MCEE Workshops

Economics Challenge Online
The MCEE hosts the Mississippi National Economics Challenge each year for high school students. The Challenge applies the excitement of an athletic competition to academic excellence and encourages students to apply their economics knowledge and work in teams. Mississippi teachers have the opportunity to hold a preliminary first round of the Challenge ONLINE. All 9-12 teachers and students throughout the State are able to participate regardless of travel or budgetary constraints. There are no registration fees and no team limits so this makes a great class activity.

**2020-2021 Testing Dates**

  • December 7-18, 2020
  • March 1-12, 2021

To learn more and register teams to compete, visit

Personal Finance Challenge Online
The Mississippi Personal Finance Challenge is designed to recognize students who demonstrate high levels of demonstrated personal finance skills and reward teachers for outstanding practices in teaching personal finance curriculum. Financial Literacy is a skill needed for success in the global workplace. Teachers of economics, business, marketing, personal finance, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are urged to participate in the on-line Personal Finance Challenge, however, all high school and middle school teachers are welcome. There are no registration fees and no team limits so this makes a great class activity.

**2020-2021 Testing Dates**

  • October 5-16, 2020
  • December 7-18, 2020
  • March 1-12, 2021

To learn more and to register teams to compete, visit

Mississippi Stock Market Game (SMG)
 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 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, 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.

Your students will have entered the world of business and finance by participating in The Stock Market Game program. The perfect companion, the teacher-designed writing component and competition, reinforces their newfound knowledge and hones critical thinking skills. Click here for more information on InvestWrite.

Teacher training on using the program is available to teachers to help them in facilitating the program in their classroom. This workshop is online, on demand and FREE. Teachers who complete the training will receive 0.5 CEU’s at no cost. For more information and to register click here.

  • Spring 2021 Trading Session: January 11, 2021 – April 9, 2021