Teacher Wins Recognition for Online Finance Course

Fox Chapel Area High School business education teacher Brian Yanizeski was recently honored as part of the Next Generation Personal Finance (NGPF) Teacher Innovator Award. Yanizeski won an honorable mention designation for his “Home-Buying Project.” The project is part of his Online Personal Finance and Investing course which is offered as part of Fox Chapel Area Online.

Yanizeski’s Home-Buying Project was recognized as having “unique aspects” and impressed the judges with its fully online nature. Through the Home-Buying Project, students are not only exposed to the financial implications that come with borrowing money for an asset, but they also develop an understanding of numerous related topics such as: homeowner’s insurance, private mortgage insurance, closing costs, and walkthroughs. According to Yanizeski, “I believe this particular project goes beyond the numbers and touches on real-life knowledge.”

Yanizeski was one of only seven teachers nationwide who was recognized by the NGPF and he was awarded $250 as well as the opportunity to talk about his project on an NGPF podcast. The podcast can be heard here: http://nextgenpersonalfinance.org/ngpf-podcast-tim-talks-brian-yanizeski-fox-chapel-area-hs-online-learning/.

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