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Kentucky Council for Economic Education's Stock Market GameProfessional Development Opportunity
Join us for an exciting, free professional development opportunity that will introduce teachers to the Kentucky Council for Economic Education's Stock Market Game. Learn about using this real-world investing competition for students in grades 4 - 12. Common Core standards require students to practice applying mathematical ways of thinking to real world issues and challenges, and the Stock Market Game can enhance your math, reading/writing, social studies and technology classes.
Date: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. CDT
Location: Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School, 165 Webb Drive, Bowling Green, KY (map)
Presenter: Susan Sandage, Executive Director, Kentucky Council for Economic Education
To Register: Email Jana Kirchner, WKU's Center for Economic Education Director at email@example.com
There are 25 spots available, so register as soon as possible. All participants will receive 3 free teams for the stock market game.
Kentucky Council for Economic Education's Stock Market Game Program
The Stock Market Game Program is an online educational program (and competition!) offered by the Kentucky Council on Economic Education for over 20 years, and used in classrooms to help teach math, social studies, business, economics, technology and reading/writing skills. Over 10,000 students participate annually! The fee is $10/team (typically 3-5 students per team).
What if I don’t know anything about the stock market? Many teachers who have used the Stock Market Game successfully in the classroom tell us they didn’t know anything about the stock market or investing when they started; they learned along with the students.
The Teacher Support Center includes: Teacher Guide, Course Outline, Rules, Lessons and Activities, Assessments, Standards Alignment, Investor Background, Publications, Portfolio Management, Understanding Portfolios, Projects, and InvestWrite.
How do I make time for the program in a full curriculum? It takes 3 or 4 class periods to introduce your students to The Stock Market Game Program and to teach about the stock market; once it starts students should have the opportunity to review their team portfolio, post trades and research stocks about once a week, in class or on their own. You have the flexibility of choosing how much or how little class time to devote to the program. The flexibility of the program allows you to use it with a variety of subjects, including social studies, mathematics, business, practical living, language arts, as well as economics. It can also be integrated into school clubs, rainy day programs, after school, and gifted student activities.