National Institute in Teaching A.P. Economics

Hello Knowledge Pay$ Off Readers, Interested in teaching Economics or A.P. Economics? Currently teaching Economics or A.P. Economics? Looking for an opportunity to enhance economics content instruction? On November 1st and 2nd, 2014, the Maryland Council on Economic Education will host a National Institute in Teaching A.P. Economics at the North Baltimore Plaza Hotel in Timonium, Maryland. Experienced A.P. Readers from Minnesota, Virginia and across Maryland will share their teaching strategies, lesson plans and testing best practices. Special guest, Gary Stone, the author of the latest CEE AP Microeconomics Guide and long-time reader will share testing best practices and his approach to Micro content. The two-day institute will be held on Saturday, November 1st from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and on Sunday, November 2nd from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; minimizing the time out of the classroom and a great opportunity to hone your A.P. teaching skills! Attending teachers will receive free resources and lesson plans.

Why attend this conference? This year features the biggest test revision in 25 years! Also important to note is that there now are TWO different test dates. AP Macroeconomics testing is scheduled for THURSDAY afternoon May 14, 2015 @ 12:00 NOON and AP Microeconomics is FRIDAY May 15, 2015 @ 8 a.m. This is a vital piece of information as you plan for the year ahead. Many of you teach both classes and need to be aware of this for planning student test prep and review.

The deadline to register for the AP Conference is September 15th, 2014. Please note that we need at least TWENTY teachers to make this institute a reality! For more information, and to register, follow this link: http://www.econed.org/events/ Hope to see you there!