Summary of FY2016 Maryland Program Participation
- Coordinated training for and delivery of the Maryland/DC Stock Market Game™ for over 3,600 teams including 354 teachers and over 13,000 students. Students in grades 4-12, along with college students and adults, work in teams to learn investing basics by conducting research to build a portfolio of stocks and mutual funds, starting with a hypothetical $100,000 and using real-time prices to buy and sell shares on the New York, American and Nasdaq Exchanges.
- Conducted Maryland’s annual Economics Challenge competition for 8 teams of 11th- and 12th-grade economics students from 3 schools in Baltimore, Howard, and Worcester counties. Teams of four students competed in two divisions demonstrating the extent of their economics instruction.
- Conducted Maryland’s annual Personal Finance Challenge competition for 26 teams of high school students and 3 middle school students from schools in Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Charles, Howard, Prince George’s, and Queen Anne’s counties. Teams of four students competed on demonstrating their personal finance knowledge.
- Conducted Maryland’s annual “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” poster contest. Over 1,700 students from 38 elementary and middle schools in 14 Maryland school systems submitted posters to visually demonstrate their understanding of fundamental economic and personal finance concepts.
- Coordinated the eighth annual Financial Education Summit for Teachers. 106 teachers participated in this day-long event of workshops on personal finance topics for use in their classrooms as well as for their own personal knowledge.