STEM Biz Students are in the middle of Rotation-2, Making Money Through Investing. The students are hard at work investing $100,000 in their portfolio for the Stock Market Game. Students have learned trading fundamentals, including long-term and short-term trading techniques. The market has provided a small roller-coaster as of late, but at the time of this newsletter, investors are enjoying a "green" day.
In addition to investing, students have also learned fundamentals of banking and finance. We discussed credit cards vs. debit cards, and even practiced writing checks and keeping an accurate checkbook ledger. See the picture below.
On another note, we had some of our STEM students travel to Navy Pier Chicago to compete at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair. Our students had the opportunity to share the toy/game they created with the general public, toy manufacturers, marketing professionals, and the judges for CHITAG. It was an amazing experience for all who participated. See the pictures for more details.