VA High School Educators: Register Now for the 2019 Governor’s Challenge in Economics & Personal Finance

Signup Now for the
2019 Virginia Governor’s Challenge in Economics & Personal Finance
About the Challenge:
In March, teams of 3 to 4 Virginia high school students complete 30-question quiz(es) in 35 minutes in the Online Challenges.
Teachers may register their students now to participate in one or two of the Online Challenges and have the flexibility to schedule the Challenges over several weeks in March. Teachers have access to their students’ team and individual scores.
Teams with top Online Challenge scores are recognized regionally and statewide.
Teams with the highest scores are invited to participate in an exciting, all-day statewide championship event on April 11 in Richmond, VA.
There is no fee to participate in the Governor’s Challenge.
FinanceChallenge Online Registration:
EconChallenge Online Registration for two levels: Basic Econ and AP Econ:
Teacher resources and info on team qualifications:
Thanks to Capital One for its support of the 2019 Virginia Governor’s Challenge in Economics & Personal Finance.

2019 Webinars Announced from (national) Council on Econ Ed

Attention K-12 Educators:
Here is the updated >> 2019 K-12 teacher professional development webinar schedule from the (national) Council on Economic Education. Educators will find an array of exciting webinars covering economic topics (all free!). The Virginia Council on Economic Education is a proud affiliate of the (national) Council on Economic Education.
January 15: How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World: Economics and Geography
January 22: Economics of Immigration
January 29: Cybersecurity
February 6: Teaching Economics through Education
February 13: Daring to Dream: Using Picture Books to Teach Economics
February 27: Entrepreneurship–Shark Tank
March 12: Bite into Economics: Children’s Literature
March 19: Downside Protectionism
March 27: Is the Price Right?
April 10: Titanic–Lessons Learned
April 16: Economic Dilemma: Global Refugees
April 30: Economics of Poverty
May 21: Lawn Care for Fun and Profit
May 28: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency
Council for Economic Education

All Virginia Teachers: Check Out the Stock Market Game for Your Students

The Stock Market Game is a comprehensive economics and personal finance education program for Grades 4 to 12. Small student teams compete for awards by investing $100,000 in an online, virtual portfolio.

The adult advisor registers the student teams. Student teams are provided online access to their own online investment portfolio. Students research and apply their investment ideas in a real-world market environment.

Top Virginia teams are recognized regionally and at a statewide awards ceremony in Richmond, VA in May. There is a small team fee to participate.

The Stock Market Game is open to all Grade 4 to 12 public, private and homeschool students in Virginia.

January is Teacher Stock Market Game™ Intro Month in Virginia. The Virginia Council on Economic Education is providing:

• Seven statewide no charge, in-person workshops for Virginia teachers and advisors.

• Three online, webinars for Virginia teachers and advisors.

• Thirty-six days of access for an online, virtual Open House & Educator Stock Market Game Preview.

>> Upcoming Stock Market Game Intro Teacher & Advisor Into ONLINE Dates and Details

>> Upcoming Stock Market Game Inro Teacher & Advisor Intro In-Person Workshop Dates and Details

>> Register Your Student Teams Now for the Stock Market Game in Virginia
(final day to register is Feb. 15, 2019)

Thank you to our Virginia Stock Market Game sponsors:

BB&T Scott & Stringfellow

Mid-Atlantic Securities Traders Association,


Union Bank & Trust

We are also grateful to the

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond for hosting the Stock Market Game awards event in May.

Click Here to Read More and Access Resources for the Stock Market Game in Virginia including information about an essay contest, scholarship contest and a program to connect schools with local financial experts.


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