Advanced Placement Summer Institute
CICERO Systems, the products and services division of the American Institute for History Education, is pleased to offer high-quality professional development for teachers of Advanced Placement courses. Our workshops are intended to help novice and experienced AP teachers. In addition, we encourage teachers of Honors classes to take advantage of this unique opportunity.
The AP summer workshops will be held Monday - Thursday, July 22-25, 2013 on the campus of Delsea Regional High School in nearby Franklinville, NJ. Accommodations will be provided a short drive from the school.
The following AP courses are available:
|AP Chemistry||This course is designed to assist AP teachers in building the foundations for success in teaching AP Chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on the rigor of the material that students need to be successful on the AP Chemistry exam. An emphasis will be placed on the new curriculum framework and its implementation in your classroom. We will review the requirements on the course audit and the syllabus requirements. Time will be allowed for best practices and for sharing ideas as a group. Laboratory investigations will be incorporated with the discussion of the theory, with special emphasis on student-inquiry labs.|
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|Jennifer Cook Miller|
|AP Spanish Language and Culture Statistics||The AP Spanish Language Institute will train both experienced and new AP Spanish teachers to prepare their students for the AP exam. A detailed study of the AP Spanish Language examination includes how the test is graded, how a successful course is organized, and ideas for developing and implementing a relevant syllabus. Participants will engage in the development of both teaching strategies and materials to use in their classes: activities within a cultural context, methods to integrate authentic materials, approaches to improve and integrate skills (writing, reading, speaking, and listening), and the use of technology and internet resources. Participants will also have the opportunity to share best practices, analyze speaking and writing rubrics, and how to incorporate technology and the language lab into an AP Spanish Language program.|
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The AP Statistics workshop is an intensive program that will provide an overview of statistical ideas and concepts and give valuable resources and instructional strategies for teaching AP Statistics. We will cover the four principal areas of the AP Curriculum: Exploratory Analysis, Data Collection, Probability, and Statistical Inference. Participants will be given instruction on content, classroom activities, teaching strategies, time management, uses of technology, review for the exam, cumulative projects, and exposure to previous AP questions, concentrating on how the 2012 AP exam was graded. There will be a discussion of AP goals, resources, and equity issues, the course audit, and recommended textbooks. This workshop will be valuable not only to teachers planning to teach or already teaching AP Statistics, but also to Pre-AP teachers who through vertical teaming can help prepare and encourage students to take AP Statistics.
|AP United States History||This course will provide an overview of the course content, the structure and expectation of the United States History exam – which include the Document Based Questions and the Free Response Questions, as well as teaching strategies geared toward student success. Teachers will look at exam scoring and other valuable component of the course.||Alyce Loesch|
|AP World History|
This workshop will have two distinct parts, divided between the nuts and bolts of preparing students for the exam, and scholarship in the field of World History.
These interrelated dimensions are intended to help instructors teaching AP World History to refine their own historical knowledge of key moments, themes, and developments in world history as well as develop or refine practical approaches and assignments for the classroom. Part of the session will be devoted to the intense discussion, of a specific historical moment, trend, or development using readings form recent scholarship and primary sources. The main focus of the workshop will be practical challenges and methods of teaching an AP world history course. Intended as an opportunity to collaborate, share, and compare approaches with your colleagues, this forum may cover, among other things: chronology and periodization; cross-cultural comparison; the effective use of primary and secondary sources, fiction, images, and films as historical documents in the classroom; examining and choosing textbooks and primary source readers; concrete work on developing classroom-ready units; teaching students to write essays according to the AP Rubrics; best practices in the field; and generally preparing students for the exam.
A major area of discussion this year will be the changes in the AP World History exam first implemented in 2012 and what this will mean for our instruction. Information from the June 2013 AP reading will be discussed, including hands on experience with the redesigned essays.
|Branden Stuart Schield|
All teachers will receive a certificate for 30 hours of College Board approved instruction. In addition, all New Jersey teachers will receive 30 professional development hours from the American Institute for History Education as a state-approved vendor.
All instructors are certified by the College Board and also serve as Readers for the AP Test in their subject area.
Final Registration Deadline is Friday, July 5, 2013
Class Schedule (* includes continental breakfast and onsite lunch for all participants)
|Monday - Thursday||8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|Resident Participant||$1,245||This includes lodging and meals (three meals for each full day).|
|Commuting Participant||$845||This includes continental breakfast and lunch each day.|
|Resident Participant Travel Included||$2,500||This includes all housing and meals but works well for those traveling from far distances that would include a flight or train. AIHE will handle all travel and transport in addition to everything that is offered above.|
|Graduate Credit Option||$675||Receive 3 Graduate Credits from Ashland University after submitting an assignment to be determined by course. Instructions on registration will be provided at the Summer Institute.|
Price includes all resources, including any handouts, books and pamphlets, provided by the instructor or the College Board.
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