Workshops-High School


Fundamentals of Environmental Economics

Description: A one-day program designed to help educators gain an understanding of environmental economic issues, concepts, and related methodologies to engage students in group structured classroom learning activities. The Fundamentals of Environmental Economics program uses a non-biased approach designed to provide teachers with a dynamic way to incorporate environmental economics concepts into their classroom. The program incorporates a variety of social studies, civics, science and political science concepts in both the presentations and simulations.

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Key topics / concepts: 

  • Economic Institutions and Foundations 
  • Tragedy of the Commons 
  • Marginal Decision Making 
  • Cost / Benefit Analysis 
  • Land Use 
  • World Fisheries 

For: Middle school and high school teachers of the following subject areas:

  • Economics
  • Business
  • Social Studies
  • Personal Finance
  • Science

Where: IN PERSON- Jackson Convention Complex (Meeting room configuration to comply with local social distancing requirements.) 

Fee: No registration fee, credit card required to hold your spot.

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

When: November 4, 2021 from 8:30am-4:00pm

What’s in it for me?: 0.7 CEU’s at no cost, $200 stipend, breakfast, lunch and breaks provided

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

Registration Deadline: October 29, 2021; Participants will be accepted on a first-come and qualified basis. Maximum 30.

Sponsored by:

American Institute for Economic Research

Foundation for Teaching Economics

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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:

  • Principal Support Form for MTCCR (must be uploaded with application below)
  • Web-connected device (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone)
  • Ability to download and upload documents
  • Microphone and camera

When: October 23, 2021-January 31, 2022

  • Synchronous- Orientation; virtual via Zoom- Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 9:00am-4:00pm **
  • Asynchronous- Assignments completed by Monday, January 31, 2022

What’s in it for me? 7.5 CEUs, access to student course, $500 stipend, endorsement for teaching license

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

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

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 (75 hours). There will be one synchronous online orientation class meeting on TBA and the remainder of your work will be done online asynchronously to be completed by TBA.

Requirements:

  • Principal Support Form for MTE
  • Web-connected device (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone)
  • Ability to download and upload documents
  • Microphone and camera

When:

  • Synchronous- Orientation; virtual via Zoom- TBA
  • Asynchronous- Assignments completed by- TBA

**Attendance at orientation is REQUIRED.

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

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

Registration Deadline: TBA

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 (75 hours). There will be one synchronous online orientation class meeting on TBA and the remainder of your work will be done online asynchronously to be completed by TBA.

Requirements:

  • Principal Support Form for MTEnt
  • Web-connected device (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone)
  • Ability to download and upload documents
  • Microphone and camera

When:

  • Synchronous- Orientation; virtual via Zoom- TBA
  • Asynchronous- Assignments completed by- TBA

**Attendance at Orientation is REQUIRED.

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

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

Registration Deadline: TBA

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 MCEE student programs, i.e. the Finance Challenge. 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 (75 hours). There will be one synchronous online orientation class meeting on TBA and the remainder of your work will be done online asynchronously to be completed by TBA.

Requirements:

  • Principal Support Form for MTPF
  • Web-connected device (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone)
  • Ability to download and upload documents
  • Microphone and camera

When:

  • Synchronous- Orientation; virtual via Zoom- TBA
  • Asynchronous- Assignments completed by- TBA

**Attendance at Orientation is REQUIRED.

What’s in it for me?: 7.5 CEUs, access to student course, stipend, endorsement for teaching license

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

Registration Deadline: TBA

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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