University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Professional Development

The Moore Center has many ways of providing professional development for Arkansas teachers.


We customize programs on a given topic such as the economic dimensions of Arkansas history and bring it to your school or district. We can conduct a program on youth entrepreneurship with hands-on activities for the teachers and students. A favorite for elementary schools includes the use of children's books to teach the social studies frameworks. Globalization is a hot topic for secondary teachers. We are trained on a curriculum with excellent activities on this topic. Our programs can last from one to 35 hours.

Although we do not directly serve students, we have hosted student events that were culminating activities to semester studies on economics, personal finance or youth entrepreneurship. The list below gives you an idea of programs developed for school districts.

  • Arkansas Entrepreneurs
    Students work in groups using limited resources to produce goods to satisfy the wants of Arkansans.
  • Conference for Business Educators
    2 day conference in July for secondary business educators.
  • Economic Development: Arkansas and the World
    Program for teachers. Varies in length and depth.
  • Economic Dimensions of Arkansas
    2 hours professional development program for middle school teachers.
  • Economic Summit: Conference for Secondary Teachers
    Topics can vary. Usually held in October. Partnered with the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank Little Rock Branch.
  • Economic Symposium for Middle School Gifted Students
    4 hour program filled with community speakers culminating with a semester long project on a topic.
  • Financial Fitness for Arkansas Teachers and Students
    Online professional development or a customized program.
  • Globalization
    Program for secondary teachers of most disciplines. The program uses activities to understand the goal.
  • Immigration to Arkansas: Costs and Benefits
    2 to 4 hours program for teachers.
  • Marketplace for Youth Entrepreneurs
    Program for 9 to 15 year old students that includes technology and creative and critical thinking skills.


  • District in-service
  • Dinner seminars
  • Week or day-long workshops
  • After school
  • Curriculum consulting
  • Online professional development
  • Grade level programs

All programs based on Arkansas Frameworks and count for Arkansas Department of Education Professional Development credits.