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Due to low enrollment we have canceled the 2013 AP* Economics class.  Please check back next year.

AP* Economics

We are pleased to welcome James Chasey to the 2013 AP* Summer Institute at PLU!

Registration is Now Open - Register before June 1 to get Early Bird Price!

James Chasey received his BA from Purdue University, his MA from the University of Illinois, and studied in the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago as the Christa McAuliffe Fellow for the State of Illinois. He has taught economics in high school from 1969-2002, and economics part-time in college since 1985. He has enjoyed the privilege of being a grader, and a table leader in AP* Economics, since 1996. Among his favorite professional activities are presenting at numerous one-day workshops and week-long summer institutes for AP* Economics. He is married and has two children, one of whom is teaching AP* Psychology. Mr. Chasey has written numerous works specifically for use in the teaching of AP* Economics.

Course Description

AP* Economics Summer Institutes are designed to prepare teachers to teach AP* economics or improve the skills of those presently teaching AP* economics. These summer institutes provide a concentrated four immersion in AP* economics. The following agenda will be used for the Pacific Lutheran University summer institute during July 9-12, 20132

Day 1

1. Meet and greet participants.

2. Introduction to workshop and expectations.

3. Content specific session on Microeconomics with emphasis on basic materials to be covered in an AP*Microeconomics course.

4. Interactive session on AP* Microeconomics covering:

A. Course description

B. Creating a syllabus for your specific course

C. Resources available to teachers

D. Review of available:

i. textbooks

ii. workbooks

iii. testing materials

iv. games and simulations

v. outside reading

vi. projects

5. Sharing of ideas and best practices

Day 2

1. Question and answer session to follow up activities from Day 1.

2. Introduction to free response style questions.

3. Examination of previously released Free ResponseMicroeconomics questions.

4. Introduction to rubric style grading in AP*Microeconomics.

5. Practice grading of actual previously released AP* free response Microeconomics examinations.

6. Question and answer session to summarize Day 1 and Day 2 work on AP* Microeconomics.

Day 3

1. Content specific session with emphasis on new materials to be covered in the AP* Microeconomics course.

2. Discussion of post-workshop activities to stay current in teaching AP* Microeconomics.

3. Wrap upMicroeconomics with question and answer session including sharing of best practices.

4. Interactive session on Macroeconomics covering:

A  Course description

B. Creating a syllabus for your specific course

C. Resources available to teachers

D. Review of available:

i. textbooks

ii. workbooks

vii. testing materials

viii. games and simulations

ix. outside reading

x. projects

5. Sharing of ideas and best practices

Day 4

1. Question and answer session to follow up activities from Day 3.

2. Examination of previously released Free Response Macroeconomics questions.

3. Introduction to rubric style grading in AP* Macroeconomics.

4. Practice grading of actual previously released AP* Macroeconomics free response examinations.

5. Question and answer session to summarize Day 3 and Day 4 work on AP* Macroeconomics.

6. Discussion of post-workshop activities to stay current in teaching AP* Macroeconomics.

7. Sharing of ideas and best practices

8. Discussion and evaluation of AP* Economics workshop

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