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Professional Development Workshops

Fall 2021 Professional Development Opportunities

Let’s Talk Trade!

September 13, 3:30-4:30pm

Virtual

Why do people trade? How, though our continents are divided by various natural geographies, have we developed systems to trade globally? Has technology influenced how we trade? Attend this professional development webinar to learn about materials you can use to discuss trade in your social studies classes using reading discussions, podcasts, videos, and hands-on activities.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtdOytqTIvHtWk3LuQ6uH7WJVutwUD29ZI 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Teaching Financial Education for Success

September 22, 4:00 – 5:00pm

Virtual

How can learning sciences help us take financial education to the next level? This session will discuss a) what learning sciences tell us about effective financial education, and b) research-based strategies to make financial education more effective for students. We will discuss the gaps in current approaches to financial education, including the lack of comprehensive, research-based, and flexible instructional tools. Participants will leave with strategies and resources to better affect knowledge, attitudes, and behavior change in students. Participants will be able to view a sample of the finEDge financial education curriculum and learn how they can participate in a nationwide cohort and receive materials and training at no cost.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrcemtqTIpHdSPhLl3MuapVO5ycG3sq3or 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Retirement Planning for Educators

October 19, 3:30-4:30pm

Virtual

Retirement. We daydream about it in our 30’s, joke about it in our 40’s, get serious about it in our 50’s, and count down the days in our 60’s, but what does retirement actually mean?  In this webinar we will discuss the aspirations and struggles while we plan for retirement, both financially and personally.  Family, hobbies, travel, health.. It is all a part of the “retirement package” and we will discuss how you can find success and freedom in your retirement.

Leading this webinar is Mary Beth Groce, a native of Hickory Ridge, AR where she grew up on her grandfather’s rice and soybean farm.  She graduated high school with honors from Cross County High School, and then went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science from UCA, and her master’s degree in Human and Environmental Sciences from the University of Arkansas.  She has been with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Research and Extension for the last 7 years teaching the community best practices as it relates to financial management, family life, food safety and preservation, health, nutrition, and more.

The goal of Extension is to present factual, research-based information to Arkansans to help them better their lives in very practical ways, and Mary Beth loves that about what she does.

Register for this training here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsde-hpj0jHtzaep3uq1wH1X-cpaSYqNRe

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Banking Basics for Students

October 28, 3:30 pm & November 9, 4:00 pm

Virtual

Regions Bank strives to provide all individuals with the guidance they need to reach financial goals. At this seminar, educators can learn ways to teach and discuss the practical, day-to-day financial fundamentals that are designed to help young adults embrace their futures. Attend to receive professional development credit & free resources to take back to your classrooms!

CLICK HERE to register for the October 28 training or CLICK HERE to register for the November 9 training.


Please contact Terra Aquia at tvotaw@uca.edu for more information about upcoming professional development workshops. 
Professional Development credits at ACRE educational workshops are provided through a partnership with Arkansas’s Council for Economic Education, Economics Arkansas.