Indiana Stock Market Program
A Real World Teaching Tool
Get your students excited about
learning! Using actual data from the stock markets, teams of students
are given a hypothetical $100,000 to create and manage a portfolio
of stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Before they know it, students are learning
about financial markets such as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), understanding
the basics of personal investing and enhancing skills learned in
math, reading, and technology.
|2016-17 Game Competition Dates
|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)
|07/29/16 to 09/06/16
The difference between a competition session and the enrichment session is that regional and state awards are not offered during the enrichment sessions. The enrichment sessions were created to be used as practice forums and to accommodate schedules that were unable to participate during the competition session.
Why Use the Indiana Stock Market Program in Your Classroom?
Stock Market Program is a widely popular teaching tool used in grades
four through twelve. The Stock Market Program is popular because it fits into many
different disciplines and activities such as social studies, math, business
education, and even language arts. Teachers can organize the program
to fit their particular needs. The Stock Market Program can also be used as an extra-curricular
- Learn about the financial and economic system
of the United States.
- Learn the value of personal saving and investing in planning
for the future.
Study current events to analyze how they affect financial and
Apply sound investment principles to avoid investment “scams.”
Learn how to gather information from newspapers and on-line
- Develop skills necessary for working in groups.
Apply skills learned in other subject areas.
Market Program Basics
The ICEE offers training workshops/webinars throughout
the year. Webinars last approximately one hour and they are free-of-charge
throughout the state for participating teachers. For training dates and registration
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (765) 494-8544.
Students will compete according to the rules for each contest. During the standard contest, students are awarded based on their portfolio value. In addition, other contests such as the $mart Indiana Essay Competition and the Infographic Competition both rely on judges who are highly specialized in investing. The contest winning teams will receive prizes and recognition.
The Stock Market Program has zero cost for students and teachers. Funding is provided through genersous support of community members and local businesses.
Visit the following links for a complete set of Indiana Stock Market Progam rules.
Register for your team accounts and passwords on line at www.econed-in.org. Be sure to complete all the information. Upcom registering, you will receive all materials necessary to participate in the program, including team numbers and supporting resources for classroom instruction.
Resources, lessons, activities, videos and quizzes are avilable upon registration.
Sponsors and Partners
Office of the Indiana Secretary of State
First Federal Savings Bank, Rochester
Goelzer Investment Management
Old National Bank Foundation
PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, Muncie
CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan
Centers for Economic Education
Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University South Bend
Ball State University
Indiana University Kokomo
Indiana State University
Indiana University East
University of Southern Indiana
Indiana University Southeast
For More Information
Stock Market Program Coordinator
Help Desk Phone 765-494-8544
The Stock Market Program
is presented in Indiana by
the Indiana Council for Economic Education
Major support provided by the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State, Securities Division