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ICEE News - January 13, 2021

In this issue

  • Upcoming Workshops
  • Program updates
  • Indiana Stock Market Simulation
  • Economics and Personal Finance Challenge
  • Everything else

I hope you and your families are doing well.  This note is to provide an update and remind you that ICEE spring programs are gearing up.  We’re bringing back workshops and to kick off, ICEE is exited to be partnering with Marginal Revolution University again to share their latest resources. Our partners at CEE are also continuing to provide online workshops via EconedLink.  I heard from many of you that you missed Econ Camp this year.  If there is interest, ICEE will host a Zoom Indiana teacher meet up in February – send me an email note if you want to join, suggested topic(s) and your preference for time to meet.  Finally, if you know a economics or personal finance teacher in your building or at another school, forward / share this with them!


Upcoming Workshops


The Smart Indiana Stock Market Program is an online classroom simulation that enables students to learn the basics of saving and investing. They are introduced to financial markets as they use real world financial data and news to make choices for a investment portfolio.  You can participate during the scheduled spring session (Jan. 25 – April 3, 2021) or schedule a session that aligns with your instructional calendar.  Great for students in grades 5-12.

The Indiana Economics and Personal Finance Challenge will be online again this year.The Indiana Economics and Personal Finance Challenge is where students compete by taking an online exam (monitored by their teacher). Teams – three or four students – earning the highest combined score and the option to advance to the state finals (quiz bowl or case study). Challenges are open to middle and high school teams.Student teams can compete in three divisions: David Ricardo Division (Economics), Adam Smith Division (Advanced Economics), and Personal Finance Division. Students competing in the Personal Finance Challenge may also participate in one of the Econ Challenge competitions.

All division exams will take place from March 29th and must be completed by 4:00 pm ET on April 16, 2021. The high school state winner (a single team) will advance to the National Semi-final Competition in their division.

Attend one of the following sessions to learn more about the format for this year’s competition.  If you can’t attend, email your questions.

Everything Else