The Advanced Placement Macroeconomics for Experienced educators will focus on the needs of the participants and will update you on the current trends of the 2017 exam results.
As the group identifies areas of need such as absolute and comparative advantage, currency markets, the flow of funds in the loanable funds market, fiscal policy and debt and monetary policy, we will use exam questions and the results of the most current exam to enhance teaching practices. During the four days, the course will review the traditional topics the exam covers and introduce new information to help experienced teachers deliver content to their own classroom. We will work collaboratively and share best practices. There will be some time in a computer lab but please bring your own laptop or tablet to enhance the time and productivity. Please come with your best ideas too. Many times students in the APSI will share an idea and the whole group will take home a “new” idea.
Nora Seager has taught for the last 20 years. She considers herself lucky to be allowed to teach every year in economics. She has a BA in Economics and worked as a CPA before changing careers and entering the teaching profession. She has taught Advanced Placement for 17 years. She has been an exam reader for 13 years and within those years moved up to leadership for seven. This is her second year serving as a consultant and working with teachers. Currently, she teaches four sections each semester of macroeconomics at University High School located in Irvine, CA. Additionally, she serves as a Board member of the California Association of School Economic Teachers (CASET). Another area of professional development comes from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Educator Advisory Group in 2015. She hopes to help you learn about the content but also the amazing resource the College Board can be for your course and your personal career goals.