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The tenth annual INVEST NORTH DAKOTA TEACHERS ACADEMY will be held July 18-22, 2005 at The University of Mary in Bismarck. Sponsored by the North Dakota Securities Department, the purpose of the Academy is to assist teachers in presenting personal financial planning and money management skills in their classrooms, as well as assisting teachers personally in reaching their financial objectives.

This 30-hour course 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 ready-to-use curriculum, 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 recording fees, course materials, dormitory lodging and majority of meals are provided at no additional cost.

More than 20 business, education and professional leaders will present topics and conduct workshops regarding business, personal finance and curriculum strategies during the seminar.

Invest North Dakota is a valuable experience for all North Dakota teachers from elementary through high school. Surveys indicate that most young people are not equipped to handle their financial futures. Therefore, 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 academy, said Kambeitz. What makes this course 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 6, 2005, and enrollment is limited to 150.

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