Consultant Bio

Nora Seager

Economics

My name is Nora Seager and I have been teaching for the last 25years. I consider myself lucky to be allowed to teach Economics every day. My education background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.  Prior to teaching, my professional experience includes work as a Certified Public Accountant and Director of a Non-Profit. At that point, I returned to school and completed a Professional Diploma in Education and began teaching.  I have been teaching Advanced Placement Economics for 22 years. I have been an exam reader for 18 years and within those years moved up to leadership for 12. This is my 7th year serving as a consultant and working with teachers each summer. Currently, I am serving as the College Board Advisor on the Test Development Team for the third year. 

 

Typically, I teach four sections each semester of Macroeconomics at University High School located in Irvine, Ca. In 2021, my District, returned to 100% in-person classes but with a new schedule. The school year included adapting more of the AP Classroom videos, live lectures and more problem sets in class. After 24 years with the same schedule, changing up lessons to fit in a shorter anchor day class and longer block day lessons provided an opportunity to explore new content from College Board and other teachers from across the country.  

 

At the APSI, my goal is to introduce participants to the economic content but also the amazing resource the College Board is for you and future professional development. Another goal is to share online engaging lessons as we continue to adapt our classes to the new education format. With the mix of new and experienced participants, each participant has learned some technological skills to flip content and use online resources in engaging manners. Please plan to share one of your best practices with the team.  

 

See you in the APSI, “Economics is everywhere.” Let’s go find where!