Workshops- Elementary


Cooperation & Coercion

Description: The Mississippi Council on Economic Education is providing an educator workshop with the following topics: 

Teacher sessions, October 6; 9:00-11:30

  • Human Flourishing (45 mins plus Q&A): Humans are social animals. When we come together in society, we develop governments and markets to help us interact more efficiently and more peaceably.
  • The World is Becoming a Better Place (45 mins plus Q&A): To judge by the media, the world we live in is decaying. But the media have a profit incentive to show us news that is scary, titillating, and controversial. A dispassionate look at the evidence shows that, despite some real problems, we are living magical lives compared to our grandparents – and the magic keeps happening generation after generation.

Lunch, October 6; 11:30-1:00

  • Words & Numbers Live (30 mins): How High School Teachers Help Build a Civil Society

Teacher sessions, October 6; 1:00-3:00

  • Cooperation and Coercion (45 mins plus Q&A): Whenever humans come together, they either organize themselves by coercion or by cooperation. Different societies lean differently on these two organizing principles, but all societies use both.
  • Trade as the Basis of Economics (45 mins plus Q&A): We think of trade as being something countries do. In fact, trade occurs between individuals, between households of individuals, between communities of households, and between nations of communities. A hands-on experiment and some data will demonstrate how trade allows us to flourish.

For: Any Mississippi K-12 teacher that wants to learn how to incorporate Economic Thinking into their classroom 

Where: Jackson Convention Complex, Jackson, MS 

Requirements:  

  • Attendance at the full workshop
  • Web-connected device (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone)

When: Thursday, October 6, 2022; 9 am – 3 pm  

What’s in it for me? $100 stipend, Lunch at the 2022 Forum on American Enterprise, recognition of all teachers from the podium at lunch, 0.6 CEUs 

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

Registration Deadline: October 4, 2022

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Danny Dollar Academy- English Language Arts Lesson Plans (ONLINE!)

Description: This is an online, on-demand, training for teachers to learn how to use Danny Dollar Academy with their students with an emphasis on ELA. While completion of this course is not necessary to implement the program in a classroom, it does show educators how to teach the associated lesson plans. The lesson plans demonstrated in this class were created by the Northern Kentucky University Center for Economic Education (Financial Literacy Education for Kids (dannydollar.academy))

Upon completion of the online Canvas workshop, continuing education units for the teacher will be provided.  In addition, teachers that have not previously received books for their classroom will have the opportunity to request books for all their students.  The books will belong to the students.  

For: For use with 3-5 ELA, Math or Social Studies classrooms

When: NOW!

Where: ONLINE!

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

What’s in it for me? Free curriculum and 0.5 CEUs

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

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Danny Dollar Academy- Social Studies and Financial Literacy Lesson Plans (ONLINE!)

Description: This is an online, on-demand, training for teachers to learn how to use Danny Dollar Academy with their students with an emphasis on social studies. While completion of this course is not necessary to implement the program in a classroom, it does show educators how to teach the associated lesson plans.  The lesson plans demonstrated in this class are were created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland  (Financial Literacy Education for Kids (dannydollar.academy))

Upon completion of the online Canvas workshop, continuing education units for the teacher will be provided.  In addition, teachers that have not previously received books for their classroom will have the opportunity to request books for all their students.  The books will belong to the students.  

For: For use with 3-5 Math or Social Studies classrooms

When: NOW!

Where: ONLINE!

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

What’s in it for me? Free curriculum and 0.5 CEUs

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

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Stock Market Game (ONLINE!)

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 (Required for all teachers that are NEW to SMG!)

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

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

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Stock Market Game (In Person!)

Description: The Stock Market Game™ is a project-based financial education program widely used in fourth through twelfth grade classrooms nationwide to teach students the importance of saving and investing by building their financial literacy skills through an integrated curriculum and investing online market simulation. Student teams receive a virtual cash account of $100,000 to create an investment portfolio comprised of bonds, common stocks listed on national exchanges, exchange traded funds, and mutual funds with the goal of developing portfolios that outperform portfolios of other student teams. The Stock Market Game™ teaches students cooperation, communication, and leadership skills as they relate to long-term saving and investing knowledge to financial news and current events.  

The in-person teacher PD workshop topics may include:

  • Getting the Game Started
  • Understanding the Rules of the Game
  • Registration Mechanics and Process for Students
  • Conducting Market Research
  • Understanding Portfolio Investment
  • Diversification Basics

For: 4th-12th grade teachers in Title 1 schools (See list of eligible schools here)

Where: Delta State University, Cleveland, MS

Requirements:  

  • Attendance at the full workshop
  • Must participate with students in the Stock Market Game during the 2022-2023 school year

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022; 9 am – 3 pm  

What’s in it for me? Lesson Plans, Lunch, 0.5 CEUs at no cost  

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

Registration Deadline: September 23, 2022; 12:00pm

Sponsored by: FINRA Investor Education Foundation

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