Middle School Workshops

 

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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: TBA

Requirements:
Principal Support Letter for MTE
• 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 193 economics endorsement on license

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 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

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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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 Fiscal Responsibility (ONLINE!)

Description: In this workshop you will learn to teach your 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. Your students will 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.

This ONLINE ON-DEMAND teacher training takes about 7 hours to complete.

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

Where: ONLINE

When: You may register anytime between 9/19/18 and 11/12/18. You have 2 weeks from registration date to complete the course.

Requirements: Laptop/Desktop/Tablet and access to reliable internet.

Fee: None

What’s in it for me?: Teachers that successfully complete the course will receive a $50 stipend (limited to the first 35 middle/high school teachers) and 0.7 CEUs at no cost.

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

Registration Deadline: November 12, 2018

 

 

 

 

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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: October 12, 2018; Millsaps College, Jackson; 9:00am-4:00pm

Fee: $25 refundable registration fee

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

What’s in it for me?: $50 stipend, refund of $25 registration fee, free curriculum, lunch provided and 0.7 CEUs at no cost.

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

 

 

 

 

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