July 8 - July 12
This course is designed for high school teachers of AP Economics, regardless of your experience level: new to AP or a veteran teacher. The course will include content coverage, course organization, selection and use of materials, test development, and a strong emphasis on methodology and teaching strategies. Participants will develop lessons and materials with content specifics for micro and macro needs for classroom use. Teachers are encouraged to bring class outlines, textbooks, course syllabi, and sample lessons to share and modify.
Bruce Damasio has been a reader for the AP Economics Exam from 1989 to 2009 and conducts numerous training sessions for teachers across the mid-Atlantic region and nation. He had taught for 28 years at Liberty High School in Maryland and was department chair for social studies for 25 of those years. He currently is the past president of GATE, an organization for economics teachers worldwide, and is a two-time board member of the National Council for the Social Studies, as well as a past president of the Maryland Council for the Social Studies. Since 1991, Bruce has worked with the Maryland Council for Economic Education as a teacher trainer and is currently teaching at Towson University in the M.A.T. program and with social studies methods classes.
"Well-taught, well-planned, practical and completely worthwhile."
–Gregg Zogby, Wellington C. Mepham High School, Bellmore, NY
"Outstanding, best professional development workshop in 10 years."
–Mark Kautzman, Kenston High School, Chagrin Falls, OH
"There was an excellent institute because of both the instructor and facility."
–Gabriel A. Tanglao, Bergenfield High School, Bergenfield, NJ
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