportation, hotel accommodations, all meals, and a few fun events around town
- A lot of hard work and a lot of fun!
Who should apply? We anticipate selecting teachers with a diverse set of experiences. For example, last year’s Summer Institutes had participants across 2 sessions hailing from 18 states, who came from a variety of school types (public, charter, and private), settings (rural, suburban, and urban) and had different levels of teaching experience.
- Be current US high school personal finance teachers or teacher-educators
- Be able to travel to our Palo Alto, CA office where the Summer Institute will be held
- Participate in all sessions during the 3 day professional development, including a Welcome Dinner on Sunday, June 23
- Serve as an NGPF Fellow for the 2019-2020 school year
- Submit a completed application by Friday, March 1, 2019
Here’s what two of our 58 Fellows said about their experience:
“The Summer Institute was, by far, the best professional development I have experienced. The NGPF team amazingly created an inspirational experience that was immediately impactful and useful in my curriculum and classroom. Both the Summer Institute and FinCamps allowed me to dive deeper into my curriculum and connect with many other passionate teachers. Collaborating with them and the NGPF team continues to make me a better teacher.”
Amanda Volz of St. Clair High School (MI)
“As an NGPF Fellow, not only did I meet AMAZING educators from across the country, but they also shared my passion for Financial Literacy! It was inspiring to be in a group of like-minded individuals, who all were motivated to improve student outcomes. I felt not only empowered to become a better educator, but I felt encouraged to share, collaborate, and advocate. The best part is now I have a group of colleagues who are always available to bounce ideas off of and I no longer feel like I’m teaching on my own.”
Courtney Poquette of Winooski High School (VT)
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