Monthly Update from Economics Arkansas
November 2017
AND THE BESSIE GOES TO...
 
The Bessie B. Moore Awards Program recognizes Arkansas teachers who go "above and beyond" with innovative approaches to teaching economics and personal finance.
 
Our 2017 winners are....
 
*Kimberly Been and Kimberly Daws, Fort Smith School District
*Ann Taylor and Jo Anne Williams, Bentonville School   District
*Kathryn Robinson, Fort Smith School District
*Juanita Harris, Texarkana School District
*Allyson Goodin, Jonesboro School District
*Lindsay Griffin and Melissa West, Greenbrier School   District
*Jennifer Howald and Samantha Rodebush, Fort Smith School District
 
These outstanding educators will be honored November 15 at the Great Hall of the Clinton Library in LIttle Rock. They will receive their own "Bessie"  award and a cash prize!
 
Learn more at this link.
 
We are currently revising the application process for this program. 
 
Stay tuned for more details!
ECONOMICS ARKANSAS TEACHER GRANT PROGRAM
 
Do you have a creative approach to teaching economics, personal finance or entrepreneurship? Would funding help make that creative idea a reality?
 
Consider applying for a grant of up to $500 through our teacher grant program. Applications are due December 1st.
 
The grant application and scoring rubric may be found here
                                
BECOME AN ECO DETECTIVE:
ECONOMICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT WORKSHOP
 
Don't miss out on this exciting one day workshop that is designed to provide middle and high school teachers with engaging activities that introduce the basics of environmental economics. You will leave with classroom tested activities and ready to use curriculum.
 
Register today as space is limited!
 
When:   Tuesday, December 5, 2017
             9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where:  Little Rock
 
Participants will receive 6 hours of pd credit, lunch, snacks and curriculum.
 
A $75 substitute reimbursement is available.
 
For more information, visit this link.
 
BE PRO BE PROUD
 
Has the Be Pro Be Proud mobile unit visited your middle school or high school in your district? If not, what are you waiting for?
 
Be Pro Be Proud is a program launched by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce to spread the word about the skills gap in our state. Hands on simulations will give your students a chance to see if these careers might be of interest to them.
 
To schedule a visit, complete the information at this link
                   
ECON FOR ALL SEASONS
 
Teach economics throughout the year with lesson plans and connections for each season.
 
Check them out at this link.
 
            
ARKANSAS READS ONE BOOK
 
Are you aware of this K-5 family financial literacy project that is popping up around the state? 
 
Learn more at this link
Contact us if your district would like more information. 
 
      
  ECONOMICS & AR STATE PARKS: IT'S A NATURAL! 
 
There are many natural connections with economics and our 52 state parks.
 
The Arkansas Humanities Council is providing grants to allow your students to visit a park this school year.
 
Discover more at this link
 
          
 
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NATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES
 
Check out the Council for Economic Education's fall and winter webinar series.
 
There are webinars for all grade levels and may be accessed by viewing this link.
 
JUST A THOUGHT:
Every child needs at least one adult who is irrationally crazy
about him or her.
 Just
 
 

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