Economics Arkansas                                                                                     Program Tips & Tidbits
April 2019
 
ECON IN THE ROCK
Come discover economics in the Little Rock/North Little Rock area as we go on location and find economics here, there and everywhere.  Visit our event calendar at www.economicsarkansas.org to learn more.
 
SPACE IS LIMITED!
 
April 11               Cooking Up Heart Healthy Decisions
4:15-6:15 pm      AR Heart Hospital Strong Hearts Kitchen, LR
                       
April 16               The Economics of Art
4:00-6:00 pm      Thea Foundation, NLR
                      
April 24               Cooking Matters at the Store
4:00-6:00 pm      Kroger, 8415 W. Markham Street, LR
                    
April 25               Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
5:00-7:00 pm      Dickey Stephens Ballpark
                      
 
COOKING MATTERS: HEALTHY EATING ON A BUDGET!
 
Dishing up a savory lunch for PreK-12 teachers! Educators attending will be taught shopping and cooking techniques to prepare delicious, nutritious and low-cost meals for their families. They will also learn how to adapt this program for their classroom or community. The economics of decision-making and money management are key to the success of this professional development.
 
Many thanks to the Blue & You Foundation for its generous support of this program.
 
Participants will receive:
  • 6 hours of ADE approved professional development
  • Ready to use resources
  • Lunch
  • $50 stipend
June 4            Arch Ford Education Cooperative
                       Plumerville
                       8:30 am – 3:00 pm
 
June 5            Don W. Reynolds Library Serving 
                       Baxter County
                       Mountain Home
                       9:30 am – 3:30 pm
                     
June 6            Manila Middle School
                       Manila
                       9:00 am – 3:00 pm
                  
June 19          Coretta Scott King Center
                       Pine Bluff
                       9:00 am – 3:00 pm
                      
June 20          Ouachita County Cooperative 
                       Extension Office
                       Camden
                       9:00 am – 3:00 pm
                       
Registration is live! Visit  our event calendar at www.economicsarkansas.org  to register today.
SPACE IS LIMITED!
 
R.E.A.L. ECON FOR ALL CONFERENCE
 
Plans are underway for our two-day Relevant, Engaging, Activity-based Learning Econ for ALL conference.  We will offer more than 70 concurrent, outstanding sessions for PreK-12 educators. Premier experts from academia, business and industry lead a wide variety of economic and personal finance sessions. Upon successful completion, participants earn up to 12 hours of staff development and receive grade-level curriculum choices.
 
When:
July 17-18, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
 
Where:
Pinnacle View Middle School
5701 Ranch Blvd.
Little Rock, AR 72223
 
Participants will receive:
6 hours of pd credit
curriculum
$50 stipend
 
Registration information may be found here for Day 1 and here for Day 2.
 
CONNECTING EDUCATORS
TO INDUSTRY
 
 
Get connected to industry by attending one of these workshops this summer.  Geared for middle and high school educators, this day long training includes an industry panel, ready to use resources and an industry tour.
 
Information may be found at this link.
 
June 10: Russellville
June 24: Little Rock
July:       Searcy (awaiting final confirmation of date)
TBD:      Arkadelphia
 
 
 
IT'S FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH!
Check out our calendar of activities for ALL ages!
 
Click on the graphic below to access the calendar.
 
SAVINGS BANK CONTEST
 
In honor of Financial Literacy Month, we are hosting a contest! PreK-12th grade classrooms are invited to design and create an actual savings bank and snap a photo of their savings container. 

Then follow these simple steps:
 
1. Email your photo (JPG or PNG format) to acee@economicsarkansas.org.
 
2. Include the following information:
Teacher's name
School
School District
 
One entry per classroom. Deadline to submit entries is Friday, April 19.
 
All entries will be uploaded to a Facebook album.
 
Voting will occur April 26-April 29.
 
The bank photo that receives the most likes will be the winner.
 
Guess what? You will even earn some "dough" as the winning team will receive a class pizza party!
 
 
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN $1,000?
 
 Have you created a fun, unique economic or financial literacy unit for your classroom? Please consider submitting it in our Bessie B. Moore Awards Program!
 
Learn more on our website here.  
 
 Also, join us for a live webinar on April 18
 
PD AND A TOOLKIT TO TEACH ACT 480!
 
We are pleased to partner with the Arkansas Securities Department and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to provide professional development and a toolkit to teach Act 480 and Act 466, the revision to section C of Act 480.
Check out our event calendar or your local coop for dates and locations.
 
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCES
 
We are finalizing dates and locations for our summer entrepreneurship conferences. 

We will host one event in Pine Bluff on June 14 and several events in NWA. Stay tuned for dates and locations.
 
Learn more here!
 
 
ARKANSAS READS ONE BOOK
 
We are excited to share our resources for our latest elementary family financial literacy selection.
The Toothpaste Millionaire is a classic!

Your family will have fun reading and having discussions on a variety of topics including entrepreneurship, economics, personal finance and math.
 
Check out our website for more details. 

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