Workshops-High School


Democracy and Dollars: Understanding the Economics Behind U.S. Elections

Description: This workshop is designed for secondary social studies educators to explore the intricate economics that shape and define U.S. electoral processes. By examining key topics such as the national debt, social security, and the economic stewardship of various presidencies, this professional development session offers educators a comprehensive understanding of the central role economic policies play in governance and electoral outcomes. Equip yourself with the tools to navigate the economics of U.S. electoral processes and empower your students to critically analyze the economic factors influencing governance and elections. 

Key Objectives:
-Explore the complexities of evaluating the economic impact of public policy.
-Understand the incentives that drive candidates to cater to specific groups or interests.
-Identify the inherent challenges within democratic systems.

For: 6th-12th grade History, Economics, Government and Civics teachers

Where: Jackson, MS

Requirements:  

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

When: Thursday, July 11, 2024; 9:00am-3:00pm

What’s in it for me? Lesson plans, 0.6 CEUs at no cost, $50 stipend, lunch provided 

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

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 10, 2024; noon

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Econ 101: Taylor’s Version

Description: The Foundation for Economic Education has created a workbook that explains 30 economic concepts using examples from Taylor Swift’s career 🎤🎸. Whether you’re covering 💰📈 marginal analysis, game theory, or inflation, there’s a lesson plan for your class! The Swifties may show up to class sleepy from a late-night listening session and gushing over the new songs. 💖 Wake them up with an Economics Lesson to explain what they’re really wondering about. Not, “Will Travis Kelce give her a ring 💍?” but “How will her new album affect demand 📉 for record players and friendship bracelets 📿?” and “What can seeing Taylor Swift in Singapore teach me about the exchange rate 💱💵 ?” Join us to learn more!

Click here to download a copy of the workshop flyer to share with your colleagues!

For: Material covered in the workshop is appropriate for High School Teachers

Where: Jackson, MS

Requirements:  

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

When: Monday, June 10, 2024; 9:00am-3:00pm

What’s in it for me? Lesson plans, 0.6 CEUs at no cost, $25 gift card, lunch provided

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

Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 6, 2024

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Harvesting Knowledge: Cultivating Economics in Agriculture

Description: Get ready to embark on a journey through the heart of Mississippi’s vibrant economy! We will explore the endless possibilities for both teachers and students in the realm of agriculture. From the exciting world of agritourism to innovative educational opportunities, there’s something for everyone! 

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For: K-12 Teachers

Where: Jackson, MS

Requirements:  

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

When: Monday, June 3, 2024; 9:00am-3:00pm

What’s in it for me? Lesson plans, 0.6 CEUs at no cost, $25 gift card, lunch provided

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

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 30, 2024  

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Investing for All: A Teacher’s Guide

Description: Join us for a comprehensive professional development workshop aimed at empowering educators with the confidence and resources to effectively teach investing in the classroom. Often overlooked due to a lack of teacher confidence, investing is a crucial skill for students to learn as they prepare for their financial futures. In this workshop, teachers will gain the knowledge and tools necessary to guide students in understanding the fundamentals of investing, from personal finance management to navigating financial markets. Through interactive sessions and practical resources, educators will learn how to instill confidence in themselves and their students, fostering a culture of financial literacy and empowerment for all.

For: 4th-12th grade teachers

Where: Ridgeland, MS

Requirements:  

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

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2024; 9:00am-3:00pm

What’s in it for me? Lesson plans, 0.6 CEUs at no cost, $25 gift card, lunch provided

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

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 11, 2024; noon

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Let’s Get Ethical: Navigating Ethics, Economics & Social Issues

Description: Join us for a dynamic teacher professional development workshop that addresses the pressing need to engage students in discussions about justice and equitable treatment. In this workshop, we’ll explore how economists navigate ethical frameworks when evaluating outcomes and addressing public issues. Participants will be introduced to a new curriculum featuring 16 thought-provoking lessons, each designed to help instructors tackle complex topics at the intersection of ethics and economics. From examining economic justice to discussing the social responsibility of businesses, we’ll delve into critical questions such as the treatment of the homeless and the operation of private prisons. Through interactive demonstrations and discussions, you’ll discover how to integrate these lessons seamlessly into your classroom, fostering students’ critical thinking and understanding of the ethical dimensions of economic systems. Join us as we navigate the complexities of fairness and equity within the free market system and empower students to think like economists with a conscience.

For: 9th-12th Teachers

Where: Jackson, MS

Requirements:  

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

When: Thursday, June 13, 2024; 9:00am-3:00pm

What’s in it for me? Lesson plans, 0.6 CEUs at no cost, $25 gift card, lunch provided

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

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 12, 2024; noon

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Master Teacher of College and Career Readiness 2.0 (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.

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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 3, 2024- July 26, 2024

  • Synchronous- Orientation; virtual via Zoom- June 3, 2024 from 9:00am-12:00pm**
  • Asynchronous- Assignments completed by- July 26, 2024

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

What’s in it for me? 7.5 CEUs, access to student course, $250 stipend, 942 college and career readiness endorsement on license (Click here to see qualifications.)

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

Registration Deadline: May 24, 2024

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Sponsored by:

NextGen Personal Finance

Wells Fargo

Regions Foundation

MGM Resorts Foundation

Woodward Hines Education Foundation

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Master Teacher of Economics 2.0 (ONLINE!)

Description: 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.

Click here to view a sample syllabus.

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 5, 2024 – July 17, 2024

  • Synchronous- Orientation; virtual via Zoom- June 5, 2024 9:00am-12:00pm**
  • Asynchronous- Assignments completed by- July 17, 2024

**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 24, 2024

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Sponsored by:

MGM Resorts Foundation

Mississippi Department of Education

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Master Teacher of Entrepreneurship 2.0 (ONLINE!)

Description: 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.

Click here to view a sample syllabus.

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 5, 2024 – July 17, 2024

  • Synchronous- Orientation; virtual via Zoom- June 5, 2024 9:00am-12:00pm**
  • Asynchronous- Assignments completed by- July 17, 2024

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

What’s in it for me?: 7.5 CEUs, access to student course, $250 stipend, 915 entrepreneurship endorsement on license (Click here to see qualifications.)

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

Registration Deadline: May 24, 2024

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Sponsored by:

MGM Resorts Foundation

Mississippi Department of Education

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Master Teacher of Personal Finance 2.0 (ONLINE!)

Description: 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.

Click here to view a sample syllabus.

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 3, 2024 – July 12, 2024

  • Synchronous- Orientation; virtual via Zoom- June 3, 2024; 5:00pm-7:30pm
  • Teacher/Instructor Check-in Meeting #1; virtual via Zoom- June 13, 2024; 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Teacher/Instructor Check-in Meeting #2; virtual via Zoom- June 27, 2024; 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Asynchronous- Assignments completed by- July 10, 2024
  • Course end date- July 12, 2024

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

What’s in it for me?: 7.5 CEUs, access to student course, $250 stipend, 941 Personal Finance endorsement on license (Click here to see qualifications.)

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

Registration Deadline: May 24, 2024

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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

Sponsored by:

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The Economics of Baseball

Description: Batter Up! Join us at the ballpark for lessons and activities focused on the economics of sports, including new interdisciplinary lessons highlighting Negro Leagues Baseball and the US Mint’s commemorative coin series featuring the league. Dinner and attendance at the baseball game (in a SUITE!) following the workshop are included for workshop participants.

Click here to download a copy of the workshop flyer to share with your colleagues!

For: Material covered in the workshop is appropriate for Middle School and High School Teachers

Where: Shuckers Ballpark- Biloxi, MS

Requirements:  

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

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2024; 12:00pm-5:00pm PLUS the baseball game

What’s in it for me? Lesson plans, 0.5 CEUs at no cost, $25 gift card, dinner provided, SUITE ticket to Shuckers vs. Smokies Baseball Game

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

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 7, 2024; Noon  

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