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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-494-7336 for more information on registration.
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Source: Jennifer Redden, 765-494-7336, firstname.lastname@example.org