Economics Arkansas                                                                                                 November 2020
THANK YOU!
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Please know how grateful we are for you and the many things you balance daily to make this school year a wonderful experience for your students.
 
We know you are not appreciated enough for the many hours you invest. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of your students!
 
If we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us. 
 

Sincerely,
Economics Arkansas

NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MONTH
Tuesday, November 3, 3:30-4:30 pm
 
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Did you know that November is National Entrepreneurship Month? Looking for resources to celebrate? This webinar kicks off the first of several offered this month focusing on the topic of entrepreneurship education.

Discover fun activities, lessons and books to help plant the seeds of entrepreneurship with your students.
 
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
1 hour of professional development credit
FREE book or curriculum resource of your choice
 
Target audience: K-12 educators
 
Register HERE!

ECONOMIC FREEDOM OF THE WORLD
Friday, November 6, 3:30-4:30
 
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The original and in some ways the central question of economics is: Why are some countries rich and others poor? Beyond being able to merely describe the differences, we want to understand how to make poor countries richer and rich countries better. During this session, teachers will learn the components of economic freedom and be given examples and resources that can illustrate the concepts to students.
 
 
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
1 hour of professional development credit
FREE choice of a book related to the topic
 
Target audience: middle and high school educators
 
Register HERE!

START UP CULTURE:
NATURAL STATE ENTREPRENEURS
 Tuesday, November 10, 4:30-5:30 pm
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Learn about entrepreneurs who used our state's natural resources to build their companies. Spotlighted are stories spotlighting Arkansas entrepreneurs that would appeal to your students who value nature and outdoor experiences.
 
In one hour you can see videos of startup companies and hear from the founders. The video and webinar recordings will then be available for you to share with your students along with a Kahoot recapping knowledge from the presentation.
 
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
1 hour of professional development credit
FREE choice of an entrepreneurship related book
 
Target audience: K-12 educators
 
Register HERE!

LET'S TALK TURKEY: THE ECONOMICS OF THANKSGIVING
Wednesday, November 11, 3:30-4:30 pm
 
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As Americans sit down to enjoy Thanksgiving this year, the most common food item found on dinner tables will be turkey. This fun webinar will allow participants to "talk turkey" and make many economic connections!
 
Each year Arkansas Farm Bureau produces an annual survey to share the cost to feed a family of 10 a Thanksgiving meal. Last year the cost was $57.75, up $4.82 from last year. What caused the change? What will the survey say this year? 
 
Thanks to Arkansas Farm Bureau, two lucky participants will receive $50 gift cards to purchase items for their own Thanksgiving feasts!
 
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
1 hour of professional development credit
FREE choice of a related book
 
Target audience: PreK-12 educators
 
Register HERE!

TIME WELL SPENT
Thursday, November 12, 3:30-4:30 pm
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Do you know why the number 8760 is important? It’s the number of hours in a year. What if we thought about how much of our life it takes to buy something, like a carton of eggs or a house, instead of thinking about how many dollars it costs?
 
This webinar explores an alternate way of thinking about the “cost” of any object: the effort that is “hidden” underneath a dollar bill. The session will also cover historical trends in productivity, how wealth is created in modern economies, and how  technology increases quality and decreases price over time.
 
Presenter: Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl
Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas
ACRE Scholar
 
 
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
1 hour of professional development
FREE choice of a book spotlighted in the webinar
 
Target audience: middle and high school educators
 
 
Register HERE!

START UP CULTURE: PASSION PROJECTS
Tuesday, November 17, 4:30-5:30 pm
 
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Learn about entrepreneurs who transitioned from more typical careers to starting a business that was driven by their passion! This will open doors of ideas about careers and passion for your students.
 
In one hour you can see videos of startup companies and hear from the founders. The video and webinar recordings will then be available for you to share with your students along with a Kahoot recapping knowledge from the presentation.
 
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
1 hour of professional development credit
FREE choice of a related book
 
Target audience: K-12 educators
 
Register HERE!

ECON CHALLENGE 2021
Thursday, November 19, 3:30-4:00 pm
 
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Calling all 9-12th grade Economics teachers! Join in this teacher information session to learn about the Arkansas Economics Challenge taking place VIRTUALLY in April 2021. During this session you'll learn about the learning experiences that take place throughout the event, the competition format, possible prizes for your students and yourselves, and moving forward to later stages in the competition.
 
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
.5 professional development credit
FREE classroom resource
 
Target audience: high school educators
 
Register HERE!

DECISIONS! DECISIONS!
Monday, November 23, 9:00-10:00 am
 
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How many decisions do your students make every day? Are they equipped with the skills to make informed decisions? Do they understand the costs and benefits of their alternatives? Economics is defined as "the science of decision making," and there's no better time to help students understand the decision making process than now.
 
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
1 hour of professional development
FREE choice of a resource related to the webinar
 
Target audience: PreK-12 educators
Register HERE!
 

FUN, FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS:
ECON STYLE!
Monday, November 23, 10:00-11:00 am
 
Don't miss this fast paced session where participants will discover engaging ways to assess students understanding of economic concepts. Activities such as Uh-Oh, Pass the Chicken, Quizlet Live, Answer Channel and more will be spotlighted. All participants will leave with a LiveBinder of resources.
 
Upon successful completion, each participant will receive:
1 hour of professional development certificate
FREE classroom resource
 
Target audience: PreK-12 educators

Register HERE!

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN $1,000?
Monday, November 23, 1:00-2:00 pm
 
 
This month we will be spotlighting our 5 amazing educators who are honored as being 2020 Bessie B. Moore Award Winners. Each of them will receive a celebration box including their own Bessie statue, $1,000 check and other items to celebrate them as they have gone above and beyond to integrate economics.
 
Our 2019-2020 Winners are:
Jessica Culver, Ozark School District
Jason Finney, Little Rock School District
Jamie Garmon, Pulaski County Special School District
Jennifer Malugen, Springdale School District
Jennifer Taunton, Springdale School District
 
 
How would you like to be the next winner?
 
Join us for a webinar to share the entry process.
 
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
1 hour of professional development credit
FREE classroom resource
 
Target audience: PreK-12 educators
 
Register HERE!
 

FREE GRAB AND GO COMPACT GUIDES:
ALL YOU NEED TO TEACH ECON TO ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
Monday, November 23, 2:00-3:00 pm
 
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Economics should NEVER be an "extra" box in your lesson plans. Grab and Go Econ Guides are designed to teach economics in an integrated approach to students K-6. Join us for this brief webinar, and you will qualify to receive your own set of guides!
 
Participants will receive:
Grab and Go Economics: Compact Concept Connector Guides with standards alignments
(Valued at $30.)
1 hour of ADE professional development credit
 
Register HERE!

GET INSPIRED! 
Tuesday, November 24, 9:00-10:00 am
 
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What do Madam CJ Walker, Sam Walton and Josie Natori have in common? They were all "INSPIRED" by a problem or opportunity that led them on the path to become entrepreneurs. Each share a story of how they started with very little to build successful businesses. Economics Arkansas and Stephens, Inc. have partnered to develop engaging activities for students based on short videos of these success stories. The lessons are designed to serve as a bell ringer, mini lesson or a class period lesson with extension activities.
 
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
1 hour of professional development credit
FREE classroom resource
 
Target Audience: middle and senior high educators
 
Register HERE!

'TIS THE SEASON FOR ECONOMICS
Tuesday, November 24, 10:00-11:00 am
 
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Ho, Ho, Ho! Is there a better time of year to learn economics than the holidays? This fun webinar promises to get you in the holiday spirit as you find a variety of ready to use resources to teach concepts like wants, scarcity, supply, demand, decision making and more!
 
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
1 hour of professional development credit
FREE resource for your classroom
 
Target Audience: K-6
 
Register HERE!

STUCK ON ECONOMICS
Tuesday, November 24, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Article ImageThe Band-Aid provides an inexpensive, convenient and versatile solution to an astonishing array of problems. In their history, Band-Aids have allowed millions of people to keep working or playing tennis or cooking or walking when they would otherwise have had to stop. The Band-Aid solution is actually the best kind of solution because it involves solving a problem with the minimum amount of effort and cost.
Did you know the Band-Aid was invented on September 22, 1920? Join this webinar to learn the history of this invention and others! Find ways to engage your students in problem solving opportunities that might lead to the next invention!
 
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
1 hour of professional development credit
FREE choice of a children's book spotlighted in the session
 
Target Audience: K-8 educators
 
Register HERE!
 

IT'S TIME TO GET IN THE GAME: THE STOCK MARKET GAME™
Tuesday, November 24, 1:00-2:00 pm
 
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Want to learn more about the SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game™ experience for 4th-12th grade students?
This professional development opportunity is designed to share an overview of the simulation, provide some quick tips to get started and share some wonderful funding opportunities to participate! Participants will be able to view the simulation from both the student and teacher perspective.
 
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
1 hour of professional development credit
FREE Stock Market Game resource
 
Target Audience: 4th-12th educators
 
Register HERE!

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