Texas Council on Economic Education • 1801 Allen Parkway • Houston, Texas 77019
Telephone 713-655-1650 • Fax: 713-655-1655

TCEE Educating Texas


Spring 2017 Stock Market Game Webinar Schedule

The Stock Market Game is an engaging educational program used in classrooms nationwide to teach economics, math, social studies, business, language arts and technology while focusing on the importance of developing real world personal finance skills. Teams of students in grades 4-12 use the SMG simulation to learn the basics of investing as they create and manage an online portfolio over 10 weeks.

The SMG is more than a game…it is an education for life.

Topic:  Just the Basics - How to Get Started with SMG

A comprehensive intro on implementing The Stock Market Game program in your classroom. The Teacher Support Center and trading portfolio will be reviewed during this session.

Wednesday, 1/4/17, 5:00-6:00 CST


Monday, 1/9/17, 2:30-3:30  CST


Tuesday, 1/17/17, 3:00-4:00 PM  CST:


Thursday, 1/26/17: 5:00-6:00 CST


Tuesday, 1/31/17: 2:30-3:30  CST


Wednesday, 2/8/17: 5:00-6:00 CST:


Wednesday, 2/15/17:  2:00-3:00 PM CST:


Wednesday, 2/22/17: 5:00-6:00 CST


Monday, 3/6/17: 6:00-7:00 PM CST:


Tuesday, 3/14/17: 2:30-3:30  CST


Wednesday, 3/22/17: 3:00-4:00 PM  CST:


Thursday, 3/30/17: 5:00-6:00 CST



Topic:  Quick Start to Trading – Best Way to Get Your Students Trading

A quick overview of the SMG portfolio and how to get your Stock Market Game student trading in their portfolio.

Monday, 2/6/17: 5:00-5:30 PM CST:


Thursday, 2/16/17: 3:00-3:30 PM CST:


Wednesday, 3/1/17: 2:30-3:00 PM CST:



Topic:  Beyond the Basics:  Enhancing the SMG for Veteran Teachers

Take the SMG to the next level: learn how to conduct investor research and utilize mutual funds and bonds in the SMG.

Thursday, 1/5/17, 6:00-7:00 PM CST:


Wednesday, 1/18/17, 6:00-7:00 PM CST:


Thursday, 2/2/17, 5:00-6:00 CST


Tuesday, 2/14/17, 7:00-8:00 PM CST:


Thursday, 3/9/17: 6:00-7:00 PM CST:


Wednesday, 3/15/17: 7:00-8:00 PM CST:


Topic:  Winning with Diversification:  Review of Buying Mutual Funds, Bonds, and ETFs in the SMG Portfolio

During this teleconference, we will review buying mutual funds, bonds, and ETFs in the Stock Market Game program.

Wednesday, 2/8/17, 7:00-8:00 PM CST:


Tuesday, 2/28/17: 6:00-7:00 PM CST:


Topic:  InvestWrite:  Learn More About Our National and State-Wide Essay Competition

InvestWrite, an innovative national writing competition, produced by The Stock Market Game program, adds a critical thinking component to help reinforce concepts learned in the classroom.

Wednesday, 1/25/17, 9:00-10:00 PM CST


Wednesday, 2/1/17, 4:30-5:30 PM CST


Thursday, 2/23/17, 5:30-6:30 PM CST


Tuesday, 2/28/17, 2:00-3:00 PM CST:


Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 3:30-4:30 PMCST



Topic:  Invest It Forward:  How a Financial Advisor Can Enhance Your SMG Experience

Thursday, 2/9/17, from 2:00-3:00 PM CST:


Wednesday, 3/1/17, from 4:00-5:00 PM CST:



Topic:  Capitol Hill Challenge Rules

Thursday, 2/9/17, from 5:00-6:00 CST


Thursday, 2/16/17, from 5:00-6:00 CST


Apply for the Economics Education Teacher Study Tour to Peru in June 2017

peruThe Global Economic Education Alliance (GEEA) is conducting another Economics Education Teacher Study Tour to Peru in June 2017.  Ten secondary-level school teachers from throughout the United States will be selected to participate in the tour.  Our host in Peru has put together another amazing program for our teachers. 

Our past two Study Tours to Peru in 2015 and 2016 went exceptionally well with 18 teachers from 9 different states participating.  All of the teachers thoroughly enjoyed the experience and continue to communicate with one another.

Peru Study Application

K-12 Workshop Financial Foundations for Educators


Thank you for registering for the Texas Council on Economic Education Personal Financial Literacy training on January 26,, 2017, in the Dallas Fort Worth area. We are looking forward to meeting you at the staff development program that is sponsored by Fidelity and Council for Economic Education.

We are reaching our max capacity if you are unable to attend, please notify the Texas Council on Economic Education by replying to this email or calling 713.655.1650.

There a few things of which we would like to remind you: 

Location: Fidelity Investments

Two Destiny Way Westlake, TX 76262

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Date: January 26, 2017  (Bad weather make up day - 2/09/17)

Credits Available: (6) CEU

  • In order to plan accordingly, if you have a special diet or any restrictions we will need to be notified by January 17, 2017.

  • Please find attached the directions to 2 Destiny https://goo.gl/maps/PZhS2wZyo5K2

  • Please don't forget to bring a laptop

  • Parking can be difficult, so give yourself 20 minutes to park and walk to the building.

  • There will be door-prizes for the following 2 competitions: 

    • Car Pool with peers, don't forget to snap a quick picture of everybody in the car. 

    • Bring your school spirit by wearing a school t-shirt!

Please bring a jacket or wrap for the building.

We look forward to seeing you!

Driving Directions



Media Coverage of Bellaire High School’s Win at the National Economics Challenge

Steve Liesman, CNBC's Senior Economics Reporter, emceed the Council for Economic Education's National Economics Challenge championship rounds in NYC. The Challenge was aired on CNBC.com, CNBC's Power LunchSquawk Boxand was featured on PBS's Nightly Business Report. 
Here are highlights from the coverage:


PBS's Nightly Business Report highlighted the Challenge and winning teams. View Video >>>

CNBC.com and MSN.com: Winners of the National Economics Challenge. View Video >>>

Huffington Post and Yahoo! Finance shared the National Economics Challenge Finals, Adam Smith Division, Round 2. View Video >>>

CNBC traveled to Carmel, Indiana to meet the Carmel High School Team. The segment showcased how the students' prepped for the competition and what it means to be a part of the Challenge. Read the Article and View the Video >>>