Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Teaching 21st Century Skills in AP Macroeconomics

Summary: Jason Welker's lesson plan for visualizing economic growth using Web 2.0 tools. 21st Century skills.

How do you teach in the 21st Century?

The slide, 21st Century Learning, was presented at the last in-service at Muscatine High School by Diane Campbell, Assistant Principal of the Year in Iowa.

In Jason Welker's lesson, Visualizing economic growth, I counted 10 of the skills listed on the right side of the PowerPoint slide. In addition, Mr. Welker included the use of Photo Story 3 for teaching the technology component. In this lesson, students are asked to visualize "How does economic development differ from economic growth?"

This lesson is an excellent example of teaching shifting the learning process to a learner-centered environment.

If you like this plan, there are more on his blog.

About the Author: Mike Fladlien is an AP Economics teacher from Muscatine High School in Muscatine, Iowa. He is an author blogging at Mikeroeconomics.


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