ECONOMICS - Cancelled for 2021, will return in 2022

Sue Weaver
rhsecon@yahoo.com
Sue Weaver was a teacher at King’s Academy in Madaba, Jordan, teaching both the AP Macroeconomics and Microeconomics courses from 2013 to 2018. She retired from teaching at Ramona High School in Ramona, California after 29 years where she developed the AP Economics program and was a member of the Palomar College Faculty in San Marcos, California, where she taught the Introduction to Economics course, the Macroeconomics course and the Microeconomics course. She had been a grader for the AP Economics Exam since 1997, having graded both Micro and Macro exams. She has received the Foundation for Teaching Economics National Teacher of the Year Award and been honored by the California Council of Economic Education as the California State Economics Teacher of the year. Sue is a consultant for the College Board and the International branch of the College Board, conducting one day workshops, two day international workshops and week-long institutes at various colleges in California and internationally. She is the co-founder of CASET (The California Association of School Economics Teachers) and has presented at the CASET Conferences and as well as workshops offered by the Federal Reserve.
AP* Seminars Silicon Valley Online
July 26-30, 2021 
Course Description 
 
The Summer Institute is designed to present an overview of both the Microeconomics and Macroeconomics Courses. The week will begin with general information about the College Board*, its website, resources and expectations for the course itself. The course will begin by looking at the basic concepts covered in both the Microeconomics and Macroeconomics course. Microeconomics will be covered first, focusing on individual markets and how consumers and producers interact with supply and demand in both the product and factor markets. The theory of the firm will discuss both perfect and imperfect competition. A transition will be made to Macroeconomics as teachers look at the principles of the economic system as a whole. Special focus will be on national income and price determination and how economic problems are solved via Fiscal and Monetary Policies. Teachers will be able to participate in interactive lessons that enhance student learning of both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics concepts. Teachers will also be engaged in the process of grading Free Response Questions and be able to apply the College Board* Rubrics to exams that have been released by the College Board*.
 
Distance learning will be delivered both synchronously and asynchronously. Participants will also have the opportunity to receive individual feedback during virtual office hours. Mornings will be focused on course content and using the CED study guides for course pacing. Afternoons will involve individual work as participants develop lesson plans and complete “student type” worksheets.
 
Technology: Instruction will be delivered through Zoom. Materials will be shared through Dropbox and access to a printer would be helpful since participants will have a “hands on” experience in completing worksheets that can be used in their classroom.

What to bring: Participants should have the texts they will utilize in their AP Economics classroom. Participants will be able to develop a calendar and lesson plans for the coming year. Course descriptions will be provided in hard copy format, but in order to access the CED's online, prior approval from the district AP coordinator and college board approval will be helpful. 

Goals:
• To investigate the Course and Exam Description (CED) of the AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics courses
• To align the Economics CEDs with classroom practices
•To develop lesson plans that can be used in the classroom
• To network with colleagues and learn from each other.
•To gain access to course resources

Agenda: 
 
Day 1
   • Introduction to CED materials
• Equity and Access
• Create calendar
• Develop Lesson Plans Unit 1 Macro and Unit 1Micro
 
Day 2: Questions from Day 1 and sharing lesson plans
• Micro: Marginal Utility, Unit 2 Supply and Demand, Unit 3 Theory of the firm, Perfect Competition
• Supply and Demand Video ( Market in Computer Chips)
• Writing FRQs and grading
• Homework worksheet on shifts of supply and demand, Theory of the firm
• Develop Unit Lesson Plans on Microeconomics Unit 2 and 3

Day 3: Questions from Day 2, looking at the homework worksheets and sharing lesson plans
• Microeconomics:Theory of the Firm (cont) Unit 4
• Monopoly models
• Oligopoly
• Factor Market Unit 5
• Market Failures Unit 6
• Develop Unit Lesson Plans Unit 4, 5 and 6 and complete student activity worksheets
 
Day 4: Questions from Day 3, looking at the homework worksheets and sharing lesson plans 
• Macroeconomics: Economic Indicators Unit 2
• Aggregate Supply and Demand Unit 3
• Loanable Funds Market Unit 4
•Federal Reserve and Money Market Unit 4
•Develop Unit Lesson Plans Unit 2, 3 and 4 and complete student activity worksheets
  
Day 5: Questions from Day 4 looking at the homework sheets and sharing lesson plans
• Stabilization Policies Unit 5
• International Markets Unit 6
• Review Comparative Advantage
• Video: Interactive Exchange Rate
• Look back at 2019 Exam FRQs