Middle School Workshops

 

 

 

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Economics & Art: Making the Connections

Description: Come explore the intersection of economics and the visual arts at the MS Museum of Art.  K-12 educators will learn how to deeply  engage students in learning economic concepts through the exploration of visual arts.  Teachers will learn to identify economic concepts depicted in MMA’s permanent collection.  Works of art can be viewed as primary source documents showing the historic impact of economics.  The professional development will include discussions by experts in economics and art, interactive gallery discussions, and small working groups.  Learn about school accessibility to MMA including school tours.  The workshop is presented in collaboration with the MS Council on Economic Education and the MMA. Teachers in attendance will be put into a drawing for a classroom field trip to the Mississippi Museum of Art sponsored by Regions Bank.

For: All Teachers (grades K-12)

When: TBA, Summer 2017

Where: Jackson, MS

Fee: No registration fee, materials included. Lunch provided.

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

What’s in it for me?: Free curriculum and 0.7 CEUs.

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

 

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This project is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part, from the national Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Master Teacher in 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

When: TBA, Summer 2017

Where: Jackson, MS

Requirements: Principal Support Letter for MTE

What’s in it for me?: 7.5 CEUs, lesson plans, possible economics endorsement on license, $500 stipend (payable upon successful completion)

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

Registration Deadline: TBA

 

 

 

 

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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 a copy of the program syllabus, please click here. **This is subject to change.**

For: Middle school and high school teachers

When: TBA, Summer 2017

Where: Jackson, MS

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

What’s in it for me?: 7.5 CEUs, lesson plans, possible entrepreneurship endorsement on license, $250 stipend (payable upon successful completion)

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

Registration Deadline: TBA

 

 

 

 

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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 ten-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.

For: 4-12 grade teachers

When: TBA

Where: Jackson, MS

Fee: No registration fee, materials included

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

What’s in it for me?: Free curriculum and 0.7 CEUs.

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

 

Can’t make it to the workshop? You can still play! Click here for the list of available webinars to help you get started. It’s the next best thing!

 

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Teaching the News

Description: Personal Finance and Economic lessons can sometimes seem too abstract for students. “Teaching the News” will help you learn to use lessons that not only puts these concepts into real life perspective but it also helps educate your students on how to critically engage with current events. You will learn to use these current events to teach the news in your classroom. Following each article presented in the workshop, you’ll receive several related resources from EconEdLink for teaching the underlying economics and personal finance concepts.

For: 6-12 Teachers

When: April 1, 2017

Where: Jackson, MS

Fee: No registration fee, materials included. Lunch provided.

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

What’s in it for me?: Free curriculum and 0.7 CEUs.

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

 

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Using Hollywood to Teach Personal Finance

Description: This workshop will provide participants the knowledge they need to use “Confessions of a Shopaholic” and the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “Broke” to teach basic personal finance standards in the middle and high school classroom. The standards will address the areas of knowledge and understanding that are fundamental to personal finance: Earning Income, Buying Goods and Services, Using Credit, Saving, Financial Investing, and Protecting and Insuring.

 

  • Broke – More money, more problems. Broke digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carried them to victory on the field yet seemed to ruin them off the field.
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic – In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping–a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can’t quite get her foot in the door–until ironically, she snags a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine published by the same company. As her dreams are finally coming true, she goes to ever more hilarious and extreme efforts to keep her past from ruining her future.

 

Attendees will receive their choice of either Broke or Confessions of a Shopaholic DVD for use in the classroom.

 

For: 6-12 Grade Teachers

When: April 19, 2017

Where: Jackson, MS

Fee: No registration fee, materials included. Lunch provided.

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

What’s in it for me?: Free curriculum and 0.7 CEUs.

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

 

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Eat. Sleep. Economics: Summer Institute

Improving Teacher Quality in Economics: Incorporation of ELA College and Career Ready Standards in the Economics Classroom

For: 6th-12th grade teachers

When:

  • June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017 (M-F only: 20 days)
  • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily

Where: Millsaps College; Jackson

Fee: No registration fee, materials included

Requirements:

  • Signed Teacher Commitment Policy must be submitted with registration.
  • Must be able to attend all 20 days.
  • Must bring a laptop computer or tablet with capability to hookup to wi-fi.
  • Must be able to attend two follow up sessions held on Saturdays in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Dates TBA

What’s in it for me?: $100 stipend per day, curriculum and CEUs.

Topics:

Master Teacher of Entrepreneurship

  • Fundamentals
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Marketing & the Business Plan
  • Business Finance
  • Corporations & Management

Master Teacher of Economics

  • Fundamentals
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Personal Finance

American Made: Manufacturing in America (and Mississippi)

Get Digital:  Using Social Media in the Classroom

Using the News: To teach economics and personal finance     

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

Registration Deadline: May 1, 2017; Twenty applicants accepted: priority given to social studies and business teachers. Candidates will be notified of acceptance by email no later than May 2, 2017.

 

 

 

 

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