We are accepting grant applications for our spring teacher grant cycle. You may request up to $500 to purchase materials, consumables or offset field trip expenses to make economics or financial literacy come to life in your classroom. Remember to make the economics strong!
Deadline to submit applications is January 14, 2019, and grants will be awarded by January 30.
The Arkansas Center for Research in Economics and Economics Arkansas will be hosting a free high school teacher training Saturday, January 26 in Hot Springs. Geared for 9th-12th grade economics teachers, the day will be filled with lectures, activities and Q and A sessions.
Participants will receive:
6 hours of professional development credit
Lesson plans and activity kits
$25 gift card for classroom supplies
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Travel stipends are available for those traveling from counties outside the training area.
Register by Friday, January 11, 2019 to be entered to win a $50 gift card for classroom supplies.
Thank you to all who have participated in our K-5 Arkansas Reads One Book Initiative. Our spring book is a classic...The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill.
Stay tuned for resources!
Farm Bureau's Arkansas Ag in the Classroom is offering outdoor classroom garden mini-grants to schools. The goal is to help students learn the role agriculture plays in the everyday environment. Up to $500 will be awarded to new gardens, and up to $250 will be awarded for on-going garden projects.Apply now while funding is available.Check out thislinkfor more details.
ATTENTION MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS
Thanks to a partnership with the National WWII Museum, Stephens, Inc. and Economics Arkansas, one Arkansas educator will be selected for the 2019-2020 National WWII Summer Teacher Institute. This great opportunity will allow the selected teacher to attend a week long training this summer at the museum in New Orleans. After sharing resources from the institute and economic connections with other Arkansas teachers throughout the 2019-2020 school year, the selected educator will travel abroad the next summer for a second phase of the training.
All the details of the application may be foundhere.
The deadline to submit applications is February 1.