This course is designed as an institute for current high school teachers of AP Economics, regardless of experience level: new to AP or an experienced teacher. The course will include an overview of content, course organization, selection and use of materials, test development, and a strong emphasis on methodology and teaching strategies. It will not be a week focused solely on content; time is not available to target one area versus another. In short, this is an institute, NOT a course on either Macro or Micro. Participants will focus on ways to connect content to assessments and examples of methodology in each discipline. Participants will develop lessons and materials with content specific to the AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics courses. Participants are encouraged to bring class outlines, textbooks, course syllabi, and sample lessons to share and modify. Participants will be expected to collaborate and help each other learn, listen, share and succeed. In addition, participants will discuss the agenda and expectations of the College Board topics from equity to expectations for the teacher and students taking this course. Look forward to working with you over our time together in this institute and come ready to learn contribute to the group.


Expectation / Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the scope and sequence of both courses.
  2. Participants will learn how to vary instruction to include a variety of best practices in exploring content, methodology and assessments in both courses.
  3. Participants will become more aware of a wider variety of materials, in both print and non-print formats, to use in planning, delivering and assessing lessons for their students.

Required reading/ preparation prior to the workshop: Read and become familiar with the AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics course descriptions on AP central website


Work to be done between Day 1 and Day 4 on site: Using information and materials from the first day of the workshop, identify and be able to show in class on day 4 an area in their current assignment that benefits from day 1 work as well as an area to focus on improving during day 4 in class.


During the workshop, these procedures will be used to engage and measure student/ teacher learning outcomes:

  1. Attendees will be engaged in group, paired or individual activities to learn and explore material.
  2. Attendees will use both multiple choice and free response exam items to see how these work and can be effective teaching moments in class.
  3. Attendees will use both print and non- print materials to be engaged with and exposed to content.
  4. Attendees will reflect on ways this workshop will modify and change their design and teaching of future classes in this course.


  • AP Economics Workshop Handbook: 2015-1016 edition by The College Board
  • AP Macroeconomics Curriculum Module: 2014-2016 edition by The College Board
  • Instructor provided materials, website and visual items and activities


The faculty have been selected for their teaching expertise, creativity, innovations in teaching and experience with the AP* Program curriculum. All faculty members are endorsed and certified by the Middle Atlantic Regional Office of The College Board and have demonstrated a commitment to excellence that is second to none.


  • Classes are scheduled from Tuesday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Class check-in begins at 7 a.m. with as brief orientation at 7:20 a.m.
  • Participants receive a catered lunch Tuesday – Thursday.
  • Morning and afternoon coffee/snack breaks are provided each day.


Instructors encourage sharing among participants that will enhance the knowledge and skills of all participants for effective teaching. The opportunity to exchange and communicate with instructors and colleagues within the Middle Atlantic Region and beyond is a valued support resource for the entire school year.


Questions/concerns about your particular course can be addressed by going to course description and clicking on the instructor’s name. You will then be able to e-mail the instructor. Any problems call the Lewes AP* Summer Institute office at 302-644-0277.

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