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November 5, 2019
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FREE TEACHER WORKSHOP ON ENHANCING CLASSROOM EFFECTIVENESS
Award-winning Ozark teacher will offer strategies during Nov. 19 Professional Development Seminar
OZARK, AR—PreK-12 teachers are invited to attend a free workshop to learn strategies and techniques to enhance their classroom effectiveness. The workshop, “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: How Econ, Health and Wellness Impact You and Your Students,” will be offered on Nov. 19, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, at the library of the Ozark High School, 1631 Hillbilly Drive, Ozark.
Attendance is free, but pre-registration is requested at https://bit.ly/2JBaovI. Upon successful completion, participants will receive two hours of professional development credit and classroom resources.
The workshop will be taught by Jessica Culver, a teacher at Ozark High School and certified yoga instructor. Culver has won numerous awards for designing innovative projects that integrate economic, personal finance and entrepreneurship principles into the classroom curriculum. She received a 2018 Bessie B. Moore Award from Economics Arkansas for “Yoganomics,” a series of physical and mental relaxation exercises for students designed to stimulate thoughtful and sound decision-making, especially in connection with finances. The Nov. 19 workshop is based upon the series.
“As teachers, we need to take care of our physical health AND our financial health in order to perform at our best,” Culver said. “Additionally, we need to know how to share tips for being healthy, wealthy, and wise with students. This two-hour professional development will provide just that,” she added.
The workshop is suited for teachers of grades PreK-12 who are currently under contract at private or public schools.
Economics Arkansas is a private, non-profit, non-partisan educational organization. Founded in 1962, it provides PreK-12 schools with standards-based resources and professional development to teach economics, personal finance and the free enterprise system. It launched the annual Bessie B. Moore Awards program in 1995 to honor exemplary teachers for successfully integrating economic principles into the classroom.