Steven Wheeler is Director of Archives, Corporate Giving and Education for the Corporate Responsibility Group of NYSE Euronext.
Calling All Teachers!
Each summer the New York Stock Exchange hosts its Teachers Workshop – a professional development program for educators who teach students about the financial markets.
The weeklong program offers an in-depth look at the New York Stock Exchange and how it connects investors with business enterprise. During the Workshop, teachers interact with trading professionals on the NYSE’s iconic trading floor and NYSE executives share their knowledge and insights about the workings of the NYSE. Many of our nonprofit partners contribute to the program, offering curriculum resources that teachers can use in the classroom. These include the SEC’s Office of Investor Education, the Stock Market Game, the Council on Economic Education, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, and more.
To make the program more accessible to teachers in underserved schools, NYSE Euronext offers a competitive fellowship program that defrays the travel expense for deserving teachers. The fellowship covers airfare and hotel stay costs to stay in New York City. Good news: the deadline to apply for a fellowship has been extended by a week to May 10.
Who should attend the Teachers Workshop and why? If you teach economics, business, or personal finance – this program is for you. The Workshop provides up-to-date content about how the stock market and our economy works, and offers a one-of-a-kind experience that can help you get beyond textbook teaching.
The Teachers Workshop consistently receives high marks from teachers for providing a singular real world experience, a wealth of information relevant to student learning, and tools for delivering in the classroom. In the words of a recent participant:
“The NYSE Euronext Teacher’s Workshop provided an invaluable opportunity for me to learn new strategies for integrating the functions of the financial markets in to my classroom teaching. Furthermore, I am eager to share the resources acquired at the workshop with colleagues at my school site to promote financial literacy as a subject critical to our students’ future decision-making and life skills.” --Liem Tran, Math Department Co-Chair, Magnet High School, Los Angeles, CA
So hurry and apply for the Teachers Workshop today! More details and application forms available at: www.nyx.com/teachers.