Online 2020 Workshops | Session 3 | July 13-22
The workshop sessions are small, averaging fewer than 15 participants. Each session is designed to meet the needs of the individual participants to ensure that each teacher returns to the classroom with increased confidence and strategies for success.
The leaders are experienced AP teachers with outstanding reputations in public and private schools. All serve as readers at their respective AP readings and are endorsed by the College Board to lead AP workshops. Many of our consultants are table leaders and members of their respective course’s test development committee.
AP Calculus AB Experienced - Online
Instructor: Vic Levine
This course is designed for teachers who have experience teaching AB Calculus. The course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to AB Calculus with concepts, results and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically and verbally. All the AB topics will be covered. Throughout the course, participants will discuss the philosophy of AP Calculus, classroom pedagogy, classroom evaluation, student motivation, and. topics brought up be the participants. The 2019 Course and Exam Description will be covered. Also, we will review past exams and the grading of the free-response questions from 2020 exam. Multiple-choice questions from the most recently released secure exam will be used throughout the week, as well as questions from the AP Classroom. Class discussions will drive much of the class. Participants will leave with many valuable resources. In addition, topics which most colleges cover which are not part of the AP program will be discussed. Please bring a laptop or tablet, as well as a graphics calculator. All documents will be accessible electronically. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the St. J. campus.
AP Economics (Micro and Macro) - Online
Instructor: Patty Brazill
Throughout our short four and a half days together, the goal is for each participant to come away better prepared to teach AP Economics. This objective will be achieved through an intensive review of specific content, as described in the Course Exam and Description Binders released by the College Board. Lessons on more difficult concepts will be modeled. Participants will study the design of the currently available part two questions and learn the use of rubrics in the grading process. A session will be dedicated to setting up the course, either for a single semester or for a year. Various texts and ancillary materials will be available for evaluation. We will establish a network of support for teachers seeking help in any content area.
We plan a dual approach, providing participants the opportunity to focus on their needs, based on their course design: macro only, micro only, or combined, in order to prepare teachers for teaching AP Economics through an intensive review of curriculum content, textbook evaluations and time management. Teacher will be able to choose which course topics to focus on as we plan a module approach focusing on the difficult topics in each course.
Patti will model for participant’s lessons on challenging economic concepts, including: graphing of market structures, working on externalities and deadweight loss and the factor market. The goal is to clearly identify for teachers the need to know concepts and models, as well as provide guidelines for those concepts which will enrich the AP classroom.
Nora will focus on the challenging macro topics such as Aggregate Demand and Supply, multipliers, Monetary and Fiscal policy, and all market models.
Our goal is to clearly identify for teachers the need to know concepts and models, as well as provide guidelines for those concepts which will enrich the AP classroom.