Programs


Danny Dollar Academy

The MCEE is excited to invite you and your students to participate in the newest Danny Dollar program specifically for students in grades 6-12 with intellectual or developmental disabilities!  Through the newest Danny Dollar book in the series, Make Your Own Money: How Kids Can Earn It, Save It, Spend It, and Dream Big, your students will learn important financial literacy skills to help them learn how to make and save their own money.

Danny Dollar has inspired countless children around the world to make, save, and spend money wisely, and to dream big. Now the “King of Cha-Ching” returns to take kids on a how-to journey toward financial literacy, with tips and guidance for making money and minding their own businesses. With Danny as their money-savvy guide, readers get answers to questions like “What is money?”, “How do I make money?”, and “Why should I become an entrepreneur?”  It teaches essential life skills for handling money (how to open a bank account, create a budget, invest, and donate).

Professional Development for teachers of 6-12 grade special education students is being offered for completion during the 2023-2024 school year. We know teachers are busy so we are offering an online, on-demand workshop! You will receive 0.5 CEUs at no cost to you, all lesson plans and activities, and a copy of Make Your Own Money: How Kids Can Earn It, Save It, Spend It, and Dream Big for each student! Students who successfully complete the programs will even be given a $25 gift card! All of this is made possible through the generous support of the Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 2301MSSCDD, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

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Economics Challenge

The MCEE hosts the Mississippi National Economics Challenge each year for high school students. The Challenge applies the excitement of an athletic competition to academic excellence and encourages students to apply their economics knowledge and work in teams. Mississippi teachers have the opportunity to hold a preliminary first round of the Challenge ONLINE. All middle school and high school teachers and students throughout the State are able to participate regardless of travel or budgetary constraints. There are no registration fees and no team limits so this makes a great class activity.

**2023-2024 Testing Dates**

  • Online Qualifying Round 1: October 2-13, 2023
  • Online Qualifying Round 2: December 4-15, 2023
  • Online Qualifying Round 3: March 1-15, 2024
  • State Championship: April 17, 2024

To learn more and register teams to compete, visit https://econchallenge.unl.edu/Mississippi

Looking for classroom resources to help prepare your students to compete in this fun competition? Look no further! Access free resources here.

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Family Financial Fun Night/Day

Family Financial Fun Night/Day is a two hour fun family event for K-5 students. The goal is to create experiences that will promote conversations at home about money management. The event brings together students and their families to learn about the importance of personal finance. The experience creates an open dialogue about topics such as savings, spending, debt, and budgeting that are often not talked about at the dinner table.

During the event, students and their parents participate and learn together through five rotating money management activities modeled on real-world personal finance scenarios that help improve financial decision-making. Each activity focuses on a money management topic such as saving, spending, budgeting, etc.

We do not have any scheduled events at this time. Click here to learn how you can do it yourself!

Sponsored by:

Council for Economic Education through support from Wells Fargo

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Invest It Forward

SIFMA Foundation’s Invest It Forward™ is an industry-wide financial education and capital markets literacy initiative convening hundreds of financial firms that are committed to giving young Americans a solid understanding of the capital markets system and the invaluable tools to achieve their dreams. Invest It Forward connects Stock Market Game educators and classrooms with financial professionals and firms to promote youth financial capability across the US.

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InvestWrite

InvestWrite, an innovative national writing competition, produced by The Stock Market Game program, adds a critical thinking component to help reinforce concepts learned in the classroom.

  • Every student currently registered in The Stock Market Game program with a valid team login ID and password is eligible.
  • Your students participate by writing essays in their grade division: Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12).
  • Every assignment introduces or relates to investment principles linked to The Stock Market Game program. Each InvestWrite assignment ties to various lessons throughout the curriculum.
  • Teachers can choose to assign the InvestWrite writing assignment as an in-class or homework assignment.
  • At the State level a cash prize is awarded to the student with the top essay for Elementary, Middle and High School each semester and at the National level both teachers and students will have a chance to win gift certificates, laptop computers, trips to New York (middle and high school), and other great prizes.
  • Each participating student submission has a chance to be reviewed by the competition’s first round judge…you, the teacher.
  • Then, as the first round judge, you select the top ten responses from each class or group of participants (based on the guidelines and directions).
  • Then submit them electronically to the next round of evaluation at the national level on this website.

Click here for more information and to submit essays.

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Master Teacher of College & Career Readiness (MTCCR)

In addition to improving teaching skills, the Master Teacher of College and Career Readiness (MTCCR) improves a teacher’s ability and practice of being a good critical thinker. MTCCRs will have more ability and confidence to empower their students’ critical thinking capacity to make better choices as they prepare to leave high school and enter the workforce, military or post-secondary education. Successful MTCCRs will understand why personal finance education is valuable and learn how to present the content in an engaging manner; learn how to use materials created by Get2College to mentor students in the process of planning for and applying for college; have the ability to mentor students in making decisions on next steps after high school; articulate answers to the essential questions of what is after high school and why different choices make sense for different students; recognize good personal finance informational text; improve in structuring learning experiences, and improve on professional evaluations. The MTCCR was developed to be an example that teachers could replicate in their classrooms to meet best practices in engaging students to integrate the economic way of thinking into their lives.

Available classes will be posted on our workshops page.

Sponsored by:

NextGen Personal Finance

Wells Fargo

Regions Foundation

MGM Resorts Foundation

Woodward Hines Education Foundation

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Master Teacher of Economics Program (MTE)

In addition to improving teaching skills, the MTE improves a teacher’s ability and practice of being a good critical thinker. MTEs will have more ability and confidence to empower their students’ critical thinking capacity to make better choices as they plan their personal finance goals. Successful MTEs will understand why economics education is valuable and learn how to present the content in an engaging manner; have the ability to mentor students in making economic and personal finance decisions; articulate answers to the essential questions related to making college and career ready decisions; recognize good economics informational text; and improve in structuring learning experiences. The MTE was developed to be an example that teachers could replicate in their classrooms to meet best practices in engaging students to integrate critical thinking into their lives.

Available classes will be posted on our workshops page.

Sponsored by:

MGM Resorts Foundation

Mississippi Department of Education

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Master Teacher of Entrepreneurship (MTEnt)

In addition to improving teaching skills, the MTEnt course improves a teacher’s ability and practice of being a good critical thinker. MTEnts will have more ability and confidence to empower their students’ critical thinking capacity to make better choices as they create and pursue economic opportunities. Successful MTEnts will understand why entrepreneurship education is valuable for all students and learn how to present the content in an engaging manner; learn how to mentor students in the process of developing, testing, and launching a business idea; recognize good entrepreneurship informational text; and improve in structuring learning experiences. The MTEnt was developed to be an example that teachers could replicate in their classrooms to meet best practices in engaging students to integrate critical thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset in their lives.

Available classes will be posted on our workshops page.

Sponsored by:

MGM Resorts Foundation

Mississippi Department of Education

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Master Teacher of Personal Finance (MTPF)

In addition to improving teaching skills, the MTPF course improves a teacher’s ability and practice of being a good critical thinker. MTPFs have more ability and confidence to empower their students’ critical thinking capacity to make better choices as they plan their personal finance goals. Successful MTPFs will understand why personal finance education is valuable and learn how to present the content in an engaging manner; have the ability to mentor students in making personal finance decisions; articulate answers to the essential questions related to making college and career ready decisions; recognize good personal finance informational text; and improve in structuring learning experiences. The MTPF course was developed to be an example that teachers could replicate in their classrooms to meet best practices in engaging students to integrate critical thinking into their lives.

Available classes will be posted on our workshops page.

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Personal Finance Challenge

The Mississippi Personal Finance Challenge is designed to recognize students who demonstrate high levels of demonstrated personal finance skills and reward teachers for outstanding practices in teaching personal finance curriculum. Financial Literacy is a skill needed for success in the global workplace. Teachers of economics, business, marketing, personal finance, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are urged to participate in the on-line Personal Finance Challenge, however, all high school and middle school teachers are welcome. There are no registration fees and no team limits so this makes a great class activity.

**2023-2024 Testing Dates**

  • Online Qualifying Round 1: October 2-13, 2023
  • Online Qualifying Round 2: December 4-15, 2023
  • Online Qualifying Round 3: March 1-15, 2024
  • State Championship: April 19, 2024

To learn more and to register teams to compete, visit https://financechallenge.unl.edu/Mississippi

This series of 3 webinars offers lessons to teach the personal finance standards tested in the Personal Finance Challenge. All webinars are available on-demand throughout the competition season.

On-demand: Standards 1 and 2—Earning an Income and Buying Goods & Services  

On-demand: Standards 3 and 4—Saving and Using Credit  

On-demand: Standards 5 and 6—Financial Investing and Protecting & Insuring

New NPFC Coach Toolkit! – We are excited to share an improved digital toolkit for teachers who want to coach a team for the Personal Finance Challenge (PFC). The PFC Coach Toolkit offers an accessible, simple-to-use, and cohesive user experience for both new and returning coaches to find what they need in order to prepare their students. It offers lessons, activities, videos, and quizzes to help teams learn about the six core knowledge areas of personal finance.

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Mississippi Stock Market Game (SMG)

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 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, 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.

Your students will have entered the world of business and finance by participating in The Stock Market Game program. The perfect companion, the teacher-designed writing component and competition, reinforces their newfound knowledge and hones critical thinking skills. Click here for more information on InvestWrite.

Teacher training on using the program is available to teachers to help them in facilitating the program in their classroom. This workshop is online, on demand and FREE. Teachers who complete the training will receive 0.5 CEU’s at no cost. For more information and to register click here.

  • Fall 2024: September 9, 2024-December 6, 2024
  • Spring 2025: January 6, 2025-April 4, 2025

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