IN MY BAG: Stock Market for Beginners
This is a perfect introductory class for young people who want to learn more about investing before they spend any of their own dollars. In this series, we will use Investopedia to learn about investing in real-time.
8 Week intro to stocks and investing for 6th - 12th-grade students.
6 AM Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - Intro to vocabulary
6 AM Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - First Purchase
6 AM Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - Charting
6 AM Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - Ratios
6 AM Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - Portfolio Analysis
6 AM Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - Real Money
6 AM Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - Funds and Bonds
6 AM Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - What Next?
Anyone can learn. It’s never too late.
This is an 8-week intensive, students will learn the basics of investing in stocks using a very interactive and hands-on approach involving the actual stock market, in real-time.
Each class is held via Zoom, allowing the learner to be literally anywhere in the world while they learn. Every session is recorded and will be emailed to participants after each session so you never have to worry about missing a session. We promise you this… you never want to miss a live session.
By the end of this program, students will have an increased understanding of how the stock market works, working knowledge of industry-related vocabulary words, experience in the buying and selling of stocks, and new knowledge on how to read stock market charts and tables.
Each student team will be given $100,000.00 in virtual cash to invest in stocks of their choosing. This is not real money nor will there be any real dollars invested or received as a result of the student's participation. This class is entirely simulated based on the real-time activity of the stock market. These are virtual dollars that will be used to invest in the stock market to mimic the true ebbs and flows of the New York Stock Exchange, The Dow Jones, and the NASDAQ.
No real monies will be required nor distributed as a result of students' portfolio performance.
The curriculum will be emailed with a completed registration.
Class is once a week for 55 minutes per session, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday.I am an 18-time award-winning teacher of business, technology, and entrepreneurship. I have led multiple first, second, and third-place teams to the city and statewide competition for The Stock Market Game. Students will be broken up into investment teams of at least 3 and more than 5 to learn teamwork and collaboration, communication skills, business leadership skills, and investment vocabulary.
This is a multi-week learning experience and student attendance is critical to each team each day. Students will be allowed to interact with their teammates between sessions. It is also suggested that students conduct their own research in between classes by following business news stories and observing their personal consumption of products and services.
There will be games, slides, video clips, and discussions each week to increase students understanding of how investing works.
The only prerequisite for this class is that students need is an open mind and an ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with the use of a calculator.