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  1. Warren Central HighEconomics Program Presentation for ELITE Conference 2004 Susan Thomison & Debbie Jones

  2. WCHS Profile • Student Population 1,029 • 34% Economically Disadvantaged • 9% English as a Second Language • 12% Special Education Ethnicity • 15% African American • 2.6% Asian • 2% Hispanic • 4% Other

  3. Econ at WCHS • Taught as an interdisciplinary course since 1998 • Government Economics is a required course for Sophomores. • On block scheduling students spend ½ semester in each course (Govt./Econ.) • STEPS and Economics CC used to design course. • Business teachers teach the economics portion • 3 Business Teachers are Highly Qualified Teachers in SS-per NCLB

  4. 2004/2005 School Year • Hybrid Schedule implemented Rationale: Students in core content courses when taking KCCT • Econ and Govt will meet for 45 minutes each day all year. Econ will meet one semester and Govt the other. • Restructuring of Econ course schedule, syllabus, teaching methods • Honors & ESL Econ will be offered • New Material opportunities • NCLB

  5. Curriculum • Junior Achievement Text-Free!! • Junior Achievement Study Guide • Junior Achievement Applied Economics Consultant • Junior Achievement Test Bank • Entrepreneurs in Kentucky • Focus on Personal Economics

  6. Curriculum • Play Do Economics-Calculate GDP! • Financial Fitness for Life • Learning from the Market • Federal Reserve Material “Inside the FED”-Monetary Policy www.stlouisfed.org Inflation Comic Book

  7. WCHS Stats • Does it work? Where is the proof?? • True comparison cannot be completed until 2005 • Economic Subdomain is on par with state average Academic Index

  8. CTE Implications • Business Program is devoting 6 blocks of class offerings to economics • Maintained Staffing • CTA and Econ are required courses at WCHS • Increased opportunity for FBLA membership