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2019 Winter Social Studies Conference

Description: For the first time ever MCEE and MCSS have joined forces to bring you the 2019 Winter Social Studies Conference on February 22-23, 2019!

For: K-12 grade teachers, pre-service teachers

When: February 22-23, 2019; 9:00am-4:00pm daily (Doors open at 8:30am). Teachers may attend just one day or both!

Click here for a summary of the sessions being offered.

  • February 22, 2019: Pre-Conference Session- Implementing Mississippi’s College and Career Readiness Standards- Social Studies: This session will share techniques and strategies that will support student learning across the full spectrum of courses under the 2018 MCCRS for Social Studies Standards. Session participants will grasp strategies and activities that will increase engagement and deliver content aligned with the 2018 social studies content standards. Lunch will be provided.
  • February 23, 2019: Conference: Educators will enjoy a selection of breakout sessions on the topics of History, Geography and Economics. Lunch will be provided and we will have a special guest speaker from the Federal Reserve Bank.

Where: Millsaps College, Jackson

Fee: No registration fee; credit card required to hold your spot.

Requirements: Must bring a laptop computer or tablet with capability to hookup to wi-fi.

What’s in it for me?: Free curriculum and up to 1.4 CEU’s (0.7 per day) at no cost.

Lodging: MCEE has a block of rooms at the Cabot Lodge located nextdoor to Millsaps College at 2375 N State St, Jackson, MS 39202 for $89/night. You may make reservations by calling (601) 948-8650 and stating you are booking a room in the MCEE block.

Deadline to reserve a room in the block — 2/7/19.

Contact: 601-974-1325 or mscee@millsaps.edu

 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

 

 

 

 

The 2019 Winter Social Studies Conference is brought to you by:

 

Mississippi Council for the Social Studies

Mississippi Council on Economic Education

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans Branch

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Memphis Branch

Mississippi Geographic Alliance

Mississippi Department of Education

 

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Master Teacher of Economics

Description: Economics is really cool! There is no other subject that is more “real world”. Learn how to teach the subject in an exciting, engaging and hands-on manner through the Master Teacher in Economics (MTE) program. It is designed for middle and high school teachers to increase their economic understanding. This improves teachers’ abilities to bring economics to their students in stand-alone economics courses or to integrate economics as a strand within social studies and business curricula.

For: Middle school and high school teachers

Where: The MTE is a hybrid course (75 hours). There will be one in-person class meeting in Jackson (7 hours) and the remainder of your work will be done online (68 hours) to be completed by July 31, 2019.

Requirements:
Principal Support Letter for MTE
• Must bring a laptop computer or tablet with capability to hookup to wi-fi.

When: In-person MTE Orientation: Monday, June 3, 2019 from 9:00am-4:00pm**

**Attendance at orientation is REQUIRED.

What’s in it for me?: 7.5 CEUs, lesson plans, possible 193 economics endorsement on license; $500 stipend for completion, additional $500 stipend for teachers of Economics (verification required).

Contact: 601-974-1325; mscee@millsaps.edu

Registration Deadline: May 20, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

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Master Teacher of Entrepreneurship

Description: With this program you will learn how to guide your students in all aspects of entrepreneurship from creating a business plan to opening their own business! For a sample copy of the program syllabus, please click here. **This is subject to change.**

For: Middle school, High school and Special Education teachers

Where: TBA

Requirements: Must bring a laptop computer or tablet with capability to hookup to wi-fi.

When: TBA

What’s in it for me?: 7.5 CEUs, lesson plans, possible 915 economics endorsement on license, $250 stipend

Contact: 601-974-1325; mscee@millsaps.edu

Registration Deadline: TBA

 

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Master Teacher of Personal Finance

Description: The Master Teacher in Personal Finance (MTPF) program is designed to provide middle and high school teachers with the personal finance content necessary to teach a high school personal finance course or to incorporate the topic into other courses, i.e. business, math, ICT, College and Career Readiness. In addition to content instruction, teachers will learn about a variety of high-quality resources they can use to teach the content in the classroom. The content and classroom resources are aligned with National Standards for Financial Literacy produced by the national Council for Economic Education. Teachers that complete this program are required to participate with students in MCEE student programs, i.e. the Finance Challenge. In addition, pre and post-testing of students using MCEE provided tests is required. This program is offered as a collaboration between the Mississippi Council on Economic Education, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Treasurer’s Education About Money (TEAM) and the Mississippi Department of Education. Teachers who successfully complete the program will receive a $500 stipend ($250 payable upon successful completion of the course, $250 payable upon submission of pre/post test scores)

For: Middle school and high school teachers

Where: Millsaps College; Jackson

Requirements:
Principal Support Letter for MTPF
• Must bring a laptop computer or tablet with capability to hookup to wi-fi.

When: June 24-28, 2019; 9:00am-4:00pm each day

What’s in it for me?: 4.5 CEUs, lesson plans

Contact: 601-974-1325; mscee@millsaps.edu

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2019

 

 

 

 

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NextGen Personal Finance FinCamp

Description: “I feel well armed with resources and I am so excited to go back and teach my kids!” / “I am re-energized about teaching personal finance and how “realistic” it can be …”

What are these teachers raving about? It’s called NGPF FinCamp, and it’s sweeping the nation. NGPF’s “50 FinCamps in 50 States” Initiative is bringing this one-day professional development to every state this school year AT NO COST! Why? We know that educators are the key to ensuring that ALL students have access to a high-quality, engaging personal finance course.

What can you expect from an NGPF FinCamp?

  • YOU will build your content knowledge through specialized sessions on trends in personal finance and investing
  • YOU will find resources that you can implement immediately in your classroom
  • YOU will collaborate with passionate personal finance educators and NGPF Team members in a fun, fast-paced environment

For: 6-12 grade teachers

When: February 15, 2019; 8:00am-3:30pm

Where: Fairview Inn; Jackson, MS

Fee: No registration fee

Requirements: Must have a desktop, laptop or tablet with internet capability.

What’s in it for me?: Teachers that attend the workshop will receive 0.6 continuing education units from MCEE at no cost, sub reimbursement available, limited number of hotel vouchers for those traveling over 100 miles, breakfast and lunch and a hands on engaging experience. Watch this short video!

Contact: 601-974-1325 or mscee@millsaps.edu

 

 

 

 

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Stock Market Game

Description: The Mississippi Stock Market Game (SMG) is a simulation of a real market, designed to involve students in the world of finance and investing as a means of helping them learn about how a market economy works. Student teams of 3 to 5 students invest a hypothetical $100,000 in stocks and compete for the best portfolio performance. There are two separate 13-week programs each year; one in the Fall and one in the Spring.

The program is available to all public and private students throughout the state of Mississippi in grades 4 through 12. The program is adaptable for many different classes, including social studies, mathematics, economics, business, technology, gifted, MOD, Special Education, and club activities. Students learn to develop team strategies, make decisions, and become informed about investment and economic terms. They also learn to see the connection between world events and their investments.

In this ONLINE ON-DEMAND teacher training, learn how to implement the SMG in your classroom! (Takes about 5 hours to complete.)

For: 4-12 grade teachers

When: NOW!

Where: ONLINE!

Fee: No registration fee

Requirements: Must have a desktop, laptop or tablet with internet capability.

What’s in it for me?: Free curriculum and 0.5 CEUs. (CEU’s will only be awarded for the first completion of the course).

Contact: 601-974-1325 or mscee@millsaps.edu

 

 

 

 

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Understanding Global Economic Issues

Description: Why do people trade – across city lines, state lines, or national borders? Are we better off with or without trade? Will trade hurt or benefit certain groups of people? How do some nations try to distort trade patterns? These questions and many more are incorporated into the various lecture/discussion sessions and case studies that serve as the basis for this Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) one day teacher workshop on Understanding Global Economic Issues.

Presented in a non-biased manner, issues that face nations throughout the world will be explored and discussed. Case studies and simulations may be adapted to variety of classes and disciplines. The primary economics concepts emphasized throughout the workshop will be those related to the role of trade in raising standards of living and how policies can be developed to accomplish this goal. The workshop will focus on current global trade patterns, trade alliances, impact of changes in exchange rates, and trade-offs that occur as trade patterns change over time.

For: Middle and High School Teachers (grades 6-12)

When: March 29, 2019; Mississippi State University (Starkville); 9:00am-4:00pm

Fee: No fee; Credit card required to hold your spot

Requirements: Must bring a laptop computer or tablet with capability to hookup to wi-fi.

What’s in it for me?: $25 stipend, free curriculum, lunch provided and 0.7 CEUs at no cost.

Contact: 601-974-1325 or mscee@millsaps.edu

 

 

 

 

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