Tuesday, November 26, 2013

SMG Teacher Wins 3M Star in the Classroom Award

Congratulations to Danielle Gladstone for winning the 3M Star in the Classroom Award! According the eNews Park Forest, Danielle says:
“I could teach students the Stock Market Game all day long... I love it and so do the students. It integrates reading, math, and social studies while making fifth graders very savvy about the investment world. The curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards and... is a terrific teaching tool.”
Click Here to read more. The Stock Market Game in Illinois is distributed and managed by Econ Illinois.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Collaborating in Maryland for a Sound Financial Future

Last month, the Maryland Council on Economic Education partnered with the T. Rowe Price Foundation and Towson University to give students participating in the Maryland Stock Market Game at Thomas Johnson Elementary and Middle School an opportunity to engage in real world economics and investing. The students were from Dr. Sharon Smith's class.

Thank you to the Maryland Council on Economic Education, the T. Rowe Price Foundation, and Towson University for coming together and taking on the task of providing young students with a sound financial education.

Special Thanks to Dr. Sharon Smith for engaging her students in The Stock Market Game program.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sussex Tech SMG Advisor Named Innovative Educator

Congratulations to Stock Market Game Advisor William Anderson! The financial literacy teacher at Sussex County Technical School in Sparta Township, NJ was named Innovative Educator for September 2013. As a part of his prize package, he received sponsorship from Visa to attend this month's Jump$tart Coalition's National Educator Conference in Washington, DC.

Read more about William and his award in The Sparta Independent: http://bit.ly/I7axVG

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

SMG Maps to the Common Core and More

We've made a point of proving The Stock Market Game correlates to the newly established national Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts and Math but did you know that The Stock Market Game also helps students practice the skills noted in the Next Generation Science Standards and the 21st Century Skills Framework?

Students participating in The Stock Market Game employ skills comparable to some of the recently published Next Generation Science Standards’ (NGSS) “Understandings about the Nature of Science” (Appendix H):
  • Scientific Investigations Use a Variety of Methods (Investor Research uses a variety of methods)
  • Scientific Knowledge is Open to Revision in Light of New Evidence (Students rebalance their portfolios based on economic, business, and market news).
  • Scientific Knowledge Assumes an Order and Consistency in Natural Systems (Investments are impacted by various cycles and trends).
The Stock Market Game also addresses the Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy skills described in the Partnership for 21st Century Skills’ Frameworks:
  • Knowing how to make appropriate personal economic choices
  • Understanding the role of the economy in society
  • Using entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and career options

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Stock Market Game is Now Mobile!

The SIFMA Foundation puts investor education in the palm of your hands!

The Stock Market Game mobile application that was presented during the SMG 2.0 First Look webinars is now available!

For iOS users, visit the App Store on your iPhone or iPad and search “SIFMA Foundation” to download it. Android phone and tablet users should search “SIFMA Foundation” in the Google Play store.

This app is a big step in bringing the SMG program into the 21st Century classroom, where mobile computing is expected to play an important role. The SMG mobile app helps teach effective mobile computing and communication through directed and meaningful use of your students’ smartphones and tablets.

Through the app, SMG teams will be able to
  • Monitor performance of their portfolio throughout the day
  • Continue their research out of class with access to real-time market news
  • Easily balance and rebalance their portfolio (trade stocks, bonds, and mutual funds)
Ask your students to download The Stock Market Game app today to start building essential math, ELA, social studies, economics, financial literacy, research, and collaboration skills through The Stock Market Game program.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Congratulations to the SMG Students at Wharton Elementary School!

Congratulations to Yolanda Watkins and her students at Wharton Elementary School! Ms. Watkins students earned first and second place in the Spring 2013 elementary division of the Houston Region Stock Market Game program.

The first place winners are:

Nathan Vychron
Nicholas Ward
Gunnar Salley
Zachary Smith

The second place winners are:

Stephanie Alvarez
Teagan Stavinoha
Marisa Reyna
Rebekah Cruz

Laura Ewing, the president of the Texas Council on Economic Education, visited the school on May 6 to recognize this accomplishment and present a $50 award to each member of the  first place team and $25 to the second place team.

Click Here for more.