Economics: Micro and Macro
July 5 - 8, 2022
Instructor: Bruce Damasio
This course is designed as an institute for current high school teachers of AP® economics, regardless of experience level: new to AP® or an experienced teacher in AP® economics. The course will include an overview of content, course organization, selection and use of materials, test development, and a strong emphasis on methodology and teaching strategies. It will not be a week focused solely on content; time is not available to target one specific course versus another.
Participants will focus on ways to connect content to assessments and active learning. Participants will develop lessons and materials with content specific to the AP® Microeconomics and AP® Macroeconomics courses. Participants are encouraged to bring class outlines, textbooks, course syllabi, and sample lessons to share and modify. Participants will be expected to collaborate and help each other learn, listen, share and succeed. In addition, participants will discuss the agenda and expectations of the College Board®—topics from equity to expectations for the teacher and students.
Participants also will receive or get access to the latest CED materials from The College Board® and have opportunities to understand their purpose and potential use with their courses.
About the Instructor
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 is currently 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 Hartford Community College as an Adjunct Professor of Economics.
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