Teacher Workshops

Grade 4 Workshops

Mini-Economy: Create a Startup Culture in Your Classroom


Supporting Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
Jul 16, 2019 - Jul 18, 2019, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Project based learning at its best! Tap into the endless creativity of young students using a time-tested template that makes setting up your classroom economy simple.

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Intro to The Stock Market Game™: A Multidisciplinary Real-world Learning Simulation


Supporting Center: Virginia Tech
Sep 05, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Stock Market Game™ (SMG) online investing simulation is an educational tool that equips students with the knowledge and skills they will need to live prosperous lives as adult citizens in a market economy.

Highly motivational, the SMG creates an authentic learning experience in which students manage a virtual portfolio of real-time stocks and bonds in a way that develops real-world understanding in math, English/language arts, business, personal finance, economics, and other social studies subjects.

Teachers need NOT have any background knowledge in the stock market to afford their students an opportunity to participate in the SMG, as this professional development program will provide enough basic information for teachers to successfully implement the SMG in their classrooms.  Additionally, teachers who participate in the SMG will gain access to a comprehensive online Teacher Support Center which contains a searchable library of classroom-ready lessons complete with “Teacher Background” knowledge, curriculum resources, learning standards correlations, and assessments.

A local and state SMG Coordinator are also on standby to offer additional support.  The top three highest valued portfolios for the Fall, Spring, and Year-long games—nine awards total—will be invited to a regional awards program and reception for Southwest Virginia school divisions and will automatically have a chance of being honored at the statewide program and luncheon at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Sep 05, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
Sep 09, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Sep 19, 2019, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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Saving, Investing, & The Stock Market Game™


Supporting Center: George Mason University
Sep 20, 2019, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

How Will Your Students Invest at $100,000 Virtual Portfolio? Join Us and Learn How to Integrate The Stock Market Game into your Grade 4 to 12 Classroom.

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Reading Makes Cent$: featuring Spend It!; John Deere, That’s Who!; and Ella Earns Her Own Money


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Partnering Center: George Mason University
Oct 09, 2019, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Inspire your students to learn K-5 economic concepts using these three children’s books and more!

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The Great Depression: The Dirty, Gritty, Truth or Lies From a Kid’s Perspective


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Oct 21, 2019, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

What does Key West and the Great Depression have in common? Economics! Come check out this connection through children’s literature.

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Money, Math, & Make Believe: Teaching Economics & Math Using Storybooks


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Nov 25, 2019, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Teach Math and Money-Smarts with Engaging Stories!

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Intro to The Stock Market Game™ :A Multidisciplinary Real-world Learning Simulation


Supporting Center: Virginia Tech
Jan 14, 2020, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Stock Market Game™ (SMG) online investing simulation is an educational tool that equips students with the knowledge and skills they will need to live prosperous lives as adult citizens in a market economy.

Highly motivational, the SMG creates an authentic learning experience in which students manage a virtual portfolio of real-time stocks and bonds in a way that develops real-world understanding in math, English/language arts, business, personal finance, economics, and other social studies subjects.  Teachers need NOT have any background knowledge in the stock market to afford their students an opportunity to participate in the SMG, as this professional development program will provide enough basic information for teachers to successfully implement the SMG in their classrooms.

Additionally, teachers who participate in the SMG will gain access to a comprehensive online Teacher Support Center which contains a searchable library of classroom-ready lessons complete with “Teacher Background” knowledge, curriculum resources, learning standards correlations, and assessments.  A local and state SMG Coordinator are also on standby to offer additional support.

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: James Madison University
Jan 14, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: University of Lynchburg
Jan 21, 2020, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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The Stock Market Game™: Proven Experience-Based Learning


Supporting Center: Virginia Commonwealth University
Jan 22, 2020, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thinking of bringing the Stock Market Game™ to your 4th-12th grade class? This workshop helps make the most out of the experience – learning how to play the game as well as how to integrate this teaching tool into your existing classroom curriculum.

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