Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Powell Center for Economic Literacy

Summary: Call for lessons.

The Powell Center for Economic Literacy and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond are looking for a few GREAT teachers to participate in the expert teacher panel at the 2010 International Teachers' Conference for Advanced Placement Economics, taking place in Richmond, Virginia on November 14-16, 2010. Please review the criteria below and submit your teaching ideas, lessons and/or activities to address one of the following "tough topics to teach".
Microeconomics:Monopolistic competitionSubsidiesDemand price elasticity
Macroeconomics:Economic growthCapital formationReserve requirementsMoney supplyReal wages
Monetary policy and inflation:Phillips CurveReserve requirementsUnemploymentEach Proposal Must Include:•- Title of your presentation.- Area(s) of interest or concepts discussed (related to at least one of the desired topics).- 300-500 word description of how you teach this concept in your classroom.•- Feedback from your students about this lesson / activity.- A copy of the lesson plan / activity / handouts (including all categories in the Powell Center lesson template; see Indicate if the lesson has received any awards or if it has been published.•
Teachers who are selected to sit on the panel will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Richmond for the conference (including registration). Hurry! All proposals must be received by Friday, June 4, for consideration. Please send proposals to Jenn Cornell at> or 804-741-2806 with any questions.

About the Author: Mike Fladlien is an AP Economics teacher from Muscatine High School in Muscatine, IA. He is an author, and also publishes the Mikeroeconomics and iMacroeconomics VB blogs.


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