Participants of the summer institute explore the AP Economics curriculum, including both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. This workshop will focus on identifying the content of both AP Economics exams as well as approaches to teaching the course content and preparing students for the exams. The workshop is appropriate for both new and experienced teachers.
A discussion of recent or potential changes to the exams and a mock exam grading will be included. We will review the 2017 AP Economics Exams using the grading standards applied at the 2017 AP Economics Readings. Opportunities for participant sharing of best-practices concerning content, pedagogy and use of technology will be included. Discussion will include equity, access and preparation needed for students and teachers in the AP Economics courses.
Dr. Margaret Ray is a Professor and Chair of Economics at the University of Mary Washington, and the Director of the UMW Center for Economic Education. She was previously an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. In addition, she is certified to teach K-12 Social Studies and has a Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She lives on a horse farm in Fredericksburg Virginia with her two daughters.
Margaret has been involved with AP economics for over 20 years, in a variety of capacities including;
For over 15 years, Dr. Ray has conducted professional development workshops for AP Economics teachers across the United States (and in several other countries). She emphasizes an active learning approach in both her AP courses and her teacher workshops and tailors each workshop agenda based on the background and needs of participants.