I am teaching a hybrid AP Microeconomics course this spring. This is the first of three posts describing my experience teaching this course. The first is the basics about the course. Attached is a FAQ that I sent to students before the class began.
About the Course: AP Microeconomics
- This is a one-semester course.
- It is a hybrid course where students meet once every six school days and complete online readings, activities, and assessments.
- The goal was to add the opportunity for students to fit the course into their schedule and to add the flexibility to students’ workload.
- Students are expected to complete about an hour’s worth of work each day (equivalent of 40 minute class plus 20 minute homework).
- Students use the Learning Management System Canvas.
- Students read from Mankiw’s Principles of Economics textbook.
- Students complete workbook activities from Stone’s AP Microeconomics Resource Manual.
- Students meet in small groups in occasionally non-traditional locations (ie. library or breakout room)
- The schedule was challenging to coordinate everyone’s availability, given that we did not have a dedicated meeting time.
- There are five major resources that we use:
- Videos (short bursts of information)
- Textbook (longer and more theoretical)
- Workbook & Handouts (focusing on mechanics)
- Class (connecting dots and filling in the blanks)
- Discussion Board (with threaded answers to questions, both conceptual and vocabulary)
- Students take online quizzes to test for basic comprehension and completion
- Students take in-person quizzes and tests by scheduling a convenient time.