Workshops-High School


AP Summer Institute (Micro)

Description: This workshop will focus on the content of the AP Microeconomics course and exam as well as approaches to teaching the course content and preparing students for success on the AP Microeconomics exam. The new AP course materials provided by the College Board in August 2019 and how they can be integrated effectively into an AP Micro course will also be emphasized. Content appropriate for both new and experienced teachers will be included, based on the needs of participants. The workshop will have both synchronous and asynchronous components. The asynchronous component of the course will have both content and pedagogy strands and will allow participants to emphasize areas of greatest need/interest for them during the institute (and download remaining materials for later use). The synchronous (Zoom) sessions will be interactive and focus on required topics and other areas participants identify as most important. There will be at least four follow-on sessions throughout the academic year to provide support to teachers.

For: High School Teachers

Where: Virtual

Requirements: Must have a laptop/desktop/tablet and internet access.

When: Monday, June 7, 2021 – Friday, June 11, 2021

Contact: Email Dr. Becky Smith with Mississippi State University with questions.

Registration Deadline: May 28, 2021


NEW!! 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.

Download a DRAFT Syllabus here.

For: High school teachers assigned to teach the College and Career Ready Course

Where: The MTCCR is an online course (estimated 45 hours).

Requirements:

When: July 19-23, 2021; Virtual; 8:00am-5:00pm daily

What’s in it for me? 4.5 CEUs, access to student course, $500 stipend, endorsement for teaching license (pending approval from MDE)

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

Registration Deadline: Monday, July 12, 2021

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NEW!! 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. Teachers that have already earned the MTE designation will be allowed to re-apply.

Where: The MTE is an online course (75 hours). There will be one synchronous online orientation class meeting on June 7, 2021 and the remainder of your work will be done online asynchronously to be completed by July 23, 2021.

Requirements:

When:

  • Synchronous- Orientation; virtual via Zoom- Monday June 7, 2021 from 8am-12:00pm **
  • Asynchronous- Assignments completed by Friday, July 23, 2021

**Attendance at orientation is REQUIRED.

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.) For teachers of stand alone economics courses there is an additional $500 stipend available to you upon certification of your principal.*

*All teachers completing the Master Teacher of Economics program must meet the requirements in the principal certification letter in order to receive the additional $500 stipend. We expect that all teachers receiving this $2,000 investment will incorporate economics into their classrooms post MTE program. The purpose of the additional $500 stipend is to encourage teachers to ask to be assigned to teach economics and for the principals to assign MTE prepared teachers to teach the stand alone economics course after the MTE certification is obtained.

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

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 31, 2021

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. Teachers that have already earned the MTEnt designation will be allowed to re-apply.

Where: The MTEnt is an online course (75 hours). There will be one synchronous online orientation class meeting on Monday, June 7, 2021 and the remainder of your work will be done online asynchronously to be completed by Friday, July 23, 2021.

Requirements:

When:

  • Synchronous- Orientation; virtual via Zoom- Monday June 7, 2021 from 12:00pm-4:00pm **
  • Asynchronous- Assignments completed by Friday, July 23, 2021

**Attendance at Orientation is REQUIRED.

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

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

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 31, 2021

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. Teachers who successfully complete the program will receive a $500 stipend (payable upon successful completion of the course).

For: Middle school and high school teachers. Teachers that have already earned the MTPF designation will be allowed to re-apply.

Where: The MTPF is an online course (45 hours). There will be one synchronous online orientation class meeting on Monday, June 14, 2021 and the remainder of your work will be done online asynchronously to be completed by Friday, July 16, 2021.

Requirements:

When:

  • Synchronous- Orientation; virtual via Zoom- Monday June 14, 2021 from 9:00am-12:00pm **
  • Asynchronous- Assignments completed by Friday, July 16, 2021

**Attendance at Orientation is REQUIRED.

What’s in it for me?: 4.5 CEUs, access to student course, $500 stipend, endorsement for teaching license (pending approval from MDE)

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

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 7, 2021

Sponsored by:

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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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Teaching Fiscal Policy in the COVID Era

Description: In light of the unprecedented financial turmoil currently taking place in the United States and around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Teaching Fiscal Policy in the COVID Era explores how a black swan event can put extraordinary pressure on the nation’s economy, the financial well-being of citizens and how Governments respond to address such challenges. To preview the lessons that will be taught, please click here.

For: 9-12 grade teachers

When: There will be two opportunities to attend this training. Please choose only one during registration.

  • June 15, 2021; 9:00am – 3:00pm (virtual via Zoom)
  • July 15, 2021; 9:00am – 3:00pm (virtual via Zoom)

Where: Virtual via Zoom

Fee: No fee. Registration is required.

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

What’s in it for me? 0.5 CEU’s at no cost, $100 stipend, free lesson plans

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

This workshop and the accompanying materials are made available to teachers by the generosity of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and the Council for Economic Education.

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