Professional Development Workshops


ACRE participates in several professional development workshops throughout the academic year. At these workshops, teachers hear lectures on a variety of economic topics, participate in Q&A sessions with experts in the field, and take home new lesson plans and activity kits for their classes.

Summer 2021 Professional Development Opportunities

Commemorating History: 100 years After the Tulsa Race Massacre

Saturday, June 5 9:00am – 4:30pm

McCastlain Ballroom – University of Central Arkansas

In Person

The Tulsa Race Massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921 in the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This in-person professional development workshop will feature speakers from the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum and the Arkansas State Archives as teachers learn the historical context of the Tulsa Massacre and what work is still done today to commemorate the history in that area. Teachers will also learn about similar historical accounts in Arkansas and learn strategies for teaching students using primary sources collections, photographs, newspapers, and audio transcripts that are available through the Tulsa MuseumArkansas Archives and more. Attending teachers will receive professional development credit as well as many resources and additional materials to take back to their classrooms.

Social distancing measures will be in place for this event. Face masks are highly encouraged and face masks and sanitizer will be provided throughout the event.

All meals will be provided and mileage reimbursements are available to teachers traveling in from outside Faulkner county. There are limited spaces available for this training and registration is open now! Register by clicking here.

Teaching Across Social Studies Classrooms: Standards Tailored Resources for You

Monday, June 21 & Wednesday, July 7

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Virtual

During this session, learn about the curriculums, professional development workshops, and student and educator opportunities available through the Arkansas Center for Research in Economics at the University of Central Arkansas. Teachers will receive a variety of free resources and discuss with other educators how to teach concepts across the social studies content area. Register for the June 21 session here or the July 7 session here.

Financial Literacy at Your Fingertips

Wednesday, July 14

8:30 am –11:30 am

Virtual

Are you looking for resources to bring financial literacy into your middle and high school classroom? Don’t miss this session as you will discover many turnkey resources that are FREE for your classroom and promises to engage students as they learn critical concepts for life! Register here.

REAL Econ For All Conference

Wednesday, July 21 – Thursday July 22

Various Times

Virtual

The 2021 R.E.A.L Econ for All Conference, hosted annually by Economics Arkansas, will be a VIRTUAL event this year. Join educators and education partners from all around the state in two full days of enriching professional development. Hear content overviews, participate in activities and simulations, and network with fellow Arkansas Educators. Planning for this event is underway and full details and registration information can be found on the Economics Arkansas website.

Personal Finance Day at UCA

August 14 9:00am – 4:30pm

Location: UCA College of Business

In-Person

Are you teaching personal finance, quantitative literacy, economics, or another class that embeds Arkansas Personal Finance standards? Join us at the University of Central Arkansas to learn a variety of new teaching strategies, receive free resources, and network with educators and educational partners from around the state. 

Social distancing measures will be in place for this event. Face masks are highly encouraged and face masks and sanitizer will be provided throughout the event.

All meals will be provided and mileage reimbursements are available to teachers traveling in from outside Faulkner county. There are limited spaces available for this training. Reach out to Terra Aquia at tvotaw@uca.edu with any questions. Register by clicking here!


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.