The NFEC’s curriculum packages come with the Print on Demand Center, or PODC. The PODC gives you the ability to print high-quality student guides that perfectly align with your intended class structure, at a significantly reduced cost.
The PODC is an application the NFEC developed that allows you to print student guides from your computer or at a local printer. This program gives you several distinct advantages that will save you time and money as you easily customize the student guides you need.
In this short video, I will review the top 5 qualities our Patrons enjoy and walk you through how the PODC works.
-One of the most popular features of the Print on Demand Center is that it gives you maximum flexibility. You can print out only the specific lessons that you’ll be teaching. The PODC has a clearly organized table of contents, showing you the activity length and topics covered so you can quickly select lessons that fit your goals and schedule. From a 45-minute workshop to a full-semester course, the PODC and curriculum provides you modular lessons to meet a variety of end goals.
-Our Patrons save money with the Print on Demand Center. Compared to other organizations that charge high fees per student guide, the PODC allows you to make copies at a significantly reduced rate – more than 96% lower than many other programs. It’s our objective to make teaching financial literacy affordable, so you can serve more people.
-The PODC is also better for the environment. It reduces paper use and energy costs associated with product delivery. Instead of receiving a 400-page student guide filled with lessons that won’t be used, you just print the specific lessons you’ll be covering. Of course, you always have the option of purchasing the student guides from us too.
– You may print student guides anytime. In the past, we have received calls from financial educators who needed student guides immediately for a class. Now there’s no need for advance notice. You can have a customized student guide printed and in your hands in minutes, not weeks.
– One of the most important aspects of the PODC is that it distinguishes you as a consultant. While the average financial educator sells organizations on prepackaged workshops, NFEC Patrons act as highly-valued consultants. They take time to understand the needs of the groups they serve, and the PODC provides a solution to print student guides that specifically meet those needs. You can customize the program for your client or audience in just a few minutes.
The PODC is easy to use. After you download the Print on Demand Center, there are just 3 simple steps to follow:
First, select the personal finance curriculum lessons you wish to print. You’ll find a full list of lessons broken down by topic and activity length in the instructor’s guide – simply choose the lessons you plan to teach and print them with a few clicks of your mouse.
Next, click print. You can choose to print the lessons in black-and-white or color. The PODC prints the lessons in perfect order with a cover, testing, and all the other student guide features already included.
Third, bind the material with staples or your choice of binding options, and you’re off to teach.
The NFEC’s Print on Demand Center empowers you with the tools that highlight you as a highly-qualified consultant. The goals of the PODC are to save you money, build speaking opportunities, better serve your audience, and help you be an active part of the financial literacy movement.
We commend you for your interest and encourage you to take action to improve the financial capabilities of your community members.