One-Day Workshops

The free one day workshops are provided by staff of the Oklahoma Securities Commission and the Oklahoma Department of Securities. The STARS (Students Tracking and Researching the Stock Market) Project is designed to enhance existing curriculum and promote the financial education of your students. The project is centered on an on-line stock portfolio and incorporates critical thinking skills.

The workshop objectives include:

  • Assessing investment risk
  • Realizing impact of current choices on financial future
  • Setting financial goals
  • Raising awareness of investment fraud and its prevention

This workshop is designed for teachers who are new to the STARS project. However, we always encourage trained teachers to attend the workshop.

FALL 2016 Weatherford High School Principal Mark Shadid, Junior and State Winner Danya Meadows, Senior and NW regional winner Laci Hughey with Personal Financial Literacy teacher Bob Bailey
FALL 2016 Canadian Public Schools Superintendent Rodney Karch, Senior and SE regional winner Erica Mitchell with Financial Literacy teacher Barbara Cox

All teachers who are new to the STARS program will have the opportunity to receive a $150 stipend. To receive the stipend you must attend the entire one-day workshop and watch all webinars subsequently presented by our subject matter expert. The webinars can be viewed live or you can watch the recorded version. Each webinar will have a "quiz" at the end that will allow us to verify you have watched the entire webinar.

The following is the live webinar schedule:

Webinar Title Date/Time Recorded Version
Introduction to Investing 
 - PowerPoint (pptx) |  - Adobe Acrobat (pdf)
Monday, February 06, 2017
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds 
 - PowerPoint (pptx) |  - Adobe Acrobat (pdf)
Thursday, February 09, 2017
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Building a Portfolio 
 - PowerPoint (pptx) |  - Adobe Acrobat (pdf)
Monday, February 13, 2017
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Advanced Stock Research 
 - PowerPoint (pptx) |  - Adobe Acrobat (pdf)
Thursday, February 16, 2017
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Psychology of Investing 
 - PowerPoint (pptx) |  - Adobe Acrobat (pdf)
Monday, February 20, 2017
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Alternative Investments 
 - PowerPoint (pptx) |  - Adobe Acrobat (pdf)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Personal Finance 
Monday, March 06, 2017
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

If you attended a spring 2017 workshop, you will receive an e-mail invitation to register for each of the live webinars.  If you aren't able to attend a "live" webinar, we will make the recorded versions available as soon as possible following the live event. Once the recorded versions are available, we will post a link on this page.

Upon completion of all webinar videos, you will receive a link to the Stipend Request Form. You must complete and submit this electronic form to receive your $150 stipend. The completion of the webinars also qualifies you as a STARS project teacher.

  JoAnn Dysart, Invest Ed® STARS | (405) 280-7728
  Oklahoma Department of Securities
204 N. Robinson Avenue, Suite 400
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
Fax: (405) 280-7742 Attn: STARS
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