Economics Arkansas                                                                                     Program Tips & Tidbits
May 2019
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.
 
Each day, participants will receive:
6 hours of professional development credit
curriculum
$50 stipend
When:
July 17-18, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
 
Where:
Pinnacle View Middle School
5701 Ranch Blvd.
Little Rock, AR 72223
 
Registration information may be found here for Day 1 and here for Day 2.
 
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 professional development
Ready to use resources
Lunch
$50 stipend
 
June 5     Don W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County
                Mountain Home
                9:30 am – 3:30 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
                       
Visit our event calendar to register today. 
 
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.
 
Coop Locations:
June 3: Helena/West Helena
June 10: Branch
June 10:  Walnut Ridge
June 17:  Hope
June 19:  Monticello
June 24:  Camden
June 27:  Harrison
June 28:  Plumerville
July 22:    Beebe
August 1: Harrisburg
 
Register through ESC Works or find more information here.
 
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.
 
Participants will receive:
6 hours of professional development
Curriculum
Lunch
$50 stipend
 
Information may be found at this link.
 
Locations:
June 10: Russellville
June 24: Little Rock
July 25: Searcy
TBD:  Arkadelphia
 
ECON OF SPORTS
According to a recent Sports Illustrated article, 60% of former NBA players are financially broke within five years of retirement. In addition, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress within 2 years of retiring.
 
This workshop will focus on the relationship between economics and the world of sports. Teachers will leave with engaging lessons for teaching economics through the lens of sports.
 
Participants will receive:
6 hours of professional development
Curriculum
Lunch
$50 stipend
 
Friday, July 19th
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame
3 Verizon Arena Way
North Little Rock
 
Don't delay. Register today at this link.
 
LIONS, TIGERS, ECON...OH, MY!
 
Everyone loves to visit the zoo, but have you ever stopped to consider all the economic connections there? This day long workshop will allow you to do just that as you participate in and leave with ready to use resources.

Participants will receive:
5.5 hours of professional development
Curriculum
Lunch
$50 stipend


When: Thursday, August 1
            9:00 am -3:00 pm
 
Where: Little Rock Zoo
            1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205
 
How:    Register here.
 
Target Audience: Elementary teachers
 
DIGGING INTO ECONOMICS
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Come discover economics at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park. Learn about the economic impact of Arkansas' state parks on our local and state economies, dig up some great resources and leave with ready to use economics lessons.

Participants will receive:
6 hours of professional development
Curriculum
Lunch
$50 stipend
 
Join us on July 24 from 8:30 am -3:30 pm by registering
 
GRAB & GO:
COMPACT CONCEPT CONNECTORS
These are a MUST HAVE for an elementary teacher! Ready to use, standards based lessons and activities that tell the story of economics.
 
Register here for a training this summer to receive your own set.
 
Coop locations:
June 7: Branch
June 11: Helena/ W. Helena
June 13: Beebe
June 17: Morrilton
July 8: Harrison
 
 
GET INSPIRED!
 
What do Madam CJ Walker, Sam Walton and Josie Natori have in common? They were all "inspired" by a problem or opportunity that led them on a path to become entrepreneurs. Each have a story of how they started with very little to build successful businesses. 

Join us for trainings this summer and leave with ready to use lessons for your classrooms!
 
Coop Locations:
June 6: Camden
June 17: Plumerville
June 17: Farmington
June 18: Monticello
June 27: Harrison
 
Find our more details on our event calendar.
 
IT'S TIME TO GET IN THE GAME: THE STOCK MARKET GAME™!
 
 Want your students to experience a project based learning experience that has them engaged as they build an investment portfolio? Want your students to learn how current events affect the market and how to research to make informed decisions about their financial investments? Then The Stock Market Game™ program is for you!
 
Coop Locations:
June 11: Branch
June 20: Monticello
July 1: Plumerville
July 9: Beebe
July 10: Hope
 
Check out our event calendar for more details.
 
 
EDUCATOR'S INNOVATION LAB
 
The impetus behind the Innovation Lab is to give teachers a platform to identify and analyze real-world problems and collaborate with their colleagues to conceptualize tangible solutions. 
 
HOW? The Innovation Lab guides teachers through an intensive workshop in which they learn the fundamentals of how to identify entrepreneurship processes to solve problems faced in education. Teachers will work in teams to solve those problems, build their social networks with other teachers and formulate and present final presentations.
 
Don't delay in registering for our June 14th workshop at Arkansas River Education Coop in Pine Bluff.
 
Registration is live here.
 
 
 
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