Middle School Workshops

 

 

 

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Cryptocurrency

Description: ˈkriptōˌkərənsē: noun- a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank. Say what?! Come spend the day with John Oxford, Marketing Executive/Podcaster/Speaker/Crypto Enthusiast as he teaches you exactly what Cryptocurrency is and how you can explain it to your students.

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

Where: Millsaps College, Jackson

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

When: June 21, 2018; 9:00am-3:00pm

Fee: No fee. Registration required.

What’s in it for me?: Free curriculum, lunch provided and 0.5 CEUs at no cost.

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

Registration Deadline: June 18, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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Help Our Students Become Informed Citizens: Understanding Fiscal Responsibility

Description: Teach students how to think critically about public policy using Understanding Fiscal Responsibility lessons focusing on government institutions, programs, the Federal Reserve, Social Security, and events such as the Panic of 1893. Students become informed citizens as they consider the tradeoffs involved in setting public policy. They learn to articulate their own views by evaluating primary and secondary sources, engaging in group activities and discussions, and writing brief essays.

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

Where:

  • Biloxi- July 12, 2018
  • Tupelo- July 23, 2018

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

When: 9:00am-4:00pm

Fee: No fee. Registration required.

What’s in it for me?: Free curriculum, lunch provided, 0.7 CEUs at no cost, $50 stipend

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

Registration Deadline: One week prior to the workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Social, Political, and Economic Conditions of Les Miserables

Description: In this training, teachers will learn how to incorporate Les Miserables into their classrooms. They will learn fundamental economic concepts and apply these concepts to French history and the novel/movie, showing students that economics is the same in the past as it is today and in the future. The teachers will also learn how to use structured debate in their classrooms, discussing issues such as poverty and prison reform. Lessons from Understanding Fiscal Responsibility will be incorporated.

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

Where: Millsaps College; Jackson

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

When: June 26, 2018; 9:00am-4:00pm

Fee: No fee. Registration required.

What’s in it for me?: Free curriculum, lunch provided, 0.7 CEUs at no cost, $50 stipend

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

Registration Deadline: One week prior to the workshop.

 

 

 

 

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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: Hybrid – Millsaps College, Jackson (14 hours) / Online (61 hours)

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

When: Class will meet TWICE in person from 9:00am-4:00pm on the following days :

    • Intro/Orientation- Monday, June 18, 2018
    • Closing- Monday, July 30, 2018

**Attendance is required at BOTH in person classes. The majority of the course will be completed online.

What’s in it for me?: 7.5 CEUs, lesson plans, possible 193 economics endorsement on license

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

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 8, 2018

 

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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: Millsaps College, Jackson

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

When: Class will meet in person from 9:00am-4:00pm on the following days :

  • June 18, 2018
  • June 19, 2018
  • June 20, 2018
  • June 21, 2018
  • June 22, 2018

**Attendance is required at ALL five in person classes. There will be an optional two days offered as “work days” the following week. Dates 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: Friday, June 8, 2018

 

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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*

*Space in the pilot for the Master Teacher of Personal Finance program will be limited and acceptance will be granted on a first come, first serve basis with priority given to teachers of Personal Finance, Economics, ICT, Business, and College and Career Readiness (piloted in 2018-2019 by MDE). Teachers accepted to the first class will be expected to implement the curriculum in the 2018-2019 school year and provide MCEE with pre and post test data from their classes.

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: Class will meet from 8:00am-5:00pm on the following days:

  • June 11, 2018
  • June 12, 2018
  • June 13, 2018
  • June 14, 2018
  • June 15, 2018

**Attendance is required all classes.

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

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

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2018

 

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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 14-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!

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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