Monday, December 21, 2009

Teaching AP Economics Tip 25

Summary: Find an institute or workshop.

The College Board has summer institutes and workshops to enhance teacher training. Click here to find the workshop closest to you.

I have attended a workshop at Triton College in Illinois that was excellent. I have also attended a micro/macro workshop at the University of Wisconsin Madison that changed the way I taught. The macro was taught my Wayne McCafferty. I also attended a week long institute at the University of Iowa with Amy Shrout. These workshops all enriched my teaching and my life.

When I attended these institutes I left for home with tons of materials. What I gained most was the enthusiasm from dedicated and energetic teachers who loved what they were doing. From these teachers, I learned how to teach.

About the Author: Mike Fladlien is an AP Economics teacher from Muscatine High School in Muscatine, IA. He is an author. Currently, Mr. Fladlien is searching for a way to teach real interest rates quickly.


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