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Advanced Placement® Summer Institute


Welcome to the AP Summer Institute. Ap Teachers help their students set bigger goals, and both students and teachers may find themselves doing things they never thought possible. If you believe in diving in headfirst, lettting students speak up and be heard, and working side-by-side with students in the classroom, then teaching AP classes is for you. Learn to guide your students through college-level work, where they can test themselves and take risks in a familiar setting, gaining confidence and a rewarding experience in addition to collecege credit and placement. As a professional development opportunity, the AP Summer Institute will reward as well as challenge, preparing you to be your best, and to recognize and develop the best in your students. In just four intensive days, you will be ready to help your students achieve their college dreams!

Advanced Placement® Summer Institute 2015

July 20 - 23, 2015
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ART

  • Art History

    Art topics reflect the following periods: ancient through medieval, Italian Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, art of the Americas to 1900 and art of the 20th century.

    Instructor: Lloyd D. Cornwell, B.A., Art
    Section: 151-EDJ-J11
    Fee: $800 credit

ENGLISH

  • English Language and Composition (for Beginning Teachers)

    Topics include: concepts in rhetoric, analyzing reasoning and expression of ideas in prose passages; expository, analytical and argumentative writing.

    Instructor: Sherry Wynn Perdue, M.A., English
    Section: 151-EDJ-J08
    Fee: $800 credit

    English Language and Composition (for Advanced Teachers)

    Topics include: concepts in rhetoric, analyzing reasoning and expression of ideas in prose passages; expository, analytical and argumentative writing.

    Instructor: Patricia Gaggiani, M.A.
    Section: 151-EDJ-J17
    Fee: $800 credit

    English Literature and Composition (for Beginning Teachers)

    Topics include an examination of content, focus, and assessment of the AP Examination and ways to use poetic devices and character analysis to analyze literary texts.

    Instructor: Skip Nicholson, B.A.
    Section: 151-EDJ-J07
    Fee: $800 credit

    Pre-AP English

    Strategies for preparing middle school students for college prepatory and AP courses in English. Approaches support an understanding of English literature and language that encourages asking questions, drawing inferences and critical analysis/assessment.

    Instructor: Kimberleigh Reifle, M.A., English
    Section: 151-EDJ-J10
    Fee: $800 credit

HISTORY

  • European History

    Reviews the entire AP European History content from 1450 to the present, and covers: how to design and teach European History; selection of textbooks and supplementary materials. Curriculum design is guided by the new framework.

    Instructor: Fredrick M. Brown, M.A., History
    Section: 151-EDJ-J12
    Fee: $800 credit

    U.S. History (for Beginning Teachers)

    Methods for teaching AP U.S. History through both a chronological and thematic approach from colonial America to the present. Instructional practices, integration of technology, grading rubrics and methods for building an AP program are presented.

    Instructor: Matthew Ellington, B.A., History
    Section: 151-EDJ-J13
    Fee: $800 credit

    U.S. History (for Advanced Teachers)

    Methods for teaching AP U.S. History through both a chronological and thematic approach from colonial America to the present. Instructional practices, integration of technology, grading rubrics and methods for building an AP program are presented.

    Instructor: James Bokern, M.S., History
    Section: 151-EDJ-J14
    Fee: $800 credit

    World History

    Content and methods for teaching AP World History. Discussion includes appropriate instructional practices and methods for integrating technology into the curriculum, grading rubrics and methods for building a successful Advanced Placement Program.

    Instructor: James A. (Andy) Aiken, B.A., Social Sciences
    Section: 151-EDJ-J15
    Fee: $800 credit

MATH

  • Calculus AB

    Explore significant topics of AP calculus AB including the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The ability of technology to quickly compute an approximation to a definite integral has opened up easy solutions and new approaches to old problems.

    Instructor: Raymond Guzman, M.A., Mathematics
    Section: 151-EDJ-J03
    Fee: $800 credit

    Statistics

    Topics include statistical procedures and concepts in exploratory data analysis; linear and nonlinear regressions; student projects; use of technology; assessment practices and design of studies using random selection and statistical reference.

    Instructor: Robin Ellen Levine-Wissing, M.A.
    Section: 151-EDJ-J04
    Fee: $800 credit

SCIENCE

  • Biology

    Covers curriculum content, strategies, criteria, materials, the required labs and methods for using biotechnology, probeware and computers when teaching AP Biology. Topics include: molecules and cells, heredity and evolution, organisms, population and improving student's performance on the AP Exam.

    Instructor: Melissa Cuellar, B.A., Biology
    Section: 151-EDJ-J01
    Fee: $830 credit
    Note: Biology runs an extra day, from July 20-24 (same hours)

    Chemistry

    Chemistry principles appropriate for introductory college chemistry (AP level) are reviewed and discussed. Analysis of past exams and student work.

    Instructor: Edmund L. Tisko, Ph.D.
    Section: 151-EDJ-J02
    Fee: $830 credit

    Physics I

    Designed to enable AP teachers to help students develop a deep understanding of physics content, and a focused application of knowledge through inquiry-based labs. Particular attention will be paid to developing new material for Physics I.

    Instructor: Julie Hood, Ph.D., Geology and Geophysics
    Section: 151-EDJ-J05
    Fee: $800 credit

    Physics II

    Develop a deep understanding of content and apply focused knowledge through inquiry labs. Overview of the AP Physics I & II Curriculum Framework, planning and effective teaching methods will be discussed.

    Instructor: Angela Jensvold, M.S., Physics
    Section: 151-EDJ-J06
    Fee: $800 credit

SPANISH

  • Spanish Language and Culture

    Curriculum content, methods and materials for AP teachers of Spanish Language and Culture. Many materials written in Spanish, including newspapers, magazines and modern literature are studied.

    Instructor: Santos “Sandy” Gutierrez, Ph.D., Literacy and Language
    Section: 151-EDJ-J16
    Fee: $800 credit

Discounts
Early Bird: $25 discount for registering before June 15, 2015
Noncredit: $100 discount if taking the courses without the credit component

Note: District POs should be issued for the noncredit fee amount. Early Bird discount can be applied.

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