January 5, 2016  

Free classroom business workshop open to K-8 teachers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Jan. 14 workshop at Purdue will focus on how to start a classroom business. The free workshop will provide teachers step-by-step instructions on creating a student business applying Indiana social studies, math and language arts standards.

Sponsored by the Purdue Center for Economics Education, the session is open to teachers in grades K-8. Teachers will receive curriculum materials and six professional growth points.

The training is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Morgan D. Burton Center for Entrepreneurship, 1201 W. State St.

Registration deadline is Friday (Jan. 8). Online registration is available at http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/centers/pcee/materials-and-programs/home.php. Click on "Teacher Workshop" link.

Workshop attendees will receive the following:

* $200 for project materials and supplies to launch a classroom business (reimbursed).

* Training from Purdue University economic educators.

* Pay for substitute teachers (up to $80 for each teacher).

* "Economics and Entrepreneurship: Operating a Classroom Business in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom" book.

* 22 posters from kidseconposters.com

* "Herschel's World of Economics: Herschel Goes into Business" DVD.

* Continental breakfast and lunch.

Contact Jennifer Redden at jredden@purdue.edu or 765-494-7336 for more information on registration.   

News service contact: John Hughey, 765-494-2432, hugheyj@purdue.edu

Source: Jennifer Redden, 765-494-7336, jredden@purdue.edu 

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