Thursday, June 30, 2011

Last day for the free Stock Market Simulation teams

I just want to remind you that today is the last day to register for the free stock market simulation teams.  You can sign up for these teams online or fax in this form to us at (414) 221-9790. 

If you are unsure how to play the SMS - we do offer a free Workshop on the basics of the Stock Market and how to play this simulation.  The workshop is on Monday, September 26th at the Northwestern Mutual building in Franklin, Wisconsin.  The workshop starts at 8 AM and lasts until 3 PM.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Money, Money, Honey Bunny!

One statement that is heard often and said many times during EconomicsWisconsin's workshops and confrences is to "Start Early" with teching kids personal finance.

Anyone with young children can attest to their ability to catch on very quickly to concepts that interest them.  One of the ways to reach out to them is via books.  Money, Money, Honey Bunny is perfect for preschool through fourth graders.  The book is reasonably priced and can be found in most local libraries or via Amazon

What makes this story even better is the fun lesson plans!  A quick search found the lesson plan on many different websites.  Here is the link on the Philadelphia Fed and more information on FederalReserveEducation.org. There are some reviews on the lesson at EconEdReviews.org as well.  And this is just a starting point.  From here you can talk more about saving and spending.  About piggy banks and "regular" banks where mom and dad put their money.  And about giving to charity.  These are all great lessons and an great entry into personal finance and economic literacy.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Are you a member of GATE?

If you have ever attended an EconomicsWisconsin workshop or even, each folder is stuff with useful information.  One item that I want to draw attention to is GATE.

GATE is a global membership organization sponsored by the Council for Economic Education exclusively for K-12 teachers and others who are interested in economic, financial and entrepreneurship education.

The BEST part of GATE is that it is free.  Yes. Free. 

By joining GATE you receive newsletters, web newsletters, discounts on CEE Materials (books, DVDs and so on) and half price on CEE conferences.

So dig through your old EW conference materials and look for the postcard or you can sign up online.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Stock Market Simulation - Free Teams!

With the budget worries almost every school is facing for the upcoming school year, EconomicsWisconsin would like to offer teachers BOGO (buy one, get one) Stock Market Simulation teams!

This is an swesome deal - each team is $20.00 and EW suggests no more than 5 students per team! We have competitions for Elementary, Middle School and High School as well as Adult & College competitions.  We also offer a Deptartment of Corrections competition. 

To sign up for your FREE teams - visit http://www.economicswisconsin.org/Free.htm.