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The eighth annual INVEST NORTH DAKOTA teacher seminar will be held July 14-18, 2003 at The University of Mary in Bismarck. The goal of the seminar is to assist and encourage teachers to include personal finance information in their curriculums, as well as help teachers personally to meet their financial goals.

This 30-hour seminar provides teachers the opportunity to obtain 2 graduate credits of continuing education and will give them a wealth of information in the form of resources and curriculum assistance, stated Diane Kambeitz, Program Coordinator with the North Dakota Securities Department. A $50.00 non-refundable registration fee is required. All other expenses, including college tuition, seminar materials, dormitory lodging and most meals are Free to teachers completing the seminar.

Approximately 20 business, education and professional leaders will present topics on business, personal finance and curriculum ideas during the seminar. Some of the seminar topics include: economics: an elementary investment, investment planning and alternatives, investment and consumer fraud, Internet applications for the classroom, teachers' retirement fund and the Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition. Training sessions will also be conducted for two innovative curriculums, The Stock Market Game Worldwide and Financial Literacy 2010. Teachers will also have the opportunity to learn how to develop a mock portfolio of investments.

Invest North Dakota is a valuable experience for all North Dakota teachers from elementary through high school. It is never too early to start our young people thinking about money and financial planning. We also encourage school administrators to attend and participate in this worthwhile seminar, said Kambeitz. What makes this seminar so unique is that it provides 'something for everyone' no matter what age level or discipline you teach, stated Kambeitz.

Invest North Dakota is an important step toward teaching our state's future leaders the value of sound financial planning, saving and wise investing, concluded Kambeitz.

For more information and a registration form, contact the North Dakota Securities Department at (701) 328-2910 or 1-800-297-5124 or check our web site address at www.ndsecurities.com (education link). The deadline for registration is July 1, 2003 and enrollment is limited to 150. The Invest North Dakota program is sponsored by the North Dakota Securities Department.

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