Workshops-High School


Empowered Rise Up

Description: Join Empowered and MCEE this summer as we come together to offer you the Rise Up Conference. This will be a celebration of teachers where you will enjoy two FREE days of community and inspiration. There will be presentations, panels, collaborative sessions, engaging activities, leave-to-learns, and networking time with other change making teachers- all designed to help you in your career and help better prepare your students to create success in the life ahead.

For: 6-12 grade teachers; special education teachers

Where: IN PERSON- Millsaps College; Jackson, MS

When:

  • Monday, June 6, 2022; 10:00am-5:00pm; Dinner afterwards
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 8:00am-4:00pm

Requirements: Laptops/tablets not required but encouraged

What’s in it for me? FREE event registration, CEU’s, meals, snacks and teacher kits. Email hello@empoweredhq.org to request a hotel scholarship.

Contact: hello@empoweredhq.org

IF YOU ARE A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

About the sponsor:

Empowered is a national community of teachers rallied around offering immersive, individualized, hands-on learning in classrooms that function as marketplaces where students practice principled entrepreneurship to develop a growth mindset. The non-profit organization offers classroom activities, tools and resources, and support for bringing learning and teacher ideas to life.

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Master Teacher of College and Career Readiness 1.0 (ONLINE!)

Description: 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.

For: High school teachers assigned to teach the College and Career Ready Course, Work Based Learning, JROTC 3, JROTC 4

Where: The MTCCR is an online course (estimated 75 hours).

Requirements:

  • Attendance and full participation in Orientation Session
  • Web-connected device (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone)
  • Ability to download and upload documents
  • Microphone and camera

When: June 2, 2022-July 18, 2022

  • Synchronous- Orientation; virtual via Zoom- June 2, 2022; 9:00am-4:00pm**
  • Asynchronous- Assignments completed by July 18, 2022

**Attendance and full participation in orientation is required. NO EXCEPTIONS.

What’s in it for me? 7.5 CEUs, access to student course, $500 stipend, 942 college and career readiness endorsement on license (Click here to see qualifications.)

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

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2022

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

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Master Teacher of Economics 2.0 (ONLINE!)

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 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: High school teachers and Middle School US History teachers.

Where: The MTE is an online course (estimated 75 hours).

Requirements:

  • Attendance and full participation in Orientation Session
  • Web-connected device (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone)
  • Ability to download and upload documents
  • Microphone and camera

When: June 2, 2022-July 25, 2022

  • Synchronous- Orientation; virtual via Zoom- June 2, 2022; 8:00am-12:00pm**
  • Asynchronous- Assignments completed by July 25, 2022

**Attendance and full participation in orientation is required. NO EXCEPTIONS.

What’s in it for me?: 7.5 CEUs, access to student course, $500 stipend, 193 economics endorsement on license (Click here to see qualifications.)

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

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2022

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

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Sponsored by:

Mississippi Department of Education

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Master Teacher of Entrepreneurship 2.0 (ONLINE!)

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: Middle school and high school teachers.

Where: The MTEnt is an online course (estimated 75 hours).

Requirements:

  • Attendance and full participation in Orientation Session
  • Web-connected device (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone)
  • Ability to download and upload documents
  • Microphone and camera

When: June 2, 2022-July 25, 2022

  • Synchronous- Orientation; virtual via Zoom- June 2, 2022; 12:00pm-4:00pm**
  • Asynchronous- Assignments completed by July 25, 2022

**Attendance and full participation in orientation is required. NO EXCEPTIONS.

What’s in it for me?: 7.5 CEUs, access to student course, $500 stipend, 915 entrepreneurship endorsement on license (Click here to see qualifications.)

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

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2022

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

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Sponsored by:

Mississippi Department of Education

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Master Teacher of Personal Finance 2.0 (ONLINE!)

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 the MCEE Personal Finance Challenge Online. 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 and the Mississippi Department of Education.

For: Middle school and high school teachers

Where: The MTPF is an online course (approximately 75 hours).

Requirements:

  • Attendance and full participation in Orientation Session
  • Web-connected device (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone)
  • Ability to download and upload documents
  • Microphone and camera

When: June 2, 2022-July 25, 2022

  • Synchronous- Orientation; virtual via Zoom- June 2, 2022; 5:00pm-7:30pm**
  • Asynchronous- Assignments completed by July 25, 2022

**Attendance and full participation in orientation is required. NO EXCEPTIONS.

What’s in it for me?: 7.5 CEUs, access to student course, $500 stipend, 941 Personal Finance endorsement on license (Click here to see qualifications.)

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

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2022

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

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Project Based Entrepreneurship (ONLINE!)

Description: The Project-Based Entrepreneurship (PBE) program is designed to spark and cultivate entrepreneurial thinking among middle and high school teachers. PBE prepares educators to teach the basics of opportunity recognition and business development, to implement experiential entrepreneurship in their classrooms, and to become champions for entrepreneurship education within their districts. The PBE program is offered as a collaborative initiative between the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) at The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi Council on Economic Education.

This online training equips educators to roll out school-based enterprises or to generate similar project-based learning experiences in and out of the classroom. The goal is to help our students apply an entrepreneurial mindset as they discover and explore opportunities.

For: The content is broadly applicable to all middle and high school teachers, specifically those who have an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship but don’t need the 75-hour Master Teacher of Entrepreneurship (MTEnt) course. Special Education and Alternative Education teachers, however, are encouraged instead to complete the Pathways to Entrepreneurship (P2E) program due to its tailored resources.

When: NOW! The workshop is on-demand so you may complete it all at one time or save your progress and return to it later.

Where: ONLINE!

Fee: No registration fee, materials included

Requirements: Web-connected device (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone)

What’s in it for me? Free curriculum and 0.7 CEUs. (CEU’s will only be awarded for the first completion of the course).

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

Sponsored by:

Mississippi Department of Education

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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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Teaching East Asia in Middle and High Schools

Description: Workshop participants will focus upon learning and teaching about Japan, North and South Korea, China, and Taiwan. Workshop faculty include university professors with expertise on Asia and who’ve regularly worked with teachers, as well as outstanding middle and high school educators recognized for their stellar treatment of Asia in classrooms. Examples of workshop topics include “Physical and Human Geographies of East Asia, ” “East Asian Economic ‘Miracles’: Government Planning or Private Entrepreneurs?,” “East Asian Belief Systems,” “Confucianism and Financial Literacy?,” “East Asian History,” and “US–China Relations.”

For: 6-12 grade social studies teachers and educators in related fields interested in learning about East Asia are eligible to apply

Where: IN PERSON- Millsaps College, Jackson, MS

When: June 16-17, 2022; 9:00am-5:00pm

Requirements:

  • Must bring a laptop or tablet with wifi capability
  • Accepted participants will be expected to attend the complete two-day workshop ($250 stipend earned)
  • Participants will also receive digital background readings in advance of the workshop
  • Participants will also complete brief final follow-up online work for the program which will include pedagogical applications of East Asia material suitable for the fall and/or spring semesters ($150 stipend earned)

What’s in it for me? Participants in the two-day workshop will receive:

  • Complimentary Key Issues in Asian Studies books
  • Copies of the teaching journal Education About Asia
  • $400 stipend for full completion
  • 3 CEUS (for 30 hours completed)
  • Continental breakfast and lunch both days

Contact: Jeffrey Melnik at edast@utc.edu or 423-425-2118

Registration Deadline: June 6, 2022

About the Sponsors:

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide. NCTA is a premier provider of professional development on East Asia. NCTA alumni frequently have subsequent Asia institute and travel opportunities. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a partner site of NCTA and conducts teacher professional development programs in both Tennessee and Mississippi.

The Mississippi College School of Business, through the US Dept. of Education Business and International Education Office, provides support to help re-imagine education by moving it beyond the classroom and into the global economy. Our goal is to enhance global business, community, academic and government partnerships across the Asia/Pacific/US economies and cultures to promote lifelong cross-cultural learning, research and economic development

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