Teachers Who Successfully Complete Teachers Workshop May Now Acquire Post-Baccalaureate Academic Credits
New York, 18 June 2012 - The 25th annual NYSE Teachers Workshop gets underway on Monday, June 25th, 2012, helping approximately 200 participants teach students about the financial marketplace and its role in the global economy. Last year, the NYSE introduced fellowship grants to aid under-resourced teachers to join the program. In addition to the record 48 fellowships awarded to this year's participants, the 2012 NYSE Teachers Workshop program is now offering post-baccalaureate credits to its participants through St. Francis College.
The Teachers Workshop is designed to give educators a thorough understanding of the capital-raising process, market structure and technology, regulation, and financial products. Participants will select from three business courses offered through the Management and IT Department at St. Francis College: "Financial Markets and the Global Economy;" "SEC and Financial Markets;" and "Advanced Workshop in Financial Markets." The program is directed toward educators who will teach students -- from the elementary level to adult learning -- about the financial market and its role in the global economy. Lectures and discussions with speakers from NYSE Euronext (including Chief Executive Officer Duncan Niederauer), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other organizations enable teachers to translate the information to classroom curricula.
"Bringing the financial markets to the classroom through the Teachers Workshop is a vital step towards the NYSE's commitment to increasing financial literacy," said Michelle Greene, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at NYSE Euronext. "The program is based on the most up-to-date information and insight to assure the advancement of financial capability for the teachers and for their students. The new offering of post-baccalaureate credits is an innovative and exciting opportunity for new and returning participants."
Teachers are enrolled in each of the five programs offered by NYSE Euronext and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Investor Educations and Advocacy. The first three workshops - for first time participants - will take place at the New York Stock Exchange from June 25 to July 20; the SEC Graduate Program will be held in Washington, D.C. from July 24 to 27; and the NYSE Euronext Graduate Program will be held at the NYSE from August 1 to 3.
Engaging Educators Through Social Media
NYSE Euronext invites workshop participants, media, and all others to get involved in the discussion during the 2012 NYSE Teachers Workshop. Panelists will answer relevant questions from our Twitter followers and Facebook fans. Participants are welcome to Tweet @NYSE_Euronext about their daily activities using the hashtag, #NYSETeachers.
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o June 25 - June 29: Teachers Workshop at the NYSE
o July 9 - July 13: Teachers Workshop at the NYSE
o July 16 - July 20: Teachers Workshop at the NYSE
o July 24 - July 27: SEC Graduate Program in Washington, DC
o August 1 - August 3: NYSE Euronext Graduate Program at NYSE
- The Teachers Workshop is one of a number of programs offered or supported by NYSE Euronext that are focused on increasing financial capability. For additional information on such programs, see this press release.
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the worlds equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.
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