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  1. The Stock Market Game Training Welcome

  2. 4:30 - 4:45 Welcome and Introductions 4:45 - 5:15 Overview of SMG and Classroom Implementation 5:15 - 6:15 SMG Online Hands-On Session 6:15 - 6:20 InvestWrite Competition 6:20 - 6:30 Training Wrap Up and Questions Stock Market Game Training Agenda

  3. Who Am I? • Janice Peterson, Center for Economic Research and Education of Central California • 559-278-2673 • japeterson@csufresno.edu • Who Are You? • Name • School • Grade/Subject • How Comfortable Are You with the Stock Market? • 0-----------1-----------2------------3-----------4-----------5 • Not Very Somewhat Very • ComfortableFamiliar Comfortable Welcome and Introductions

  4. An Innovative Educational Experience • Simulation of real-life investing • Tool for application of basic academic skills • Replicates vital life decisions • Integration of current events Online Library of Standards-Based Lessons • Correlated to National and CA State Standards • Differentiated learning meeting all levels Program Endorsed by Industry Leaders Proven Classroom Tool • Builds interest and understanding of real world • Engages and motivates Benefits to You and Your Students

  5. • Teams of 2- 5 students are formed.• Portfolios are accessed with team ID and password.• Each team gets $100,000 to invest. • Trading of stocks/ mutual funds on the NYSE, AMEX, Nasdaq. * Must have traded within last 7 days• Must use ticker symbol to place a trade.• Trades are priced in real time.• Must have price of at least $5 per share. • Buy orders must be a minimum of 100 shares. * Sell orders for less than 100 shares will be permitted.• Trades must be processed in whole. * Trades will be rejected without sufficient buying power. • 2% broker fee is charged on each trade. The Stock Market Game Rules

  6. • Game runs Monday through Friday • Initial transaction required for regional rankings listing. • Portfolio liquidation not required at game end. • Winners are based portfolio’s performance compared to the S&P500. - 15 week Game - Must trade by February 20 to be eligible for prizes - 10 Week Game - Must trade by March 27 to be eligible for prizes • Stock and cash dividends are automatically computed. • No more than 30% of total equity x2 can be invested in any one company. The Stock Market Game Rules Continued…

  7. Determine Amount of Class Time to Dedicate • Daily, Weekly, “Front-heavy” • Computer Access and Frequency Establish a Solid Foundation for Your Students • Conduct Pre-Game Lessons • Provide opportunity to explore SMG site and web • Ensure understanding of key concepts Organize Teams and Set Up Classroom • Determine Students per Team • Designate Student Roles (investment committees) • Trading Days, Newspapers, Station for team folders, etc. Set Goals and Objectives for the Class • Set Purpose and Outcomes • Articulate Expectations • Discuss Evaluation (portfolios, testing, performance, group presentations) Setting Up the Game in Your Classroom

  8. Stock Market Game Resources • CORE Lessons • Other Publications (curriculum) • Miscellaneous Teacher Resource Center materials Current Events • Local Newspapers • Online news sources • Television news sources Online News and Research Sites • Hoovers.com • Yahoo! Finance (finance.yahoo.com) • CBS Marketwatch (cbsmarketwatch.com) • Business Week (www.businessweek.com/investor) Stock Exchange Websites • nasdaq.com • nyse.com • amex.com Resources for You and Your Students

  9. Logging in to the Teacher Support Center Using the Teacher Support Center

  10. Teachers Guide • Tips on Organizing your Class • SMG Rules and Quiz for Students • Tips on Beginning Research • Ideas for Team Folders - Evidence of Learning • Teaching Strategies Understanding Student Portfolios • Overview of Student Portfolios • PowerPoint Presentations for You and Your Students • Student Portfolio Quiz Rules of the Game • Overview of the Rules Related Links • Internet Sites for Use Understanding SMG

  11. Lessons & Activities/ Lesson Sequencing • 12 CORE Lessons • Lesson Sequencing • Standards Correlated Publications • Curriculum Units • In the News • Stock Talk Projects and Assessments • “Over-Arching” Projects: Globalization, Ethics, Mutual Funds • Pre-Post Tests • Assessment Rubrics Investor Background • History of the Market • How Stocks are Bought and Sold • Types of Securities: Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds • Dictionary of Financial Terms In The Classroom

  12. View Rankings and Portfolios • Ability to See Rankings of Your Teams • Link to Each Student Portfolio Change Password • Ability to Change Your Password Troubleshooting • Hints on Solving Problems Help Desk • Use to Resolve Access and Portfolio Problems Participation Certificates • Customized Student Achievement Certificates Manage Student Portfolios

  13. • SMG registered students are eligible. • Grade level divisions for essays: - Elementary (4-5) - Middle (6-8) - High (9-12) • Essay topics introduce and relate to investment principles linked to the SMG Program. • Writing topics can be used as in-class or homework assignments. • Chances to win gift certificates, laptop computers, trips to New York and Disney World. • Learn more at www.investwrite.info

  14. Regional Winners each game period High School Middle School Elementary School Overall California State Winners (from both game periods) High School Middle School Elementary School Virtual Enterprise (through Sacramento) InvestWrite SMG Prizes

  15. QUESTIONS? Rachel Barajas - 619-227-9719 Rbarajas@sifma.org