Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Nebraska Stock Market Game

Last month, I attended the Nebraska Association for the Gifted Spring Conference. As a board member, I was responsible for being a room monitor for some of the sessions. I know from experience that this can be torture if you get a presenter or topic that is not so good.

I must say that I lucked out this year! Jennifer Davidson, from the Nebraska Council on Economic Education, did a fantastic job telling us about The Nebraska Stock Market Game.

The Stock Market Game is a ten-week academic competition for students in grades 4-12. Student teams manage a $100,000 portfolio, do research, and buy stocks and bonds. I can see students really getting into this, and it is definitely something to consider for next year.

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