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Using the Stock Market to Teach Economics
- Template 2019
- Section TMPL
- 1 Credits
- 04/16/2019 to 07/29/2100
- Modified 07/19/2020
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This course provides educators in Grades 5-12 with the knowledge to define, analyze and evaluate economics and financial literacy concepts related to investment decisions. Candidates will learn content-specific vocabulary and instructional strategies necessary to introduce students to investment concepts, with an emphasis upon cost-benefit analysis.
College of Education Mission
The mission of the College of Education is to prepare competent and caring educators who understand students, serve the community and develop professionally to become ethical decision-makers and leaders.
Candidates will discover how to encourage students to become civically engaged, socially responsible, culturally aware and financially literate.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY
Candidates will contribute knowledge and service to stakeholders by sharing personal finance information with students and families.
FINDING OUR PROFESSIONAL SELVES
Candidates will acquire the knowledge and strategies to assist students to become critical thinkers and wise decision-makers.
Access to standards referenced in this section can be found HERE
By the conclusion of the course, each participant will be able to do the following:
- Examine and evaluate a variety of reference sources related to long-term investing. (IPTS 1.1, 1.7, 4.4)
- Design engaging, learner-centered strategies to assist student mastery of Economics and Financial Literacy Standards. (IPTS 1.3, 2.2, 3.5, 6.7)
- Disseminate Economics and Financial Literacy content and strategies to stakeholders. (IPTS 6.4, 9.1 9.2 9.6)
All materials required for this course are included within the online course environment.
Discussions and Reflections
Candidates will respond to weekly discussion and reflection prompts.
- Course outcomes 1, 2, 3
- Standards IPTS 1.1, 1.3, 1.7, 2.2, 3.5, 4.4, 6.4, 9.1, 9.2, 9.6)
Lesson Evaluation with Suggestions for Improvement
Candidates will explore a Stock Market/Investment lesson, evaluate it and make suggestions for improvement.
- Course outcomes 1, 2, 3
- Standards IPTS 1.1, 1.3, 1.7, 2.2, 3.5, 4.4, 6.7
Final Project --- Lesson Plan
Candidates will use a Lesson Plan Template or a comparable format, to design a lesson plan that (1) addresses concepts related to investing, (2) engages students through inquiry, and (3) provides options for students to demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of learning styles.
- Course outcomes 1, 2
- Standards IPTS 1.1, 1.3, 1.7, 2.2, 3.5, 4.4, 6.7
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