About Mrs. Stegen:


The 2016-17 school year is my 9th year of teaching and all have been at CDO. I am a 'second career' teacher, which means that I spent 23 years working as a registered dental hygienist before pursuing my dream of teaching. I had wanted to be a social studies teacher since the age of 15, but my high school counselor talked me out of it (for various reasons). We moved to Oro Valley in 2002 and I received my education degree at The University of Arizona in May 2007. I served as a substitute teacher for the Amphi District during the 2007-08 school year and was hired at CDO for the 2008-09 school year. I am certified to teach economics, government, and history. Courses that I have taught are: World History, US History, US Government, Economics, Advanced Placement US History, Advanced Placement European History, Advanced Placement US Government and Politics, and this school year I will be teaching Advanced Placement Macroeconomics. I have been married to my husband for 26 years (he is a geologist). We have one son, Andy, who attended Copper Creek, Cross, and is a 2010 graduate of CDO.

Mrs. Stegen's Contact Information

520-696-5663

kstegen@amphi.com


Mrs. Stegen's Classes

Room G-711

Advanced Placement US Government and Politics

This is a one-semester course which is the equivalent of a one-semester introductory college course in United States Government and Politics. AP United States Government and Politics introduces students to key political ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the political culture of the United States. The course examines politically significant concepts and themes, through which students learn to apply disciplinary reasoning, assess causes and consequences of political events, and interpret data to develop evidence-based arguments. There are no prerequisite courses for AP United States Government and Politics. Students should be able to read a college level textbook and write grammatically correct, complete sentences. We will have 6 units of study which includes: Constitutional Underpinnings; Political Beliefs and Behaviors; Political Parties, Interest Groups, & Mass Media; Institutions of National Government (legislative, executive, & judicial branches); Public Policy; and Civil Rights & Civil Liberties. The College Board offers Advanced Placement (AP) Exams in May, which gives students the opportunity to earn college credit based on their AP Exam score. AP courses typically require much reading, writing, and independent work by the student.

Advanced Placement Macroeconomics

This is a one-semester course which is the equivalent of a one-semester introductory college course in Macroeconomics. AP Macroeconomics is an introductory college-level course that focuses on the principles that apply to an economic system as a whole. The AP Macroeconomics course provides students with a thorough understanding of the principles of economics and how economists use those principles to examine aggregate economic behavior. Students learn how the measures of economic performance, such as gross domestic product (GDP), inflation, and unemployment are constructed and how to apply them to evaluate the macroeconomic conditions of an economy. The course recognizes the global nature of economics and provides ample opportunities to examine the impact of international trade and finance on national economies. Various economic schools of thought are introduced as students consider solutions to economic problems. Students learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts. Students should be able to read a college-level textbook and should possess basic mathematics and graphing skills. The College Board offers Advanced Placement (AP) Exams in May, which gives students the opportunity to earn college credit based on their AP Exam score. AP courses typically require much reading, writing, and independent work by the student.

United States Government

US/AZ Government is a one-semester course that is required for graduation. It focuses on the government of the United States and the state of Arizona. We will study the foundations of the federal government, political parties and political beliefs, Congress, Presidency & Bureaucracy, Judicial branch with emphasis on the Supreme Court, and civil liberties and civil rights. Throughout the semester we will be using a variety of learning techniques, such as lecture, discussion, simulation, projects, and group work. We will also be developing skills that correlate with the AZMerit math standards, such as graphing, diagramming, and timelines, and the AZMerit writing standards, such as writing essays, analyzing primary source documents, and current event analysis.

Economics

Economics is a one-semester course which is required for graduation. The objective is to introduce and prepare students for the job market and college-level Economics. Students will learn content and skills to make them productive workers, successful college students, and good stewards of their finances. These skills include professionalism, organization, problem-solving, and higher level thinking. Throughout the semester we will be using a variety of learning techniques, such as lecture, discussion, simulation, projects, and group work. We will also be developing skills that correlate with the AZMerit math standards, such as graphing, diagramming, and timelines, and the AZMerit writing standards, such as writing essays, analyzing primary source documents, and current event analysis.



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