Since 1977 the Kansas Stock Market Game (SMG) has been offered by the Kansas Council for Economic Education. This national investor education program is owned by the SIFMA Foundation for Investor Education. Teachers receive access to hundreds of educational resources to help teacher’s make the most of this program while still teaching the basics like math, language arts, economics, and much more!
Visit SMG website to register and sign in at www.stockmarketgame.org!
Thank you to our sponsors for making this program possible to Kansas School at no cost!
- The Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner, a Division of the Kansas Insurance Department
- Cloud L. Cray Foundation (Kansas City area)
- & other donors to the Kansas Council for Economic Education
New teachers are encouraged to watch a video or participate in a live training but it is not required. Teachers may register for one of the free teacher demo sessions to see what the students will experience. Lesson plans are not provided on the demo session.
Below is a map of the 2019-20 Kansas Stock Market Game schools:
Cost: Public and private schools in Kansas with teams of students in 4th-12th grade are eligible to participate for FREE thanks to funding from the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner’s Investor Education and Protection Fund. All home school, college, adult or others can participate at a cost of $10/team.
Trading Session Options for the 2020-21 School Year: Student trading sessions are setup in 10 or 14-week times for the Fall and Spring semesters. Teachers have access to the lesson plans for the entire semester for education but the actual student portfolio trading takes place within a 10 or 14-week option.
- September 8 to December 11, 2020 (14-weeks) – Participate in as much of this time period as your schedule permits. Final rankings for prizes are based on December 11th value.
- October 12 to December 18, 2020 (10-weeks)
- January 11 to April 16, 2021 (14-weeks) – Participate in as much of this time period as your schedule permits. Final rankings for prizes are based on April 16th value.
- February 22 to April 30, 2021 (10-weeks)
NEW TEACHER DEMO GAME: Your chance to see what the students will see.
- July 27 to August 14
- August 17 to September 4
- January 4 to January 22
- February 1 to February 19
How to Register & Find Teacher Resources:
Determine your trading session from the session dates above and then visit The Stock Market Game website and click on the REGISTER tab. Select Kansas and then fill out the information requested. If you are unsure of your classes/teams needed, guess as best as you can. You can ask to have it changed later.
Teacher Training Options:
Grade appropriate curriculum and teacher training (live or online) is provided at no cost. Teachers will receive access following registration or email KCEE@wichita.edu for an updated list on the SMG Training page.
About the Stock Market Game:
Students who participate in the Stock Market Game™ (SMG) have higher scores in math and personal finance exams than those who do not participate. The SMG works well for all learning styles and teachers and students both learn more about saving and investing. Full lesson plans for grades 4-12 are provided so teachers do not need a background in investing nor spend time preparing lessons. Lessons help meet Common Core Standards and are also great for 21st century readiness. Try the SMG in your classroom this semester!
Kansas 4th-12th grade classrooms are invited to participate in The Stock Market Game™ Program at no cost as long as teams have at least 2-3 students per team. No individual teams will be allowed at no cost.
During the sessions we will also have a friendly teacher competition for teachers with registered classes. You will be asked to participate when you register. There will be random prize drawings, prizes for top portfolios, award dinner invitation, etc.
Want to learn more? Visit the Stock Market Game website below or contact Angela at 316-978-5183 or email KCEE@wichita.edu.
Contact Angela at KCEE@wichita.edu or call 316-978-5183.
Team Fee Sponsors:
- Kansas Securities Commissioner’s Office
- Cloud L. Cray Foundation (Kansas City Area)
- & other Kansas Council for Economic Education Donors
History of the Stock Market Game in Kansas
The Stock Market Game™ Program has been offered in Kansas since 1977 by the Kansas Council for Economic Education. It was administered through the Center for Economic Education at Kansas State University by Professor Dorothy Soldan for many years before coordination came to the Kansas Council for Economic Education in 2001.
The SMG is owned and operated by the SIFMA’s Foundation for Investor Education.