We are excited to showcase our summer events. Like many other organizations, we have moved our professional development offerings to a virtual platform this summer.
Remember to check our event calendar daily as we add new professional development opportunities.
We have planned many offerings for you to receive your 2 hours of Arkansas History professional development credit. It's been an honor to partner with the Arkansas State Parks, the Old State House, the Clinton Presidential Library and Arkansas Secretary of State's office to plan many opportunities.
Since our R.E.A.L. Econ for All Conference is virtual this summer, we have invited some of our national leaders to present. You won't want to miss this event which will be hosted Wednesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 23. You will have the opportunity to earn 1-6 hours credit each day.
If you have any suggestions for webinars you would like to see offered, please let us know. We want to serve you!
Marsha, on behalf of Economics Arkansas
FREE GRAB AND GO ECON:
COMPACT CONCEPT CONNECTOR GUIDES
Tuesday, June 2: 9:00-10:00 am
Monday, June 8: 10:00-11:00 am
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!
Upon successful completion, participants will receive: 1 hour of professional development credit
Grab and Go Economics: Compact Concept Connector Guides with standards alignments (Valued at $30.)
Come ride along as we celebrate National Bicycle Day and learn how easy it is to teach economics. Economic concepts such as economic wants, supply, demand, entrepreneurship, capital resource, human capital and more will be introduced as we pedal through a number of popular children's literature selections.
Upon successful completion, each participant will receive: 1 hour of professional development credit a bicycle children's literature selection of your choice
HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND WISE: HOW ECON, HEALTH AND WELLNESS IMPACT YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS
Thursday, June 4: 10:00-11:00 am
This webinar is full of lessons, ideas, and tips for being healthy, wealthy, and wise. With techniques for mindfulness and decision-making, ways to bring health and economics to your classroom and the teaching profession, and tips for being healthy, wealthy, and wise, participants will quickly see how economics and health are connected.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive: 1 hour of professional development credit a $10 Walmart e-gift certificate (survey must be completed by June 5 to be eligible)
Presenter: Jessica Culver, Ozark School District, Master Economics Teacher
Did you know that Friday, June 5 is National Doughnut Day? Turns out there is a lot of economics in this tasty treat!
Join us for this webinar to help learn about the economics of this industry through children's literature. Spotlighted books include The Donut Chef, If You Give a Dog a Donut?, Homer Price and The Hole Story of the Donut.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
AR HISTORY: FROM CONWAY TO CLINTON (and beyond): ARKANSAS GOVERNORS AND GOVERNMENT
Tuesday, June 9: 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Thursday, June 11: 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Are you looking for Arkansas History Professional Development?
Join Economics Arkansas, the Old State House Museum, and the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office, and the Clinton Presidential Library to celebrate Arkansas Statehood. “From Conway to Clinton (and Beyond)" is a free two hour virtual workshop connecting Arkansas Governors and Government to economic concepts.
Presenters will highlight historic content, model classroom activities, and provide information about educational programs (including virtual visits).
• The Old State House Museum - Arkansas's original State Capitol • Arkansas Governors and First Ladies • The Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office presents the Arkansas State Capitol • Voting in Arkansas • President Clinton's life in Arkansas • The Clinton Presidential Library
Upon successful completion, participants will receive: 2 hours of professional development credit
Thursday, June 11: Middle/Secondary, Register HERE!
FRAUD BASICS AND "TOP 10 INVESTMENT SCAMS"
Wednesday, June 10: 10:00-11:00 am
Don't be scammed! Join us for an informational webinar to help you spot fraud and develop strategies to defend yourself against it. Resources will be shared that are age appropriate for middle and high school students.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive: 1 hour of professional development
a classroom resource
Presenter: David George, Arkansas Securities Department
Do you know about G.U.I.D.E. for Life? This webinar will introduce you to 5 Key Principles for Personal Success as participants are intorduced to social emotional learning and the G.U.I.D.E. for Life personal competency standards developed by the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Topics include equipping students for personal and academic success, school culture, and emotional resilience/self-care strategies for educators. Plus, you will see a lot of economics in each of the principles.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive: 1 hour of professional development credit Choice of a classroom resource
Presenter: Susan Jobe, G.U.I.D.E. for Life Specialist, Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
BUILDING A SCHOOL ECONOMY BASED ON THE ESSA REPORT
Friday, June 12: 10:00-11:00 am
This webinar will take you on a wild adventure of how one school allowed the school ESSA report to become a market economy.
The economy is built on test scores, growth, attendance, classroom grades, and student ownership.
This offering will give you step by step instructions on starting a school bank and developing local bank partnerships. Participants will have access to online banking templates, school check, money, and more. This project might just land you the Bessie Moore Award.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive: 1 hour of professional development credit $10 Walmart egift card (survey must be completed by June 13 to be eligible)
Presenter: LeAnn Helms, Manila School District, Master Economics Teacher
If you love children's books, you won't want to miss this fun webinar! There are SO many books to teach econ. You might be reminded of some on your shelves that are full of econ, and you will probably discover new titles, also. Some of the books spotlighted in this session include: The Crayon Man, The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle, From Idea to Disney, and The Boo-Boos that Changed that Changed the World.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive: 1 hour of professional development credit a book of your choice from those highlighted in this session
Presenter: Lisa Taylor, Springdale School District, Master Economics Teacher
ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101: SEEKING TRUTH THROUGH CUSTOMER DISCOVERY: HOW TO QUICKLY TESTS IDEAS
Tuesday, June 16: 10:00-11:00 am
Join Amy Hopper from Winrock International as she shares great tips and techniques in the entrepreneurial process. Amy serves as a program officer working with early stage entrepreneurs.
Amy will provide an overview of the lean startup method and why it works. Then, she will take participants through a case study of Uchooze Lunchbox, a NWA startup and spotlight a great resource, Talking to Humans.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive: 1 hour of ADE Professional Development a $10 Walmart egift certificate
MAKER TO MARKET: ECONOMICS AND FINANCE IN THE KITCHEN
Friday, June 19: 1:30-2:30 pm
This professional development webinar will walk participants through the multiple stages of bringing a food product to market. This lesson is an effective way to introduce and present economic and financial principles.
Concepts include earning money through a job, making a food product to sell and purchasing a food product with money earned. Jobs include following instructions and cleaning up. There are multiple cross curricular connections and the hands-on aspect is highly engaging for students.
The concept is adaptable to all grade levels but this workshop will focus on 1st-4th grades. Includes a hands-on cooking activity doable in the classroom.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive: 1 hour of professional development credit a choice of a children's literature selection tied to the presentation
Presenters: Faith Anaya and Destiny Blair, Kids Cook!
We all know habits are formed early in life. That includes economics, which is the “science of decision making.”
Don’t miss out on this fast paced, engaging offering for teachers of young learners. This session will provide lessons tied to children’s literature introducing students to basic personal finance and economic concepts.
Participants will leave with lessons and resources ready to use in the classroom.
Upon successful completion, each participant will receive: 1 hour of professional development credit a free book tied to lessons presented
IT'S TIME TO GET IN THE GAME: THE STOCK MARKET GAME!
Wednesday, June 24: 9:00 -11:00 am
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: 2 hours of professional development credit a FREE Stock Market Game resource
FINANCIAL LITERACY RESOURCES IN THE SECONDARY CLASSROOM
Thursday, June 25: 9:00am - 12:00 pm
This virtual professional development will equip educators assigned to teach the personal finance standards in Act 480/466 whether they are embedded into Economics, Quantitative Literacy, or Personal Finance courses or into another course for current grade 9-12 students. Many FREE activities will be shared so you can build a toolkit of resources for the 2020-2021 school year.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive: 3 hours of professional development credit Financial literacy resource of your choice
Presenters: Dr. Kris Bertelsen, David George, Marsha Masters
This webinar gives an overview of different types of insurance policies. The session will explain the logic and need for insurance, the necessity of being an educated consumer of the product, and concludes with a hands-on classroom activity from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive: 1 hour of professional development $10 Walmart egift certificate (survey must be completed by June 30 to be eligible)
Target Audience: 6-12 educators
Presenter: Johnny Caststeel, Mountain Home School District