Programs

Teacher Training

Congratulations to all the teachers who joined us August 2019 in Bozeman on the MSU campus to improve your economics teaching in the classroom! Thanks to our sponsors at Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation! Keep an eye out for next year’s seminar, dates to be announced. In addition to learning more about these simulations, teachers […]

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Economics Challenge

The Helena Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Montana Council on Economic Education are pleased to partner for Annual Montana Economics Challenge. Montana High School teachers are invited to incorporate economic learning in their classrooms and assemble teams to compete in a challenging array of tests covering concepts, issues and reasoning. […]

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High School Business Challenge

The Montana Chamber Foundation sponsors an exciting business simulation called the Montana High School Business Challenge. The program runs for eight weeks each semester of classes, spring and fall. Over 1,500 students compete annually in the HSBC. More than 19,000 Montana students have participated since its inception, with over $80,000 in scholarships having been awarded. […]

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The Stock Market Game

Fall Dates Announced starting October 7, 2019.  The Stock Market Game is a ten-week simulation in which students are given a hypothetical $100,000 to invest in the stock market.  Students must have at least five separate stocks and/or mutual funds at the end of the simulation, so research and diversification are crucial for success.  Top […]

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News & Information

Jump$tart Teacher Scholarships by MFEC

MFEC and Jump$tart Teacher Scholarships The purpose of the Montana Financial Education Coalition (MFEC) teacher scholarship program is to support MFEC’s mission: to promote the development of personal financial skills of Montana residents of all ages. Teacher scholarships are awarded solely at the discretion of the MFEC Board of Directors and are subject to the […]

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58th Annual Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference

The Council for Economic Education’s 58th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference is now open for registration! This year we’re teaming up with the California Council on Economic Education to host the event on October 4-5 at The Westin LAX in sunny Los Angeles. Join us for K-12 educator workshops, panels, exhibits, award presentations, […]

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MT Personal Finance Challenge

The Montana Personal Finance Challenge is comprised of two parts: the preliminary online competition and the in-person state competition. Teams of 3-4 students will compete individually and as a team. Each team member is given a unique access code to compete in the preliminary online competition while being monitored by a teacher. In 2018 “Hellgate Team […]

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