Economics Arkansas                                                                                          Program Tips & Tidbits
January 2019
TEACHER GRANTS
 
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.
 
To learn more, visit this link. 
 
TEACHING FREE ENTERPRISE IN ARKANSAS
 
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
  • $50 stipend
  • $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.
 
Learn more at this link.
 
ARKANSAS READS ONE BOOK
 
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!
 
GARDEN GRANTS
 
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 this link for 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 found here.
The deadline to submit applications is February 1.
Start off 2019 making economic connections!
Click here to get started.
 
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What: White House. Green Building Teacher  Workshop
When:  January 10th
             4:00-6:00 pm
 
Where: Clinton Presidential  Center, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock
How: Register here!
 
The Clinton Presidential Library is affected by the government shutdown. This workshop is pending the reopening of the government. 
 
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HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN $1,000?
 
If you are engaging students in real world projects or units, then this could be you! Learn more about how you can submit an entry by joining a webinar on Thursday, January 17.

Register here.
 
HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE!!
 
 
Check out our annual report from 2018 here.
 
STOCK MARKET GAME
 
The spring session of the Stock Market Game kicks off January 28 and runs through April 18. If you wish to apply for the Donna K. Wright Scholarship to support team fees, please visit this link
The deadline to submit applications is January 18, 2019. 
 
Trainings: 
January 8:   Webinar, 3:30-4:15 pm
January 15: Training, Little Rock, 9:00 am-3:30 pm $75 substitute reimbursement available
January 17: Lunch and Learn, Little Rock, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, $25 stipend available
January 24: Webinar, 3:30-4:15 pm
 
Registration information for all trainings may be found here.
Contact Marsha (marsha@economicsarkansas.org) if you would like to set up a different webinar time.
 
 
 
Intelligence plus character...that is the goal of true education.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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