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Possible programs include: The Stock Market Game, an online education program, designed to help teach math, social studies, business, economics and language skills while focusing on the importance of long-term savings and investment. Students in grades four through 12 participate in teams and manage a simulated investment portfolio.
For 18 years, this program has partnered banks with students for lessons on the importance of saving. The program has reached more than 5 million students with savings education lessons. The next date for the program is Friday, April 29, 2016.
How it benefits our community:
Stock Market Game On-Site Training for High School Teachers
Tuesday, November 19, 4:30-5:00 p.m.
US Bank Center for Economic Education presents "If We Are All Better Off, Are We All Better Off? Distribution matters", by Peter Alonzi, PhD; and Daniel Condon, PhD.
Monday, November 25, 6:30 p.m.
Parmer 108 - Bluhm Lecture Hall
For more information, contact Daniel Condon, PhD, and director of the U.S. Bank Center for Economic Education at Dominican.
On Wednesday, April 17th, Prof. Dan Condon (director of the U.S. Bank Center for Economic Education) and Prof. Peter Alonzi, both of Dominican’s Brennan School of Business, discussed the issues involved with the U.S. national debt.
Professor Dan Condon, Director of the U.S. Bank Center for Economic Education at Dominican University, along with Joanne Dempsey, president/executive director of Econ Illinois, presented awards to students who wrote essays addressing investment topics.
The SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite competition, offered in Illinois by Econ Illinois, bridges classroom learning in mathematics, social studies, language arts, business and economics, with the practical research and knowledge required for long-term personal financial planning. Students are, in fact, building on what they have learned through their participation in The Stock Market Game, which has reached more than 13 million students since its inception in 1977.
Teach Children to Save Day is a component of the national Teach Children to Save campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the important role that banks and bankers play in helping young people develop lifelong savings habits. So far it's reached more than 5 million young people with the help of some 100,000 plus banker volunteers, Teach Children to Save Day lessons, and the Teach Children to Save website: www.teachchildrentosave.com.
Volunteers will be asked to teach only one local elementary class of 1st, 2nd or 3rd graders for about 40 minutes.
If interested please contact the Dominican U.S. Bank Center for Economic Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 708.524.6040.
Tuesday, October 4
Martin Recital Hall
Professor Alonzi and Professor Condon discussed the federal deficit and national debt- reasons to be concerned or not, causes and solutions.
Tuesday, April 12
"Teach Children to Save" is a fun and exciting program designed to help children in grades 1-3 learn about the importance of saving. "Teach Children to Save" was presented to local classrooms on Tuesday, April 12 by volunteers from U.S. Bank and Dominican University.
In recognition of a $3 million commitment to Dominican University, the university’s Center for Economic Education has been renamed the U.S. Bank Center for Economic Education. The partnership was announced during a reception at the university on Thursday, December 2.
U.S. Bank’s support will allow the Center to broaden its focus beyond educating kindergarten through high school students about basic economic principles to improving the financial literacy of adults. The center will continue working with Chicago area schools to provide professional development programs for teachers and workshops for children, but will expand its reach to adults as well.
“This is a real win/win/win situation for the university, the bank and our community,” said Donna Carroll, Dominican University president. “U.S. Bank has a substantial curriculum in adult financial literacy and their commitment to the Center will provide the university with expanded capacity to serve our community in the important area of consumer economics.”
The U.S. Bank Center for Economic Education at Dominican University is the first U.S. Bank-sponsored center in the country and one of eight university-based centers in Illinois affiliated with Econ Illinois at the state level and the Council on Economic Education at the national level.
The partnership with U.S. Bank will allow the Center to launch a comprehensive financial education training program for elementary, middle school and high school teachers, create innovative youth and adult financial education materials, and develop practical tools for parents to help their children become more financially literate.
U.S. Bank is the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment service products to consumers, businesses and institutions.