Participants in all workshops are encouraged to bring texts, lesson plans, and other materials.
This workshop will start with an examination of the syllabus for the AP* exam. From there, most of the major topics in the syllabus will be covered. All topics will be approached from a multi-representational (symbolic, numeric, graphic, descriptive) point of view with the use of primarily the TI-83 and/or TI-89 calculators. Emphasis will be on conceptual understanding rather than computation, and broad concepts and widely applicable methods will be presented rather than details and special tricks. The Institute will cover both the AB and BC syllabus with primary concentration in AB in addition to discussion of the AP* Audit. This workshop will be led by Jim Hartman and Jeff Kreis. Dr. Hartman did his undergraduate work at Manchester College and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He has worked at Wooster since 1981, taught in the Institute since its inception, and has graded the AP* exam for twenty-three years. Jeff received his B.A. from Malone College and M.A. in Mathematics Education at the University of Akron. This will be Jeff's fifth year teaching in the Institute. He has taught mathematics at North Canton Hoover High School for 30 years and was named Ameritech/Canton Repository Teacher of the Year in 1998. Calculus AB/BC Workshop Details
Participants will review the AP* Language and Literature exams, practice evaluating the exams, and work in scoring sample exams. Other features of the workshop will include discussions of genre, epistemology, exam preparation strategies, classroom methods, as well as hands-on work with samples of student writing and presentation of developing plans for participants' own AP* classes. This workshop will be instructed by Rebecca McFarlan and Gillian Lee. Ms. McFarlan, who is in her ninth year as an Institute instructor, completed her Masters Degree at Xavier University, has taught English at Indian Hill High School in Cincinnati since 1988, and received the Martha Holden Jennings Master Teacher Award in 2002. Ms. Lee, a graduate of the College of Wooster, received her MFA from the University of Akron and is currently a Writing Center tutor at Wooster.
Due to recent changes in the College Board's guidelines (announced at the April consultant training workshop), our AP* U.S. History syllabus will be adjusted to devote at least 50% of the instructional hours to preparing for the new 2014-15 curricular framework and exam. Our instructors have been provided with sample lessons and materials to accomplish this endeavor.
Designed for both experienced and new AP* teachers, this workshop will provide an overview of approaches to teaching American history from several perspectives. Part of the workshop will examine ways of incorporating a race, class, and gender analysis into the teaching of the traditional American history survey course. The document-based questions will serve as the vehicle for a discussion of writing and its evaluation. In addition, strategies for balancing the dual demands of AP* teaching will also be investigated. This workshop will be instructed by Carl Schulkin and Jeff Roche. Carl, in his eighth year at the Institute, taught for many years at Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, Missouri and has been a Woodrow Wilson Teacher along with getting an award for teaching excellence. Dr. Roche, Assistant Professor of History, completed his undergraduate study at Georgia State, his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico, and is in his tenth year as an Institute instructor.
CEU credit may be obtained for the 30 hours of instructional time. This is done by the participant through their local professional development committee.
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