NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Marketplace for Kids ‘21-22 {Ignite the Spirit of Innovation}

EDUC 2000




Instructor: Kim Murphy

Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 - Monday, May 30, 2022

Course completion May 30, 2022

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $50

Course Description:

This class is for educators who are interested in learning more about "Marketplace for Kids" and the innovation opportunities it provides for students, particularly students in grades 4, 5 & 6. This course will provide a background for the Marketplace for Kids program, including an overview of the resources, activities, and teaching strategies.

Class instruction will consist of an introductory session that includes information on the background and history of Marketplace for Kids, entrepreneurship, inventivity (the power of creative imagination), the Marketplace for Kids website (www.marketplaceforkids.org), as well as other resources available for exploration, discovery and teaching. The resources and activities are aligned with ND Standards and Benchmarks and the National Entrepreneurship Education Standards. The videos can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmH4v84HSlGqLkE2q40xP 49wsAyqUWEMF

Class Outline:

Introductory Class:         3 hours (Virtual)

  •  ½ hour – Introduction and background of the Marketplace for Kids program for students.
  • 1 hour- Using Marketplace for Kids Project Learning Guide activities in creative problem solving, entrepreneurship and the various areas of opportunities for student projects. 
  • 1 hour- Connecting specific activities to the Standards and Benchmarks in all areas.  Discuss participant expectations for submitting an original lesson plan of implementation and review of what needs to be submitted upon completion of the course.
  • ½ hour – Q & A Session, sharing of ideas and concerns.

In-Class Presentation by Marketplace for Kids:  2 hours (Virtual)

  • Topics covered will be preparation for the Marketplace for Kids Education Day, the elements needed for projects, Standards and Benchmarks and specifics on the display board presentation.  This will be followed by a student and teacher question and answer session. 

Classroom Documentation of Implementation:  3 hours (Virtual/hybrid)

  • Participants will document at least 3 hours of direct contact with students, teaching them and providing support in their quest for completion of their innovative projects while meeting the appropriate Standards and Benchmarks.  Participants will submit at least one original lesson plan to Marketplace for Kids.  The lesson plans are due no later than one week following the session end date, but may be submitted earlier based on activities the teachers will have designed to help their students prepare for their innovative projects.  These activities will be placed as an addition to the Project Learning Guide as it is revised for the following year.

Marketplace for Kids Education Day7 hours (Virtual)

  • Participants will attend and participate at the Marketplace for Kids Regional Education Day of their choice.  This day is filled with classes and many opportunities to share teaching ideas with each other as well as Marketplace for Kids personnel.  Participants will attend 4 sessions instructed by business, industry, and campus faculty relating to all aspects of careers and innovation and review at least five projects of students of different schools.
  • Participants will complete their evaluations of each learning experience as well as evaluate their goals for this year and set new goals for the next year’s participation. 


The Marketplace for Kids resources located on the website at www.marketplaceforkids.org will be the focus of this course.  This includes:

  • The Marketplace for Kids Project Learning Guide which contains the background on Marketplace for Kids, entrepreneurship, problem solving, creative thinking and activities to be used in the following areas:
    • Participation in Marketplace for Kids Education Days
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Inventions, Innovations & Crazy Contraptions
    • Adventures in Agriculture
    • Volunteerism
    • Career Exploration
    • Technology Challenge
    • Innovation in Art and Literature

The resources also include an appendix containing other resource books and websites that provide additional information for helping students learn and prepare their creative projects. 

Marketplace for Kids activities are aligned to national and ND Standards and Benchmarks and to the national standards for National Entrepreneurship Education.

About The Instructor

Kim Murphy

Kim received her CTE Administration Certification from University of North Dakota and Valley City State University. She received her Master of Agriculture Education and earned her Bachelor of Agriculture Education with Minor in Animal Science from North Dakota State University.  Kim has 6 years teaching experience and currently is the Great Northwest Area Career & Technical Center (GNWACTC) Director in Williston, ND.

**Registration Instructions:

For updates or other information go to: https://marketplaceforkids.org/ or contact the instructor at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Online registration URL will close @ 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2022.

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