Economics: Micro and Macro
Instructor: Bruce Damasio
This is a five-day workshop institute structured to support AP® economics teachers, both veterans and those new to this material. We will cover both courses in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics during the time we have together at Fordham. It should be noted that this is a summer institute and not a full course in either of these areas.
We will cover a wide variety of content, methodology and assessments while focusing on student-centered learning. Attending teachers will be expected to work together with others in the class and are encouraged to bring samples of their work, tests and materials to share as well. A major portion of our workshop will be devoted to planning for your year to come and working with sample materials from the AP® economics exams.
About the Instructor
Bruce Damasio was 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 taught for 28 years at Liberty High School in Maryland and was social studies department chair for 25 of those years.
He is also current past president of the Global Association of Teachers of Economics (GATE), an organization for economics teachers worldwide, and is a two-time board member of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), as well as a past president of the Maryland Council for the Social Studies (MCSS).
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.
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