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$mart Indiana

What Is $mart Indiana?

$mart Indiana is a project of the Indiana Council for Economic Education (ICEE). The goal is to promote and enhance the learning opportunities in personal finance for youth in both formal and informal education. This project provides the support and resources including professional development for teachers, educators and other youth outreach providers in the area of financial literacy.

$mart Indiana Economic Education and Financial Literacy Conference

DATE: June 28 & 29, 2017
LOCATION: Dallara Indycar Factory (June 28) and Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing (June 29)
TIME: June 28 events 11:30 am to 5:00 pm; June 29 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
REGISTRATION FEES: Teacher Cost (subsidized - Actual Value $200)
Register by April 1st at $45 for BOTH days or $35 for Day 2 (June 29)
After April 1st, $55 for BOTH days; $45 for Day 2 (June 29)

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The $mart Indiana Economic Education and Financial Literacy Conference will feature a diverse selection of professional development workshops on economic and financial education topics suitable for elementary, middle and high school levels. Attendees of the conference will learn about effective teaching methods, best practices, curriculum integration strategies, and instructional resources. In addition to the workshops, outstanding speakers address current economic and financial topics to enable educators to bring these perspectives back to their classrooms.

Sessions include economic and finance education topics found in the Indiana Academic Standards in Social Studies, Economics, Business, Family and Consumer Science. Sessions will also highlight ways to integrate and use these concepts to enhance instruction in other language arts, mathematics and other college and career ready subject areas. There will be sessions for teachers at all levels: Elementary, Middle and High School Grades! Presenters include national and state award winning classroom teachers, faculty and economics educators from universities around the state of Indiana and the Federal Reserve Bank as well as a few special invited guests.

It does not matter if you have never had a class in economics or personal finance OR you teach AP or dual credit courses, there is a session for you! PLUS! All attendees will receive copies of ready to implement classroom lessons at EVERY Session.

$mart Indiana Financial Literacy Summit

Date: April 10 & 11, 2017 (in conjunction with Indiana Summit on Out of School Learning Conference)
Location:  Indiana Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis
Time:
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for the $mart Indiana Financial Literacy Summit held at the Indiana Summit on Out of School Learning Conference. To register for the Summit go to www.indianaafterschool.org/.

Professional Development Programs for K-12 Teachers

Meeting the professional development needs of K-12 teachers and youth educators across Indiana is a primary focus of $mart Indiana. ICEE's programs provide teachers with the content knowledge, teaching strategies, exemplary materials, and assessments to implement concepts into their existing instruction and ensure that they are aligned with academic standards and other instructional mandates. Click here for a list of Personal Finance Programs and Materials.


Student Competitions

The Personal Finance Challenge is a competition that tests students’ knowledge on earning, protecting, and insuring income; using credit; buying goods and services; saving and financial investing.  The test takes place online and each team has a specified time limit to complete the test.  By competing in the Personal Finance Challenge, students have the opportunity to improve their understanding of economic and financial literacy concepts that will serve them well as adults.  The program is offered in the spring semester to high school students. See http://www.econed-in.org/financechallenge.asp.

Date: March 27 - April 7, 2017

2016 Winners!

The Stock Market Program is a simulation where students (grades 4-12) “invest” $100,000 in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and manage a portfolio for 10 weeks. The simulation can help introduce students to the basics of saving and investing, while helping them learn about the role of financial markets in the economy. See http://www.econed-in.org/stockmarket.asp.

Dates:

2016-17 Game Competition Dates  
   
UPCOMING CHALLENGES  

Enrichment Sessions
Competition Sessions
09/06/16 to 11/11/16 09/26/16 to 12/02/16 (Fall)
09/19/16 to 05/12/17 01/30/17 to 04/07/17 (Spring)
10/24/16 to 02/10/17 09/26/16 to 12/02/16 (Commodity Challenge Pilot Fall)
01/17/17 to 03/24/17 01/30/17 to 04/07/17 (Commodity Challenge Spring)
03/20/17 to 05/25/17 09/26/16 to 12/02/16 (Indiana Stock Challenge)
   
Teacher Experience  
07/29/16 to 09/06/16  

Partners:

$mart Indiana is a project of the Indiana Council for Economic Education presented in partnership with the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State.

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Stock Market Program

Click the image above for an Interactive Financial Literacy Month Calendar!


Stock Market Program