AP Macroeconomics CURRICULUM NIGHT WHO AM I? Originally from Baltimore, MD 12 years in various supply chain management roles B.S. Transportation and Logistics—University of Maryland at College Park M.B.A. from Marist College—Poughkeepsie, NY Ed.S. Argosy University Doctoral Student— Curriculum and Instruction—Argosy University Third year teacher WHAT WILL MY CHILD LEARN THIS YEAR? Honors • • • • • Unit 1—Fundamental Economic Concepts Unit 2—Microeconomic Concepts Unit 3—Macroeconomic Concepts Unit 4—International Economics Unit 5—Personal Finance AP Macroeconomics • • • • • • • All from Honors plus: Measurement of Economic Performance National Income and Price Determination Financial Sector Inflation, Unemployment, and Stabilization Policies Economic Growth and Productivity Open Economy: International Trade HOW WILL YOU ASSESS MY CHILD’S LEARNING? Unit essential questions DBQ essays/Gateway Prep Projects Unit tests & quizzes Homework/Classwork Participation in class lecture/discussion Collaborative group activities End of Course Test (EOCT) Assignments Classwork & Homework Projects Grade Weights Grading Scale Class Assessments Homework (5%) Classwork (15%) Quizzes (15%) 35% Summative Assessment 40% Unit Tests Weekly Quizzes Interim Assessment 5% Final Exam EOCT (final exam) A: 90 and above B: 80 – 89 C: 74 – 79 D: 70 – 73 F: 69 or below 20% HOW WILL GRADES BE DETERMINED? PLUS 10 POINTS FORMAL ASSESSMENT End of Course Test (EOCT) – State Advanced Placement Test – Administered by College Board 130 minutes 60 Multiple Choice One long and two short essays 5-pt scale **Exam is in May** HOMEWORK? YES! At a minimum, if there is no formal homework, students should be reviewing class notes and reading outlined the assigned chapters. Work on personal finance project – due October 2nd. RESOURCES? • • • • • Help is ALWAYS available by appointment. I am available most days before and after school. http://mrzittlesclassroom.pbworks.com http://www.amazon.com/MicroeconomicsMacroeconomics-2012-2013-Examinationsebook/dp/B0055Y8HRO www.reffonomics.com www.collegeboard.com HOW CAN I KEEP TRACK OF MY CHILD’S PROGRESS? Sign up for Gwinnett Parent Portal Electronic progress reports emailed every two weeks Printed Progress reports Convey concerns via e-mail or by phone Schedule a parent/teacher conference THANKS FOR COMING TONIGHT! • Please feel free to contact me at: [email protected] • www.mrzittlesclassroom.pbworks.com • http://twitter.com/mrZittle • Cell – 404-803-7810 • QUESTIONS?