Economically, Arkansas presents a puzzling paradox: A rural, impoverished state, it typically ranks near the bottom of all U.S. states in terms of economic output and personal income. Yet it is also home to entrepreneur giants such as Sam M. Walton, J.B and Johnelle Hunt, Don Tyson, Patti Upton, William T. Dillard, and Ernest Joshua.
Increasing the economic literacy of Arkansas K-12 students will empower them with the skills and knowledge to consider becoming an entrepreneur in the future. We want to “feed the seeds” of entrepreneurship, which will give students real life skills to consider starting a business in the future!
Sessions will include: Entrepreneurship lessons by grade band, information about entrepreneurship competitions for students, Entrepreneurship in Arkansas, Arkansas Entrepreneurs sharing their experiences, Social Entrepreneurship, and many more.
Upon successful completion participants will receive:
- Six hours of ADE Certified Professional Development
- Grade level appropriate curriculum selection from the Curriculum Store
- $50 stipend
- Standards-based instruction
- Networking opportunities
Registration fee: $25.00 (Fee is refundable to teachers from Economics Arkansas partner school systems upon successful completion of the workshop or if cancellation is received two weeks prior to the day of the workshop.)