Economics

29 spaces available (2/24/15)

Offered June 15-18, 2015

For new and experienced AP teachers

Syllabus for 2015 will be posted as soon as available.

In the interim, please review syllabus from previous summer to get a feel for what to expect from the course.

Course Description

This session is a combined session that focuses on the needs of both inexperienced and experienced AP Economics: Macro & Micro teachers.

The workshop provides information, tools, and strategies you need to build successful AP Programs in your school. Through the Institute, you will strengthen your own professional skills and learn techniques to help students prepare for and connect with college.

Consultant: Wayne McCaffery

Wayne has taught economics for 35 years, most at Stevens Point Area Senior High in Wisconsin.  He first worked for the College Board as a Field Representative in 1993 and has often been a Reader for the AP* Macro exam. Besides presenting at the College Board’s one and two day programs, this will be Wayne’s 14th year presenting at an Advanced Placement* Summer Institute.  Wayne was for 12 years a director of one of the world’s largest pension plans serving as chair of both Audit, and Benchmark Committees. He has been a participant in a National Science Foundation grant designed to enhance economics instruction and has been approved for the Fulbright Teacher Exchange. In 2010 Wayne wrote a module for the College Board about Money and Banking. This past year he was employed to rewrite the teacher’s manual to a major economics textbook. You may already know him as “wayne iNWI”, a frequent contributor to the electronic discussion group run by the College Board.