Teacher Overview

Anyone can teach the STARS program. However, for Oklahoma teachers there are opportunities to receive a stipend for implementation of the STARS program.

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1. Oklahoma STARS certified teachers

Oklahoma teachers who have attended a STARS workshop[1], are eligible to receive an award at the end of each instruction period for teaching the program in their classrooms and meeting the award requirements. The two instruction periods shall span April 16-December 15, 2020, and December 16, 2020-April 15, 2021.

2. All other teachers

All other teachers will have access to the STARS materials and are encouraged to use those educational resources as they see fit. However, these teachers will not be eligible for an award.

[1] In the summer of 2020, the STARS training program consists of at least seven different online sessions offered live on ZOOM during the month of July, or viewable on demand.

Award Eligibility

The Department will award a Chromebook to all Oklahoma STARS certified high school teachers who fully implement the STARS program during an instruction period. Teachers are eligible to receive one award per school year. The qualifications to receive the award are:

  1. Attendance at a STARS teacher workshop;
  2. Use of the STARS curriculum during an instruction period, including the stock portfolio analysis;
  3. Instructing a minimum of 3 participating high school students during an instruction period;
  4. Requiring students to track their stock portfolios for a period of at least 3 weeks during the instruction period;
  5. Providing students with the opportunity to participate in the STARS report contest; and
  6. Completing and returning the required form to verify eligibility.